Self-Directed learning course for Nurses and Doctors

Are you searching for a palliative care course?
Are you unable to travel and attend a classroom palliative care course?
Are you unable to get leave from work to learn palliative care?

The online course ‘Essentials of Palliative Care – India’ is designed to allow you learn at your convenience. This course allows you to understand the essentials of palliative care, pain management, communication skills and symptom management.

Essentials of Palliative Care – India (Self Directed Learning Course for Doctors and Nurses)

Minimum qualification:

Diploma, BSc or MSc in Nursing

Course contents:

This course has 33 modules: One module on Introduction to Palliative Care, 14 modules on Pain management, 5 modules on Symptom management, 6 modules on Communication skills and 7 modules on Dementia.


The duration of the course is 4 months.

After 4 months, you will be automatically signed off from the learning portal.

If you are unable to complete the modules in 4 months’ time due to unexpected events, you can write to the course coordinator for an extension. An application form will be available with the coordinator for extending the duration. The institution holds the authority to permit or deny the extension.

Time commitment from your part:

Each module requires an average 1:30-2 hours for completion. So a total of 50-60 hours is required to complete all the modules. (12-15 hours/month)


After completion of each module, you will be required to pass a simple test. An 80% score is needed to pass.

If you do not get 80% in the first attempt, you can repeat the test.

Once you complete the first module, you will be able to move on to the next.


₹4000 for doctors and ₹2000 for nurses.

Limited number of scholarships are available for deserving candidates. Please write to the course coordinator for information.

The payment links are given below:


After the successful completion of 33 modules, you will receive an “Essentials of Palliative Care-India” certificate, two weeks after the course.

Instructions for doing the course:
  1. Pay the fee with the link given above.
  2. Take a screen shot of your fee payment, to be uploaded.
  3. Keep ready the soft copy of your medical council / nursing council certificate & copy of your qualification for upload
  4. Keep a passport photograph of yourself handy for upload.

Now, proceed to fill the application form:

After you submit the application, you will receive the user name and password to log in into the learning management system (LMS)

If you face any issues or if you have any queries regarding the process, please write to us at: or call + 91 85890 21637


This is an Indianised version of original CAPC modules (Center to Advance Palliative Care, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.) adapted with the permission of CAPC. The Indianised version is not a work of CAPC and CAPC is not liable for any errors or omissions therein.

Name of Translator: Pallium India, Trivandrum & Department of Oncology, Queens University, Kingston, Canada

Date of Translation:  01/01/2022

Contact details

Course coordinator,
Pallium India
Aisha Memorial Hospital Building           
Manacaud P O, Trivandrum, Kerala, India- 695013
Email : 
Contact Number:  + 91 85890 21637