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Our experience with a multi-disciplinary approach to care makes us a preferred organisation for several state, national and international level training programmes in palliation for doctors, nurses, social workers and pharmacists.

We are the training site for the following certificate courses in palliative care accredited by

  1. Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) certificate course for
    • Doctors and Nurses
    • Pharmacists
  2. Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) fellowship in Palliative Care

Please e-mail for further details on our in-house training sessions.

  • Indian Association of Palliative Care

    IAPC Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care for Doctors and Nurses

    Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre is authorised to conduct the Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care (CCEPC) under the aegis of IAPC for doctors and nurses. The goal is to inculcate principles of palliative care to improve patient care through proper communication and effective management of difficult symptoms.

    • The programme will help practising doctors and nurses in their day-to-day professional life. Certificates awarded to doctors enable them to apply for a licence to stock and dispense oral morphine under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.


    • Doctors (MBBS, BDS)
    • Nurses (BSc Nursing, GNM)

    Course Design:

    • The course will be delivered in two parts: A mandatory theory ‘Part A’ component and a practical hands-on ‘Part B’ component (recommended but optional)
    • Successful completion of ‘Part A’ will make one equipped to understand basic concepts of palliative care and to teach and train others on how to manage difficult symptoms including intractable pain. It will also increase their confidence to handle difficult questions or situations encountered in everyday practice.
    • Successful completion of ‘Part B’ at the Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre will provide candidates with an opportunity to have a hands-on understanding of the concept of pain and symptom management, enabling them to effectively manage a patient who is on opioids as the emphasis will be given on teaching opioid titration. It will also make doctors eligible for obtaining an RMI certificate for your organisation.

    Application process:

    The course is organised twice a year, in January and July. Details about the start date of the course are available on the IAPC website:

    Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care (CCEPC) at

    IAPC Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care for Pharmacists

    The IAPC’s ‘Certificate Course in Palliative Care Pharmacy’ (CCPCP) was launched on 29th December 2021.

    This is a basic course which aims to equip participants with adequate knowledge of commonly used drugs in palliative care for pain management and to manage other symptoms. The course will also cover Essential Narcotic Drugs and Narcotic Drugs, along with the technical legalities to procure, store, dispense and document the same.

    The 7-hour course will be delivered in two parts; a virtual 4.5-hour Part A module and an in-person 2.5-hour Part B module at the Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • ·This course is primarily designed for candidates with a Diploma or a Degree in Pharmacy.

    Course registration:

    Please email the completed application form, a copy of the receipt of the course fee paid to the IAPC account and a copy of your Degree/ Diploma certificate to

    Please see the IAPC website for further details: Certificate Course in Palliative Care Pharmacy (CCPCP) details for 2023-24 at

  • The Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre is a designated centre to train the MUHS-selected fellow

    The Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre is a designated centre to train the MUHS-selected fellow

    This is a one-year distance learning module for doctors. It consists of a one-week session (online) followed by a contact session of one week (at the end of six months) and a 10-day hands-on practical training.

    This Fellowship will enable candidates to have a solid foundation to receive the Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award from the MUHS and consequently have a successful career in clinical practice. There will be 3 contact sessions of one week each and 10 days of hands-on training at CPC towards the end of the year. Assessment is through regular assessment and a final written and oral exam.

    Course Curriculum:

    The curriculum will include the scope of palliative care in a multidisciplinary team, clinical management, nursing issues, communication, palliative care emergencies, palliative care in specific serious illnesses, palliative care in geriatrics and pediatrics and end-of-life care.


    The Fellowship seeks MD/DNB (the Republic of India and MCI accredited) qualified general surgeons/gynaecologists/anaesthetists with a strong commitment to academic evidence-based medicine and research

    Course registration:

    Please see the MUHS website for the details of the palliative care fellowship. Click here

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