Online Telemedicine Training Courses for Doctors by TSI
(Follows the TPG Guidelines Released by GoI)
Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) is a non-profit society with an objective to make Tele-Health the New Normal for affordable access to best-in-class universal healthcare in a connected and comprehensive healthcare ecosystem linking even the most remote rural populations to District, State, National and International Centres of Healthcare Excellence.
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on 14th of May 2020 notified the ‘Telemedicine Practice Guidelines’ for use by Doctors in India and makes all registered medical practitioners intending to provide online consultation to be familiar with these guidelines as well as with the process and limitations of telemedicine practice. It also requires RMP’s to complete a mandatory online course within 3 years of the notification (Refer TPG 1.3.3).
TSI has been training registered medical practitioners about ‘Telemedicine Practice Guidelines’ and plans to run multiple courses to empower clinicians to help with telemedicine consultation.
Target audience: Medical Doctor registered and based in India.
Webinar Delivery: Via Online Platform
Course Structure and Format :
I.Introductory Primer for Telemedicine
- Brief History of Telemedicine – ppt / Video
- Definitions of Terminology in Telemedicine – Compulsory reading
- Acronyms Used in the course material
- Telemedicine Practice Guidelines – A Brief Overview
- Module 1: Telemedicine Practice Guidelines by GOI – Compulsory
- Module 2: Basic Understanding of Tele-Triage – Compulsory
II. Legal & Ethical Aspects of Telemedicine
- Telemedicine Practice Guidelines – Ministry of Health – Compulsory reading
- Ethical Code of Conduct INDIAN MEDICAL COUNCIL – ppt – Highly Recommended
Video Module: Medico-legal Aspects of the Guidelines – Compulsory
III. Setting up a Telemedicine Practice
1. Frequently Asked Questions in setting up tele-consultations – A Primer in the form of Q & A – Highly Recommended
PPt / Video Module: Telemedicine – Triggers, Etiquettes & Tips – Highly Recommended
Video Module: How to set up a Telehealth Consultation – Compulsory – Compulsory
IV. Optional Reading
a. FAQ’s of BoG from MCI – Highly Recommended
b. IT act – Optional
c. Data Privacy Act – Europe / India – Draft act – Optional
d. Indian Penal Code as applying to doctors – Optional
Ask a Question – Optional
Live Interaction with Faculty – Compulsory
Feedback – Compulsory
Post course Assessment
- 2 hours for the Guidelines and FAQs
- Four modules of 20 to 30 mins each
- Plus One hour of Q&A each
Duration: The course would take 6 to 8 hours to finish and you can do it at your own pace. Once you finish a section do check the box on the right hand side.
The reading material will require 4 to 6 hours of your time and will provide all the essential information for safe practice of telemedicine.
The login and password will be available to you for a period of one year from date of registration and payment and there are no limits to your viewing the course.
Assessment: There are pre-course and post course assessments. Each question can be attempted only once.
Certification of Completion: After completion of the course, including faculty interaction you may take the assessment, after which depnding on the performance the certificate of competence will be issued.
Cost of course: Rs 800/- ( Rs 650 Plus GST plus service charges )
Courses Coming Soon
Course 2. Diabetes and Telemedicine Practice – Duration 2 hours (coming soon)
Course 3. Cardiology and Telemedicine Practice – Duration 2 hours(coming soon)
Course 4. Paediatrics and Telemedicine Practice – Duration 2 hours (coming soon)
Course 5. OG and Telemedicine Practice – Duration 2 hours (coming soon)
Course 6. Ophthalmology and Telemedicine Practice – Duration 2 hours (coming soon)
Course 7. Urology and Telemedicine Practice – Duration 2 hours(coming soon)
Course 8. Telemedicine Practice Course for Ayush Practitioners (coming soon)