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Practice of Medicine (22 in 1 Combo Course)

Practice of Medicine: Paediatrics

Paediatrics is a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and disorders of children and adolescents and their medical care. Children being the foundation of humankind, Paediatrics forms an important arena of the subject of Practice of Medicine. Healthy children develop healthy communities and healthy communities cater to the society physically, emotionally, financially, and socially, leading to an overall growth and development.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 20 hours

The subject of Paediatrics has been dealt with in great depths and details taking into account the difference in readings and stats of children from those of adults. Every module elaborates upon the different aspects of human physiology and pathology from the paediatric angle. The diseases and disorders have all been explained extensively yet comprehensively for easy understanding.

  • 1. Neonates: Growth and Development   FREE  

    The module explores the myriad forms that a child’s overall growth and development occurs in. Not all children adhere to the norms of growth and development as is considered ideal for age. This makes it all the more important for a budding paediatrician to understand the variations that children show and develop the skills to manage these deviations which is dealt with in great details in this module.

    41 min
  • 2. Adolescence and its problems  

    The module talks about the issues and crisis that a child goes through during adolescence- the transition phase between childhood and adulthood. The changes occur simultaneously at the physical and the psychological level and thus hold significance in practice of paediatrics.

    24 min
  • 3. Genetic and Inherited Disorders  

    Genetic and inborn disorders are but a common occurrence in children these days. While genetic disorders are passed on from the previous generations, inborn disorders occur from mutations and errors at the genetic level. These are both elaborated upon in this module so as to enable the learner to get acquainted with the several disorders of genetic origin and their management.

    29 min
  • 4. 4A - Paediatric Nutrition: Breast Feeding & Balanced diet with emphassis on Macronutrients  

    The child takes its intrauterine nutrition from the mother’s blood in utero followed by her milk during early infancy and then weaned which enables it to derive nutrition from food like an adult. However the quantity and quality of food that it’s body requires is different from adults and also varies with the child’s age and weight. The normal and simultaneously the deviations from the normal in the form of nutritional diseases and deficiency disorders in children have been thoroughly explained in the module, maintaining the focus on macronutrients.

    54 min
  • 5. 4B - Nutrition: Balanced Diet with Emphasis on Micronutrients (Vitamins)  

    Micronutrients are an essential component of the balanced diet. This module focuses on Vitamins, their functions, daily requirements and deficiencies or toxicities in the body. Module 4.C Nutrition: Balanced Diet with Emphasis on Micronutrients (Minerals) and Electrolyte Balance Minerals are required by the body not just for metabolic activities but also for maintenance of electrolyte balance which serves several essential and vital functions in the body. In this module, apart from the functions, daily requirements and deficiencies or toxicities, light has been thrown upon the role of ionic forms of all the minerals in maintenance of fluid-electrolyte balance and its significance.

    63 min
  • 6. 4C - Nutrition: Balanced Diet with Emphasis on Micronutrients (Minerals) and Electrolyte Balance  

    Minerals are required by the body not just for metabolic activities but also for maintenance of electrolyte balance which serves several essential and vital functions in the body. In this module, apart from the functions, daily requirements and deficiencies or toxicities, light has been thrown upon the role of ionic forms of all the minerals in maintenance of fluid-electrolyte balance and its significance.

    43 min
  • 7. 5A - The Defense System: Infections  

    This module takes the learner through the many different forms of infections by myriad pathogens that are commonly encountered in children. The aetiology, clinical picture, diagnosis and lastly management strategies of each individual infection has been deeply dealt with.

    79 min
  • 8. 5B - The Defense System: Infestations  

    the module talks about common infestations that are seen in children as and when they are inhabited by parasites producing various signs and symptoms along with the treatment and management strategies of each.

    40 min
  • 9. 5C - The Defense System: Immunization  

    This module goes into the depths of the functioning of the immune system of a child and also acquaints the learner with the principles of immunization that are followed in general to hone the immunity and defence mechanisms in the child’s body for its protection against the potential pathogens in its environment.

    46 min
  • 10. 5D - Immunity & Immune Disorders  

    This module surrounds the immune system of a child. It gives the learner an overview of the types of immunity- innate, adaptive and acquired immunity and in brief describes the various disorders pertaining to the immune system that an immunocompromised child may suffer.

    35 min
  • 11. Paediatric Cardiovascular Ailments  

    The module explains various cardiovascular phenomenon that are commonly seen in young children both with a congenital and acquired origin. The learner also gets to understand the management strategies of each cardiovascular ailment pertaining to the heart as well as circulation.

    55 min
  • 12. Paediatric Ailments of the Brain and Spinal Cord  

    This module elaborates upon the neurological disorders – those of the brain and those pertaining to the spinal cord. These disorders form a major reason behind the child’s inadequacy when it comes to normal functioning thus hampering its development both psychologically and physically.

    40 min
  • 13. Paediatric Endocrinology  

    This module deals with the endocrine system of a child emphasizing upon the disorders which occur at the hormonal level in the form of hormonal imbalances, insufficiencies as well as hormonal excess. The resulting clinical picture of each hormonal imbalance has been detailed in the module along with its diagnosis and management strategies.

    33 min
  • 14. Paediatric Hematology  

    Blood and the disorders and diseases pertaining to it are important as blood is one body fluid which sustains human life by forming a connecting link between each and every cell of the body, each and every tissue of the body, each and every organ of the body and ultimately between the gross parts of the body. Hematological disorders are not uncommon in children and occur as genetic as well as acquired ailments which have been covered thoroughly in this module.

    41 min
  • 15. Paediatric Ophthalmology  

    The module takes the learner to the core of eye and eye diseases which are commonly encountered in the ophthalmology department in children. Each disease be it congenital or acquired along with eye injuries which are a usual occurrence in children have been talked about in great details.

    30 min
  • 16. Paediatric Ailments of the Ear Nose and Throat  

    The module explores the area of the ear, nose and throat of a child acquainting the learner with the various congenital and acquired ailments of the ear, the nose, the oral cavity and the parts of the throat which are commonly seen in children. The module is subdivided into five separate sections each dealing with the five parts – ear, nose, mouth and pharynx, larynx and trachea in depth.

    51 min
  • 17. Paediatric Pulmonology  

    This module takes up the respiratory system and the ailments pertaining to it which are seen in children. Both congenital and acquired diseases are thoroughly explained giving emphasis on the clinical pictures, the diagnosis and the treatment and management strategies of each disorder.

    22 min
  • 18. Paediatric Gastroenterology  

    The module emphasizes upon the ailments of the gastrointestinal tract along with the clinical picture, treatment and management of each one of them. The module has been designed to throw light upon the core basics which help the learner to differentiate between the gastrointestinal diseases of the child and their management from that of the adult.

    52 min
  • 19. Paediatric Nephrology and Urology  

    The module takes the learners into the core of the kidney and bladder delineating the various disorders that a child can present with in that arena. The clinical pictures of all disorders congenital and acquired have been thoroughly explained along with the diagnosis and treatment of each.

    36 min
  • 20. Neuromuscular Ailments in Children  

    Neuromuscular ailments include those disorders which affect the nerves which innervate the voluntary muscles of the body. Amongst children neuromuscular ailments can have a genetic or acquired origin and they are one of the major reasons behind disability in children. The module will help the learner to grasp the basics of these disorders and the strategies used to manage them.

    56 min
  • 21. Rheumatism in children  

    While Rheumatism is believed to be an ailment of the elderly, it is not unusual to find children suffering from various forms of rheumatism too. All these forms of rheumatism have been dealt with in depth in this module with special emphasis upon the clinical presentation and the treatment.

    24 min
  • 22. Paediatric Dermatology - Part 1  

    The skin of a child is delicate and the one organ which is directly in contact with the external environment, hence vulnerable to all forms of infections and infestations by microbes and parasites respectively. Skin infections and infestations that are common in chidren have been thoroughly explained in this module. In the end, a topic on the disorders of pigmentation has also been explained from a paediatric angle.

    49 min
  • 23. Paediatric Dermatology - Part 2  

    The skin is an organ in itself. It has appendages which are also vulnerable to diseases. Besides, there are several disorders that are associated with the skin- naevi, genetic disorders, drug reactions, idiopathic issues, and lesions of eczematous and papillosquamous forms are very common in occurrence. All these have been dealt with in depth in this module.

    43 min
  • 24. Paediatric Toxicology and Trauma  

    Toxicology is the branch of science that deals with poisons and poisoning. This module deals with all sorts of poisoning – acute or chronic with various poisons that are seen in children. While some cases can be accidental, chances of deliberate poisoning can not be ruled out in children. This module will help the learner grasp the clinical aspect of poisoning and other forms of trauma in children thus enhancing his/her skills to manage the same.

    22 min
  • 25. Emergency in paediatrics  

    Emergencies and Crisis situations can crop up in children at any time. A budding paediatrician must be thorough with all possibilities and heir management which is why this module goes into the details of all possible emergency situations throwing light on their management to avoid fatalities.

    23 min
  • 27. 20B - Clinical Techniques in Paediatrics - Examination of the Ailing Child  

    When it comes to the examination of children, the procedures employed are different from those used in case of adults for sheer comfort of the ailing child whose mind is vulnerable to the impact- positive or negative, of the attending physician and the treatment process. It should thus be ensured that the clinical techniques are cautiously and judiciously used upon the child and this has been explained in depth here.

    43 min
  • 28. Paediatric Therapeutics  

    The module furnishes the learner’s knowledge of homeopathic medicines and remedies by providing a detailed sketch of various homeopathic remedies which can be thought of while dealing with different diseases of children.

    43 min

Importance :

Paediatricians are trained in diagnosing and subsequently dealing with the ailments of children right from the beginning of their postnatal life, through infancy, childhood, and up till adolescence. Studying the concepts of paediatrics is important at the undergraduate level as the learner becomes well versed with the theoretical concepts of paediatrics that will eventually help in enhancing the practical abilities of the learner in medical practice. The learner will learn the intricacies of the subject of paediatrics and get the latest updates as per the world health organization through this course which will upgrade and equip him with the latest advancements in the field and geer him/her up for medical practice as a paediatrician.

Beneficiaries: UG_IV Year

Course Benefit: The course delineates all the core concepts of paediatrics enhancing the learner’s knowledge about the theoretical aspects of the subject. The learner will get acquainted with several latest developments in the academic field of paediatrics apart from the undergraduate syllabus as designed by the CCH.

Practice of Medicine: Infectious Diseases

Over the past few years or decades, humanity has been through multiple infectious diseases, whether it be Ebola or the latest pandemic of COVID-19. Infectious diseases aren’t anything new. But, we cannot deny the fact that, with increased and freer movement of humans over this mighty Earth, infectious diseases are spreading and taking up new forms on a regular basis. With these newer forms, many diseases which have historically been known to affect a single organ system, have diversified and now attack multiple organ systems. All of these increase the burden to humankind and to the healthcare ecosystem of the world as a whole. In this course, we will discuss everything about infectious diseases, their various types, presenting complaints, etc. We will also discuss the related topic of Bioterrorism in this course.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Saba
Course Duration: 6.5 hours

Beginning with the presenting complaints and basics of Infectious Diseases, this course will discuss various infectious diseases. For the convenience of the learners, these infections will be studied under headings including viral infections, bacterial infections, prion diseases, protozoal infections, helminthic infections and fungal infections. And, as already mentioned, the course also discusses Bioterrorism and their related agents. To conclude, this course also deals with the clinical examination of the febrile patient, since, the examination of such a patient is slightly different from other cases.

  • 1. Presenting Complaints & Basics of Infectious Diseases   FREE  

    This module contains details on the most common presenting complaints in infectious diseases, which include fever, pyrexia of unknown origin, neutropenic fever, sepsis, diarrhoea, vomiting, blood stream infection, skin rashes, etc. Their clinical assessment, investigations and management will also be discussed. And, to revise your basics, the module also quickly revises a few related terms including incubation period and latent period.

    46 min
  • 2. Viral Infections - Part 1  

    This module begins with the classification of viruses infecting human beings along with an introduction to what a virus actually is. Then, the modus operandi of a viral infection will be discussed. Finally, under this module, systemic viral infections will be discussed which includes Varicella, Shingles, Ebola, Measles, Mumps, Influenza, Parvovirus, Rubella, Herpes Virus, Infectious Mononucleosis, Dengue, Cytomegalovirus and Zika virus.

    55 min
  • 3. Viral Infections - Part 2  

    This module begins with the discussion on localised viral infections, which again has been divided into three - viral infections of respiratory system, viral infections of gastrointestinal tract and viral Infections of skin. After that, this module discusses viral infections with neurological involvement, finally, followed by viral infections with rheumatological involvement.

    19 min
  • 4. Bacterial Infections - Part 1  

    This module discusses bacterial infections of skin and soft tissues with a specific focus on the streptococcal and staphylococcal infections. Next, systemic bacterial infections including Tularaemia, Brucellosis, Leptospirosis, Typhoid and Paratyphoid will be discussed along with their clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment strategy.

