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

Oct 01,2019

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. The medical practitioner has to issue a ‘death certificate’ to the family of the deceased. Inaccurate entries in these death certificates lead to incorrect mortality data collection, faulty public health measures and legal hassles.

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

  • It can be taken up at one’s own free time and convenience. It provides an opportunity to learn and earn credit points for all doctors who are 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 two to four units.

  • To obtain the Course Certificate, the participant has to complete all the modules and then take the final assessment and obtain 66% (40/60) 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

50 min

1.2

Unit 2: Ascertaining the Cause of Death

100 min

1.3

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

60 min

1.4

Unit 4: Errors in filling out 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 in the 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

3.2

Unit 2: Practical aspects of certification* 30 min

*New learning unit

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 council 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 Registrations, please CLICK HERE

Workshop Fee:
Rs. 750/- (seven hundred and fifty only) + 18% GST + 2.5% Transaction fee (Total Rs. 908/-)

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
 

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

E-mail: epibio@sjri.res.in

Ph: (080)49467032