Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine

  • 1 year course
  • Live lectures and webinars by renowned clinicians
  • Structured clinical training by subject experts
  • Rotational internship
Accreditation Partner:

Key Features

Certification by AHERF & Medvarsity

Internship with ICU rotations

Rewarding career in emerging specialty in India

Structured Curriculum and Training

Course Description

The Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine course is designed to impart knowledge and skills about critical care of the patients admitted in the ICU. Experience and knowledge gained from this course will help improve the care delivered not only in the ICU but also to critically ill patients in other areas such as the emergency room, postoperative care unit and in disaster settings. During the course, the students will get familiar with the ICU setup, quality and safety needs in the ICU, general principles of critical care and management of specific critical illnesses.

This course is aimed at aspiring physicians who are looking to develop their knowledge and expertise in cricitical care medicine. Any MBBS graduate registered with a State Medical Council or the Medical council of India (MCI) is eligible to take this course.

This course complemented by a 3 month rotational internship in ICU will help the physicians evaluate and manage the critically ill patient using clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic evaluation framework with an evidence based, rational and cost-effective approach.

This course is certified by Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation & Medvarsity


Course Outline

Session 1 - Resuscitation and Initial Management of the Acutely ill patient
Approach to acutely ill patient
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Management of patient post-resuscitation
Initial Management of the trauma patient
Initial Management of the patient with burns
Session 2 - Diagnosis, Assessment, Investigation, Monitoring and Data Interpretation
History and Clinical Examination
Indications for Investigations
Interpretation of Chest X-rays
Differential diagnosis
Session 3 - Disease Management
Management of the critically ill patient with specific acute medical conditions
Identification of Chronic and co-morbid disease in the acutely ill patient
Recognition and management of the patient with organ failure
Session 4 - Therapeutic Interventions/ Specific Management/ Organ system support in single or multiple organ failure
Prescription of anti-microbial drugs and therapies safely
Administration of blood and blood products safely
Use of fluids and vasoactive/ inotropic drugs to support the circulation
Initiation, management, weaning of patients from invasive and non-invasive ventilatory support under supervision
Recognition and management of eletrolyte, glucose and acid-base disturbances
Session 5 - Peri-Operative Care
Pre-and post-operative care of high risk surgical and Trauma patient
Care of the patient following cardiac surgery, craniotomy, solid organtransplantation
Session 6 - Comfort, Pain Relief and Recovery
Assessment, Preventionand treatment of pain and delirium
Administrationn of analgesia via an epidural catheter
Management of sedation and neuromuscular blockade
Session 7 - End of Life Care
Management of treatment withdrawal with the multidisciplinary team
Discussion of end of life care with patients and their families/ surrogates
Palliative care of the critically ill patient
Brain- stem death testing
Psychological and physiological support of the organ donor
Session 8 - Communication Skills and Ethical issues
Communication skills in ICU
Ethical issues
Course Duration
  • 97 Hrs (Learning Content)
  • 12 Weeks (Live Virtual Classes)
Accreditation Partner

Apollo Hospitals Education and Research Foundation

Payment Options


1. Eligibility for the course
  • Is this course recognized by MCI?
    • MCI currently doesn't recognize any online courses delivered by any partner. Through our partnerships with universities and organizations, we ensure that the best learning content is available to our students. Some of our courses may carry international recognition and most of our courses are validated and recognized by over 40 hospital groups in India, Asia and Africa.