    27 min
  • 5. Bacterial Infections - Part 2  

    In this module, which is the second part of the discussion on Bacterial infections, localised bacterial infections will be taken up. So, this module will discuss Gastrointestinal infections, Respiratory bacterial infections, Bacterial infections with neurological involvement, Mycobacterial infections, Rickettsial infections and finally, Chlamydial infections.

    40 min
  • 6. Prion Diseases  

    This module will begin with a quick introduction to Prion proteins and the diseases caused by them. The Prion diseases which will be discussed in detail include Fatal Insomnia, Kuru disease, Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease (GSS), Variably protease-sensitive prionopathy (VPSPr) and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

    15 min
  • 7. Bioterrorism & Biological Warfare  

    First, this module will discuss the meaning of the terms Bioterrorism and Biological Warfare separately. This will be followed by an understanding of the significance of biological weapons after which the use of these weapons in wars will be discussed along with the origin and evolution of biological warfare. Then, the module explains why nations resort to Bioterrorism. Finally, some of these bioterrorism agents will be discussed.

    22 min
  • 8. Protozoal Infections  

    Beginning with an introduction to Protozoa, this module will then classify protozoal infections into systemic and mucosal. Next will be the detailed study of the life cycle of different protozoa including Plasmodium, Leishmania, Babesia and several others. Finally, there will be a discussion on the infections caused by different protozoa along with their aetiology, clinical presentation, complications, etc.

    46 min
  • 9. Helminthic Infections  

    After an introduction to helminths, this module jumps to the discussion on life cycle of different helminths categorised as annelids, platyhelminths and nematodes. Then, infections caused by different helminths will be discussed in detail.

    39 min
  • 10. Fungal Infections  

    This module introduces learners to what a fungus actually is. Then, the fungal infections will be studied in detail, under three different headings. First will be the superficial fungal infections. Then, deep fungal infections like Chromoblastomycosis and Sporotrichosis. Finally, systemic fungal infections like Candidiasis, Cryptococcosis, Blastomycosis, etc. will be discussed.

    35 min
  • 11. Clinical Examination of the Febrile Patient  

    This module covers the clinical examination under four headings. The first topic is a general discussion on fever presenting in cases of Infectious diseases. This will be followed by history taking in such patients. After that, the general physical examination of this patient will be discussed, followed finally by the important investigations in such cases.

    31 min

Importance : The importance of study of infectious diseases, especially in this era cannot be stressed enough. While the pathogen is a culprit in the occurrence in infectious diseases, there are multiple factors involved. These include climate change, lifestyle changes, etc. Changes in these have led to decreased immunity in the present generation of humans. Given that tackling factors like climate change might take time and combined effort by the global community, we can only expect a surge in these infectious diseases, atleast for the foreseeable future. So, it is extremely important that physicians are made knowledgeable about infectious diseases. And, with that, they can be expected to do their part in easing the suffering of humankind. That is what this course on infectious diseases aims to do.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit : The course deals with all the basic details about Infectious Diseases that a learner needs to know about. These include the presenting complaints, viral infections, bacterial infections, prion diseases, bioterrorism, protozoal infections, helminthic infections, fungal infections along with the clinical examination of patients who present with these infections. The course talks not only about the theoretical aspect of these infections, but also talks about dealing with such patients including their diagnosis and general management. So, this is not only helpful from the academic point of view, but, will also help you learners in your medical practice.

Practice of Medicine: Psychiatry

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders and their the diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The term psychiatry was first coined by the German physician Johann Christian Reil in 1808 and literally means the 'medical treatment of the soul' Off late, mental ailments have come into light and are being given their due importance in the field of medicine. There is better reporting of cases and consequently more and more is being done to provide patients with good treatments and facilities both quantitatively and qualitatively.

Author : Dr. Sarah Malik
Course Duration: 12 hours

The course has been created with an aim to communicate the core essence of Psychiatry to the students of medical science. As an area of medical field that has been gaining popularity from quite some time, Psychiatry as a subject needs to be carefully and thoroughly understood before a student begins his/her medical practice and deals with people with psychiatric ailments. Every module elaborates upon different aspects of human psychology and subtly brings forward the maladaptations related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions in various psychiatric disorders and the methods and ways to fine-tune them.

  • 1. Introduction to Psychiatry   FREE  

    The module introduces the learner to the concept of psychiatry as a science, giving an overview of the various modalities of psychiatry, its parallelism with psychology and neuroscience and a general idea of the two classification systems of psychiatric disorders which are globally accepted. Besides, the module also gibves a description of the birth and evolution of the field of psychiatry in India.

    52 min
  • 2. Classification of Psychiatric Disorders  

    The module elaborates upon the origin and evolution of the two globally accepted classification systems- DSM and ICD giving an in-depth insight into the various versions of both of them and simultaneously highlighting the key differences and similarities between the two systems.

    59 min
  • 3. Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders  

    The module talks about psychiatric disorders grouped as per the ICD classification from epidemiological point of view that is taking into account a chunk of population and not an individual patient. Every psychiatric ailment has been touched and brought into light from the epidemiological angle for the student to appreciate the concept of Psychiatric Epidemiology.

    62 min
  • 4. Aetiology of Psychiatric Disorders  

    The module emphasizes upon the fact that psychiatric ailments do not result from a cause that one can pin point- they have multiple factors and the interplay between them which result in the disturbance of the functioning of human mind. All these factors with the role of each one in the causation of psychiatric disorders has been dealt with, in this module.

    57 min
  • 5. Presenting Problems in Psychiatric Disorders  

    Before a learner can appreciate psychiatric ailments, he needs to understand the various problems, signs and symptoms that a patient, already a sufferer or at the verge of developing a psychiatric ailment can present with. The module talks about all such signs and symptoms which indicate a psychiatric disorder- full blown or latent.

    53 min
  • 6. Psychiatric Disorders - Part A  

    The module deals with five important psychiatric disorders with their subtypes each described in terms of their clinical picture and management. The disorders include- Stress related disorders, Anxiety disorder, mood disorders, Schizophrenia and Psychoactive substance use disorders.

    58 min
  • 7. Psychiatric Disorders - Part B  

    The module deals with other psychiatric disorders (which were not covered in the previous module) including Organic disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, somatoform disorder, factitious disorder and malingering, and then, sleep, sexual and puerperal disorders, highlighting their clinical picture and management.

    59 min
  • 8. Child Psychiatry  

    This module elaborates upon child psychiatry as a sub-branch of the subject of psychiatry. A child or an adolescent being in the development phase of life both physically and mentally shows maladjustment through behavioral problems and their treatment necessitates treatment modalities different from those used for adults. These issues and the ways to tackle them have been discussed here.

    47 min
  • 9. Psychiatry & Psychoanalytic Theory  

    The module enlightens learners about the essence of psychoanalysis, and other well-accepted theories of psychiatry giving them an insight into the evolution of all these theories and the contributions made by different people at different times to the theories of Psychiatry.

    54 min
  • 10. Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders  

    Two therapies or better called treatment modalities- Somatic Therapy including Psychopharmacotherapy, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Psychosurgery and Psychotherapy with several of its subtypes like group therapy, behavioral therapy and hypnotism etc. are discussed in detail in this module.

    48 min
  • 11. Psychiatry & Law  

    Like every other branch of medicine, psychiatry has its own set of legalities, code of ethics and conduct specified for psychiatrists by the law. This module teaches these legalities to the learners so that they may appreciate the boundaries between themselves and the patient.

    26 min
  • 12. Case Taking & Examination in Psychiatry  

    This module deals with the clinical aspect of psychiatry highlighting the procedure of case taking and examining the patient which is markedly different from that used in case of patients who are mentally sound.

    58 min
  • 13. Therapeutics in Psychiatry  

    This module discusses the homeopathic therapeutics for the various psychiatric ailments that have been taught in the entire chapter of Psychiatry.

    59 min

Importance: Psychiatry was not a popular career choice amongst students earlier. But with the society as well as medical fraternity paying importance to the ailments of the mental sphere and facilities as well as treatment modalities being introduced in the field, the subject has gained acceptance as a choice of career amongst medical students. Studying the concepts of Psychiatry at the UG level helps a medical student appreciate the subtleties of human mind and deal with not just patients who present with psychiatric ailments but also with difficult as well as modest patients and with their interpersonal relationships and intrapersonal conflicts too. The learner will gain an insight into the core of the subject of Psychiatry and its aspects like ethics and code of conduct, and get acquainted with the latest updates on the ever-changing complications and globally accepted classifications of psychiatric ailments. Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students Course Benefit: The course delineates all the core concepts of psychiatry enhancing the learner’s knowledge about the theoretical aspects of the subject. The learner will get acquainted with several latest developments in the academic field of psychiatry apart from the undergraduate syllabus as designed by the CCH.

Practice of Medicine: Nutritional Disorders

According to the WHO, “Nutrition is a critical part of health and development. Better nutrition is related to improved infant, child and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and longevity. Malnutrition, in every form, presents significant threats to human health. Today the world faces a double burden of malnutrition that includes both under-nutrition and overweight, especially in low- and middle-income countries”. These statements by the WHO emphasize not only the importance of nutrition for humankind but also the significance of undernutrition, over nutrition and malnutrition. All these nutritional disorders have been thoroughly covered in this chapter of Practice of Medicine called Nutritional Disorders.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 4.5 hours

The subject of Nutritional Disorders has been dealt with in depth bringing into light key aspects of the vast science of nutrition. The chapter begins with a recap of the physiology of nutrition and that is followed by a module on energy imbalance which highlights the qualitative and quantitative assessment of different nutrients along with the disorders which result from a qualitative or quantitative disturbance in those nutrients. Following this module, are separate modules on micronutrients, vitamins to be specific and minerals with their disorders and deficiencies. The last module deals with the clinical aspect of nutrition emphasizing upon the clinical examination, assessment and investigation of a case of nutritional disorder. A bonus module on Biomolecules starts this chapter and aims to acquaint the learners with the basic biochemistry of nutrients.

  • 1. Biomolecules & Nutrition   FREE  

    This module is designed to acquaint the learner with the basic biochemistry of nutrition. Biomolecules like Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, amino acids and vitamins along with minerals have been explained highlighting their biochemistry and structure with the role that each one of them plays in the process of nutrition.

    36 min
  • 2. Physiology of Nutrition  

    This module aims to revise the basic physiology of nutrition bringing into light the concept of balanced diet along with the metabolism of the different nutrients which constitute balanced diet. The final part of the module gives the recommended dietary allowances of various nutrients summarized in the form of a table.

    59 min
  • 3. Energy Imbalance  

    This module describes the concept of energy equilibrium in the body and details the consequences of an imbalance between the energy intake and the energy expended. This is followed by a detailed description of the disorders of quantitative deficiency and excess of nutrients providing us energy, that is, carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Terms like undernutrition, over nutrition and malnutrition have been described taking into account the conditions that the learner might have to deal with in his practice. The conditions of undernutrition include- starvation, hospitalization, artificial nutrition and intestinal failure while obesity has been described as over nutrition and malnutrition includes protein energy malnutrition highlighting Kwashiorkor and Marasmus. The module further talks about qualitative assessment of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

    35 min
  • 4. Micronutrients & their Disorders  

    After briefly describing the micronutrients in a balanced diet, this module delves into vitamins classifying them into fat soluble and water soluble and highlighting the deficiencies and toxicities of each one of them.

    53 min
  • 5. Minerals & Their Disorders  

    This module describes Minerals classifying them into major minerals, Trace elements and trace contaminants emphasizing upon the role of each mineral in diet with the consequences of its deficiency and toxicity in the body. The module also includes the latest recommended dietary allowance of each mineral in different age groups as per the WHO.

    45 min
  • 6. Clinical Aspect of Nutritional Disorders  

    This module covers the clinical aspect of nutritional diseases and disorders by acquainting the learner with the procedure of clinical examination of a case of nutritional disorder, assessment of nutritional status in those suspected of suffering from a nutritional disorder and the investigations required in such cases.

    34 min

Importance: As per the WHO, 1.9 billion adults are overweight or obese, while 462 million are underweight. 47 million children under 5 years of age are wasted, 14.3 million are severely wasted and 144 million are stunted, while 38.3 million are overweight or obese. Around 45% of deaths among children under 5 years of age are linked to undernutrition. It is thus important for budding physicians to grasp the concepts of nutrition and nutritional disorders so that they are able to deal with them efficiently. Undergraduates must be well acquainted with the concepts of the science of nutrition as nutrition forms the basis of human life. Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students Course Benefit: The course deals with all aspects of the science of Nutrition which a learner requires to grasp. These concepts include- biomolecules, physiology of nutrition, disorders of energy balance, deficiencies and toxicities of macronutrients and micronutrients along with their management. The learner gets to learn the clinical aspect of Nutritional Disorderssuch as clinical examination, assessment and investigations which enable him to deal with nutritional disorders in his practice.

