PROSPECTUS – 2018

FELLOWSHIP IN GENERAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supported by:
Global Infectious Disease Research Training Grant
From National Institutes of Health (NIH D43 TW0007392)

 

Admission to this course is subject to applicable regulations by CMC administration.

Admission to CMC, VELLORE is through the process described in the prospectus. No fee or donation or any other payments are accepted in lieu of admission, other than what has been prescribed in the prospectus. The General Public are cautioned therefore not to be lured by any person / persons offering admission to any of the courses conducted by CMC. Should any prospective candidate be approached by any person / persons, this may immediately be reported to the law enforcement agencies for suitable action and also brought to the notice of the College at the following Address:

Contact:

 

Dr.Priscilla Rupali MD.,DTMH.,FRCP,

Prof  &Head,

Department of Infectious Diseases,

Christian Medical College, Vellore

0416-2282804, 3617

Email: fgidcmcvellore@gmail.com

Website: www.cmcvellore-edu

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 Please Note: We do not admit students through agents or agencies.

College will not be responsible for any candidates dealing with such person / persons.

 

I.PREAMBLE:

Infectious Diseases as a specialty has gained a lot of importance in the field of internal medicine. It has an integral role to play in management of different diseases which are labeled as infectious. Knowledge in microbiology has progressed enormously and many sophisticated and expensive diagnostic techniques are widely available. New treatment options are introduced while numerous microbial species demonstrate increasing resistance to antimicrobial agents. At primary and secondary level care, there has been lack of exposure to infectious diseases although many of these tropical diseases are prevalent at that level. The tropical diseases mainly the acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses where clinical differentiation is lacking requires a syndromic approach and appropriate diagnostic  tests to make further treatment plan of the patients. Therefore this course is aimed to equip the physicians working in secondary care settings to diagnose, investigate and make appropriate treatment plans for patients with various Infectious Diseases.

II.OBJECTIVES:

  1. To increase the knowledge and confidence of the physicians working at secondary care level for appropriate diagnosis and management of common infections.

  2. To establish appropriate diagnostic and treatment algorithms aiming to have pathogen directed therapy and thereby reducing inappropriate antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance.

  3. To do a needs assessment and educate regarding implementation of an effective antimicrobial stewardship program.

  4. To develop a network between the physicians working at tertiary and secondary care level hospital and thereby mentoring and providing consultation services at the time of need.

Goals to be achieved at completion:

  1. The participants will be awarded the Fellowship in General Infectious Diseases from CMC.

  2. They will have knowledge and skill to adequately and effectively manage infections.

  3. Implementation of an appropriate anti microbial stewardship program at secondary care level.

  4. Formation of a network between secondary and tertiary level care.

 

III.ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  1. Physicians employed for more than 2 years in secondary care level hospitals and are committed to working there longterm.

  2. Any health care professional that is capable enough or has been trained / seconded by physicians to handle and manage cases at secondary care level.

  3. Presence of a laboratory is recommended, however optional and the candidate is expected to develop it in the due course in time.  Laboratory should have the following:

  4. Quality assurance scheme with a national body

  5. Trained technician: DMLT/ BSc MLT/ MSc Microbiology or Life Sciences

  6. Basic facilities to diagnose infections causing acute febrile illnesses.

Selection: The selection process through only interview; no entrance examination                     A maximum of 20 physicians will be selected in the first year.

IV.COURSE DETAILS:

IV.1 Duration:

Duration of the educational program: 12 months

IV.2 Curriculum:

IV.2.1 Online self learning module

The course content has 11 online self-learning modules in simple and interesting self-learning format. There will be self-assessments to encourage the readers. Assignments will be posted after each module that needs to be sent back to CMC within a prescribed time limit.

LIST OF MODULES

MODULE NO

TOPIC

1

Malaria, Typhoid, Dengue and Scrub typhus

2

Gastrointestinal Infections

3

Urinary tract infections

4

Respiratory tract infections

5

CNS infections

6

Skin and soft tissue infections

7

Tuberculosis

8

HIV Infection and STI

9

Vaccination and Immunization (Adult and Children)

10

Ideal Laboratory set up for a secondary care hospital

11

Hospital Infection Control, Biomedical waste management and Anti microbial stewardship.

 

IV.2.2 Contact programme

This is a very important component of the training. The candidate will be required to come to CMC Hospital for 2 contact programs.

First contact at CMC (7 days) - Brief description and understanding of the course              Facilitate distance learning and operating the system ,Lectures, Laboratory teaching, Bedside Clinics, Initiation of project

Second contact at CMC (5 days) - vaccinology workshop, Evaluation and final assessment, presentation of the project, Feedback.

V.ASSESSMENTS

The course assessment is done in two parts: Summative assessment and Formative assessment

Summative assessment: Outgoing theory examination including clinical scenarios

Formative Assessment:

  • Log books
  • Assignments & Project work
  • Requirement for 100% attendance at the Contact Sessions

 

VI.CRITERIA FOR THE AWARD OF FELLOWSHIP IN GENERAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES

 

  • A minimum score of 50% in each of the following components:
  • Final theory Examination
  • Log book
  • Project work & Assignments

B.100% attendance in all three contact programmes

VII. COMMUNICATION AND STUDENT SUPPORT

Emails or phone calls are preferred for any course-related communication. There are dedicated student support personnel who would assist you during office hours on all working days. Documents, assignments, forms etc. may have to be submitted by post or courier unless otherwise specified. If you do not have an email id, this will be the perfect time to get one. Any queries can be sent to fgidcmcvellore@gmail.com or you can call us at: 0416 – 2282804/3617

VIII.FEE DETAILS

There is no course fee.

Institutions / participants will have to meet the cost of travel to Vellore and the cost of boarding and lodging in CMC during contact courses.

 

IX.APPLICATION PROCESS

Application needs to be duly filled and send with the said attachments on or before March 31st 2018 by email or by post.

For any further clarification, please contact the Department of Infectious Diseases Office address is given below: