Curricula and Teaching Modules
Following the declaration of India’s National Program on Palliative Care in November 2012, Pallium India’s WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) at Trivandrum organized a national consultation of experts from all over the country and abroad in January 2013, with funding from WHO (India) and with assistance from Narottam Sekhsaria Foundation. This group of experts created an implementation framework for the national strategy.
One of the activities listed in this implementation framework was the creation of curricula for undergraduate medical and nursing courses. With involvement of its sister-WHOCC in Calicut, Pallium India’s WHOCC at Trivandrum organized an experts’ group which met for a week at Trivandrum in May 2014. Subsequent work by the group led to the development of the curricula for MBBS and B.Sc Nursing courses. These have then been submitted to the Medical Council of India and Indian Nursing Council.