Practice of Medicine: Tropical Diseases

The tropical region of the Earth, due to its proximity to the equator, is considered a home to a variety of biodiversity, which is a good thing. But, this biodiversity also means countless micro-organisms and other organisms, many of which are pathogenic. And, these pathogens then give rise to a variety of diseases called tropical diseases. But, are tropical diseases only confined to the tropical region of the planet? No! Due to the free to and fro movement of people, the so called “tropical diseases” aren’t localised to a specific region anymore. So, what once was a tropical dweller’s disease, has transformed to a tropical traveller’s disease too. And, with the climate change and other phenomena, more and more such diseases are popping up around the world. A physician should know about tropical diseases, regardless of the location of his clinic. This is because, on any fine morning, he could encounter a case of tropical disease in a patient who just returned from a tropical region. This course will help you gain vast amount of information about various tropical diseases, their clinical features, investigations and management.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Saba
Course Duration: 4.2 hours

This course begins with an introduction to tropical diseases, where we go into its history and the geographical significance of the tropical region. Followed by this will be a discussion on the major presenting complaint in tropical diseases – fever, or rather, tropical fever. Then in the course comes the discussion of two other major presenting complaints – diarrhoea and dysentery along with their clinical features, management, etc. Dermatological presentations of Tropical disorders, like the dreaded Tropical ulcer also are a part of the course. Then, Eosinophilia in the Tropics will also be discussed in detail, in a separate module. Finally, the course will also discuss Homeopathic therapeutics for tropical disorders and their presenting features.

  • 1. What are Tropical Diseases?   FREE  

    As the name suggests, this is the introductory module. After briefly understanding what tropical diseases are, this module will proceed to discuss the influence geographical factors of the tropical region have on these infections. Then, the role of socio-economic conditions and environment on these diseases will be taken up after which the history of evolution of tropical diseases will be discussed. Finally, the module will glance through the global research efforts and health programmes aimed at tackling tropical diseases.

    24 min
  • 2. Tropical Fever  

    This module discusses tropical fevers along with their aetiology, clinical assessment and investigations required for diagnosis. Finally, the management strategies for tropical fever will also be discussed.

    43 min
  • 3. Tropical Diarrhoea and Dysentery  

    After introducing the learners to Diarrhoea and Dysentery, this module goes on to discuss the epidemiological status of Diarrhoea and Dysentery globally. This will then be followed by the aetiology of diarrhoea & dysentery acquired in the tropical and subtropical regions. Then, the module discusses the clinical features, diagnosis, management protocol and the prevention strategies to be adopted in these cases.

    50 min
  • 4. Dermatological Issues in Tropics  

    Followed by an introduction to dermatological ailments in tropical and subtropical areas, this module goes on to discuss tropical ulcer, cutaneous larva migrans, Myiasis, Tungiasis along with a few other common clinical presentations in the tropics.

    39 min
  • 5. Eosinophilia in the Tropics  

    First, this module helps the learner understand the significance of eosinophilia in tropical infections. Then, it goes on to discuss the aetiology followed by the clinical assessment and investigations that are indicated in eosinophilia seen in tropical diseases.

    43 min
  • 6. Homeopathic Therapeutics in Tropical Illnesses  

    In this module, before discussing the homeopathic therapeutics for tropical illnesses, the current scenario of medical aid availability for the same would be looked into, globally. Under the Homeopathic therapeutics, we will discuss remedies for tropical fevers and then for Diarrhoea and Dysentery acquired in tropical regions.

    50 min

Importance: With an increase in epidemics all over the world, tropical diseases are obviously a burden to the whole human community. This is also buttressed by the fact that international borders are virtually becoming porous due to the increased movement of the human population from region to region. Most physicians as students might not have given much importance to the studies and management strategies of tropical diseases. But, their increased incidence must be enough to nudge physicians towards studying these diseases in detail.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit: The course begins with acquainting the learner to tropical diseases, their history, evolution along with the geographical significance of tropical region and the reasons behind it contributing to a wide variety of these tropical diseases. Then, the course also lists the many tropical diseases along with their clinical features, diagnosis, management, etc. Along with that, we also discuss the main presenting complaints of these diseases which include fever, diarrhoea, dysentery, dermatological conditions and eosinophilia. The Course talks not only about the theoretical aspect of these infections, but also talks about dealing with such patients including their diagnosis and general management. Moreover, the discussion on the Homeopathic therapeutics will also acquaint the learners with Homeopathic remedies that are most often indicated in tropical diseases and their presentations. So, this is not only helpful from the academic point of view, but, will also help you learners in your medical practice.

Practice of Medicine: Disorders of Metabolism

Metabolic disease is defined as a disease due to abnormal biochemistry, usually as a result of an absent or deficient enzyme. Metabolic diseases also are known as inborn errors of metabolism. This is indeed a vast topic from Practice of Medicine and important because metabolism forms the very basis of sustenance of life. There are a huge number of metabolic processes in human body running simultaneously in order to maintain the body in a state of health. But equally large is the number of metabolic diseases which come up as a consequence of a fault in any of these metabolic processes.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 12 hours

The subject of Metabolic Diseases is vast and complex. Attempt has been made to cover metabolic diseases in a systematic and simplified manner. The disorders have been classified into disorders of homeostasis, acid base imbalance, metabolism of biomolecules and porphyrias. A detailed module on Diabetes Mellitus has been added with an aim to cover this disorder of carbohydrate metabolism in depth because it is also a lifestyle disorder and an extremely common ailment in today’s medical practice.

  • 1. What is Metabolic Disease?   FREE  

    The module gives a description of metabolic diseases to the learner, throwing light on the myriad disorders of metabolism of different elements that lay the foundation of life in human body. Disorders of metabolism of water, electrolytes and biomolecules along with acid base imbalance and porphyrias have been briefly touched upon in this module.

    18 min
  • 2. Impaired Homeostasis: Water  

    This module deals with the renal handling of water and the consequences of a fault therein. The aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, investigations and the management strategies for conditions arising due to an impaired water homeostasis have been talked about in depth in this module.

    41 min
  • 3. Impaired Homeostasis: Sodium  

    This module elaborates upon the physiology of sodium metabolism along with the consequences of an impaired homeostasis of sodium. The disorders of sodium metabolism have been thoroughly discussed giving emphasis upon their aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, investigations and management protocol.

    45 min
  • 4. Impaired Homeostasis: Potassium  

    This module elaborates upon the physiology of potassium metabolism along with the consequences of an impaired homeostasis of potassium. The disorders of potassium metabolism have been thoroughly discussed giving emphasis upon their aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, investigations and management protocol.

    45 min
  • 5. Impaired Homeostasis: Calcium  

    Calcium is the most important element in the body. The regulation and metabolism of this element has been discussed in detail in this module elaborating the disorders that result from an imbalance in the metabolism of ionized calcium along with the aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, investigations and management of each.

    37 min
  • 6. Impaired Homeostasis: Magnesium  

    This module deals with the metabolism of Magnesium in its ionic form. It talks about the physiology of Magnesium metabolism followed by the conditions which result when homeostasis of Magnesium is disturbed. The module also gives excerpts from reports of latest researches conducted in the field of Magnesium Metabolism.

    25 min
  • 7. Impaired Homeostasis: Phosphate  

    Phosphates are essential for a number of reactions in the body apart from being a constituent of the skeleton. This element is much neglected though. The module covers in depth, the disorders which result when the metabolism of Phosphates is impaired.

    32 min
  • 8. Acid Base Imbalance  

    This module deals with four conditions namely Respiratory Acidosis, Respiratory Alkalosis, Metabolic Acidosis and Metabolic Alkalosis in great depth, contrasted with the concept of maintenance of neutrality of blood.

    47 min
  • 9. Porphyrias  

    Porphyrias are inherited disorders caused by impaired production of heme from porphyrin. This module elaborates upon the different types of porphyrias encountered in medical practice.

    36 min
  • 10. Disorders of Amino Acid Metabolism  

    Amino acids are biomolecules obtained from the digestion of Proteins. Impaired metabolism of these biomolecules result in a variety of disorders, which have been covered thoroughly in this module.

    42 min
  • 11. Disorders of Lipid Metabolism  

    This module covers the metabolism of biologically important lipids followed by an in depth discussion on the conditions produced by a disordered metabolism of lipids. The conditions have been explained thoroughly elaborating the aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and management of the disorders.

    19 min
  • 12. Disorders of Lipoprotein metabolism  

    The physiology of metabolism of lipoproteins has been dealt with in this module followed by a discussion on the consequences of disturbance in this process giving the aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, investigations and management of each.

    20 min
  • 13. Disorders of Carbohydrate Metabolism  

    The module talks about the disorders of metabolism of carbohydrates describing sequentially the consequences of disturbance at different levels of carbohydrate metabolism. The disorders have been classified on the basis of the fault that gives rise to them and each disorder has been thoroughly explained with regards to its aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, investigations and management protocol.

    22 min
  • 14. Introduction to Diabetes Mellitus  

    Diabetes Mellitus is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism but dealt with separately as being a lifestyle disorder, it requires careful study and demands extra emphasis while dealing with metabolic diseases. An overview of Diabetes Mellitus and its current status in the world has been talked about in this module.

    27 min
  • 15. Diabetes Mellitus: Aetiology & Pathogenesis  

    This module gives an in depth analysis of the various aetiological factors that lead to Diabetes Mellitus and explains its pathogenesis in a simplified and easily comprehensible manner.

    33 min
  • 16. Diabetes Mellitus: Clinical Presentation  

    This module describes Diabetes Mellitus as a lifestyle disorder explaining in detail, all the signs and symptoms that can help a physician to identify Diabetes Mellitus clinically.

    34 min
  • 17. Diabetes Mellitus: Practical Aspect  

    This module talks about the practical aspect of Diabetes Mellitus that is the clinical examination of a patient who shows up either with pre-diagnosed Diabetes Mellitus or presents with signs and symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus or its complications.

    44 min
  • 18. Diabetes Mellitus: Management Strategies  

    This module talks about the management strategies that are employed to deal with cases which present with one or more manifestations of Diabetes Mellitus. Each approach has been talked about in detail emphasizing the importance of dietetics, patient education and lifestyle management in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. A separate topic covering the modifications in management protocol for special cases like Diabetes Mellitus in pregnancy, childhood, surgical cases and acute medical emergencies has been added in the end.

    52 min
  • 20. Homeopathic Therapeutics in Diabetes Mellitus  

    This module takes a dive into the homeopathic approach towards Diabetes Mellitus elaborating upon the various homeopathic medicines that help deal with the metabolic and lifestyle disorder conservatively and gently.

    32 min

Importance: A. Metabolic Diseases, though rare may be encountered in a number of patients who appear before the physician with an apparently unrelated complaint. Thus, it is important to be well versed with metabolic diseases so as to be able to deal with them efficiently. B. Some metabolic diseases like Diabetes Mellitus have now become lifestyle disorders and are the major cause of blindness, amputations and death due to serious complications while other metabolic diseases like Porphyrias are nearly neglected as they are rare. Since both deserve judicious handling on part of the physician, it is important to be adept at it.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit:

A. The course deals with the most important metabolic diseases covered in a way that the learner will be able to relate them with normal physiology and understand the deviation from normal which led to the development of the given disease.

B. Each module has been incorporated with the latest advancements and researches in the field of metabolic diseases to allow the learner to upgrade the conceptual knowledge as well as update himself/ herself with the latest facts and figures.

Practice of Medicine: Diseases of the Urogenital System

Kidney diseases are very common all throughout the world. According to the data by World Health Organization “The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2015 study estimated that 1.2 million deaths, 19 million disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) and 18 million years of life lost from cardiovascular diseases were directly attributable to reduced glomerular filtration rates”. It is thus extremely important for medical students to be well versed with kidney diseases and infections that affect kidneys and the urogenital system.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 7 hours

This course on Diseases of the Urogenital System covers almost all infections, diseases and disorders of the kidneys and other parts of the urogenital system like the prostate, bladder etc. Even though the subject is vast and complex, a detailed yet easily comprehensible content on each disease has been prepared with the aim to make an undergraduate learner grasp each and every concept thoroughly and deeply.

  • 1. Fundamentals of the Urogenital System   FREE  

    This module recapitulates the basic concepts of the urogenital system especially the functional anatomy and physiology of the kidneys and the urogenital system.

    20 min
  • 4. Tumours of the Urogenital System  

    This module elaborates upon the cancers and tumours that attack the kidneys and the rest of the urogenital system. The major and the most commonly encountered tumours and cancers in the urogenital system have been covered in the module.

    31 min
  • 5. Kidneys in Systemic Disorders  

    This module talks about the impact of those systemic disorders which affect the kidneys significantly. Each systemic illness has been dealt with in depth giving an emphasis upon the renal manifestations of the disease.

    36 min
  • 6. Renal Vascular Diseases  

    This module deals with the vascular diseases of the kidneys. The disorders that affect the renal vasculature have been explained thoroughly with a focus on their effects on the kidneys and functioning of the urogenital system.

    38 min
  • 7. Glomerular Diseases  

    This module goes into the functional unit of the kidney that is the nephron and talks about the diseases which affect the glomerulus. The module goes on to explain both acquired and inherited diseases of the glomerulus in depth.

    25 min
  • 8. Tubulointerstitial Diseases  

    This module deals with the diseases of the tubulointerstitium which are often the most common conditions leading to acute and chronic renal failure. Often these are immune mediated and they have been thoroughly explained in the module.

