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A large pool of human resource exists in the form of researchers/scientists/faculty in medical colleges and teaching hospitals to carry out quality research. It is well known that the existing quality of the research undertaken by post graduate trainees and PhD scholars is to be improved. There is enough evidence to support the urgent need to offer training in research methodology and help support the development of research methodology curricula on regional and national levels to advance the state of research in medical education. To harness the potential of the existing pool, capacity building in research methodology is imperative and should be are recognised priority. In this regards, the Certificate Course in Clinical Research Methods for Diplomate of National Board (DNB) students offered through a distance learning mode will be less intensive and more realistic for achieving educational goals.

Eligibility Criteria
DNB students enrolled in recognised specialities offered by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).

For NBE nominated DNB students, you are not required to make payments directly to PHFI.


  • Program Fee: Indian: 9000 INR
This module focuses on health system and its varying functions and components and also enlightens the steps taken worldwide to tackle the inequity in health. The duration of the course is of three months and it will be delivered as an online course comprising of 14 lectures, totaling to 40 hours of online lectures and self-learning. By the end of the course, the participants will be able to understand health care delivery as a system, global and regional challenges faced by the health system and possible roadmap to deal with these challenges, different components of the health system especially human resource, finance and their roles and interactions in shaping up the system, complexity of the local health system, This course is supported under ARCADE project
Last date of application is 25th August 2015
  • Program Fee: Indian: 0 INR
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