  • Can I get a Government Job with this added qualification?
    • You can apply anywhere as per your wish after completion of the program. This added qualification will make you a better health care provider. Selection in government job is mostly dependent on set criteria on which Medvarsity has no control or opinion
  • Can I submit my certificates at a later date after enrollment or can I enroll by providing my provisional certificates?
    • This can be done with an undertaking to provide the certificates within the stipulated time.
  • Are there any prerequisites for joining this course?
    • Most Medvarsity students are required to meet minimum criteria of having completed their MBBS with Internship. They should have MCI / State Medical Council registration to be eligible for the course.
  • What are the prerequisites for an international student?
    • An international medical graduate should apply for a provisional certification to MCI / State Medical Council prior to admission to this course. Our guidance counselors will be able to provide more information on the same.
2. Course delivery
  • How to access the course material online?
    • To access the course, click on the "Learn" button on the top right of this page using the login ID and password provided to you. In case you don't have access to login ID and password, write to us at srm@medvarsity.com & quote your registered email ID.
  • What if I am unable to open the Medvarsity website?
    • For any queries or any technical assistance, please call on our toll free number (1800-103-6006) or write to us at srm@medvarsity.com. The matter will be looked into at the earliest.
  • How do I access my course?
  • My User ID and Password isn't working on the LMS.
    •  You will be issued a new user ID and password on completion of the registration process. The user ID created for your registration process will not work on our LMS.
3. Contact Program
  • Is the contact program mandatory for completion of course?
    • For this course, the contact program is mandatory. Any contact program provides a student with an opportunity to learn clinical hands-on techniques and skills that are helpful in the practice of the discipline. It is therefore recommended that you opt for contact program. Your final certificate will not be issued without completion of the contact program.
  • What if I am not able to attend the contact program at the scheduled date?
    • You can attend the next scheduled contact program upon information and concurrence by your program coordinator.
  • Can I choose the center where I wish to attend the contact program?
    • You will be required to attend the contact program at the nearest prescribed center where you are assigned.
  • What is the minimum attendance required during the program?
    •  It is mandatory to attend all 12 weeks of contact program for the Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine.
  • Will there be arrangements for lodging and boarding provided for students during the Contact Program in case their contact center is out of station from their hometown?
    • You will have to make your own arrangements for boarding and lodging. All contact programs are held in centrally located regions with access to all necessary requirements.
4. Assessment and Exams
  • How will I be assessed during and at the end of the course?
    • You will be assessed through MCQ based online assessment at the end of each module. At the end of the course, you will take the Final Examination (MCQ based online assessment) and viva examination.
  • What is the criterion for being eligible for the Final Examination?
    • You should have passed MCQ based online assessment of each module with a minimum of 60% marks. Then only you can take the Final Examination.
  • How do I appear for the MCQ based online Examination at the end of each module?
    • You have to login into our LMS at lms.medvarsity.com or www.apolloknowledge.com using your user ID and password, and then proceed with the examination as follows:
    • Click on My courses and then click on learn option. Here you will find various options like case discussions, videos, animations, eBook, assessment etc. Click on take assessment and read all the instructions carefully
    • Click on it and then click on to start exam and your exam will begin
    • Every 60 seconds page gets deactivated, hence it is important that you refresh the page time and again.
  • What if I am not able to clear the module tests in the first attempt?
    • If you are not able to clear the module test in the first attempt, you can always take a second attempt to clear your module tests.
  • What if I am not able to clear the module tests in the second attempt?
    • You can write to us at srm@medvarsity.com requesting for another attempt by paying a reactivation fee.
  • How many attempts do I have for the final exam?
    • One attempt
  • What if I do not clear the final examination?
    • You can attempt the exam again by paying the applicable reactivation fee.
  • What if I feel that a question is wrongly framed or an answer is wrongly marked in the online exams?
    • If you feel that something is wrongly mentioned, you can write at srm@medvarsity.com, directing it to the academics team.
  • While attempting the online exam, what if there is a power cut or the internet gets disconnected?
    • If at all there is a power cut or your internet gets disconnected, there is nothing to worry. When you login again, you can  continue your test from the point where you had stopped.
  • What if I am not able to complete the course within the duration?
    • You will have to send a request to the CRM team to extend your course and pay the applicable reactivation.
5. Placement Assistance
  • Do you provide any placement assistance?
    • We do not provide any placement guarantee as an outcome of the course. On a case to case basis we will introduce your profile to specific recruiting partners but no job guarantee is provided.
6. Feedback
  • What if I have any concerns regarding the program delivery or what if I have any suggestions to improve the quality of the course?

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