    25 min
  • 10. Diseases of the Prostate Gland  

    Prostate is one of the important glands in the male urogenital system. This module talks about the diseases which attack this gland and indirectly affect the functioning of the urogenital system.

    20 min
  • 11. Homeopathic Therapeutics in Urogenital Diseases  

    This module gives the indications of homeopathic remedies which can be used in different diseases and disorders of the urogenital system. Different complaints that have been covered in different modules have been taken up one by one and remedies for each one of them have been explained.

    54 min

Importance: a. Kidney diseases, though common, are silent mostly until the kidneys have been damaged to the extent that they are only minimally functional. In such situations it is important for the future medical practitioners to be thorough with each and every sign and symptom which indicates some pathology in the kidneys or the urogenital system. b. Kidneys are sturdy organs and hence their pathology is usually seen secondary to diseases of the other systems and organs like nephropathy which occurs after persistent hypertension or diabetes. It is important to understand diseases of the urogenital system so that the learner may be able to grasp the renal or urogenital complications of diseases of other systems in the body.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit:

A. The course deals with the most important urogenital diseases covered in a way that the learner will be able to relate them with normal physiology and understand the deviation from normal which led to the development of the given disease.

B. Each module has been incorporated with the latest advancements and researches in the field of urogenital diseases to allow the learner to upgrade the conceptual knowledge as well as update himself/herself with the latest facts and figures.

Practice of Medicine: Ailments of the Endocrine System

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine that deals with the synthesis, secretion and action of hormones from a network of glands in the body. The hormones coordinate the functioning of different cells, tissues, and organs in the body through feedback mechanisms. Diseases of the endocrine system occur when there is a fault in either the synthesis, secretion or release of these hormones. It is important for a medical student to be well acquainted with these diseases primarily because the endocrine system practically controls the functioning of the entire body and also because the manifestations of these diseases are often non specific, as well as long lasting.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 12 hours

This course on Ailments of Endocrine System covers almost all diseases and disorders of different endocrine glands that form a part of the endocrine system. The subject of endocrinology is vast and complex, but a comprehensible content on each endocrine gland, its disorders, their presenting complaints, assessment etc has been prepared with the aim to make an undergraduate learner grasp each and every concept thoroughly and deeply.

  • 1. Introduction To the Endocrine System   FREE  

    This module covers the basics and fundamentals of the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system. A general idea of the various pathologies that can occur in this system have also been covered.

    26 min
  • 3. Hypothalamus and Pituitary Disorders: Presenting Problems & Disorders  

    This module deals with the various presenting problems that a patient comes up with, when there is some pathology in the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. In the end, this module also explains the major disorders which are products of dysfunction of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.

    37 min
  • 4. Fundamentals of the Thyroid Gland  

    This module talks about the basic anatomy and physiology of the thyroid gland. It also explains the primary pathology that can lead to different disorders of the thyroid gland.

    23 min
  • 6. Disorders of Thyroid Functioning  

    This module delves into the disorders that result from a failure of the thyroid gland to function properly. Each disorder has been explained thoroughly giving emphasis upon the signs and symptoms, investigations and management.

    36 min
  • 7. Fundamentals of Parathyroids  

    This module explains the basic anatomy and physiology of the parathyroid glands. Simultaneously, it talks about the basic pathology that leads to a disordered functioning of the parathyroids.

    19 min
  • 8. Parathyroid Dysfunction: Presenting Problems  

    This module talks about the various problems that a patient presents with, when he is suffering from dysfunctional parathyroid glands. In the end the module also gives one disorder of the parathyroid glands that is primary hyperparathyroidism.

    33 min
  • 9. Disorders of the Parathyroids  

    This module gives you an insight into the various disorders of the parathyroid glands. Each disorder has been dealt with in depth emphasizing upon its aetiology, clinical presentation, investigations required and the management strategies of each one of them.

    32 min
  • 12. Disorders of the Reproductive System  

    This module explains several disorders of the reproductive system which arise from dysfunctional endocrine glands. Each disorder has been explained with respect to its aetiology, clinical presentation, investigations and management.

    44 min
  • 14. Presenting Problems in Adrenal Dysfunction  

    This module elaborates upon the various presenting problems and complaints that a patient shows up with when he has an underlying adrenal gland dysfunction. Each presenting complaint has been thoroughly explained focusing on its aetiology, clinical presentation, investigations and management.

    33 min
  • 15. Disorders of the Adrenals  

    This module deals with the disorders of the adrenal glands. The disorders dealt with in this module have been thoroughly explained laying emphasis on their aetiology, clinical presentation, investigations and management.

    32 min
  • 16. Fundamentals of the Endocrine Pancreas  

    The module explains the basic anatomy and physiology of the pancreas as an endocrine gland. Pancreas is both endocrine and exocrine in function and the module explains its role in the gastrointestinal system as well as in metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and other nutrients.

    29 min
  • 18. Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors  

    This module talks about various neuroendocrine tumors that originate from neuroendocrine cells in different organs. Each tumor has been dealt with giving emphasis on its aetiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.

    28 min
  • 19. Multiple Endocrine Gland Involvement  

    This module explores those diseases where multiple endocrine glands are involved. Emphasis has been laid on the role of autoimmunity, genetics and other factors that lead to such disorders and simultaneously, each disorder has been explained thoroughly with respect to its clinical presentation and management.

    22 min
  • 22. Homeopathic Therapeutics in Endocrine Diseases - Part 2  

    This module continues the previous module on Homeopathic approach to different endocrine diseases. It gives a list of Homeopathic remedies which have not been covered in the previous part for different endocrine diseases with their indications.

    44 min

Importance: A. Endocrine diseases are mostly silent until they are found accidentally. In such situations it is important for the future medical practitioners to be thorough with each and every sign and symptom which indicates some pathology in the endocrine system. B. Patients often neglect or find themselves uncomfortable reporting endocrinal issues. Therefore It is important to understand diseases of the endocrine system so that the learner may be able to grasp the complications of diseases of other systems in the body which occured due to some endocrine issue.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit:

A. The course deals with the most important endocrine diseases covered in a way that the learner will be able to relate them with normal physiology and understand the deviation from normal which led to the development of the given disease.

B. Each module has been incorporated with the latest advancements and researches in the field of endocrine diseases to allow the learner to upgrade the conceptual knowledge as well as update himself/ herself with the latest facts and figures.

Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Diseases Part 1: Introduction & Presenting Problems

Gastroenterology deals with the gastrointestinal tract and associated systems like the hepatobiliary system, and form an important and integral part of practice of medicine. It is imperative for a medical student to be well acquainted with the diseases of the gastrointestinal system primarily because this system practically forms the basis of life as it links the internal world of the body to the external world through the food, water, drugs etc that are taken in from the external world and assimilated and utilized to maintain every single cell of the internal world.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 4 hours

This course on Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Diseases covers almost all diseases and disorders of different parts of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system. The subjects of gastroenterology as well as hepatology are vast and complex, even when considered individually. This course provides the learners comprehensible content on each and every part of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver, its disorders, their presenting complaints, clinical assessment, diagnosis etc with the aim to make an undergraduate learner grasp each and every concept thoroughly and deeply. This course is divided into multiple parts pertaining to the different parts of the system. This is the 1st part which deals with the basics of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system along with the most common presenting complaints.

  • 1. Introduction To the Gastrointestinal System   FREE  

    This module covers the basics and fundamentals of the anatomy and physiology of the Gastrointestinal system. A basic idea of the various pathologies that can occur in this system have also been covered.

    32 min
  • 2. Introduction To the Hepatobiliary System  

    This module talks about the basic anatomy and physiology of the hepatobiliary system. It includes the liver and the biliary system and emphasises upon the role of the hepatobiliary system in the functioning of the gastrointestinal system.

    25 min
  • 3. The Gastrointestinal System: Presenting Problems - Part 1  

    This module deals with the various presenting problems that a patient comes up with, when there is some pathology in the gastrointestinal system. In the end of every presenting problem, this module also explains the management strategies for the presenting complaint at hand.

    51 min
  • 4. The Gastrointestinal System: Presenting Problems - Part 2  

    This module deals with the various presenting problems that a patient comes up with, when there is some pathology in the gastrointestinal system. In the end of every presenting problem, this module also explains the management strategies for the presenting complaint at hand. The module is a continuation of the previous module on the presenting problems of the gastrointestinal system (Part 1).

    45 min
  • 5. The Hepatobiliary System: Presenting Problems  

    This module focuses on the presenting problems pertaining only to the hepatobiliary system. In the end of every presenting problem, this module also explains the management strategies for the presenting complaint at hand.

    60 min

Importance: Diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system are mostly silent until they have significantly advanced in pathology. In such situations it is important for the future medical practitioners to be thorough with each and every sign and symptom which indicates some pathology in the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system. Patients often neglect or find themselves delaying reporting gastrointestinal issues, often taking them as manageable. Therefore it is important to understand diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system so that the learner may be able to grasp these diseases as well as their complications.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit: The course deals with the most important gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases covered in a way that the learner will be able to relate them with normal physiology and understand the deviation from normal which led to the development of the given disease. Each module has been incorporated with the latest advancements and researches in the field of gastroenterology diseases to allow the learner to upgrade the conceptual knowledge as well as update himself/ herself with the latest facts and figures.

Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Diseases Part 2: Oral Cavity & Oesophagus

Gastroenterology deals with the gastrointestinal tract and associated systems like the hepatobiliary system, and form an important and integral part of practice of medicine. It is imperative for a medical student to be well acquainted with the diseases of the gastrointestinal system primarily because this system practically forms the basis of life as it links the internal world of the body to the external world through the food, water, drugs etc that are taken in from the external world and assimilated and utilized to maintain every single cell of the internal world.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 4 hours

This course on Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Diseases covers almost all diseases and disorders of different parts of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system. The subjects of gastroenterology as well as hepatology are vast and complex, even when considered individually. This course provides the learners comprehensible content on each and every part of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver, its disorders, their presenting complaints, clinical assessment, diagnosis etc with the aim to make an undergraduate learner grasp each and every concept thoroughly and deeply. This course is divided into multiple parts corresponding to the different parts of the system. This is the 2nd part of the course which deals with the disorders of the oral cavity, salivary glands and the oesophagus.

  • 1. Disorders of the Oral Cavity & Salivary Glands   FREE  

    This module explores the various diseases and disorders of the oral cavity and those pertaining to the salivary glands that are encountered in a patient by medical professionals in the department of gastroenterology, along with their clinical presentation, investigations and management, dealt with in depth.

    43 min
  • 2. Diseases of the Oesophagus: Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease  

    This module deals with a common disorder of the oesophagus – Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease. It is explained thoroughly with emphasis upon the epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, signs and symptoms, investigations, management and complications of the disease.

    50 min
  • 3. Diseases of the Oesophagus: Barrett's Oesophagus  

    This module talks about a pre malignant and a precancerous state of the oesophagus – Barrett’s Oesophagus. The epidemiology, risk factors, aetiology, pathogenesis, histology, diagnosis, management and poor prognostic factors of this disease have been discussed in detail.

    35 min
  • 4. Diseases of the Oesophagus: Oesophageal Carcinoma  

    This module delves deep into the features of Oesophageal Carcinoma. Carcinoma of the oesophagus, being the sixth leading cause of cancer related mortality and the eighth most common cancer worldwide, has been discussed in detail, describing it’s epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, genetics, diagnosis, staging, management and prognosis.

    40 min
  • 5. Diseases of the Oesophagus: Oesophageal Tumors  

    This module talks about the epithelial and non-epithelial oesophageal tumors. Epithelial tumors include - Malignant epithelial tumors which are Small Cell Carcinoma and Malignant Melanoma, and Benign epithelial tumors which are Squamous papilloma, Adenoma and Inflammatory fibroid polyp. Non Epithelial Tumors include- Malignant non epithelial tumors that are Lymphoma and Sarcomas (Leiomyosarcomas, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Fibrosarcoma, Liposarcoma, Fibrous Histiocytoma, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, Choriocarcinoma), Metastases and Benign Non Epithelial Tumors (Leiomyoma, Granular Cell Tumor, Fibrovascular Polyp, Hamartoma, Hemangioma, Lipoma).

    48 min
  • 6. Diseases of the Oesophagus: Oesophageal Motility Disorders  

    The last module in this part deals with the Oesophageal Motility Disorders where the aetiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of Primary Oesophageal Motility Disorders - Achalasia and Diffuse or Distal Oesophageal Spasm are discussed in detail. The structural issues leading to Oesophageal Dysmotility are also taken up at the end of this module.

    21 min

Importance: Diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system are mostly silent until they have significantly advanced in pathology. In such situations it is important for the future medical practitioners to be thorough with each and every sign and symptom which indicates some pathology in the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system. Patients often neglect or find themselves delaying reporting gastrointestinal issues, often taking them as manageable. Therefore it is important to understand diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system so that the learner may be able to grasp these diseases as well as their complications.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit: The course deals with the most important gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases covered in a way that the learner will be able to relate them with normal physiology and understand the deviation from normal which led to the development of the given disease. Each module has been incorporated with the latest advancements and researches in the field of gastroenterology diseases to allow the learner to upgrade the conceptual knowledge as well as update himself/ herself with the latest facts and figures.

Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Diseases Part 3: Stomach & Small Intestine

Gastroenterology deals with the gastrointestinal tract and associated systems like the hepatobiliary system, and form an important and integral part of practice of medicine. It is imperative for a medical student to be well acquainted with the diseases of the gastrointestinal system primarily because this system practically forms the basis of life as it links the internal world of the body to the external world through the food, water, drugs etc that are taken in from the external world and assimilated and utilized to maintain every single cell of the internal world.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 14.5 hours

This course on Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Diseases covers almost all diseases and disorders of different parts of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system. The subjects of gastroenterology as well as hepatology are vast and complex, even when considered individually. This course provides the learners comprehensible content on each and every part of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver, its disorders, their presenting complaints, clinical assessment, diagnosis etc with the aim to make an undergraduate learner grasp each and every concept thoroughly and deeply. This course is divided into multiple parts corresponding to the different parts of the system. This is the 3rd part of the course which deals with the disorders of the stomach and small intestine.

  • 1. Disorders of the Stomach: Functional Disorders   FREE  

    This module initiates the exploration of disorders of the stomach that are encountered in a patient by medical professionals in the department of gastroenterology, with the functional disorders of the stomach. Functional Vomiting, Functional Dyspepsia, Gastroparesis, Dumping Syndrome & Rapid Gastric Emptying are discussed in detail.

    39 min
  • 2. Disorders of the Stomach: Tumors of the Stomach  

    This module deals with the 2 major cancers of the stomach – Gastric Carcinoma & Gastric Lymphoma. They are explained thoroughly with emphasis upon the epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, genetics, clinical presentation, diagnosis, staging, management and prevention of the diseases.

    42 min
  • 3. Disorders of the Stomach: Peptic Ulcer Disease  

    This module talks about a common disease of the stomach – Peptic Ulcer Disease. The definitions, epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, management and complications of this disease have been discussed in detail. Also included is a brief discussion on Stress Ulcers and Refractory Ulcers and their management.

    33 min
  • 4. Disorders of the Stomach: Gastritis & Gastropathies  

    This module delves deep into the features of Gastritis and various gastropathies including Reactive Gastropathy, Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy and Hyperplastic Gastropathy. They have been discussed in detail, describing their differences, classification, aetiopathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management.

    54 min
  • 5. Disorders of the Small Intestine: Obstruction of the Small Intestine  

    This module initiates discussion on the disorders of small intestine, starting with its obstruction. Obstruction of the Small Intestine or Small Bowel Obstruction has been talked about in detail with its epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management.

    32 min
  • 7. Disorders of the Small Intestine: Reactions to Food  

    This module talks about a very common ailment of the small intestine – Reactions to Food. It entails detailed discussion on Intolerance to Food, Hypersensitivity to Food and Poisoning of Food. The definitions, aetiopathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of all these diseases are included.

    41 min
  • 11. Disorders of the Small Intestine: Whipple’s Disease  

    This module delves deep into the features of Whipple’s Disease. It has been discussed in detail, describing the history, epidemiology, aetiology, pathology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and management of the disease.

    33 min
  • 12. Disorders of the Small Intestine: Short Bowel Syndrome  

    This module talks about Short Bowel Syndrome which is an inadequate absorption of ingested nutrients resulting from a surgical procedure in which a considerable length of the intestinal tract has been removed or bypassed. The aetiology, pathophysiology, intestinal adaptation, complications, surgical management and prognosis of this disease are included.

    36 min
  • 13. Disorders of the Small Intestine: Tropical Sprue  

    This module deals with a major cause of malabsorption in tropical countries - Tropical Sprue. The definition, history, epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, histopathology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of this disease are included.

    32 min
  • 16. Disorders of the Small Intestine: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth  

    This module deals with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth which is a situation where an increase in the numbers and/or change in the type of bacteria in the small intestine results in clinical consequences. The definition, pathogenesis, aetiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of this disease are included.

    26 min
  • 17. Disorders of the Small Intestine: Abdominal Tuberculosis  

    This module delves deep into the features of Abdominal Tuberculosis. It is discussed in detail, describing the epidemiology, aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of the diseases. Also included are discussions on conditions which mimic gastrointestinal tuberculosis and the differences between gastrointestinal tuberculosis and Crohn’s Disease.

    34 min
  • 20. Disorders of the Small Intestine: Protein Losing Gastroenteropathy  

    This module delves deep into the features of Protein Losing Gastroenteropathy, which is an abnormal loss of protein into the gastrointestinal tract. It is discussed in detail, describing the aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of the disease. Also included are discussions on the diseases associated with Protein Losing Gastroenteropathy including Diseases without Mucosal Erosions or Ulcerations, Diseases with Mucosal Erosions or Ulcerations and the Diseases with Lymphatic Obstruction or Elevated Lymphatic Pressure.

    59 min
  • 22. Disorders of the Small Intestine: Intestinal Ulcerations  

    This module deals with Intestinal Ulcerations, which includes Nonspecific or Idiopathic Small Intestinal Ulceration and Ulceration Induced by NSAIDs. The aetiology, pathology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of these ulcerations are discussed.

    30 min

Importance:

a. Diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system are mostly silent until they have significantly advanced in pathology. In such situations it is important for the future medical practitioners to be thorough with each and every sign and symptom which indicates some pathology in the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system.

b. Patients often neglect or find themselves delaying reporting gastrointestinal issues, often taking them as manageable. Therefore it is important to understand diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system so that the learner may be able to grasp these diseases as well as their complications.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit:

A. The course deals with the most important gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases covered in a way that the learner will be able to relate them with normal physiology and understand the deviation from normal which led to the development of the given disease.

B. Each module has been incorporated with the latest advancements and researches in the field of gastroenterology diseases to allow the learner to upgrade the conceptual knowledge as well as update himself/ herself with the latest facts and figures.

Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Diseases Part 4: Colon & Rectum

Gastroenterology deals with the gastrointestinal tract and associated systems like the hepatobiliary system, and form an important and integral part of practice of medicine. It is imperative for a medical student to be well acquainted with the diseases of the gastrointestinal system primarily because this system practically forms the basis of life as it links the internal world of the body to the external world through the food, water, drugs etc that are taken in from the external world and assimilated and utilized to maintain every single cell of the internal world.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 7 hours

This course on Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Diseases covers almost all diseases and disorders of different parts of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system. The subjects of gastroenterology as well as hepatology are vast and complex, even when considered individually. This course provides the learners comprehensible content on each and every part of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver, its disorders, their presenting complaints, clinical assessment, diagnosis etc with the aim to make an undergraduate learner grasp each and every concept thoroughly and deeply. This course is divided into multiple parts corresponding to the different parts of the system. This is the 4th part of the course which deals with the disorders of the colon and small rectum.

  • 1. Disorders of the Colon & Rectum: Crohn’s Disease - Part 1   FREE  

    This module initiates the discussion on disorders of the colon and rectum that are encountered frequently in the department of gastroenterology, with the most common inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn’s Disease. This part of the module includes the epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, pathology and clinical presentation of Crohn’s Disease discussed in detail.

    54 min
  • 4. Disorders of the Colon & Rectum: Polyps & Polyposis Syndromes  

    This module deals with the Polyps and Polyposis Syndromes. Classifications of colorectal polyps, Neoplastic colorectal Polyps, Neoplastic polyposis syndromes, Non neoplastic colorectal polyps, Non neoplastic colorectal polyposis syndromes and Hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome are explained thoroughly with emphasis upon the aetiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management for each of them.

    52 min
  • 5. Disorders of the Colon and Rectum: Defecation Disorders  

    This module delves deep into the features of various Defecation Disorders including Constipation, Melanosis coli, Faecal impaction, Megacolon and Ogilvie’s syndrome or Acute Colonic Pseudo Obstruction. They have been discussed in detail, describing their aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management.

    50 min
  • 6. Disorders of Colon and Rectum: Anorectal Problems  

    This module talks about some of common Anorectal Problems including – Faecal Incontinence, Anal Fissure and Fistula In Ano. It entails detailed discussion on the definitions, aetiopathogenesis, clinical assessment, diagnosis, and management of all these diseases.

    42 min
  • 7. Disorders of Colon and Rectum: Haemorrhoids  

    This module deals with another important anorectal disease - Haemorrhoids. Internal and External Haemorrhoids are explained thoroughly with emphasis upon their aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, investigations and management.

    25 min
  • 8. Disorders of Colon & Rectum: Diverticulosis  

    This module talks about another important ailment of the colon and rectum – Diverticulosis. Classification, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of diverticulosis are included.

    26 min
  • 9. Disorders of Colon & Rectum: Colorectal Cancer  

    The last module in this part deals with Colorectal Cancer, where its global epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and investigations, management & prognosis, and prevention and screening are discussed in detail.

    36 min

Importance:

a. Diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system are mostly silent until they have significantly advanced in pathology. In such situations it is important for the future medical practitioners to be thorough with each and every sign and symptom which indicates some pathology in the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system.

b. Patients often neglect or find themselves delaying reporting gastrointestinal issues, often taking them as manageable. Therefore it is important to understand diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system so that the learner may be able to grasp these diseases as well as their complications.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit:

A. The course deals with the most important gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases covered in a way that the learner will be able to relate them with normal physiology and understand the deviation from normal which led to the development of the given disease.

B. Each module has been incorporated with the latest advancements and researches in the field of gastroenterology diseases to allow the learner to upgrade the conceptual knowledge as well as update himself/ herself with the latest facts and figures.

Unravelling the Nervous System Part 1: Introduction & Presenting Complaints

It was Sir Jay Holder, who once said, “The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.” This is clarified by Dr. Hahnemann himself in §16 of the Organon of Medicine, where he says, “… spirit-like alternative powers of the serviceable medicines acting upon our spirit-like vital force, which perceives them through the medium of the sentient faculty of the nerves everywhere present in the organism …” So, these two quotes must tell you the role played by the human nervous system in healing the sick. But, the human nervous system is not only important, it is also very complex. So, this course aims to unravel the nervous system – each and every part of it. We will try to deconstruct the whole machinery of the nervous system in an attempt to study it in detail. Beginning with detailed discussion on the functional anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, we will go through the Clinical Examination and Investigations for neurological disorders, and finally, we will study the common presenting complaints that patients with neurological disorder present with.

Author : Dr. Ria Thukral,Dr. Chaturanana Metlapalli
Course Duration: 7.2 hours

The course will begin with a revision of the functional anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. Over a few modules, the functional anatomy of all the components of the Nervous System including Cerebral Hemispheres, Basal Ganglia, Limbic System, Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Internal Capsule, Brainstem, Cerebellum, Spinal Cord & it’s Tracts, CSF, Sensory and Motor Peripheral Nervous System and Autonomic Nervous System will be discussed. Physiology of Pain, Sphincter Control, Vision, Speech and Sleep follows after that. Cranial Nerves, Reflexes & Higher Intellectual Functions will then be discussed separately owing to the vastness of these topics. After being acquainted with the functional anatomy and physiology, we will discuss the clinical examination and latest investigations that are used for neurological disorders. The next few modules will deal with the presenting complaints in extreme detail. These modules will discuss headache, delirium, amnesia, weakness, paralysis, altered balance and vertigo, disorders of perception, sleep disorders, disorders of movement and gait, to name a few.

  • 1. Introduction to the Nervous System   FREE  

    This module is an introduction to neurology. This will deal with a common overview of the nervous system, specifically its anatomy and physiology. This module will go into detail on the same, as anatomy and physiology of the system are essential in furthering our study of this huge and complex system. The functional anatomy of some of the components of the Nervous System including Cerebral Hemispheres, Basal Ganglia, Limbic System, Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Internal Capsule, Brainstem, and Cerebellum are discussed

    43 min
  • 2. Functional Anatomy & Physiology of the Nervous System  

    This module will continue the discussion of anatomy and physiology of nervous system. In this module, the functional anatomy of the remaining components of the Nervous System including Spinal Cord & its Tracts, CSF, Sensory and Motor Peripheral Nervous System and Autonomic Nervous System will be discussed. Following that is the Physiology of Pain, Sphincter Control, Vision, Speech and Sleep. In the end, there is a brief discussion on localizing brainstem lesions.

    46 min
  • 3. Cranial Nerves, Reflexes & Higher Intellectual Functions  

    In this module, the 12 cranial nerves along with their, origin, course, supply and branches will be discussed in detail. Then, the Reflexes will be discussed in detail including the reflex arc, classification of reflexes and postural reflex. Then, Higher Intellectual Functions of the nervous system, including learning and memory will be discussed separately.

    49 min
  • 4. Clinical Examination & Investigations  

    This module will begin with a detailed discussion on the process of taking neurological history followed by the key diagnostic questions to be asked in a neurological case. After that, this module will specifically discuss the latest investigations for neurological diseases.

    52 min
  • 5. Presenting Complaints - Part 1  

    This module begins the discussion of presenting complaints. In Part I of the presenting complaints, disorders of perception, sensory disturbance, sleep disturbance, personality disorders, weakness, paralysis and convulsions are discussed.

