When we hear the words ‘distance learning’ immediately what comes to mind is a situation where you as a student want to study more however due to many circumstances either do not want to pursue classroom course or do not have the resources (time, money etc) to do so. You then decide to apply at some institute and they send you a set of books for self study. You study on your own and then appear for exams. Well, traditionally yes, that is how distance learning used to work, however in today’s times with the technology developing so rapidly and with all us having easy access to internet, the meaning of distance learning has changed, and changed forever. Traditional distance learning which has now been replaced by online learning had many shortcomings, all of which have now been eliminated by the use of technology and the internet. In fact you will be surprised that in a survey conducted about online learning v/s classroom training, most of the students stated that were more satisfied and learnt more in online training compared to classroom sessions…
Correspondence Courses in Healthcare Management have now slowly and gradually got replaced by online courses in Healthcare Management. This shift has occurred due to easy access to internet and the degree of interactivity between students and faculty that online courses offer. Online courses in healthcare management are the best solution for students who wish to take up healthcare sector as a career option and also for those who are already working in the healthcare sector and wish to increase their knowledge and to move to higher positions faster in their organization. Correspondence courses in healthcare management have been traditionally taught by means of sending printed study material to the student with no other contact between the student and the institute. This has drastically changed as it is extremely important to have access to faculty when pursuing a distance learning course. James Lind Institutes Advanced Diploma in Healthcare and Hospital Management is a top notch course that can be taken up online without the need to visit the institute itself. JLI provides high quality support to students and has faculty from across the globe. The healthcare and hospital management online course has been developed with special support from Global Hospitals. Global Hospital is the third largest corporate chain of hospitals in India with hospitals in Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore, and more coming up in Mumbai and Delhi.
Healthcare Management offers a fantastic career opportunity in developing countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and other African countries. Healthcare management is already booming in the Indian subcontinent, thanks to the increasing awareness of healthcare and the increasing infrastructure related to the healthcare sector. The increased number of hospitals and diagnostic centres, healthcare solution providers and insurance companies have lead to a tremendous growth of this sector. The same is now getting replicated in developing nations in Africa such as Kenya and Nigeria. People trained in healthcare in these regions can work in private and government hospitals in managerial roles and can even work in IT companies and healthcare insurance providers in various capacities. You can go through the following post to know more about the various potential employers that trained healthcare professionals can work for:
Healthcare Management Career Options
If you wish to make a career in healthcare, James Lind Institute (JLI) offers you a top notch online course in healthcare and hospital management which you can take up from the comfort of your home or office at any time. The online course in healthcare and hospital management is a self paced program and you can log in any time you wish to study. The course is taught by experienced faculty in various countries. To know more about this exciting course and how to apply, please feel free to visit the JLI Homepage.
Various business reports and surveys have stated that more than 700,000 professionals who are trained in healthcare and hospital management will be required by the coming year i.e. 2012.
This is because the healthcare sector is growing in India at an extremely fast face and skilled manpower in healthcare is the need of the hour.
More and more hospitals and super speciality clinics are coming up in every city in India along with more and more healthcare insurance providers. Awareness of healthcare is also increasing among people and with increased earnings average spending on healthcare by every household is also increasing.
Job opportunities in this sector are going to increase in the next coming years and healthcare is going to be the next big career opportunity. People trained in healthcare management can work at the following places:
1. Private Hospitals
2. Super-speciality Hospitals and Clinics
3. Multi-speciality Hospitals and Clinics
4. Medical & Dental Colleges
5. Government Hospitals
6. Diagnostic Centre’s
7. Blood Banks
8. Nursing Homes
9. Rehabilitation Clinics
10. Pharmacy Health Centres
11. Consultancy Firms
12. IT Companies providing healthcare solutions
15. Insurance companies
16. Pharmaceutical Companies etc
As you can see, the number of potential employers for people trained in healthcare are numerous, so job opportunities are plenty. James Lind Institute offers an online course in healthcare and hospital management that can be taken up by any science or pharmacy background student and even working professionals if you wish to make a career in healthcare sector. To know more please visit the online healthcare course webpage.
Pharmacovigilance is defined as “science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other possible drug-related problems”. While considering the incidence of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) in India, the general range was anywhere between 10-20% and in fewer cases even it has moved to 70% and above. Also when considered, in the current scenic, clinical trials are conducted in stringent environment with fixed criteria and thorough monitoring. With such a mind wobbling numbers and discreteness in data the need for an effective vigilance program was aroused.
Why Pharmacovigilance? Because Pharmacovigilance benefits ALL:
The issue of patient safety is addressed. Physicians are happy to prescribe and promote safer medicines. Pharmaceutical industry gets to keep its reputations intact, while regulatory authorities receive pertinent data that helps them to take essential decisions…
Clinical research distance learning has been quite popular in the past, but with the increasing awareness and better access to internet in all cities across India, distance learning is gradually becoming obsolete and a phenomenon of the past. Students now a days do not only want books or reading material to study, but expectations have increased a lot. Now a days students require interaction with faculty and students, interactive study material and access to mentors at all times even with distance learning courses, and that is how it should be. All this has been made possible, thankfully, by cutting edge, yet user friendly technology used in online learning. Online learning as really revolutionized the way clinical research education and training is delivered to students who want to study as per their time schedules and as per their convenience. James Lind Institute provides high quality clinical research online learning programs which can be taken up by any science graduate who wants to make a career in the clinical research industry. Please visit the James Lind Institute website to know more about the distance learning / online courses in clinical research.
