COURSES AND TRAINING

Announcement

FELLOWSHIP IN PALLIATIVE CARE- 2023

WINNER OF EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF PALLIATIVE CARE (EAPC)/EUROPEAN PALLIATIVE CARE ACADEMY (EUPCA) LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION AWARD 2021

INTRODUCTION/ OBJECTIVES

Fellowship in Palliative Care is an advanced course run by the Institute of Palliative Medicine, India in partnership with Sanjeevan Palliative Care Project, Pondicherry, India, St Christopher’s Hospice, London, United Kingdom and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh. The six- month course is designed as a distance education program with contact sessions based on principles of adult learning. This Fellowship Program is conducted through the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut, India, at the request of WHO as part of its designation as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long-term Care. The objective of the program is to deliver a good quality training program, affordable to participants from low- and middle-income countries.

The course will cover foundations, concepts, skills in organising and managing palliative care services and application of these in local situations faced by the participant. The Fellowship Program aims to create a group of palliative care workers with an in-depth knowledge of core issues in organising palliative care at the grassroot level and well versed with the recent advances and challenges in palliative care and community participation regionally, nationally, and globally. Those who successfully complete the course will be issued a certificate.

More than 200 candidates from 52 countries have so far successfully completed training under the Fellowship Program. The program has won Leadership Award by European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) & European Palliative Care Academy (EUPCA) in 2021 as an example of outstanding leadership capacity building programme worldwide.


TARGET GROUP

This course is aimed at people working/ interested in the field of palliative care. Clinical staff or program managers/ coordinators or community volunteers are eligible to apply. This training program will be particularly useful for trainers and program managers (individuals in management positions in Non-Government Organizations and government agencies) in palliative care. The main target participants include:
  • Program managers of health care projects
  • Palliative care trainers
  • Social workers in palliative care
  • Non-clinical volunteers/ staff/ paid carers
  • Health care advocacy groups
  • Doctors/nurses who want to further explore non-medical aspects of Palliative Care
  • Any other person interested in learning about setting up of palliative care services

  • MEDIUM OF INTERACTION

    The course will be in English. As the course will be delivered online, access to a good internet connection and a laptop/ desktop will be required.


    MODE OF TRAINING & ESTIMATED TIME REQUIREMENTS

    The six-month online course is designed as a distance education program based on the principles of adult learning. Online sessions will start on 30 January 2023. There will be 10 full days ( 7 hours each day – participation mandatory) of online training spread over six months, along with assignments and group activities. It has been estimated that the candidate will have to spend approximately 30 hours for the course each month on an average.

    Schedule of Online sessions:

    The program will start with a full-day online session on 30 January 2023. There will be five full-day online sessions in February and one full-day session each month after that. The exact dates for these sessions will be announced later. Online Learning Platform with recorded sessions /discussion forum/other resources will be accessible to registered candidates from 15 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.
    In addition, the candidate is estimated to spend an additional 120 hours over six months on other activities related to the course:
  • Preparation of presentations
  • Online sessions with mentors
  • Learning through key videos and resources made available online
  • Preparation and submission of assignments
  • Peer evaluation of assignments
  • Participation in the discussion forum
  • There will also be 6-8 additional workshops on palliative care-related subjects by international experts. Attendance in these extra workshops is optional.


    Course Fee:

    Course fee is INR 9,000 (US$ 125)


    COURSE STRUCTURE

    The course will be delivered as distance education, with online sessions and discussions in online groups. Multiple modalities including assignments, peer assessments, participation in discussions and presentations by candidates will be used for evaluation.

    Duration of the Course: 6 months

    Start date: 30 January 2023

    Last date for receiving applications: 15 December 2022

    Notification to selected candidates: 31 December 2022

    Last date for remittance of fees by selected candidates to secure the place: 15 January 2023

    The Fellowship program will have

    1. Online sessions which includes didactic sessions, group discussions and presentations by candidates
    2. Interactive sessions/ mentoring online
    3. Assignments: the candidate is expected complete five written assignments during the course
    4. Mentorship: trainees will be linked with Mentors throughout the course for online discussions and guidance
    5. Additional resources/ background material made available on the Online Learning Platform


    EVALUATION

    Candidates will be evaluated through

    1. Presentations online by the candidate
    2. Quality of contributions in discussion fora
    3. Response to Assignments to be submitted online
    4. Level of participation in the interactive sessions and group activities


    CONTACT

    fellowship.palliativecare@gmail.com can be contacted for application form for the fellowship program/ further details/ clarifications.


    Fellowship in Palliative Care 2023 - Brochure
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    Application Form- Fellowship 2023
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    National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine (NFPM)
    (in collaboration with Christian Medical Association of India)

    The maximum seats available in a year for NFPM program is 25.