    53 min
  • 6. Presenting Complaints - Part 2  

    In this module, continuing the discussion of the presenting complaints of neurological disorders, the complaints of dizziness, blackouts & funny turns, fainting & syncope, delirium, amnesia, dementia, and altered balance & vertigo are discussed in detail.

    44 min
  • 7. Presenting Complaints - Part 3  

    This module will discuss the very important presenting complaint of headache including the primary and secondary headache syndromes, ocular pain and facial pain. Visual disturbances including Visual Loss, Positive Visual Phenomena, Double Vision or Diplopia, Nystagmus, Ptosis or Blepharoptosis, Abnormal Pupillary Responses, Papilloedema and Optic Atrophy are taken up one by one.

    45 min
  • 8. Presenting Complaints - Part 4  

    In this module on presenting complaints, hearing disturbance, smell disorders, and speech & language disorders will be covered along with the bulbar symptoms including dysphagia & dysarthria.

    31 min
  • 9. Presenting Complaints - Part 5  

    This module deals with the presenting complaints of bladder, bowel & sexual disturbances along with the disorders of movement & the disorders of gait will be discussed.

    32 min
  • 10. Presenting Complaints - Part 6  

    In the last part of the module on presenting complaints, disorders of consciousness will be discussed including Confusion, Drowsiness & Stupor, Coma, Vegetative State, Minimally Conscious State, Locked In Syndrome, Akinetic Mutism, Catatonia and Brain Death. Finally, this module will also cover the functional symptoms of nervous system disorders and the acute focal neurological syndromes.

    36 min

Importance:

When it comes to the importance of nervous system, there is another great quote by Alfred Korzybski, which says, “God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.” It’s already understood that nervous system has an important role in the healing process. But, our lifestyle changes and other harmful activities we undertake knowingly, damage this nervous system in ways unimaginable. So, in an era, when lifestyle disorders and unhealthy habits are on the rise, with no hopes of coming down, as physicians, we should be well aware of the impact these have on the nervous system. And, as already explained in §16 by our founding father, Dr. Hahnemann, our medicines act quickly through the medium of nervous system, regardless of the mode of administration. So, for the sake of humanity and for the perfect cure, we have to find ways to keep our nervous system in as pristine a condition as possible.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefit

A. The course primarily deals with the presenting complaints of neurological disorders and all other related features. But, it also discusses the functional anatomy and physiology to give the learners a revision, helping them grab the content of the course better and faster.

B. This course also delves into the clinical examination and investigations for neurological disorders and complaints, which helps the learner make faster diagnosis and give correct advice to the patients

Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Diseases Part 5: Liver & Biliary Tract

Gastroenterology deals with the gastrointestinal tract and associated systems like the hepatobiliary system, and forms an important and integral part of the practice of medicine. It is imperative for a medical student to be well acquainted with the diseases of the gastrointestinal system primarily because this system practically forms the basis of life as it links the internal world of the body to the external world through food, water, drugs, etc. that are taken in from the external world and assimilated and utilized to maintain every single cell of the internal world.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 11 hours

This course on Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Diseases covers almost all diseases and disorders of different parts of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems. The subjects of gastroenterology, as well as hepatology, are vast and complex, even when considered individually. This course provides the learners comprehensible content on each and every part of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver, its disorders, their presenting complaints, clinical assessment, diagnosis, etc with the aim to make an undergraduate learner grasp each and every concept thoroughly and deeply. This course is divided into multiple parts corresponding to the different parts of the system. This is the 5th part of the course which deals with the disorders of the Liver and the biliary tract.

  • 1. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Liver Infections   FREE  

    The module begins with a discussion of the various types of liver infections that we encounter in the gastroenterology department, such as the various types of hepatitis, introducing the pathology behind viral hepatitis, their aetiology, mode of transmission of the various variants, diagnosis, management, and complications of viral hepatitis. It then goes into detail on liver abscesses before concluding with a talk about HIV and the liver.

    26 min
  • 2. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Hepatitis  

    This module deals with the in depth discussion of different forms of Hepatitis with their epidemiology, clinical presentation, investigations, management and prevention. The module includes key paragraphs from the World Health Organization's (WHO) statement on the subject.

    63 min
  • 3. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Liver Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension  

    This module covers the aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic investigations, complications, and management of Cirrhosis of the Liver and Portal Hypertension, as well as their aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic investigations, complications, and management. The session concludes with a review of what happens when Portal Hypertension persists despite management efforts for a long time.

    45 min
  • 7. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Drug Induced Liver Injury  

    This module discusses the different patterns of hepatotoxicity. It will be covering up drug-induced Hepatocellular injury, Drug-induced cholestatic injury, Hepatic venous outflow obstruction, damage to hepatic sinusoids, risk factors in the development of drug-induced liver injury, diagnosis of drug-induced liver injury and management of drug-induced liver injury.

    27 min
  • 10. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Vascular Liver Diseases - Venous Insufficiency  

    This module covers Venous Insufficiency, the second among the three types of Vascular Liver Diseases. It expounds the diseases which are characterized by interference with venous drainage of the liver including Budd chiari syndrome, Congestive hepatopathy, Idiopathic sinusoidal dilatation and Peliosis hepatis, Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome and lastly, Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver.

    46 min
  • 12. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Cholestatic Diseases  

    This module digs into gall bladder illnesses, specifically those caused by Cholestasis. It focuses on the phenomenon of Cholestasis and the two forms in which the disease exhibits itself namely; Hereditary cholestatic diseases and Acquired cholestatic diseases.

    64 min
  • 13. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Biliary Diseases  

    This module on the disorders of the Biliary System emphasizes on the detailed discussion of the disease conditions which fall under Intrahepatic biliary disease, Extrahepatic biliary disease. The session concludes with a discussion on Cholangitis and its classification.

    42 min
  • 14. Disorders of Liver & Biliary Tract: Cancer & Tumors in the Biliary System  

    This being the last module of the Disorders of Liver and Biliary Tract, covers the most widespread and deadly disease globally: Cancer. It focuses on both benign gallbladder tumours and potentially malignant cancers of the biliary system including the Carcinoma of the gallbladder, Cholangiocarcinoma or Carcinoma of the bile duct and Carcinoma of the Ampulla of Vater

    33 min

Importance

a. Diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems are mostly silent until they have significantly advanced in pathology.  In such situations, it is important for future medical practitioners to be thorough with each and every sign and symptom which indicates some pathology in the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system.

b. Patients often neglect or find themselves delaying reporting gastrointestinal issues, often taking them as manageable. Therefore it is important to understand diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system so that the learner may be able to grasp these diseases as well as their complications.

 

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

 

Course Benefits

A. The course deals with the most important gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases covered in a way that the learner will be able to relate them with normal physiology and understand the deviation from normal which led to the development of the given disease.

B. Each module has been incorporated with the latest advancements and research in the field of gastroenterology diseases to allow the learner to upgrade the conceptual knowledge as well as update himself/ herself with the latest facts and figures.

 

C. Quiz questions are provided at the end of each module to help you test your knowledge and pique your interest in studying.

Unravelling the Nervous System: Cerebral Disorders - Part 1

It was Sir Jay Holder, who once said, “The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.” This is clarified by Dr. Hahnemann himself in §16 of the Organon of Medicine, where he says, “… spirit-like alternative powers of the serviceable medicines acting upon our spirit-like vital force, which perceives them through the medium of the sentient faculty of the nerves everywhere present in the organism …” So, these two quotes must tell you the role played by the human nervous system in healing the sick. But, the human nervous system is not only important, it is also very complex. So, this course aims to unravel the nervous system – especially the disorders of the brain. Beginning with detailed discussion on some very important cerebral disorders, such as headache syndromes, epilepsy, sleep disorders, etc., we will go through the cerebrovascular disorders as well.

Author : Dr. Ria Thukral,Dr. Chaturanana Metlapalli
Course Duration: 6.9 hours

The course primarily deals with a number of academically and clinically important cerebral disorders. It discusses the disorders in detail including the aetiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis and management for each of them.

 

This course will help the learner make faster diagnosis and give correct advice to the patients and have a thorough knowledge of every disease.

  • 1. Headache Syndromes Part 1 - Tension Type Headache & Migraine   FREE  

    This module includes an introduction to headache along with discussions on pain sensitive cranial structures and the mechanisms of cranial pain. Then the 2 most common primary headache syndromes – Tension type headache and Migraine are discussed in detail.

    48 min
  • 2. Headache Syndromes Part 2  

    This module will continue the discussion of headache syndromes. in this module, the remaining primary headache syndromes including trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, primary stabbing / coughing / exertional / sex-related headache, thunderclap headache, new daily persistent headache syndrome and some other primary headache syndromes will be discussed. Following that are the secondary causes of headache. In the end, there is a brief discussion on trigeminal neuralgia.

    54 min
  • 3. Epilepsy – Part 1  

    In this module, the most common neurological disease in the world, that is Epilepsy will be discussed in detail. The epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, and clinical features of various types of epilepsy are discussed.

    41 min
  • 4. Epilepsy – Part 2  

    This module will continue with the discussion on Epilepsy including the differential diagnosis, epilepsy syndromes, investigations, management, and prognosis of epilepsy. In the end, this module will discuss status epilepticus and Non-epileptic attack disorder as well.

    42 min
  • 5. Vestibular Disorders  

    This module talks about some important vestibular disorders. It starts with discussion on vertigo and its causes and the normal vestibular pathway. Then the 3 most common vestibular disorders – Acute vestibular failure, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and Ménière’s Disease have been discussed in detail.

    27 min
  • 6. Disorders of Sleep  

    This module begins with an introduction to sleep along with the physiology of sleep, stages of sleep and classification of sleep. Then it talks about some common disorders of sleep in detail including – insomnia, sleep related breathing disorders, hypersomnolence, circadian rhythm sleep disorders, parasomnias, and sleep related movement disorders. It entails detailed discussion on the definitions, aetiopathogenesis, clinical assessment, diagnosis, and management of all these diseases.

    42 min
  • 7. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  

    This module talks about another important disorder that presents with a disturbance in sleep – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, management and prognosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are included.

    31 min
  • 8. Cerebrovascular Disorders – Stroke  

    This module begins the discussion on Cerebrovascular disorders with an introduction that includes the vascular supply of brain, clinical presentation and investigations for cerebrovascular disorders. Then the topic of Stroke is explained thoroughly with emphasis upon the epidemiology, aetiology, clinical classification, risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical features, investigations, and management.

    49 min
  • 9. Cerebrovascular Disorders - Intracranial Haemorrhage  

    This module talks about the intracranial haemorrhages including – Epidural haematoma, subdural haematoma and subarachnoid haemorrhage. It entails detailed discussion on the definitions, aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of all these diseases.

    34 min
  • 10. Cerebrovascular Disorders - Cerebral Venous Thrombosis & Vascular Anomalies  

    The last module in this part deals with cerebral venous thrombosis and the various vascular anomalies. The Congenital Vascular Malformations includes Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations, Developmental Venous Anomaly and Capillary Telangiectasias. And then the Acquired Vascular Lesions will include Cavernous Angiomas and Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas The epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and investigations, management & prognosis, are discussed in detail for each of them.

    45 min

The course will begin with the very common and important Headache syndromes discussed over a few modules. Detailed modules on epilepsy, vestibular disorders, sleep disorders and chronic fatigue syndrome follows after that. Cerebrovascular disorders will then be discussed separately owing to the vastness of these topics. These modules will discuss stroke, intracranial haemorrhages, cerebral venous thrombosis and the vascular anomalies as well. 

Environmental Threats

Over the past decades, our earth has witnessed progressive environmental degradation not just through natural wear and tear but also because of man’s unending mischiefs. The variations in the environment in terms of temperature, climate, land and a number of chemical and physical agents, both natural and man-made, affect man in numerous ways. Environmental risks are therefore a major burden and a global challenge too. In this course we will deal with the various threats that man is predisposed to, due to the effects of the environment.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Himani Garg
Course Duration: 4 hours

The course takes you through the different environmental attributes that affect man in different ways. It begins with the risks associated with travelling from lowlands to higher altitudes and proceeds to discuss the myriad effects of chemical agents like the X rays, gamma rays in the form of radiation, of variations in temperature from hot to cold and vice versa and then the risks associated with man’s interaction with water which include drowning and near drowning. 

  • 1. High Altitude Sickness Part 1   FREE  

    This module introduces the term High Altitude Sickness which encompasses numerous conditions that develop when man fails to acclimatize to the environment of high altitudes along with its aetiology, pathophysiology and epidemiology and proceeds to discuss acute and chronic mountain sickness in depth.

    1 min
  • 2. High Altitude Sickness Part 2  

    This module explores the various conditions other than mountain sickness which are covered by the umbrella term of High altitude sickness. Each condition has been dealt with in terms of its aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.

  • 3. Effects of Radiation  

    This module revolves around the impact of radiation on mankind. It enlightens the learner about the different forms of radiation, varieties of radiation exposure, and the clinical presentation of each one along with its management.

