Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences (TIPS) 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 healthcare professionals to inculcate the principles of palliative care in their practice.


Foundation Course in Palliative Care – Psychosocial Interventions (Basics) is a course aimed at familiarising healthcare providers with the psychosocial aspects of providing care in palliative care settings.


Any recognized undergraduate degree/ diploma with interest to work in the healthcare sector.

Class Details:

No of Sessions: 16
Class Timing: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (IST)

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


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

Course Fees:

₹1000. Payment is to be made after completing the registration (registration link & payment links are given below).

Application process:

(Please Keep an image (jpeg/pdf) of your passport size photo handy for upload, when you register.)

After you complete the registration, please pay the fees online:

In case of queries, write to:

Features of Foundation Course in Palliative Care – Psychosocial Interventions (Basics):
  • Prescribed syllabus-oriented courses
  • 2 sessions per week
  • Pre-test and post-test for assessment
  • Case Presentation by a participant in each session
  • Regular assignments
  • Various learning materials will be provided
  • Several articles regarding the subject will be shared
  • Certificate issuance at the end.

How to join the session:

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

For any assistance, please contact:

For more information on this course or for any assistance, please call us at +91 62829 02450 or write to us:
Clinical Director: Dr. M. R. Rajagopal
Project Facilitator: Smriti Rana
Project Coordinator: Sangeeth Krishna