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About this course

Clinician education remains an area which BMJ is strongly committed to. We help healthcare professionals make better clinical decisions on a daily basis. As well as condensing the latest medical evidence into an easily-accessible version for clinicians, we take it one step further by helping them grow their knowledge and skills. Through our courses offering, we hope to help many practicing clinicians to provide better care to their patients. We launched the six months certification course in diabetes in March 2016. We are now delighted to launch the three months certification course in chronic kidney disease in March 2018.

BMJ India has teamed up with Fortis C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases & Endocrinology in New Delhi & Royal College of Physicians [London], to provide educational support for health professionals to improve care for people with diabetes in India through the six months certification course in diabetes.

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About Fortis C-DOC

Fortis C-DOC Centre of Excellence for diabetes, Metabolic Diseases & Endocrinology, New Delhi is one of the best centres in India dedicated to delivering world-class care and management of diabetes, related metabolic diseases and endocrine disorders. It is committed to offer state-of-the-art treatment, procedures and surgeries.

About The Royal College of Physicians

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 College of Physicians.

Course Directors


Dr. Prof Anoop Misra

Chairman, Fortis C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology,
Chairman, National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation
Vice President, Diabetes Foundation (India) (DFI)

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. Kieran Walsh

Clinical director - BMJ Learning and Quality BMJ, UK

Dr Kieran Walsh is Clinical Director at BMJ. He is the clinical lead of the medical education and clinical decision support products at BMJ. He has a vast amount of experience in online medical education, clinical decision support, face to face delivery of medical education, and both summative and formative assessment. He has published over 200 papers in the biomedical literature and has written four books: the first and only book on cost effectiveness in medical education; a dictionary of quotations in medical education; a history of medical education in 100 images; and the Oxford Textbook of Medical Education. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. In the past he has worked as a hospital doctor specialising in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.

Course Objectives

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

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

What people are saying...

"My top learnings are investigations to be done, latest modalities, and psycho-social aspects of diabetes"

- Dr Sabita Kumari Swain
Head - Health Vedanta Limited, Odisha

"Practical assessment (vibration test, monofilament testing) and diet management"

- Dr Binod Dangal
Medical Director, Charikot Hospital, Nepal

"Complete evaluation of diabetic patients, correct counselling & recent technology use in diabetes"

- Dr Nishant Singh,
Consultant Physician, Fortis Hospital, Noida