Course Information

NICPR-ECHO's Virtual Advanced Cancer Screening Training Program for Dentists (ACSTP-O)

Course Curriculum and Schedule

MoHFW is in the process of rolling out population based cancer screening of cervical, breast and oral cancers in the primary health care system, under the Non communicable Diseases Control Program (NCDCP). In India we have a huge burden of cancer arising from both smoking and chewing tobacco that is culturally ingrained. Dentists are entrusted with not only screening for oral potentially malignant lesions (OPMLs) and oral cancer but also expected to counsel the community in hazards of tobacco and tobacco cessation. This course will enlighten the participants on both these aspects.

Epidemiology and risk factors for oral cancers, histopathology, diagnosis and management of OPMLs, diagnosis and management of oral cancers, health hazards of tobacco use, nicotine and arecanut addiction and how to tackle addiction disorders, including tobacco and alcohol addiction, relapse counseling, m-Health in tobacco cessation etc. are some of the topics that’ll be dealt with during this program.

This virtual training program will be held every Thursdays from Aug 16, 2018 to Nov 15, 2018 (14 weeks)

FOR WHOM

Dentists, oral surgeons and anyone with community health background and is interested in oral cancer screening.

PRE-REQUISITES

BDS, MDS (any branch), any Community Health specialist interested in oral cancer screening.

COURSE DURATION:

Every Thursdays from August 16, 2018 through November 15, 2018, from 3 pm to 4 pm)

START DATE OF THE COURSE:

August 16, 2018 (Thursdays 3 pm to 4pm)

END DATE OF THE COURSE:

November 15, 2018

LAST DATE OF THE REGISTRATION:

August 10, 2018

Only 30 seats available on a first come, first serve basis.

MODE OF LEARNING

All sessions will be imparted using the ECHO model on Zoom (web-conferencing software), which is freely downloadable here

1. Didactics: 20-25 mins
2. Case presentations: 2-3 per session
3. Video demonstrations of procedures
4. Quizzes
5. Pre and post reading materials

CERTIFICATION

Upon successful completion of the course, e-certificates will be provided to individuals who have attended at least 10 sessions (of the 14). A minimum of one case presentation is mandatory. A minimum of 80% in post training assessment (online) is required to receive the ‘Certificate of Completion’

WHAT WOULD YOU GAIN FROM THIS PROGRAM?

1. Enhanced knowledge on OPMLs, oral cancer and their management, tobacco cessation and counseling
2. Didactics on all topics
3. Video presentations of the sessions (upon request)
4. Meet internationally and nationally renowned experts in the field
5. Current research papers in the field

Upon completion of the course, e-certificates will be provided to individuals who have attended at least 10 sessions (of the 14). A minimum of one case presentation is mandatory.

COURSE FEES

Rs. 1000 by NEFT (Preferred) Or DD in favour of
The Director, NICPR, payable at Noida
All payments to be made by fund transfer
Fund Transfer Details:
Account Name: ICPO NOIDA
Bank: State Bank of India (11486)
Account No: 32383700713
IFSC CODE: SBIN0011486

Kindly note that we have a NO REFUND policy for cancellation. The registration form, complete with transaction details may be submitted online.