Medical Certification of Cause of Death (MCCD) – An e-learning course to improve knowledge and skills of doctors in medical certification of cause-of-death in India

Medical certification of Cause of Death (MCCD), a vital tool for country’s cause-specific mortality data, is an important responsibility of all medical practitioners. Despite its criticality, training on accurate certification and coding of cause-of-death is not routinely offered to all medical practitioners in the country very early in their careers. While MCCD training is vital, a face-to-face, classroom-based (traditional) training faces varied hurdles. A low-cost course on certification of cause-of-death that is easily accessible and available to country-wide medical practitioners would majorly benefit by enhancing their knowledge on death certification procedures. Towards this, we have designed and are currently hosting an 8-hour, medical council accredited online course on certification of cause-of-death to strengthen the capacity of medical practitioners in death certification and ICD 10-coding. All allopathic doctors (of any specialty) currently registered with any medical council in India are eligible to take up this course. We plan to build capacities of 500 medical practitioners across the country through this e-course.

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