  • 4. Cold Injuries & Hypothermia  

    This module explores the effects of extremely cold temperature on man in the form of different conditions that develop as a consequence. It begins with the term hypothermia which has been explained in terms of aetiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management. Then proceeds to discuss these aspects of different conditions that develop as a result of exposure to cold temperature.

  • 5. Heat Injuries & Hypothermia  

    On the same continuum of temperature, hyperthermia develops when exposed to very hot temperature. This module explores the effects of extremely hot temperature on man in the form of different conditions that develop as a consequence. It discusses different conditions that develop as a result of exposure to hot temperature in terms of aetiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.

  • 6. Drowning & Near Drowning  

    A brief reflection of the two major threats that exposure to vast bodies of water predispose man to. Drowning and Near Drowning have been thoroughly explained in terms of aetiology, risk factors in different age groups, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.

The interaction between man and the environment is intricate and complex. Understanding the risks that man is predisposed to, while he continues the unavoidable interaction with his environment is but essential in order to lessen the continuously increasing global burden of health problems associated with environmental factors. The importance of studying environmental threats lies in the fact that environmental attributes which threaten man’s health are both unavoidable and non-modifiable. Therefore it is important for all physicians in the making to be well aware of these conditions and thorough in treating them efficiently.

Beneficiaries: UG/PG

Course Benefit:

This course enlightens the learner about the various risks involved with exposures to different attributes of the environment such as extremes of temperature, high altitudes and the depths of water along with radiation which is increasingly being utilized in the daily affairs of man in the name of advancement in technology.

 

The course talks not just about the theoretical aspect of all these conditions in terms of their aetiology, epidemiology, risk factors and clinical presentation but also throws light upon the clinical aspect which includes the diagnosis and management. Together they enable a learner to deal with environmental threats most efficiently which is the need of the hour. 

Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Diseases Part 6: Pancreas, Peritoneum & Topics Involving whole Git

Gastroenterology deals with the gastrointestinal tract and the hepatobiliary system, and forms an important and integral part of practice of medicine. It is imperative for a medical student to be well acquainted with the diseases of the gastrointestinal system primarily because this system practically forms the basis of life as it links the internal world of the body to the external world through the food, water, drugs etc. that are taken in from the external world and assimilated and utilized to maintain every single cell of the internal world.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 5 hours

This course on gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases covers almost all diseases and disorders of different parts of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system. the subjects of gastroenterology as well as hepatology are vast and complex, even when considered individually. This course provides the learners comprehensible content on each and every part of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver, its disorders, their presenting complaints, clinical assessment, diagnosis etc. with the aim to make an undergraduate learner grasp each and every concept thoroughly and deeply. This course is divided into multiple parts corresponding to the different parts of the system. This is the 6th part of the course which deals with the disorders of the pancreas, peritoneum & some topics involving the whole GIT.

  • 1. Developmental Pancreatic Abnormalities   FREE  

    The module elaborates upon Congenital Pancreatic abnormalities, different Developmental Defects of the pancreas like Pancreatic Agenesis, Annular Pancreas, Pancreas Divisum, Ectopic Pancreas, Pancreaticobiliary Malunion and Congenital cysts of the pancreas, have been discussed in terms of their aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis and management.

    22 min
  • 2. Hereditary & Genetic Pancreatic Conditions  

    This module introduces the terms hereditary disorder and genetic disorders and discusses the hereditary disorders of the pancreas like Cystic Fibrosis, Hereditary Pancreatitis and Shwachman Diamond Syndrome. and the genetic disorders pertaining to the pancreas like- Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome and Pearson’s Marrow-Pancreas Syndrome.

    26 min
  • 3. Pancreatitis  

    This module deals with Pancreatitis. throwing light upon its types- acute and chronic pancreatitis. The first part talks about Acute pancreatitis, in terms of its classification aetiopathogenesis, clinical presentation diagnosis and management. The second part details chronic pancreatitis.

    36 min
  • 4. Cancer & Tumors in Pancreas  

    This module focuses on Cancer and Tumors of pancreas. It mainly deals with Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas, Cystic, Non-endocrine and Neuroendocrine tumors, its aetiopathogenesis, clinical presentations, diagnosis and management.

    22 min
  • 5. Diseases of the Peritoneum  

    This module on Peritoneum and its diseases emphasizes on the Peritonitis its classification, stages, clinical presentation, management, complications and in the end its prognosis.

    17 min
  • 6. Infections of the Gastrointestinal  

    The module introduces the Infections of the Gastrointestinal tract and covers viral, bacterial and lastly fungal infections. It also elaborates upon Gastroenteritis its classification, aetiology, pathogenesis and clinical presentations.

    28 min
  • 7. Radiation Injury to the GIT  

    This module talks about Radiation Injury to the GIT. It highlights different aspects of Radiation injury to the GIT like Radiation injury to Oespohagus, Stomach, Small intestine, Large intestine and their Management.

    24 min
  • 8. Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Diseases: Clinical Aspect part 1  

    This module deals with the Clinical aspect of Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Diseases. It begins with the History taking in Cases of Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Diseases and then discusses the General physical examination and examination of the alimentary canal. This part mainly highlights Inspection and Palpation.

    47 min

Importance

a.  Diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system are mostly silent until they have significantly advanced in pathology.  In such situations it is important for the future medical practitioners to be thorough with each and every sign and symptom which indicates some pathology in the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system.

b.  Patients often neglect or find themselves delaying reporting gastrointestinal issues, often taking them as manageable. Therefore, it is important to understand diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system so that the learner may be able to grasp these diseases as well as their complications.

 

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefits

A. The course deals with the most important gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases covered in a way that the learner will be able to relate them with normal physiology and understand the deviation from normal which led to the development of the given disease.

B. Each module has been incorporated with the latest advancements and researches in the field of gastroenterology diseases to allow the learner to upgrade the conceptual knowledge as well as update himself/ herself with the latest facts and figures.

 

C. Quiz questions are provided at the end of each module to help you test your knowledge and pique your interest in studying.

Unravelling the Nervous System: Cerebral Disorders - Part 2

It was Sir Jay Holder, who once said, “The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.” This is clarified by Dr. Hahnemann himself in §16 of the Organon of Medicine, where he says, “… spirit-like alternative powers of the serviceable medicines acting upon our spirit-like vital force, which perceives them through the medium of the sentient faculty of the nerves everywhere present in the organism …” So, these two quotes must tell you the role played by the human nervous system in healing the sick. But, the human nervous system is not only important, it is also very complex. So, this course aims to unravel the nervous system – especially the disorders of the brain. We will go through a number of neurodegenerative disorders affecting the cerebrum, cerebellum and motor neurons in detail.

Author : Dr. Ria Thukral,Dr. Chaturanana Metlapalli
Course Duration: 12.9 hours

The course primarily deals with a number of academically and clinically important cerebral neurodegenerative disorders. It discusses the disorders in detail including the aetiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis and management for each of them.

This course will help the learner make faster diagnosis and give correct advice to the patients and have a thorough knowledge of every disease.

 

  • 1. Neurodegenerative Disorders - Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease   FREE  

    This module includes an introduction to Neurodegenerative Disorders along with discussions on the general clinical characteristics, pathological features and the clinical classification of neurodegenerative diseases. Then there will be a detailed discussion on 2 disorders – Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

    46 min
  • 3. Neurodegenerative Disorders - Vascular Dementia  

    In this module, the 2nd most common cause of dementia in the elderly, that is Vascular Dementia will be talked about in detail. The epidemiology, risk factors, aetiopathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, management, prevention and prognosis of Vascular Dementia are discussed.

    35 min
  • 4. Neurodegenerative Disorders - Dementia with Lewy Bodies  

    This module will talk about another common dementing disorder – Dementia with Lewy Bodies, including the epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, management, and prognosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies.

    36 min
  • 5. Neurodegenerative Disorders - Parkinson's Disease  

    This module begins with an introduction to movement disorders followed by an elaborate discussion on Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s Disease – a very common hypokinetic movement disorder. It entails detailed discussion on the definitions, history, epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and management of this disease.

    58 min
  • 6. Neurodegenerative Disorders - Other Parkinsonian Syndromes Part 1  

    This module starts the discussion on a number of Parkinsonian syndromes that also present with Parkinsonism together constituting – the Atypical Parkinsonism Disorders. The aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and management of 2 disorders - Multiple System Atrophy and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) are included.

    39 min
  • 7. Neurodegenerative Disorders - Other Parkinsonian Syndromes Part 2  

    This module continues the discussion on the Parkinsonian Syndromes. It starts with Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD), another Atypical Parkinsonian disorder talking about its History, Epidemiology, Aetiopathogenesis, Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Management. Then Drug-induced Parkinsonism and Dopa-Responsive Dystonia have also been discussed.

    36 min
  • 8. Neurodegenerative Disorders - Tremor Disorders  

    This module begins the discussion on Hyperkinetic movement disorders with the topic of Tremor Disorders. It starts with an introduction and classification of tremors. Then the features of various tremor syndromes are explained thoroughly with emphasis upon the clinical features, investigations, and management of each. In the end of this module the diagnosis and assessment of a case of Tremor is also discussed.

    46 min
  • 9. Neurodegenerative Disorders - Chorea, Athetosis & Ballism  

    This module talks about 3 hyperkinetic movement disorders – Chorea, Athetosis & Ballism. It also entails detailed discussion on some important disorders presenting with chorea including Huntington’s Disease in detail, followed by the Huntington’s Disease-Like (HDL) Disorders , Hereditary Choreas and Acquired Choreas The aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of all these diseases are discussed.

    44 min
  • 10. Neurodegenerative Disorders - Dystonic Disorders  

    This module deals with the Dystonic Disorders starting the discussion with an introduction to dystonia, it covers the epidemiology, aetiology, classification, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of dystonic disorders in detail. In the end, Dystonic storm is also discussed.

    49 min
  • 11. Neurodegenerative Disorders - Tics & Myoclonus  

    This module talks about 2 hyperkinetic disorders - Tics & Myoclonus. Tics and Tourette’s syndrome are discussed simultaneously covering the epidemiology, history, aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and management for both of these. And then under the topic of myoclonus, its epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management is discussed in detail.

    58 min
  • 13. Neurodegenerative Disorders – Wilson’s Disease & NBIA  

    This module deals with the disorders that can present with a combination of Parkinsonism and hyperkinetic movements – Wilson’s Disease & Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation (NBIA). It covers the epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, management and prognosis of Wilson’s Disease in detail. Then the various subtypes of NBIA, including the primary disorders of iron metabolism and the secondary causes of disturbed iron homeostasis within the brain are discussed.

    45 min
  • 14. Neurodegenerative Disorders – Motor Neuron Disease  

    This module begins the discussion on another common neurodegenerative disorder – Motor Neuron Disease, including the epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, pathology, clinical features, investigations, and management of MND in general. Then Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is discussed in detail covering its epidemiology, history, aetiology, pathology, clinical features, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and management as well.

    43 min
  • 15. Neurodegenerative Disorders – Other Motor Neuron Diseases  

    This module continues the discussion on Motor Neuron Diseases in which Progressive Bulbar Palsy and its 2 forms - Kennedy’s Disease and Fazio-Londe Disease are discussed in detail. After that, Progressive Muscular Atrophy and it’s genetic form – Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Primary Lateral Sclerosis and then some other rare MNDs including Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, Adult Tay-Sachs Disease, Multifocal Motor Neuropathy with Conduction Block (MMCB), and Monomelic Amyotrophy are also included.

    44 min
  • 16. Neurodegenerative Disorders – Ataxic Disorders Part 1  

    This module marks the beginning of the last topic under the neurodegenerative disorders – Ataxic Disorders or the disorders of cerebellum. It entails detailed discussion on the neuroanatomy, clinical presentation, classification, and epidemiology of Ataxias in general, followed by an elaborate exploration of the Acquired or secondary ataxias and the various Autosomal Recessive ataxias as well.

    51 min
  • 17. Neurodegenerative Disorders – Ataxic Disorders Part 2  

    This last module continues the discussion on Ataxic disorders covering the various Autosomal dominant ataxias, X-linked cerebellar ataxias, and the sporadic ataxias in detail. In the end, the diagnosis and management of ataxias are also discussed briefly.

    49 min

The course will begin with some very important Dementing disorders, that are those disorders presenting with dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, and many more. These disorders will be discussed over a few modules. This will be followed by detailed modules on the Movement Disorders including both Hypokinetic and Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders. Motor Neuron Disease and Ataxic Disorders will then be discussed separately and in elaborate details.

Unravelling the Nervous System Part 6: Homeopathic Therapeutics

It was Sir Jay Holder, who once said, “The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.” This is clarified by Dr. Hahnemann himself in §16 of the Organon of Medicine, where he says, “… spirit-like alternative powers of the serviceable medicines acting upon our spirit-like vital force, which perceives them through the medium of the sentient faculty of the nerves everywhere present in the organism …” So, these two quotes must tell you the role played by the human nervous system in healing the sick. But, the human nervous system is not only important, it is also very complex. And so is its management. This course aims to discuss the important Homeopathic remedies most commonly indicated for the management of a number of Neurological disorders.

