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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, 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 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/- (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

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

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

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