6 - 8 Months (Self Paced)
Maximum Allowed Duration: 24 Months
Expected Effort: 10-15 hours/week
This extensive program will equip you with knowledge of key areas of sexual and reproductive health and will help you understand these issues in the global context.
TOTAL CREDITS: 32
Next Commencement Date
Why study this program?
Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a fundamental element of universal human rights and aims to achieve the highest possible standard of physical and mental health. To achieve the ultimate goal that all are healthy individuals living in a healthy society, Sexual and Reproductive Health needs, issues and problems need to be scientifically and ethically considered and addressed.
It is increasingly being recognized that Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a major public health need in all communities, including those facing emergency situations.
Pertinent to this is the need for a better communication and knowledge sharing driven by scientific standards and evidence-based practice in Sexual and Reproductive health. The healthcare workers including physicians, nurses, midwives, public health practitioners and others should be adequately knowledgeable in sexual and reproductive health management practices to make a difference at an individual and a larger societal level. It includes developing a scientific approach to public health awareness and social empowerment related to maternal and neonatal health,contraceptive standards, family planning policies and programs, adolescent health, sexually transmitted infections, infertility issues, safe childbearing, reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, male sexual health, socioeconomic aspects of human fertility, approach towards dispelling myths and superstitions, international reproductive policies, etc.
The Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Management (APGD- GSRHM) at the James Lind Institute is developed towards helping public health professionals, physicians, nurses, midwives and other volunteers working in public health settings, to establish a thorough understanding of the scientific practices, policies, ethics, legal problems, sociodemographic issues and epistemological practices related to Sexual and Reproductive Health. The program also touches upon management principles and epidemiology which helps sexual and reproductive health professionals to better handle their work in a multi-disciplinary team approach for extenuating the risks and lessen reproductive morbidity and mortality.
What will be taught?
MODULE 01: FUNDAMENTALS OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
MODULE 02: REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
MODULE 03: SEXUAL HEALTH
MODULE 04: CONTRACEPTION
MODULE 05: EPIDEMIOLOGY
MODULE 06: BIOSTATISTICS
MODULE 07: INTRODUCTION TO THE MANAGEMENT ROLE
MODULE 08: HEALTHCARE PLANNING, ORGANIZING & CONTROL
MODULE 09: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AND POPULATION HEALTH
MODULE 10: SPECIAL TOPICS
TOTAL CREDITS: 32
MODE OF STUDY: ONLINE
The curriculum for the program - Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Global Sexual & Reproductive Health Management (APGD-GSRHM) is extensive, has been developed and evaluated by experienced healthcare professionals. This program is suitable for people who wish to grow their expertise in this field.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on an ongoing basis by the faculty based on the following criteria:
One is the completion of the online multiple choice question tests that follow each lesson; and second is the timely submission of assignments for each study module within the JLI e-Campus.
Your academic performance in the program will be assessed on a 4 point GPA scale. More details about our evaluation system is available in the following link: Evaluation System
Am I eligible?
The minimum eligibility criteria for Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Global Sexual & Reproductive Health Management (APGD-GSRHM) would include any of the following:
- Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, BPT etc
- Any degree in Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health
- Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc
- Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses are also eligible to apply.
If you lack the above mentioned educational prerequisite you may still be eligible to apply if you have some prior work experience in healthcare & allied areas. Please contact our admission representatives / counsellor to discuss your case.
What support will I receive?
As a student you can interact online with the faculty members and fellow students to network and to discuss important topics via your e-Campus. The faculty promptly answers all questions related to the study in the Online Campus Tutoring Center (OCTC).
Towards the end of the program you will be provided placement assistance if required and career development support via the “Student Success Team”.
In addition, each participant registered in the Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Global Sexual & Reproductive Health Management Course is provided with a mentor who is an experienced professional in this field. The mentor can be contacted at any time via email or phone.
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Countless opportunities exist in Global Sexual & Reproductive Health Management. People with an educational background in this field can work as consultants and in other full time positions with NGOs, hospitals, research institutions and global agencies like the WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF, Red Cross etc