Highlights

Online Course on Medical Certification of Cause of Death (MCCD)

Jan 01,2018

Medical Certification of Cause of Death (MCCD) is an important source of cause-specific mortality data for a country. Apart from being a public health surveillance tool, a medical death certificate is also a legal document for the family of the deceased. Every medical practitioner is obligated to issue a ‘death certificate’ to the family of the deceased. Inaccurate entries in these death certificates can lead to incorrect mortality data collection, misdirected public health measures, legal hassles and impediments to further research.

This web-based course aims to strengthen the capacity of medical practitioners in ensuring adequate, appropriate and accurate medical certification of cause of death.

  • It can be taken up at one’s own free time and convenience. It provides an opportunity to for all doctors who are otherwise busy practitioners and are unable to travel or obtain leave to attend CMEs (Continuing Medical Education)

  • The total duration of this course is 8 hours.  The course is now open. Anyone who starts the course on a given date must complete it within a period of one month

  • It is divided into 3 Modules with each module comprising of one to four Units

  • To obtain the Course Certificate, the participant has to complete all the modules and then take up the final assessment and obtain 60% marks within a month's time

Upon successful completion, all participants will be awarded 2 CME credit points as per Karnataka Medical Council guidelines.

Course Schedule:

No

Name

Duration

1

Module 1: Certification of Cause of Death

 

1.1

Unit 1: Introduction to Cause of Death

60 min

1.2

Unit 2: Ascertaining the Cause of Death

120 min

1.3

Unit 3: Death Certificate – parts, types and filling up      

60 min

1.4

Unit 4: Errors in filling death certificates

60 min

2

Module 2: ICD Coding

 

2.1

Unit 1: Introduction to Clinical Coding

30 min

2.2

Unit 2: Assigning an ICD code

60 min

2.3

Unit 3: Filling ICD code on a death certificate

60 min

3

Module 3: Mortality statistics in India

 

3.1

Unit 1: Mortality statistics in India

30 min

 

Who Should Attend:
This online course is suitable for all allopathic doctors (of any specialty) and dentists currently registered with any medical/dental council in India and also for medical interns with a provisional medical councial registration.

Organization and Delivery:
The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Medical College and Research Institute. After successful registration, all participants will be provided with a 'username' and 'password'. The course can then be accessed any time from a desktop, laptop or tablet.

Registration:
Registration is to be done online at the web-link given below. Payment for registration is accepted via credit card, debit card or net banking. It is to be paid along with the submission of the registration form and the medical council registration details directly on the website. Registration is now open.

For registration, please CLICK HERE

Workshop Fee:
Rs. 750/- 

For further enquiry and registration, contact

Course Director
Dr Prem K. Mony, MD
Professor & Head
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute
&
Department of Community Medicine
St. John's Medical College

Course Coordinator
Dr Kavya. R, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute

E-mail: epibio@sjri.res.in

EpiBio 2017

Jul 18 - 26, 2017

Theory and Practice of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

This hybrid course in Epidemiology and Biostatistics has an online introductory component spread over 2 weeks prior to the start of the course and an intensive 8-day face-to-face component. Completion of quizzes at the end of online phase is mandatory prior to attending the face-to-face course. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, medicine, population health and biostatistics. This workshop is for faculty and postgraduate medical/allied health sciences students, PhD students, post-doctorates and others associated with health research. No prior knowledge of research methodology or biostatistics is required.

Dates:
Online Course: 1st –12th July, 2017 &
On-site Course: 18th -26th July, 2017

Course Fee:
Before 3rd July: Rs. 8,500/- (for students) & Rs. 12,500/- (for faculty)
After 3rd July: Rs. 12,500/- (for students) & Rs. 17,500/- (for faculty)
[Additional 15% service tax applicable on all fees]

Application Process: See the attached EpiBio brochure, fill in the registration form and send in the tuition fees.

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative

Jan 09,2017

St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts University are offering an interdisciplinary two-week course at SJRI. This International Nutrition Research Methods Course will introduce students to public health research topics through critical evaluation of scientific literature and exploration of a variety of demographic, epidemiological, biological and social factors that affect nutritional status. In addition to completing a core curriculum, students will have an opportunity to explore selected research areas in-depth through development of a research presentation and collaboration with faculty members from three institutions.

The Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative has successfully conducted this 2-week short course since 7 years and is planning to continue it in 2017.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the role of nutritional factors and health outcomes, through critical evaluation of the scientific literature and exploration of demographic, epidemiological, biological, social, political, and economic determinants
  • Gain substantive knowledge in topic areas related to public health nutrition research, including: clinical nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular nutrition
  • Enhance methodological skills in areas of nutritional, infectious disease, and chronic disease epidemiology, with emphasis on clinical, research, and laboratory areas
  • Discuss the latest findings from epidemiologic studies on the role of nutrition in the prevention, care, and treatment of health outcomes - including interpretation and synthesis of research findings, potential mechanisms, study design limitations, and public health implications - and integrate research findings to inform public health recommendations and program design and implementation, based on current evidence

Who Can Apply:
Potential candidates may be currently involved in nutrition, clinical, research, program, policy, or laboratory work, including medical students, physicians and allied health professionals. Junior faculty in medicine, nursing, and public health at academic institutions throughout India are also invited to participate in this training program. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to public health practice and/or research.

Course Fee:
There is no course fee*. The candidates will be selected on competitive selection method. The candidates will be provided with the course manual (including background reading material and handouts), and relevant books.

Accommodation:
Food and stay arrangements at St. Johns will be made by Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC) and travel costs (train) will be reimbursed to the participants*.

To Apply:
The application form is available in the attachment below.

The Course:
Didactic lectures and small group practical sessions will be given on the following topics:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Health Policy and Nutrition
  • Micronutrient Interventions
  • Ethics in Nutrition and Global Health
  • Nutrition in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Survey Methods and Data Analysis
  • Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Obesity & Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Scientific Manuscript & Proposal Development
  • Using Internet to Extract Evidence

*Applicable only for students from India

One-Week International Course in HRM & EBM

Nov 08,2016

One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (November 08-12, 2016)

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Draft Schedule for One-Week International Course

Click Here for Online Registration

We from the Division of Clinical Research & Training (DCRT) at St. John's have been conducting courses in Health Research Methods, Evidence Based Medicine and Data Management in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada and supported by the NIH, USA, since 2009 as part of the Centre of Excellence Program

In the last 7 years, we have trained over 1,100 health professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, ethics committee members), industry professionals, post graduate students, study coordinators, regulatory officials and health policy makers. Participants were from all regions of India and other countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore and the UK.

This one-week course in Health Research Methods & Evidence Based Medicine is being held for health professionals including post graduate & PhD students.

We will use different teaching / learning methods such as lectures, journal clubs, demonstrative statistics practical and group discussions. The faculty are experienced researchers and teachers from India & abroad.

At the end of the workshop, a certificate of participation will be given to deserving candidates.

CME credits are awarded to eligible candidates.

Research Training and Travel Grants

  • Participants can apply for Research Training and Travel Grants subject to approval of grant applications.

Click here to view the poster for the Research Training Award

Click here to download the Application Form for the Research Training Award

Concession Criteria

  • 25% discount in the registration fees for students/ trainees, candidates from our network institutions and
  • For 3 or more candidates from the same academic institution

To avail of the discount, a letter from the Department / Institutional Head should be sent by email to hrm_training@sjri.res.in & addressed to:

Dr. Denis Xavier MD, MSc,
Vice Dean (PG), Professor and Head, Pharmacology,
St. John's Medical College,
Head, Division of Clinical Research and Training,
St. John's Research Institute,
Bangalore

The registration fees are to be sent as:

  • Demand Draft
  • NEFT

1.  Demand Draft drawn in favour of St. John's Research Institute payable at Bangalore

Kindly mention the following behind the DD:

  1. Name of the person attending the course
  2. Name of Institution of the person attending the course and
  3. Name of the course as HRM_EBM, 2016

Kindly send us a scanned copy of the DD to hrm_training@sjri.res.in before posting it.

Address for posting the DD:
Nandini Mathur
Senior Training Coordinator
Division of Clinical Research & Training
St. John's research Institute
Koramangala, Bangalore-560 034
Ph: 080 49467082, 49467086

The demand draft should reach us before the dates mentioned in the poster to avail the offers.

2.  NEFT

Beneficiary Name: St. John’s Research Institute,
Bank Name: Bank of Baroda,
Beneficiary’s bank A/C: #05210100024920,
Branch: John Nagar, St. Johns Medical College, Koramangala, Bangalore-560034,
IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit is zero)

Kindly Note: In the remark section, please mention the name of the person attending the course and the name of the course as HRM_EBM_2016 without fail.

