COURSES AND TRAINING

Our courses for Health Care Professionals

1. One year National Fellowship program in Palliative Medicine
(in collaboration with Christian Medical Association of India)

National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine (NFPM)was lunched in 2004. The maximum seats available in a year for NFPM program is 25.

  • Eligibility:  MBBS/BDS
  • Course Fee:  Rs. 40,000

How to apply

Course will be announced in the month of April. Next batch will start in August 2018 and application form and prospectus will be available to download here in April 2018.


Course Design

  1. Introductory contact program of 10days duration at Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode in July/ August to cover theory and attendance is mandatory.
  2. 20 days of clinical posting (10days each at two recognised palliative care units)
  3. There will be 10 online assignments
  4. Clinical auditing
  5. e. And final evaluation by the end of one year at Institute of Palliative Medicine. The evaluation includes, theory examination, OSCE, Viva, Case Presentation and Audit Presentation

2. Six week Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Medicine

Those who wish to get practical clinical exposure in palliative care, this six weeks course will be very helpful. Candidates will be posted at our OP, IP, and Home Care programs under the guidance of senior doctors to get hands on training in palliative care.

  • Eligibility:  MBBS/BDS
  • Course Fee:  Rs. 7,500

How to apply

Next batch will start in January 2018. You can download application and please send us the application with half of the course fee. Course fee should be paid as DD / cheque taken in the name of Pain and Palliative Care Soceity, payable at Kozhikode


Course Design

  1. Introductory contact program of 10days duration at Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode
  2. Candidates are posted at OP, IP, and Home Care for hands on training
  3. By the end of six months there will be an evaluation which includes theory, OSCE, Case Presentation and Assignments

3. One year National Fellowship program in Palliative Nursing
(in collaboration with Christian Medical Association of India)

Those who wish to get practical clinical exposure in palliative care, this six weeks course will be very helpful. Candidates will be posted at our OP, IP, and Home Care programs under the guidance of senior doctors to get hands on training in palliative care.

  • Eligibility:  GNM/Bsc-Nursing
  • Course Fee:  Rs. 25,000

How to apply

Course will be announced in the month of April. Next batch will start in August 2018 and application form and prospectus will be available to download here in April 2018.


Course Design

  1. Introductory contact program of 10days duration at Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode in July/ August to cover theory and attendance is mandatory.
  2. 20 days of clinical posting (10days each at two recognised palliative care units)
  3. There will be 10 online assignments
  4. Clinical auditing
  5. And final evaluation by the end of one year at Institute of Palliative Medicine. The evaluation includes, theory examination, OSCE, Viva, Case Presentation and Audit Presentation

4. Six week Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Nursing

Those who wish to get practical clinical exposure in palliative care, this six weeks course will be very helpful. Candidates will be posted at our OP, IP, and Home Care programs under the guidance of senior nurses to get hands on training in palliative care.

  • Eligibility:  GNM/Bsc-Nursing
  • Course Fee:  Rs. 5,000

How to apply

Next batch will start in January 2018. You can download application and please send us the application with half of the course fee. Course fee should be paid as DD / cheque taken in the name of Pain and Palliative Care Soceity, payable at Kozhikode


Course Design

  1. Introductory contact program of 10days duration at Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode
  2. Candidates are posted at OP, IP, and Home Care for hands on training
  3. By the end of six months there will be an evaluation

5. Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Medicine
(in collaboration with the Indian Association of Palliative Care)

  • Eligibility:  MBBS/BDS/GNM/Bsc-Nursing
  • Course Fee : [Doctor:  Rs. 2,500   Nurse:  Rs. 1,800
  • ]

How to apply

This course starts in June and November. For June batch candidates have to apply on or before 25th May and for November batch applications to be submitted on or before 25th October. Next batch will start in June 2018. Application and brochure will be available to download here in May 2018


Course Design

  1. This two months course is designed as a distance education course with 15 hours of theory and an online assignment. There will be an examination at the end of two months. Those who get 50% of marks in theory and assignment will get Certificate in Essentials of Palliative Care .
  2. (optional)There is an optional Part B- Hands on training in Palliative Care. Those who successfully complete the part A can do Part B within a year. Candidates who successfully completes Part B will get certificate for Hands on Training and this will enable them to apply for license to stock and dispense oral morphine under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances(NDPS) Act

6. Three months Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Auxiliary Nursing

  • Eligibility:  Candidates who have successfully completed +2 or equivalent examination can apply.

How to apply

Those who have successfully completed Auxiliary Nursing course approved by Nursing Council will get priority for admission. The candidates will be selected based on their rank in the interview.





Training For Volunteers


16 hours of training based on Work Book for Carers

In 2014, the World Health Assembly resolved to make ‘mainstreaming’ of palliative care into primary healthcare a priority for healthcare systems. Guidelines and tools for various stakeholders in this area are being generated by World Health Organization (WHO). As part of this, WHO has suggested a structured 16-hour training programme as basic training for community volunteers. Institute of Palliative Medicine (WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care) has been given the mandate by World Health Organization to support its efforts with development of structured education and training programmes in palliative care and long-term care. Palliative Care—A Workbook for Carers has been developed by Institute of Palliative Medicine based on the WHO Guideline for 16 hours training for volunteers. This workbook is developed through a series of workshops, drawing on the experience of Institute of Palliative Medicine (IPM) in community-based palliative care. . This workbook is an attempt to address training needs of carers in the area of palliative care and long-term care and it will hopefully serve as a useful resource to training programmes for family carers and community volunteers Institute of Palliative Medicine regularly organises 16 hour training as per WHO guidelines based on this work book. Those who successfully complete this training will get Certificate of Completion of Volunteer Training issued by WHO Collaboration Centre of Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care. Please contact office for the next date of training and further clarification.

You can download the PDF copy of the workbook from "Here"


Foundation course for volunteers

This includes theory and practical sessions. Communication with patient and family, Basic Nursing Issues, History of Palliative Care, and Community Participation are the important topics covered. Practical training includes posting at OP unit, IP unit and Home visits with palliative care team. Those who interested to join can register online





INTERNSHIP AND OBSERVERSHIP


Besides regular courses and trainings volunteers especially students from different universities from India and abroad come to IPM for Internship on topics related to professional or social areas and as observers to have a first-hand look the services of IPM.



For academic details (medical professionals), contact:
Nisha - +91 9446 039 441
Ipmacademics@gmail.com

For volunteer training details, contact:
Ms Chandralekha - +91 9447 33 82 50, Secretary, Pain and Palliative Care Society
Vinod - +91 9495 85 97 31
palliativecare@gmail.com