Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Management of CBRNE Disasters ignou

Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Management of CBRNE Disasters PGCMDM IGNOU

The term CBRNE stands for ‘Chemical Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive’. Disasters related to such agents can occur accidentally. However, when used intentionally they become agents of mass destruction. CBRNE disasters are ill-understood, diagnosis is difficult and very little management tools exist to manage these disasters, including medical management. Medical management of CBRNE disasters requires specific knowledge and skill set that is not covered in the undergraduate curriculum. India is particularly vulnerable to CBRNE attacks. Thus,
society and governments need to create special provisions to deal with them. In light of the above facts, IGNOU in collaboration with Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and active support from Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) have developed a 6 months PG Certificate programme in Medical Management of CBRNE disasters through open and distance learning for MBBS doctors.
PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES
After completing the programme, the learner should be able to:
 develop competencies on protection, mitigation and medical management of CBRNE casualties
 get sensitized about the current R&D initiatives and future directions.
Target Group
 comprehend the parameters, enormity and complexity of CBRNE threat from a medical perspective
 describe the impact of chemical, radiological, biological, explosive and nuclear agents on human health
 assess the health effects of a CBRNE scenario using external and internal assessment tools
 discuss regarding the medical countermeasures, detection equipment and SOPs of medical management of CBRNE impacts.
 deliver first aid and initiate immediate life-saving responses to a CBRNE disaster
 Medical personnel & students engaged in or interested in disaster medical management
 Doctors in armed forces, police forces, health services, railways, airports/ports, & NDRF or State disaster forces who have to or can be called on to respond in face of CBRNE disasters.
 Doctors working in or for organizations considered vulnerable to CBRN attacks or accidents such as industrial complexes, Shrines, melas, areas prone to terror attacks, border towns etc.
 Faculty in all large and medium-large hospitals (public & corporate sector)
 Medical Management staff of all referral hospitals
 Retired doctors who want to contribute to the Nation’s strength & medical security in CBRN.
IGNOU PGCMDM Eligibility: MBBS (recognised by MCI). Only Indian Citizens would be considered
The medium of Instruction: English
IGNOU PGCMDM Duration: Minimum 6 Months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.
IGNOU PGCMDM Fess Structure: Rs. 5,500/- for full programme
The programme consists of three courses – two theory (MME 011 and MME 012) and one practical (MMEL 013)

Programme Details:

Course Code Course Title Nature of Course Credits Download
MME 11 CBRNE Threats and Agents Theory 4
MME 12 Health Effects and MedicalManagement of CBRNE Agents Theory 6
MVEL 13 Practical Aspects of CBRNE Practical 6
Total 16

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