Kindly send us the Transaction ID by email to hrm_training@sjri.res.in as soon as the transaction is completed.

Registration fee includes course material, breakfast, coffee/tea/snacks & lunch.

Please Note: The seat will be confirmed only after the funds have been recieved / credited into our account.

In regard to the participant's convenience, outstation participants are requested to preferably arrive on 7th November as the orientation begins at 8:30am.

Click here to know more about the Division of Clinical Research and Training

EpiBio 2016

Jul 11 - 20, 2016

This intensive 9-day course in Epidemiology and Biostatistics introduces research methodologies, epidemiological designs, and statistical analyses in relation to health sciences. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, medicine, population health and biostatistics. This workshop is for faculty and postgraduate medical/allied health sciences students, PhD students, post-doctorates and others associated with health research. No prior knowledge of research methodology or biostatistics is required.

Dates: 11th - 20th July, 2016

Course Fee: Registration before 30th June = Rs. 9000/- (nine thousand only); after 30th June = Rs. 10000/- (ten thousand only)

Application Process: See the below attached EpiBio brochure, fill the registration form and send in along with the demand draft.

Note: All seats are filled. Registration is closed.

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EpiBioDem 2016

Jul 11,2016

This intensive one week course in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Demography introduces research methodologies, epidemiological designs, demographic techniques and statistical analyses in relation to population health sciences. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, medicine, population health and biostatistics. This workshop is for faculty and postgraduate students in the field of population health. No prior knowledge of research methodology, biostatistics or demography is required.

Dates: 11th July - 21st July, 2016

Course Fee: Registration before 30th June = Rs. 10000/- (ten thousand only); after 30th June = Rs. 11000/- (eleven thousand only)

Application Process: See the below attached EpiBioDem schedule, fill the registration form and send in along with the demand draft.

Note: All seats are filled. Registration is closed.

Statistical Analysis of Count Data

Jun 07,2016

Course Overview:

The workshop will introduce count data, understanding assumptions, assessing fit of the model and interpreting model parameters and associated statistics. We will cover modern approaches to analyzing count data including Poisson regression, Negative Binomial regression, Generalized Poisson model, Zero-inflated and Zero Truncated Poisson and Negative Binomial models. The workshop is intended for practicing researchers who wishes to analyze count data. The course will be mostly non-technical with lecture and some hands-on analysis. The lecture analyses will be demonstrated using STATA software.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain understanding of count data and its characteristics
  2. Learn about different count data models (Poisson, Negative Binomial, Generalized Poisson, ZIP and ZINB models.
  3. Hone skills in comprehension and evaluation of statistical methods for count used in articles data from important studies in public health and medicine

Participants: Maximum 20 participants.

The course is open for practicing researcher who wishes to model count data  with following backgrounds biostatistics or statistics, epidemiology, medicine, dental and public health. Prerequisite for this workshop is general competency in understanding of multivariable linear regression and logistic regression models.

Application: You can apply by sending an email to the below mentioned email ID followed by the payment of fees -

  • Demand draft (DD) drawn in favour of St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore or
  • By NEFT [beneficiary name: St. John’s Research Institute; bank name: Bank of Baroda; beneficiary’s bank A/c #: 05210100024920; branch: John Nagar, St. John’s Medical College, Koramangala, Bangalore-560034; IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit zero)]

Course Fee: Rs. 5000/- per participant (excludes travel and incidentals)

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (One day)

Venue: Biorepository conference hall, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore - 560034

Course Faculty:
Dr. Shankar Viswanathan, DrPH, MSc
Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
Bronx, New York, USA

Course Co-ordinator:
Dr. Tinku Thomas PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
St. John’s Research Institute
Koramangala
Bangalore – 560034
Email: tinku.sarah@sjri.res.in

For registration form and further details, please see the attachment below.

St. John's Research Institute Re-designated as an IAEA Collaborating Centre

Jun 06,2016

The International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations has renewed and re-designated St. John’s Research Institute as their First and Only Nutrition Collaborating Centre in the World.  The Institute was first recognised in the year 2010 which has since been renewed from 2015 to 2019.

Dr. Anura Kurpad, who heads the Division of Nutrition, was responsible for this recognition for St. John’s.

