Medical students to study pandemic management module
MUMBAI [Maha Media]: Weeks after its decision to introduce a new pandemic management module for undergraduate medical students, the board of governors (BoG) of the Medical Council of India (MCI) on Thursday released the official document for colleges to implement the same, starting August 2020. This pandemic management module is designed to ensure that the MBBS student acquires competencies in handling not only the illness but also the social, legal and other issues arising from such disease outbreaks.
The module was put together by a team of experts and the academic cell of the MCI. The group of experts included names of former director and Dean of KEM Hospital, Dr Avinash Supe along with senior doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in Chennai as well as officials from the Medical Council of India.
As per the details mentioned in the newly launched module, it has been arranged in a phase-based manner and is expected to be covered by an interdisciplinary team under the supervision of the Institute level curriculum committee. The course not only covers disease/epidemic management, intensive care, research, and control but also includes a module in communication with media during a pandemic.