    • Eligibility:  The applicants should hold an MBBS/BDS degree recognized by the Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India and have completed 1-year internship.
    • Course Fee:  Rs. 40,000/-
    • NFPM Prospectus:  Download
    • NFPM Application Form:  Download

    Instructions for filling in the application form

  • 1. Candidates are required to fill in the application form in Block letters.
  • 2. Incomplete or illegible application forms will not be considered.
  • 3. Candidates are required to give complete postal address and e-mail IDs for correspondence
  • 4. Applications will not be considered complete unless they are accompanied by
    a) Statement of purpose;
    b) Academic/Professional reference;
    c) DD/NEFT receipt of application fee;
    d) Self attested professional documents
     Statement of purpose - a brief statement on why you wish to pursue this training programme and how you would use the training (maximum of 300 words).
     Academic/Professional reference- A reference letter from your Director/Head of the department stating that you have been granted permission in pursuing this fellowship
  • 5. Two Passport size recent colour photographs. One photograph to be affixed in the space given in the application. Another one to be sent along with supporting documents as image file The scanned copy of completed application and supporting documents should be sent to: ipm.fellowshipadmissions@gmail.com An acknowledgement email will be sent from the academic team once the application has been successfully submitted.
  • Last date for submitting the completed application is 31st July 2022


    Important Dates

      May 31, 2022 : Issue of prospectus and application form
      July 31, 2022 : Last date to submit completed application form
      August 15, 2022 : Declaration of selected candidates
      August 31, 2022 : Last date to pay course fee
      September, 2022 : Commencement of course with first contact session (This is a tentative date)

    Last date for submission: 31st July 2022



    National Fellowship in Palliative Nursing (NFPN)
    (in collaboration with Christian Medical Association of India)

    The maximum seats available in a year for NFPN program is 25.

    • Eligibility:  The applicants should have minimum qualification of General Nursing Midwifery (GNM) Diploma or BSc Nursing degree recognized by the Indian Nursing Council.
    • Course Fee:  Rs. 20,000/-
    • NFPN Prospectus:  Download
    • NFPN Application Form:  Download

    Instructions for filling in the application form

    Those candidates interested in getting a scholarship have to submit a document showing the following details
  • 1. Candidates are required to fill in the application form in Block letters.
  • 2. Incomplete or illegible application forms will not be considered.
  • 3. Candidates are required to give complete postal address and e-mail IDs for correspondence
  • 4. Applications will not be considered complete unless they are accompanied by
    a) Statement of purpose;
    b) Academic/Professional reference;
    c) DD/NEFT receipt of application fee;
    d) Self attested professional documents
     Statement of purpose - a brief statement on why you wish to pursue this training programme and how you would use the training (maximum of 300 words).
     Academic/Professional reference- A reference letter from your Director/Head of the department stating that you have been granted permission in pursuing this fellowship
  • 5. Two Passport size recent colour photographs. One photograph to be affixed in the space given in the application. Another one to be sent along with supporting documents as image file The scanned copy of completed application and supporting documents should be sent to: ipm.fellowshipadmissions@gmail.com An acknowledgement email will be sent from the academic team once the application has been successfully submitted.
  • Last date for submitting the completed application is 31st July 2022


    Important Dates

      May 31, 2022 : Issue of prospectus and application form
      July 31, 2022 : Last date to submit completed application form
      August 15, 2022 : Declaration of selected candidates
      August 31, 2022 : Last date to pay course fee
      September, 2022 : Commencement of course with first contact session (This is a tentative date)

    Last date for submission: 31st July 2022



    Notice:
    Admissions are open for the next batch of mid-level clinical training programs in palliative care for doctors and nurses by the WHO Collaborating Centre.

  • Both the courses start on 20 June 2022.
  • Two weeks of interactive theory sessions (online) followed by Four weeks of clinical placement at the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode ( to be completed before 9 October 2022)
  • You can download brochure and application form for BCCPM and BCCPN below.


    Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Medicine ( BCCPM) for Modern Medicine Doctors including Dental Surgeons


    BCCPM is a six-week course conducted by the Institute of Palliative Medicine- World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHOCC) for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long-Term Care, (Training unit of Pain and Palliative Care Society, Kozhikode, Kerala, India). The course aims to impart practical skills and knowledge in palliative care for doctors.