Clinical Research business is gradually growing in the African Continent. Though clinical trials have been conducted in developed nations such as South Africa for a number of years now, but the focus is now shifting in Africa from developed nations to developing nations such as Nigeria, Rwanda, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and other Central African countries.
A need for trained professionals who specialize in clinical research is strongly felt in these nations. Non availability of good training providers with years of experience is also a reason why it is hard to find trained clinical research staff. Courses in clinical research can be a great value addition to people actively involved in medical research, people working in hospitals and pharmacy graduates. A number of physicians can also benefit by taking up specialized courses in clinical research. Clinexa Life Sciences (a contract research organization) and James Lind Institutes initiative to increase the awareness of clinical trials in developing countries such as Nigeria, Botswana, Rwanda, Kenya, Zimbabwe etc, and to make high quality clinical research training readily available to interested candidates in these nations has led us to create a highly optimal online learning environment to facilitate and make the whole learning process highly effective. James Lind Institute welcomes students from developing African nations and does not consider them to be international students. This means that they get to enjoy the same benefits as local students and even the same program fee.
If you are interested in taking up an online clinical research course please feel free to contact us on the online chat support, or send an email to email@example.com. For more information about James Lind Institute and the courses offered please visit the main page of the website by clicking HERE.
As more and more sponsor companies from the US and EU are outsourcing clinical trials to developing countries, Bangladesh as a country has a great potential to be one of the leading clinical trial markets. Looking at the success of India, China, Thailand and other neighboring countries in this region that have been actively involved in clinical trials, Bangladesh too can open itself up to the concept of clinical trials and gradually progress to be as good a place to conduct clinical trials as other countries.
Bangladesh has a very large treatment naive patient population for all therapeutic areas, be it oncology, diabetes, infectious diseases etc and has hospitals and high quality private clinics spanned throughout the country. The majority of physicians in Bangladesh are English speaking making it more attractive a place to conduct clinical trials.
The government of Bangladesh needs to understand the ethical concerns in conducting clinical trials and to protect the rights, welfare and safety of study subjects, it needs to enforce that guidelines such as the ICH GCP are followed. It is also a good thing to have a country specific law regarding conduct of clinical trials (such as the Schedule-Y in India) which must be based on the ICH GCP guidelines so that clinical trial data generated from Bangladesh is globally acceptable.
Challenge faced by Bangladesh is the lack of awareness about clinical trials/clinical research and the lack of understanding of difference between clinical practice and clinical trials. In nutshell, lack of trained clinical research professionals is a barrier in the progress of Bangladesh with regards to clinical research.
A number of companies and research institutes are willing to work in the Bangladesh market provided that they find trained professionals and expertise in the region. James Lind Institute offers this unique opportunity to physicians, science and pharmacy background students to get trained in clinical research by the method of online learning. James Lind Institute brings to you experienced faculty from India and abroad and a highly user friendly learning environment with cutting edge technology for effective learning.
To know more about the courses offered by James Lind Institute and how they can help you steer yourself on an exciting new career path please feel free to CLICK HERE or chat with our online counselors at any time.
James Lind Institute, Hyderabad is always looking to hire talented freelance medical writers and content developers irrespective of whether you are experienced in medical writing or just a fresher. If you have a flair and passion for writing, if you know the basics of clinical research and if tight time lines do not bother you much, James Lind Institute can provide you a unique opportunity, a great platform to showcase your talent and to work from the comfort of your home, by selecting you to work with us as a freelance medical writer and content developer.
If you wish to be considered for a freelance medical writing job please feel free to write to firstname.lastname@example.org and send across your most updated resume. If your profile suits the role of a freelance medical writer, we will get back to you with further details. You not being located in Hyderabad should not be a problem as long as you can communicate over emails and telephone and as long as you can offer commitment. We wish you all the very best.
Ethics as much talked about, is arduous to understand and interpret. One always tries to interpret ethics in his or her own way. So how can we justify as to what is ethical and what not? Seems like a real googly, isn’t it? In similar sense, think about how ethics committees justify their decisions with regards to new clinical trials, subject safety etc. To understand the role of ethics committee (EC), we need to step in its shoes. However, still the question remains, how do they do it?
There is a normal way, which is to follow – the guidelines, the regulations and may be as a matter of fact, Standard operation procedures (SOPs). Well inspite of all righteous compliance we may be far from achieving an ethical outcome.
Arduous role of Ethics Committee (EC):
According to Mark P. Aulisio and Robert M. Arnol in their article on “Role of the Ethics Committee” they quoted “Ethics committees arose in response to a clinical need for a formal mechanism to address some of the value conflicts and uncertainties that arise in contemporary health-care settings”…