India has the second highest number of diabetics in the world, at about 66.8 million

Six Months Certification Course in Diabetes


About us

Introduction to the Course

BMJ and Fortis C-DOC New Delhi are pleased to announce a new Course in Diabetes, which will help physicians improve their theoretical and practical resources to manage diabetes in an effective manner.

India has the second highest number of diabetics in the world, at about 65 million, after China, and this figure is likely to reach 80 million by 2030. Recent study shows that seven out of 10 diabetics in India - especially those in the 20-24 age group - do not take enough steps to control their blood sugar level - even after diagnosis. In this context it becomes essential that there are educational initiatives that aid the healthcare community in clinical diagnosis and management of diabetes.

This diabetes course will meet these challenges by helping physicians improve their knowledge of diabetes, its diagnosis and management. The course is delivered online, with a structured intermittent contact programme and the final assessment.

About BMJ

BMJ started out over 170 years ago as a medical journal, publishing our first research paper.
Now, as a global brand with a worldwide audience, we help medical organisations and clinicians tackle today's most critical healthcare challenges.

Today, our expertise extends to medical education, clinical decision support and quality improvement to enhance day to day decision-making and healthcare delivery.

However, our core objective remains unchanged. We continue to support medical professionals and organisations in improving the delivery of healthcare. We do this by publishing new academic research, providing professional development solutions and creating clinical decision support tools.

About The Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Physicians and BMJ India are organisations with complimentary values, both placing patients at the very centre of what we do. By joining together and creating this unique partnership we have an opportunity to reach more physicians and play a part in combating the rising burden of diabetes in India.

The Royal College of Physicians is a world leader in postgraduate medical education. We deliver a wide range of projects aimed at strengthening health systems and improving medical standards across the globe. Our work spans high-, middle- and low-income countries, ranging from clinical skills workshops in rural Nigeria to accreditation work and guideline development in the Middle East. We also develop and coordinate the globally-recognised MRCP(UK) exams as part of the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.

About Fortis C-DOC Hospital for Diabetes

Fortis C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases & Endocrinology is one of the best centres in India dedicated to delivering world-class care and management of diabetes, related metabolic diseases and endocrine disorders. Besides providing protocol based standardised treatment of Diabetes and metabolic diseases, it is committed to provide training of healthcare professionals.



Curriculum

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the candidate will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis of diabetes and its complications
  • Evaluate the management options for adults newly diagnosed with diabetes (Type 1 or 2, gestational, or secondary diabetes)
  • Understand the importance of lifestyle modifications in the prevention of diabetes and its complications
  • Understand the importance of and learn effective management of obesity
  • Apply national and international guidelines and evidence to the practice of diabetes care in India
  • Understand the use of drugs, insulin and other management options




Course Directors

Welcome Message From Course Directors:

We are proud to offer this certification course, particularly since it has been prepared with profile of Indian patients of diabetes in mind ; reviewed and quality controlled by top experts from UK. This carefully prepared curriculum. I am sure this would prepare Indian physicians to manage diabetes confidently.


Dr. Prof Anoop Misra, MD
Chairman, Fortis-C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology
Chairman, National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC)
Director, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Diabetes Foundation (India) (DFI)

BMJ India is glad to announce its partnership with Fortis C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases & Endocrinology in New Delhi to provide educational support for health professionals to improve care for people with diabetes in India.

We are delighted to be involved in this initiative to help doctors learn more about this condition and really make a difference to diabetes care across the country.


Dr. Dean Jenkins, FRCP
Course Director
Medical Education Adviser, BMJ
Editor-at-large, BMJ Case Reports
Co-founder BMJ OnExamination

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At the end of this course the candidate will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis of diabetes and its complications
  • Evaluate the management options for adults newly diagnosed with diabetes (Type 1 or 2, gestational, or secondary diabetes)
  • Understand the importance of lifestyle modifications in the prevention of diabetes and its complications
  • Understand the effective management of obesity
  • Apply national and international guidelines and evidence to the practice of diabetes care in India
  • Understand the use of oral anti diabetic drugs, insulin and other management options for diabetes
  • This is an online certificate course of six months duration. In case candidate is not able to complete the course as per schedule, the extension of the course duration will be on BMJ discretion.

It is a six month online modular course with six modular units and 1 contact program during the tenure of the course, The contact program will be held at Fortis C-DOC , Nehru Place, New Delhi.

  • Six online self learning units
  • Clinical rotation across all diabetes speciality (eg foot care, ICU, etc)
  • Clinical evaluation by examiners at the end of contact Program

MBBS graduates or post graduates in any speciality registered with Medical Council of India(MCI) or any of the state medical councils.







It is not yet affiliated or recognised by MCI or any other medical body. The successful candidates will be jointly awarded a certificate by BMJ, Fortis C-DOC and The Royal College of Physicians.

This involves class-room teaching and hands-on training on the various aspects of diabetes. This program will be conducted four times a year in batches of 8-10 student doctors per program. The sessions will be from 9 am to 6 pm and all practical aspects of diabetes will be covered. The candidate will get extensive exposure to various specialised clinics (obesity and weight loss, male hormonal clinic) OPD patients , case work-up, ophthalmology clinic for fundus examination , foot care clinic , diet clinic.

  • Dr. Anoop Misra, Chairman Fortis-C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology Chairman, National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC) Director, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Diabetes Foundation (India) (DFI)
  • Dr. Atul Luthra, Additional Director FORTIS C-DOC & Head of C-DOC Operations, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India
  • Dr. Ritesh Gupta, Additional Director and Head, Senior Consultant Fortis C-DOC, Chirag Enclave, New Delhi, India

Duration of the contact program is three days.

The Schedule for the contact programs:

  • 1. Introduction to the Course, meeting the faculty.
  • 2. Clinical rotation across all diabetes speciality (eg foot care, etc)
  • 3. Clinical hands on training
    Evaluation (MCQs, OSCE followed by viva)

The contact programs will be held at Fortis C-DOC Center, Chirag Enclave, New Delhi

Interested candidates can download the APPLICATION FORM from our website and send us the filled application form with required details along with course fee.

To be awarded the Certificate in Diabetes the candidate must complete all of the following within 6 months of starting the programme:

  • Attend the hands on training/clinical observership course at Fortis C-DOC and behave in an acceptable and professional manner as assessed by the supervising chief of staff
  • Be judged by the examiners on a clinical evaluation day at Fortis C-DOC to meet (at least) the following statement "This is a doctor with a basic understanding of diabetes care who we would expect to practice professionally and within their capabilities in their particular area of clinical responsibility."

Course Fee is Rs 50,000 + Applicable Taxes

Course Fee for only Online program is Rs 25,000 + Applicable Taxes
(Applicable taxes will be 15% of the total fee)

Course fee is totally Non-refundable. It can not be adjusted or reassigned to any other person or applicant.

Please write to education.india@bmj.com for any other additional information required.