Author : Dr. Ria Thukral,Dr. Chaturanana Metlapalli
Course Duration: 3.5 hours

The course primarily deals with the Homeopathic therapeutics for a number of clinically important neurological conditions and presentations. It discusses the most often prescribed remedies for each disorder including the indications for each of them.

This course will increase the learner’s knowledge regarding the scope of Homeopathic remedies in the management of a number of neurological disorders.

  • 5. Homeopathic Therapeutics for Neurological Disorders - Part V  

    This last module continues the discussion on the Homeopathic Therapeutics covering the indications of Homeopathic remedies for Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Migraine, Visual Disturbance, Hearing Disturbance, Smell Disorders, and Speech and Language Disorders in detail.

    39 min

The course will include the therapeutics for some important neurological disorders including Apoplectic Conditions, Chorea, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Meningitis, Paralysis, Sciatica, Dementia and Migraine among many others. These will be discussed over a few modules. A number of neurological presenting complaints and their indicated remedies will also be discussed in detail such as those for Headache, Sleeplessness, Vertigo, Debility, and the Visual, Hearing, Smell and Speech disturbances as well.

GASTROINTESTINAL & HEPATOBILIARY DISEASES PART 7: HOMEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS

“The road to health is paved with good intestines.” This quote by Sherry A Rogers very well indicates the importance of healthy functioning of the Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary system. Most of our clinical practice is filled with such cases and thus it becomes essential for us to be well acquainted with the management of these conditions. Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary diseases affect the quality of life of a person and make them miserable to live with. This course aims to discuss the important homeopathic medicines, along with some rare homeopathic medicines indicated for the management of a number of Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary diseases.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Ria Thukral
Course Duration: 8 hours

This course primarily deals with the Homeopathic therapeutics for a number of clinically important Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary conditions and diseases. It discusses the most often prescribed Homeopathic medicines along with some rare Homeopathic medicines for each disorder including the indications for each of them. This course will not only increase the learner’s knowledge regarding the scope of Homeopathic medicines in the management of a number of Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary diseases but also widen the horizon on some rare, acute and short acting remedies.

  • 9. Homeopathic therapeutics for Gastrointestinal diseases - Part 5  

    This module is in continuation with the previous module and talks about the indications of Homeopathic medicines in cancerous conditions of Gastrointestinal Diseases like Carcinoma of the pancreas, Carcinoma of the liver & gall bladder and lastly, Colorectal cancer.

    31 min

Importance

a. Diseases of the Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary system are mostly neglected or are given less importance until they significantly advance in pathology.  In such situations it is important for the future medical practitioners to be thorough with each and every sign and symptom which indicates some pathology pertaining to Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary system and also be able to manage it efficiently using the knowledge of our Homeopathic Materia Medica and choosing the best indicated homeopathic medicine for the disease condition.

 

Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students

Course Benefits

A. The course deals with the most important Homeopathic medicines along with some rare Homeopathic medicines specific for Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary disease conditions. The peculiarities, along with some case studies are also included for better understanding and easy learning.

B. Each module has been incorporated with quotes from masters of Homeopathy, along with pictures of drugs and disease conditions which make it more interesting and informative.  

C. Quiz questions are provided at the end of each module to help you test your knowledge and develop your interest in studying.

Unravelling the Nervous System: Cerebral Disorders - Part 3

It was Sir Jay Holder, who once said, “The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.” This is clarified by Dr. Hahnemann himself in §16 of the Organon of Medicine, where he says, “… spirit-like alternative powers of the serviceable medicines acting upon our spirit-like vital force, which perceives them through the medium of the sentient faculty of the nerves everywhere present in the organism …” So, these two quotes must tell you the role played by the human nervous system in healing the sick. But, the human nervous system is not only important, it is also very complex. So, this course aims to unravel the nervous system – especially the disorders of the brain. We will go through a number of infections, inflammations, CSF circulation disorders, brain tumours, paraneoplastic disorders affecting the cerebrum, etc. in detail.

Author : Dr. Ria Thukral,Dr. Chaturanana Metlapalli
Course Duration: 10 hours

The course covers a number of neurological disorders including the infections, inflammations, CSF circulation disorders, brain tumours, paraneoplastic disorders, developmental, toxic, metabolic and nutritional disorders of the nervous system. It discusses the disorders in detail including the aetiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis and management for each of them.

This course will help the learner make faster diagnosis and effecrively manage the patients suffering from these neurological diseases.

 

  • 1. Infections of the Nervous System Part 1   FREE  

    This module begins with an overview of various infections of the nervous system. This will be followed by detailed discussion on Meningitis including Viral, Acute Aseptic, Bacterial and Other Forms of Meningitis. Lastly, the various Parenchymal Viral Infections that is, Viral Encephalitis, Brainstem Encephalitis, Poliomyelitis, Herpes Zoster, Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis, and Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy will be discussed.

    51 min
  • 2. Infections of the Nervous System Part 2  

    This module will continue the discussion on the infections of the nervous system talking about the various Parenchymal Bacterial Infections, Diseases caused by Bacterial Toxins and Prion Diseases. It will cover the aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis and management of the infections separately.

    45 min
  • 3. Inflammatory Demyelinating Diseases - Multiple Sclerosis  

    This module begins with an introduction to the Inflammatory Demyelinating Diseases including the classification and pathophysiology in general. Then the Inflammatory Demyelinating Disease considered to be the most important – Multiple Sclerosis, will be talked about in detail. The epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, clinical features, clinical variants, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, management and prognosis of Multiple Sclerosis are discussed.

    44 min
  • 4. Inflammatory Demyelinating Diseases - Neuromyelitis Optica & ADEM  

    This module will talk about 2 Inflammatory Demyelinating Diseases – Neuromyelitis Optica & Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, including the epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, management, and prognosis of both the disorders in detail.

    37 min
  • 5. Inflammatory Demyelinating Diseases - Site Restricted Forms  

    This module entails detailed discussion on the inflammations of the central nervous system affecting some specific sites, that is, the site-restricted forms of inflammatory demyelinating diseases including - Transverse Myelitis, Isolated Optic Neuritis, and Chronic relapsing inflammatory optic neuropathy (CRION). Then, 2 other important inflammations affecting the CNS, namely, Neurosarcoidosis, and Graft-versus-host disease are also discussed.

    38 min
  • 6. Disorders of CSF Circulation - Raised ICP & Cerebral Oedema  

    This module initiates the discussion on another important category of neurological disorders - the Disorders of CSF Circulation. The aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of Raised ICP & Cerebral Oedema are included.

    31 min
  • 7. Disorders of CSF Circulation - Hydrocephalus  

    This module continues the discussion on the Disorders of CSF Circulation including details on an important condition - Hydrocephalus. It covers the Epidemiology, Classification, Aetiology, Pathophysiology, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis and Management of Hydrocephalus. Then the various Complications of Shunts have also been discussed.

    36 min
  • 9. Brain Tumours - General Overview  

    This module deals with a general overview of Brain Tumours. Starting the discussion with an introduction to brain tumours, it covers the WHO grading, epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical features, investigations, differential diagnosis, management, complications and progosis of Brain Tumours in detail.

    39 min
  • 10. Primary Brain Tumours  

    This module covers details on the features of the various primary brain tumours individually. It talks about some Intrinsic malignant tumours including Diffuse Gliomas, Primary CNS lymphoma, Medulloblastoma and the Pineal region tumours. Then some Extrinsic benign tumours including Meningiomas, Acoustic Neuromas, and Craniopharyngiomas. And some Genetic syndromes that are characterized by an increased risk of CNS tumours are also discussed. These are Neurofibromatosis, Von Hippel lindau disease, and Tuberous sclerosis.

    56 min

The course will begin with some very important Infections affecting the cerebrum, including the various types of Meningitis, Parenchymal Viral and Bacterial Infections, and the Prion Diseases. A few modules covering the Inflammatory Demyelinating Disorders including Multiple sclerosis, Neuromyelitis optica, ADEM, and some Site-restricted forms will follow this. The various Disorders of CSF Circulation will then be discussed separately and in elaborate details. Then the Brain Tumours, Paraneoplastic Disorders, the Developmental Disorders, Toxic, Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders of the nervous system will also be covered in this elaborate course.

Practice of Medicine: Disease of The Respiratory System

It is said the breathing is a gift from nature. The respiratory system is the network of organs and tissues that help us breathe. It includes our airways, lungs and blood vessels coupled with the muscles that power our lungs and work harmoniously to move oxygen throughout the body. But the respiratory system is also vulnerable to a range of diseases and disorders which must be addressed at the earliest to ensure health.

Author : Dr. Rashi,Dr. Vaishnavi Rathore
Course Duration: 19 hours

 

  1. Respiratory diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide with approximately 65 lakh people suffering from COPD and 3 million people dying from it, hence understand them all is important
  2. Early diagnosis and timely identification of symptoms can prevent death which is why it is academically important for medical students. 

BENEFICIARIES: UG/PG 

COURSE BENEFITS:

  1. The course deals with all the important important respiratory diseases covered in a way that the learner is able to correlate them with normal physiology and understand the deviation from normal. 
  2. Each module has been incorporated with complete and in depth explanation of each disease. Latest diagnostic techniques, clinical examinations and homoeopathic therapeutics have been added.

  • 2. PRESENTING PROBLEMS IN RESPIRATORY DISEASES  

    This module covers the various complaints pertaining to the respiratory system with which a patient presents to a doctor. The complaints have been thoroughly explained in terms of their aetiology, mechanism of development, classifications etc.

  • 5. MODULE 5: RESTRICTIVE LUNG DISEASEs part 1  

    This module introduces the learner to respiratory diseases explaining the aetiology, classification, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of restrictive lung diseases in general.

  • 6. RESTRICTIVE LUNG DISEASES PART 2  

    This module, as an extension of the first part explains the various occupational lung diseases which also show a restrictive pattern. Different diseases have been dealt with in terms of their aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.

  • 7. RESTRICTIVE LUNG DISEASES PART 3  

    This module, as an extension of the second part continues to explain the various occupational lung disease. Different diseases have been dealt with in terms of their aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.

  • 8. INTERSTITIAL PULMONARY DISEASES PART 1  

    This module talks about the different interstitial diseases that affect the lung parenchyma and elaborates upon them in terms of their aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.

  • 9. INTERSTITIAL PULMONARY DISEASES PART 2  

    As an extension of the previous module this module continues to explore the myriad respiratory diseases that affect the lung parenchyma. Additionally, it talks about genetics and interstitial pulmonary diseases.

  • 10. PLEURAL DISEASES  

    This module acquaints the learner with the diseases that confine to the pleura of the lungs. A detailed description has been provided, of all these diseases.

  • 11. DISEASES OF THE CHEST WALL AND DIAPHRAGM  

    This module throws light upon the various congenital and acquired conditions of the chest wall and those that involve the diaphragm. Each disease conditions has been thoroughly explained covering its aetiology, pathophysiology , clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.

  • 12. INFECTIONS OF RESPIRATORY SYSTEM  

    This module briefs the learner about the different infections that attack the upper and lower respiratory tracts. After a brief introduction to both these, the module continues to explain the different infections that attack the lower respiratory tract, in terms of their aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.

  • 14. UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT AND TRACHEAL DISEASES PART 2  

    This module continues to explore the remaining infections that the upper respiratory tract falls prey to, covering those that were not detailed in the previous part and explaining their aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management

  • 16. PULMONARY EOSINOPHILIA  

    This module elaborates upon Pulmonary Eosinophilia acquainting the learner with its aetiology, classification, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management. Additionally, acute and chronic eosinophilic pneumonia have been duly explained.

  • 17. MEDIASTINAL DISORDERS  

    This module covers the details of the formation of mediastinal compartments followed by elaborating upon acute and chronic form of mediastinitis, growths within the mediastinum and a condition called Pneumomediastinum.

  • 18. TUMORS OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM  

    This module encompasses the tumors of the bronchus, the lungs as well as those of the mediastinum, explaining each one of them in depth in terms of their clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.

  • 19. PULMONARY EMBOLI AND PULMONARY HYPERTENSION  

    This module acquaints the learner with two life threatening respiratory vascular diseases- Pulmonary embolism and Pulmonary Hypertension. It also enlightens the learner about the differences between the clinical presentation, imaging findings and management of the two.

  • 20. CLINICAL EXAMINATION & INVESTIGATIONS IN RESPIRATORY SYSTEM  

    This module takes the learner into the clinical aspect of the diseases and disorders of the respiratory system imparting the knowledge of the various parts of clinical respiratory system examination and the latest developments in the field of pulmonary investigations.

Diseases of Respiratory system, is a vast topic which needs to be comprehended properly for prompt interpretation of signs and symptoms and early diagnosis. Attempt has been made to cover respiratory diseases in a systematic and simplified manner with an introduction to the system’s anatomy and physiology to revise the basics. The diseases have been thoroughly explained with a note on the investigations of each and clinical examination of the system has been provided for learners. Additionally, the course is fortified with Homoeopathic therapeutics, of different diseases and conditions covered therein.

Practice of Medicine (22 in 1 Combo Course)
This course includes:

  279 Modules      

  279 Quizes          

   Certificate Of Completion

   Course Validity : 365 days


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