    Topics Covered includes

  • Philosophy and history of Palliative Care
  • Communication Skills
  • Spirituality
  • Ethics in Medical Practice
  • Psychological Issues
  • Management of Pain and other symptoms
  • Nursing Issues
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Palliative Care Emergencies
  • End of Life Care
  • Organizing Palliative Care
  • Rehabilitation

  • Payment of Fees

  • If you are making online payment/NEFT, please pay to the account of Account Name: Pain and Palliative Care Society
  • Account Number: 089901000006602 Branch- Chevayur, IFSC: IOBA0000899
  • DD/Cheque should be taken in favour of Pain and Palliative Care Society

  • Important Dates

    1. Last date for submission of completed application form: 3 June 2022
    2. Announcement of provisional selection list: 8 June 2022
    3. Last date for acceptance of offer for placement by completion of payment of fees: 15 June 2022
    4. Course starts: 20 June 2022

    Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Nursing ( BCCPN) for Nurses registered with the state/ national nursing councils

    • Eligibility:   GNM/ BSC Nursing with registration with the relevant Nursing Councils
    • Brochure:  Download
    • Application Form:  Download

    BCCPN is a six-week course conducted by the Institute of Palliative Medicine- World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHOCC) for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long-Term Care, (Training unit of Pain and Palliative Care Society, Kozhikode, Kerala, India). The course aims to impart practical skills and knowledge in palliative care for nurses.


    BCCPN – Key points

    This middle-level course:

  • Provides hands-on training in nursing issues in advanced diseases and communication skills.
  • Introduces trainees to different modes of palliative care delivery such as outpatient, inpatient and home care
  • The duration of the course is flexible 42 days, to be completed over a period of 6- 24 weeks
  • Course fee is Rs. 7,500 (Seven thousand five hundred only)
  • Simple shared accommodation is available at the Institute of Palliative Medicine (at a subsidized rate of Rs 200 per day/ triple sharing- Not included in the course fee).

  • Payment of Fees

  • If you are making online payment/NEFT, please pay to the account of Account Name: Pain and Palliative Care Society
  • Account Number: 089901000006602 Branch- Chevayur, IFSC: IOBA0000899
  • DD/Cheque should be taken in favour of Pain and Palliative Care Society

  • Important Dates

    1. Last date for submission of completed application form: 3 June 2022
    2. Announcement of provisional selection list: 8 June 2022
    3. Last date for acceptance of offer for placement by completion of payment of fees: 15 June 2022
    4. Course starts: 20 June 2022

    Foundations of Palliative Care 2022

    INTRODUCTION

    Foundations of Palliative Care is an online introductory course in Palliative Care by the team which has been successfully running the international Fellowship Program in Palliative Care. This is a brief version of the six month- Fellowship program which can be taken either as a stand-alone introductory course or as a primer before the Fellowship.

    AIM

    The course aims to address practical issues in organizing palliative care services, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, with a problem-solving approach. The course will cover foundations, concepts, skills in organising and managing palliative care services and the application of these in local situations faced by the participant.

    ORGANIZATION

    Jointly by St Christopher’s Hospice (United Kingdom), Institute of Palliative Medicine -WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care ( India ), Sanjeevan Palliative Care Program (India), and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University ( Bangladesh)

    LEVEL

    Introductory

    TARGET GROUP

    Health Care professionals/ Administrators/ Program Managers interested in setting up/ expanding palliative care services.

    DURATION

    24 hours (18 hours on Organization of services + 6 Hours of optional clinical sessions) over four days

    DATES

    Tentative dates for the course are 16,17th (Monday, Tuesday) and 23, 24th ( Monday, Tuesday) May 2022. Each of the four days will have six hours of online sessions. Sessions on Day I, II and III will be on initiation and expansion of Palliative Care services; Day IV ( Optional ) will be on clinical topics.

    METHOD OF DELIVERY

    Online

    MEDIUM

    English

    Course Fee:

    The course fee is US$ 30 (INR 2250)

    CERTIFICATION

    A certificate will be issued to those successfully completing the course. Certification will be jointly by the four partner organisations.

    IMPORTANT DATES

  • The course starts on 16 May 2022
  • Last date for receiving applications: 30 April 2022
  • Notification to selected candidates: 5 May 2022
  • Last date for remittance of fees by selected candidates to secure the place: 12 May 2022

  • Foundations of Palliative Care 2022 - Brochure
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    Application Form- Foundations of Palliative Care 2022
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    Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care
    (in collaboration with the Indian Association of Palliative Care)







    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 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"






    INTERNSHIP AND OBSERVERSHIP


    Besides regular courses and training 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.



    For academic details (medical professionals), contact:
    ILYAS HAMEED - +91 9048 06 81 92
    Ipmacademics@gmail.com

    For volunteer training details, contact:
    +91 495 235 4166
    Secretary, Pain and Palliative Care Society
    palliativecare@gmail.com