More Information is available at: http://www-naweb.iaea.org/na/news-na/na-st-johns-research-institute.html

Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative

Jan 04,2016

St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts University are offering an interdisciplinary two-week course at SJRI. This International Nutrition Research Methods Course will introduce students to public health research topics through critical evaluation of scientific literature and exploration of a variety of demographic, epidemiological, biological and social factors that affect nutritional status. In addition to completing a core curriculum, students will have an opportunity to explore selected research areas in-depth through development of a research presentation and collaboration with faculty members from three institutions.

The Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative has successfully conducted this 2-week short course since 6 years and is planning to continue it in 2016.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the role of nutritional factors and health outcomes, through critical evaluation of the scientific literature and exploration of demographic, epidemiological, biological, social, political, and economic determinants
  • Gain substantive knowledge in topic areas related to public health nutrition research, including: clinical nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular nutrition
  • Enhance methodological skills in areas of nutritional, infectious disease, and chronic disease epidemiology, with emphasis on clinical, research, and laboratory areas
  • Discuss the latest findings from epidemiologic studies on the role of nutrition in the prevention, care, and treatment of health outcomes - including interpretation and synthesis of research findings, potential mechanisms, study design limitations, and public health implications - and integrate research findings to inform public health recommendations and program design and implementation, based on current evidence

Who Can Apply:
Potential candidates may be currently involved in nutrition, clinical, research, program, policy, or laboratory work, including medical students, physicians and allied health professionals. Junior faculty in medicine, nursing, and public health at academic institutions throughout India are also invited to participate in this training program. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to public health practice and/or research.

Course Fee:
There is no course fee. The candidates will be selected on competitive selection method. The candidates will be provided with the course manual (including background reading material and handouts), and relevant books.

Accommodation:
Food and stay arrangements at St. Johns will be made by Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC). Travel costs (train) will be reimbursed to the participants.

To Apply:
The application form is available in the attachment below.

The Course:
Didactic lectures and small group practical sessions will be given on the following topics:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Health Policy and Nutrition
  • Micronutrient Interventions
  • Ethics in Nutrition and Global Health
  • Nutrition in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Survey Methods and Data Analysis
  • Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Obesity & Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Scientific Manuscript & Proposal Development
  • Using Internet to Extract Evidence

A Dancer's Story: The Two Sides of Life

Dec 11,2015

            A Dancer's Story: The Two Sides of Life
A Lecture - Demonstration by Odissi Dancer, Ashwini Raghupathy

Humanizing Medicine through Creative Expression Series

Date: Friday, December 11, 2015
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Venue: Pope Paul VI Auditorium, St. John's Research Institute

ICMR One-Week International Course

Nov 23 - 27, 2015

ICMR One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (November 23-27, 2015)

Click Here to View Poster

We from the Division of Clinical Research & Training (DCRT) at St. John's have been conducting courses in Health Research Methods, Evidence Based Medicine and Data Management in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada and supported by the NIH, USA, since 2009 as part of the Centre of Excellence Program.  

In the last 6 years, we have trained close to 1,000 health professionals that include, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ethics committee members, industry professionals, post graduate students, study coordinators, regulatory officials and health policy makers from India and other countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania and the UK. 

This one-week course in Health Research Methods & Evidence Based Medicine is being held for health professionals including post graduate & PhD students.

We will use different teaching / learning methods such as lectures, journal clubs, demonstrative statistics practical and group discussions. The faculty are experienced researchers and teachers from India & abroad.

At the end of the workshop, a certificate of participation will be given to deserving candidates.

CME credits are awarded to eligible candidates.

Concession Criteria

  • 25% discount in the registration fees for students/ trainees, candidates from our network institutions
  • For 3 or more candidates from the same institution

To avail of the discount, a letter from the Department / Institutional Head should be sent by email to hrm_training@sjri.res.in & addressed to:

Dr. Denis Xavier MD, MSc,
Professor and Head, Pharmacology,
St. John's Medical College,
Head, Division of Clinical Research and Training,
St. John's Research Institute,
Bangalore

The registration fees are to be sent as a demand draft in the name of St. John's Research Institute payable at Bangalore

Address for posting the DD
Nandini Mathur
Senior Training Coordinator
Division of Clinical Research & Training
St. John's research Institute
Koramangala, Bangalore-560 034
Ph: 080 49467082, 49467079

Click here to view the poster for the Research Training Award

Click here to download the Application Form for the Research Training Award

Click here to know more about the Division of Clinical Research and Training