ICMR National Institute of Epidemiology Swayam Online Basic Course in Biomedical Research

In order to improve the research skills of Indian medical postgraduate (PG) students and teachers in medical institutions, the National Medical Commission (NMC, erstwhile Medical Council of India) has mandated a uniform research methodology course. This online course, “Basic Course in Biomedical Research”, is offered by ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR-NIE), Chennai (www.nie.gov.in).

The course will explain the fundamental concepts of research methodology in health. Course materials include video lectures reading/resource materials, example accompaniments, workbooks, lecture handouts and frequently asked questions (based on participant queries from previous cycle). Certification will be done based on lecture wise assignments and a final proctored exam.

Enrollment will open throughout the year and there is no deadline for enrollment/submission of assignments. In the self-paced mode the previous cycle assignment scores will not be considered to register for the proctored exam.

Mandatory course for

  • Medical postgraduates [academic year 2019-20 onwards] &
  • Teachers in medical institutions affiliated to NMC

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi and ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai

Out of 25 lectures, the first 23 lectures will have online assignments consisting of 10 Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) each. A minimum score of 50% in every assignment is required to register for the final proctored exam.

When a participant successfully secures the minimum score of 50% in every assignment for 23 lectures, the exam registration link for the next available date will be provided. To register for examination, the participant will have to fill-up an online form and pay the examination fees of Rs.1000 online. The city-wise list of examination centres will be made available at the time of registration. Securing a minimum score of 50% in the proctored exam is necessary to receive the pass certificate.

Participants who successfully secure a score of 50% or above in the final proctored exam will be awarded an e-verifiable course completion certificate

More details : https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc22_md01/preview

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