Online Foundation Course in Palliative Medicine (for doctors)

2019 September 17

TIPS (Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences) collaborates with ECHO International (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) to provide palliative care education and expertise using an online platform. As part of TIPS-ECHO, we conduct sessions to enable medical professionals to inculcate the principles of palliative care in their treatment.

Project ECHO® is an online lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best practice specialty care and reduce health disparities through its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks.

Click here to read more about the TIPS-ECHO Program.


The Objective of the Online Foundation Course in Palliative Medicine is to train healthcare professionals in pain management and palliative care.

To ensure adequate interaction during sessions, we will have to limit the number of participants at each course on a first-come, first-served basis. So register quickly!


M.B.B.S or B.D.S with permanent registration with medical council.

Class Details

Classes Scheduled: 18 Sessions
Start Date: 23 Oct 2019
End Date: 4 Mar 2020
Day of the week: Wednesdays
Class Timing: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM



Participants need to attend all sessions. If one is unable to attend a session, due to unexpected emergency, they should watch the session videos provided and mail us back a summary of the class. Course certificate can be issued only to those who have attended minimum 80% of the sessions in person.


Course Fees

Course fees is ₹2000. Payment is to be made on acceptance of the application.


Features of Online Foundation Course in Palliative Medicine

  • Prescribed syllabus-oriented courses
  • 1 session per week
  • Pre-test and post-test for assessment
  • Case Presentation by a participant in each session
  • Regular assignments
  • Participants are provided with various learning materials for different topics
  • Several articles regarding subject shared
  • Certificate issuance at the end.

How to apply

Download the application form, fill it up and send it to


How to join the session

ECHO is conducted through ZOOM application which can be downloaded(free download) from Google play store for mobile phones and direct download from internet for Windows.

Download from:

Click here for instructions on how to download and join a meeting



For more information on this course or for any assistance, please call us at +91-6282902450 or write to us:

Clinical Director: Dr M. R. Rajagopal

Project Facilitator: Dr Sunilkumar M. M.

Project Coordinator: Ms Rajalekshmi Balu

Videos of Previous Sessions

Click here to view the videos of previous sessions

4 Responses
  1. Dr Mittu Vijay permalink
    June 23, 2019

    What all will be the benefits from this course for a BDS graduate.. Any placement or can we work with psyllium india

  2. Rajalekshmi permalink
    June 24, 2019

    Dear Dr. Mittu,

    A BDS graduate will be made aware of palliative care. Will receive an idea on all the treatment and pain management procedures, medicines, which could be used in providing quality care to patients suffering from various illness. And after completing the course, if you are able to receive 10 days hands-on training from any nearby palliative care centre then you will be qualified to dispense opioids to the needy patients.

    We can’t assure you confirmed placement at Pallium India after the course. But we would be providing certificates after the completion of course in the name of TIPS (which is WHO Collaborating Centre for training and Policy on access to pain relief) which has recognition. You can use the certificate to apply to Pallium India as well as other palliative care organisations to get placed.

  3. Dr. Sonia Bhalla permalink
    July 17, 2019

    Would you be conducting a similar course in future where i can enrol as I have not been able to enrol on time for this course. Would appreciate if I can get a mail regarding the same. Thanks

  4. Dr yogita permalink
    September 19, 2019

    Kindly send details of on line foundation course

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