Hyderabad – One Month Certificate Course in Pain and Palliative Medicine (CCPPM)

(Supported by Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration- INCTR- Canada & Pallium India)


For physicians to get theoretical knowledge and clinical experience in palliative care. For physicians to obtain skills and competence in providing patient-centered total care, this includes: physical, psychosocial, spiritual & emotional care for people living with life-limiting illness.


M.B.B.S, permanent registration with the Medical Council of India

Course Schedule:

This year the course is offered four times and begins on the first Monday of the following months: January, June, September & November.

For the exact dates of the upcoming courses at Hyderabad, please visit: http://palliumindia.org/courses/


Department of Pain and Palliative Care,

MNJ Institute of Oncology & Regional Cancer Centre, Hyderabad

Course Hours:

This is a full-time one month residential course. Attendance is required Monday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 4:00 PM or until clinical work is completed, whichever is longer.

This is a condensed course therefore candidates will not be eligible for any other leave. However, in the event of unforeseeable circumstances, if leave is required, the candidate will be required to make up the lost time and the duration of the course will be extended by the number of days missed. Candidates must notify the course co-coordinator as soon as possible of any such circumstances.

The Learning Process:

The majority of the learning will take place in the clinical setting with patients in a variety of settings, such as the outpatient department, on the inpatient wards, and in patients’ homes. In addition to home visits, there will be opportunities to attend peripheral palliative care clinics in outlying towns.

Interactive Sessions:

There will be one or two academic exercises every day – majority of the topics will be covered in the form of interactive tutorials. Candidates will be expected to make short presentations on topics from the modules and to present cases from their clinical experience.


Candidates will be required to keep journal entries of at least four patients from their clinical experience.

This will include: Initial assessment, treatment plan and patient response to the treatment plan. The psychosocial, spiritual, emotional aspects of the patient’s experience should also be noted, in addition to the impact on the patient’s family and support systems.


  1. Internal assessment.
  1. Final Exam – The Exam will be scheduled for the last day of the course, the 30th Day. If this day falls on a holiday the exam may be postponed to the following day.
  1. Feedback – Candidates will have an opportunity to provide feedback weekly and again at the end of the course. This feedback will be used to improve the course.


Course Fee: ₹15,000/-

(If you are desirous of applying for scholarship for financial support for the course, please e-mail your query to: mnj.palliative@gmail.com )

The fees will have to be paid in full by demand draft payable at Hyderabad in the name of Director, MNJIO& RCC when information of preliminary selection is sent. Confirmation of seat will be made on receipt of payment.

Travel and Accommodation

Travel and accommodation will be the candidate’s responsibility; however, assistance will be provided to secure accommodation when needed. Accommodation booking (if requested) can be confirmed only on receipt of payment required.

Course Cancellation Policy: If the course is cancelled after payment, ₹14,000 or if subsidized ₹4000 will be refunded provided that vacancy can be filled by another candidate. In the event that another suitable candidate is not found, only 50% of the fees will be refunded. The refund can be effected as demand draft or can be adjusted against payment of fees for a future course.


For more information please contact: Ms. Vineela Rapelli – Program Coordinator.

Email: mnj.palliative@gmail.com

Phone: (+91)91772 38901