Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.21 Issue No.64. November 2021 - February 2022

One-month Online Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate course


The one-month online ‘Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate’ course was successfully conducted in the months of November 2021, December 2021 and February 2022. The participants were from all across India as well as from Nepal. As part of the course, webinars were conducted through the Zoom platform where participants were given the opportunity to interact with experienced transplant coordinators across the country. A total of 111 candidates completed the course in these three batches and received their certificates.

Post Graduate Diploma in Transplant Coordination and Grief Counselling - 2021 Batch

The 2021 batch of the one-year online ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Transplant Coordination and Grief Counselling’ successfully completed their course in December 2021. A total of 34 participants from diverse professions from India and Botswana completed the course. 

As part of the course, contact sessions were conducted virtually using the Zoom platform. The sessions focused on the counselling process, approaching grieving families for organ donation, soft skills for transplant coordinators, communication skills in healthcare management, resolving conflict and stress-proof oneself, transplant law in India, the role of a transplant coordinator in the deceased donation and living donor transplant coordination. The webinars also involved activities like quizzes and discussions that kept the participants engaged in the learning process.

The faculty for the webinars included

  • Mr. K. Veerapandian (Consultant Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology, Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, Chennai)
  • Dr. Suryakumari (Founder and President, The Academy of Life and People Skills, Chennai)
  • Mr. Naveen Nandigam (CEO, 3N Training, Hyderabad)
  • Mr. Sivakumar (Assistant General Manager - Liver Transplant Unit, Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai)
  • Ms. Bhavana Shah (Sr. Executive - Administration & Transplant Coordinator, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai).

 

Feedback  

Lt. Col. Meenakshi Devi Sharma, Army Institute of Cardio-Thoracic Sciences (AICTS), Pune

I Lt. Col. Meenakshi Devi Sharma was part of PGDTC & Grief Counselling 2021 and with immense pleasure I am writing this feedback post completion of the course dated 25th Dec 2021. Please treat this as my gratitude towards the hard work team has done in order to impart the required knowledge.

Over all the course has imparted new knowledge to me and hopefully it will help me in my professional career. The course is well structured and coordinated well; it helped me to gain the required knowledge with ease. I'm feeling confident gaining the knowledge and would like to explore more professional opportunities in the area.

Family counselling and conversations on organ donation

A 15-hour online course “Family counselling and conversations on organ donation” was introduced by MOHAN Foundation in December 2021. This course helps the learners not only to understand emotionally intensive conversations with grieving families but also equips them to offer the option of organ donation with sensitivity and empathy.  The online modules include simulations of family conversations and case studies.

Legal aspects of organ donation and transplantation

A new online shout-term course, “Legal aspects of organ donation and transplantation” was launched by MOHAN Foundation on January 6, 2022. This course aims to benefit the medical, paramedical and administrative personnel in hospitals and help them gain knowledge about the legal aspects of organ donation and transplantation in India. The course was launched by Dr. Vikas Mahatme, Member of Rajya Sabha & Founder Medical Director of Mahatme Eye Bank Eye Hospital, Nagpur. Also present was Dr. Rajneesh Sahai, Director, National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO). As part of the launch, a panel discussion on “Critique of the Act-25 years later” was organized. Various experts were invited to revisit the Act and critique it to better understand gaps and future recommendations.


How to cite this article:
- Sujatha S, Shroff S. One-month Online Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate course. Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.21 Issue No.64. November 2021 - February 2022

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