This is a one-year distance learning course. The course content has 13 modules which contain 3-4 live lectures per module via zoom platform, in addition reading materials also will be provided in a pdf format. There will be self-assessments to encourage the readers. Assignments will be posted after each module that needs to be completed within a prescribed time limit. There will be two contact classes at CMC, Vellore where the participants will have the hands-on training in clinical and laboratory setting. The candidate needs to complete a project during the course period which will benefit his/her hospital during the service.