Certificate Course in Women Health
Certificate Course in Women's Health (CCWH) is a six modular joint certificate course designed, developed and implemented by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) along with its academic partners Associates in Clinical Endocrinology Education & Research (ACEER Health), Chennai and Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), New Delhi and Technical Partner, World Heart Federation (WHF), Geneva and Indian College of Obstetrics & Gynecological (ICOG).To enhance knowledge, skills and core competencies of Primary Care Physicians in the management of women's
CCWH is a six modular course with the following objectives:
To develop a standard teaching protocol and module for evidence based learning of common health disorders among women.
To build a network of Primary Care Physicians and specialists in the field of Endocrinologist/Diabetologist/ Obstetricians & Gynecologist.
Update Primary Care Physicians with the latest advancements in the field of women's health conditions.
Distinguishing Features of the program
PAN-India program in 30 cities.
Evidence based learning along with one to one interactions with the Experts.
2:25 Class Ratio: One Endocrinologist/ Diabetologist & one Obstetricians & Gynaecologist for a class of 25 participants
Program Curriculum: Designed by academic partners with latest and updated inputs from 10 National Experts and 60 Regional Faculty
On-the-job training program: The training is conducted once a month on designated weekends at 30 regional training centres.
Networking: Program establishes a network between National Experts, Regional Faculty and Primary Care Physicians
Regular inputs to participants on the latest advances in the field of Women's Health
Robust Monitoring and Evaluation
Prof. D. Prabhakaran giving presentation on “Non Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) in women and announcing Certificate Course in Women Health, CCWH ”
during DIWAAS (Diabetes in Women Advances and Advocacy Summit) on 19th
Eligibility and Enrolment Criteria
MBBS with minimum 3 years of clinical experience or
Post graduate Degree / Diploma MD/MS/DNB (Obstetricians & Gynaecologist or Medicine or Family Medicine)
Criteria for award of certificate
Participation in five out of six monthly contact sessions (including the pre-test and post -test of each module).
Completion of assigned course work. (Two descriptive assignments based on completed modules submitted during the course)
Appearance and clearance of final written examination in the form of MCQs in an hour, along with Module 6. (Min. 50% score required to clear the examination)
Course Fee: ₹ 10,000/-
Module 1: Anemia and Nutrition
Definition, scope and clinical presentation
Etiology and Evaluation
Management of anemia
Definition and scope
Nutritional guidelines for Indian women
Module 2: Adolescent and reproductive health
Puberty ; Normal, too early and too late
Menstrual disorders in adolescents & Reproductive years
Obesity in children and adolescents
Contraception throughout reproductive years
Premature ovarian failure
(will include Primary / Secondary Amenorrhea and Severe Dysmenorrhea - will cover Endometriosis)
Module 3: Endocrine disorders in women
Diabetes in women
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Hypo and hyperthyroidism
Thyroid and pregnancy
Endocrine aspects of infertility
Obesity in women
Module 4: Bones and musculoskeletal disorders of women
Bone biology and mineral homeostasis in women
Vitamin D Skeletal and non skeletal roles
Calcium and Vitamin D in pregnancy and lactation
Approach to arthralgia and arthritis
Module 5: Cardio metabolic disorders
Cardiovascular risk in women; Scope and risk factors
Presentation and evaluation of CV risk
Diabetes and the woman's heart
Approach to arthralgia and arthritis
Module 6: Preventive health and holistic approach to women's health
Routine Immunizations and preventive vaccinations
Mental health, stress and domestic violence
Cancers and cancer screening in women
Recommended screening for chronic conditions
Physical fitness for women
Take away message and final assessment
Regional Training Centers - CCWH
National Expert Panel - CCWH
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