Online Certificate Course on ICMR NvCCP Prescribing Skills: Register by Dec 31!

Registrations are open and invited from the Indian Medical Graduates for the Online Certificate Course on ICMR NvCCP Prescribing Skills.

About the Course

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Virtual Centre Clinical Pharmacology (NvCCP) Prescribing Skills course for Indian Medical Graduates (IMG) has been launched to improve prescription practices in India.

“Prescribing Skills” has been recognized by the National Medical Commission (NMC) as a “Must Know” entity in its curriculum for Medical Graduates. A pilot study conducted among first-year resident doctors on the assessment of prescribing skills documented lack of preparedness for the rational prescription. Inappropriate prescribing results in insufficient or delayed recovery, increased risk of preventable harm/adverse drug reaction, development of antimicrobial resistance, and increased cost of therapy to the patient.

Considering the inadequacies of Prescribing Skills in India, Dr. Balram Bhargava, Secretary to the Govt. of India Dept. of Health Research and Director General, ICMR is delighted to launch this course on “Prescribing Skills for Indian Medical Graduates (IMG)”.

This course has been developed by experts from departments of Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical disciplines, and Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM) located in 15 ICMR Rational Use of Medicines Centres (RUMC) from top medical colleges across India. The ICMR- NvCCP network, guided by ICMR-Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has peer-reviewed this course along with clinical experts from New Delhi and Mumbai.

This online course has been designed as per the Specific Learning Objectives (SLOs) of the NMC curriculum. It consists of 40 video lectures ( basic modules ), 5 elective modules and 4 COVID-19 Modules in the form of lecture presentations which are practical case-based and provide an array of resource materials. The course can be accessed on all digital platforms as per the convenience of IMGs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Prerequisite: Pursuing/completed Internship after completion of Final year MBBS examination
  • Intended Audience: MBBS interns (pursuing ) and Registered Medical Practitioners (RMP ) – MBBS stream only

Course Timeline

Course Enrollment

  • Begins: 15 June 2022
  • Ends: 31 December 2022

Pretest Duration

  • Begins: 21 June 2022
  • Ends: 31 December 2022

Course Dates

  • Begins: 1 August 2022
  • Ends: 31 March 2023

Assignment Submission

Deadline: 31 March 2023

How to Register?

Interested participants can register for the course through this link.

Click here to view the official notification of the Online Certificate Course on ICMR NvCCP Prescribing Skills Course.


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