Purpose and Audience: The purpose of this 2-credit course is to provide comprehensive overview of cancer drug discovery and development aiming at its translationalrelevance to clinic .The target audience is the under-graduate students.



1.  To introduce the under-graduate student about broad aspects of rational drug design, discovery & development with major emphasis on cancer.

2.  The course aims to introduce the concept of personalized medicine and highlight thetranslational aspects of Drug Discovery from research laboratory to the clinic.

3.  Appropriate utilization of information obtained from critical analysis of huge expression databases, scientific databases freely available on public domain to identify therapeutic target.

4.  To make students familiar with prerequisites required to design clinical trialsand obtain regulatory approval needed to launch the drug successfully in market. 


Prerequisites: Since the course will deal with cancer drug discovery and development, participants will be expected to have basic understanding of cell, molecular and cancer biology.


Time frame: 12weeks, one-hourteaching module plus 30 minutes self-testing assignment per week, total 18 hours, structured content released in full at launch.


Credits: 2


Broad Learning Outcomes:

1. Translation of basic understanding of cancer development to identify and validate therapeutic targets and suitable leads, which ultimately leads to discovery of new medicines by undergoing process of optimization.

2. Opportunities to learn latest trends and innovations in modern drug discovery such as computer-aided drug design to generate skilled manpower much needed in pharmaceutical industry. 


Purpose and Audience: The purpose of this 2-credit course is to introduce the field of Environmental Humanities. The target audience is the under-graduate student.


1. To introduce the under-graduate student to the idea of the Environmental Humanities, its components and thereby reorient their understanding of the Humanities itself as a field where ecological thought and environmental concerns may be studied.

2. The course aims to bring together ideas from environmentalism to reorient the Humanities.

3. While utilizing inputs from adjunct areas, such as development studies and disaster studies in the form of case studies, the course steers away from empirical and sociological models of examining the environment, bringing in literature, philosophy and other Humanities disciplines together for the purpose.

Prerequisites: Since the medium of instruction is English, the registrants will be expected to have a BA-level English proficiency. Literary and critical texts in English will be a core component of the course.

Time frame: 12weeks, one-hourteaching module plus 30 minutes self-testing assignment per week, total 18 hours, structured content released in full at launch.

Credits: 2

Broad Learning Outcomes:

1.  Introduces Ecocriticism and Ecosophy as schools of thought – Rachel Carson, Aldo Leopold, John Muir, among others.

2.  Integrates eco-disaster into the Humanities field of inquiry.

3.  Introduces the ecological approach and critique of development – from Vandana Shiva’s work on GM crops, for instance.

4.  Offers a selection of literary and popular texts (Wordsworth, ecodisaster Hollywood films, The Swamp Thing, to mention a few) where ecological concerns are visible.

                                                                                                          సామాన్య భాషాశాస్త్ర పరిచయం: తెలుగు 

                                                                                                          An Introduction to General Linguistics: 


  • To introduce the Post-graduate student, the knowledge of the General Linguistics, its components, and thereby reorient their understanding of the Language.
  • The course aims to bring together ideas from general understanding about the language to structured way of study.
  • To equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to use the language effectively.



    Broad Learning Outcomes:

  • Introduces the Telugu language  structure in an organized way
  • Integrates the conventional way of enquiry about the language into the Linguistics field of inquiry.I
  • Introduces the critical approach about the origin and development of language.
  • Explain how and for what language works.
  • Evaluate the language principles that are being existence since time immemorial.
  • Develop an understanding of the need to review oral and written practices of the language.


Exam Date: To be announced. 

Tutorials: 08

Tests: 03 (2 minor +1major)

Assignments: 01

Reading Lists: 18 (6+6+6=18) 

Contact us: 

Dr. Pammi Pavan Kumar, 

Department of Telugu, 

University of Hyderabad, 

Hyderabad – 500 046, T.S. India. 



                                 Title: An e-Learning Course on “Infection Prevention and Control - A Primer

A Collaborative course offered by University of Hyderabad and COL-CEMCA with Infection Control Academy of India (IFCAI)

Course Coordinators:

Dr BR Shamanna – School of Medical Sciences, UoH

Dr Ranga Reddy Burri – Infection Control Academy of India


This e-Learning course on infection prevention and control is a primer that will help registrants and learners gain an understanding of the problem of health care acquired infections (HAI), its common causes, and precautions at the institutional and community level including personal protection so that its spread can be prevented and controlled.


The Open platform E-Learning course on Infection Prevention and Control provides an introduction to an understanding of the nature and consequences of health care acquired infections (HAI).  Infection prevention and control continues to be a key priority for health professionals working in both hospitals and the wider community and aims to equip health care personal, carers and other healthcare practitioners with the skills necessary to lead best practice in this area. The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to super-bug and contagious illness outbreaks such as Ebola, swine flu and bird flu highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of this course is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past.

The economic and social costs of escalating infection such as hepatitis, influenza and HIV are well documented. Less well known are the human and economic burdens of hospital acquired infections in low and middle income economies. Developing and implementing effective infection control measures are dependent upon the knowledge and skills of health professionals in both hospital and community settings.

Learning Objective

The Primer e-learning course on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) enables participants to get an overview of HAI and sensitises them to standard precautions to be followed at health care and community levels for infection prevention and control.

Exit Competency

At the end of the Module, the participants will be able to:

·         define healthcare associated infections;

·         recognize the common healthcare acquired infections;

·         identify the causes of healthcare acquired infections;

·         Institute contextually relevant and appropriate prevention and control measures in their own settings.

Course structure

This open access E-learning course will consist of the Following modules totalling 2 credits. All of these modules have to be completed successfully to qualify for a certificate of successful completion.

1.          IPC as science and its role in healthcare and community

2.         Basic concepts of Infection prevention: core components & IPC Terminology

3.         Microorganisms causing community and hospital based infections

4.         Epidemiology of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI).

5.         Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections.

6.         Standard precautions

7.         Transmission based precautions


Learning and assessment

The e-Learning course will be offered using the Four Quadrant Approach comprising of:

·         Quadrant-I - e-Tutorial using AV tools.

·         Quadrant-II - e-Content documents and Interactive simulations;

·         Quadrant-III – Access to Web Resources;

·         Quadrant-IV - Self-Assessment, which contains Problems and Solutions.


Target Audience

Graduates belong to Life Science, Public Health, Management, Hospital Administration,  Community based health functionaries (ANM, ASHA, Anganwadi workers etc), Home care givers, Nursing staff, Doctors of all streams of medicine and Hospital Administrators. Generally anybody enthusiastic about IPC is welcome to undertaker this course as it is a primer.



Since the medium of instruction is English, the registrants will be expected to have reasonable written and spoken English proficiency.