A large pool of human resource exists in the form of researchers, public health specialists, scientists, clinicians in medical colleges/teaching hospitals and academicians, to carry out quality research. However, it is well known that research in India is limited both in terms of quantity and quality. 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 and allied sciences. To harness the potential of the existing pool, capacity building in research methodology is imperative and should be a recognised priority. The eCourse in Clinical Research Methods is intended to support professional development through an eLearning mode. The course will provide greater flexibility to those with constraints in terms of time, distance, or other reasons. Further, self-paced learning using adult learning technique spread over a duration of four months will be less intensive and more realistic for achieving educational goals.COURSE FEE For Indian nationals and South Asian candidates: The course fee per participant is INR 6000 for course participation (inclusive of complementary reading material) and additional INR 3000 for the final assessment/ examination and award of certificate.
Undernutrition has been associated with under-5 mortality and morbidity in developing countries, thus preventing children from reaching their full potential. Additionally, undernutrition among mothers during pregnancy, a prevalent scourge, further increases the burden. Therefore strategies for prevention of maternal, infant and young child undernutrition are a worthwhile long-term investment that would benefit not only children and their families, but also the country as a whole.
A critical component towards improving undernutrition is practicing optimal MIYCAN (Maternal, Infant and Young Child and Adolescent Nutrition). It is important to build capacities of healthcare workers, medical undergraduate and postgraduate students, nursing staff, and those working in the field of public health nutrition to sensitize them towards the importance of MIYCAN, with specific emphasis on breastfeeding, complementary feeding and maternal nutrition, along with effective integration of counselling in service delivery. With this objective, IIPH Delhi has collaborated with IPE Global and Alive & Thrive to launch an eLearning program on MIYCAN which would aid in building capacities in this area of public health.