Public Health & Tropical Medicine


3 Months (Self Paced)
Maximum Allowed Duration: 12 Months
Expected Effort: 10 hours/week

Executive Certificate in Public Health Leadership & Research

This public health leadership course provides you with a thorough understanding of leadership as it applies to the field of public health and research.


Next Commencement Date

01 FEB


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Why study this program?


Public Health Leadership is the discipline of managing people, organizations, and communities to efficiently develop and execute strategies for public health challenges and create a system of continuous improvement.
Public health professionals worldwide operate in a challenging and dynamic climate. They are expected to initiate and execute plans, contribute in policy development, hold healthcare stakeholders accountable, and build partnerships across a vast array of professionals, communities and stakeholders. A public health professional in a leadership role needs to have the skills of critical analysis, communication, conflict management and persuasion that enables to advance community health in this increasingly complex, resource constrained environment.
Research and innovation are at the core of public health enterprise and continuous professional development is important for public health leaders to efficiently contribute towards evidence development for designing better public health systems, strategies and policies.
Leadership is not an inherent trait but is a skill that can be learned through focussed education, mentorship and perseverance. The traits of an effective leader in public health are honesty, integrity, confidence, inspiring attitude, commitment, passion, good communication, decision making ability, accountability, delegation, empowerment, empathy and a strong aptitude for creativity and Innovation.
The ‘online Executive Certificate in Public Health Leadership and Research (PHLR)’ builds leadership proficiency and expertise which is critically important for leaders in public health. This JLI program allows public health professionals to discover their leadership potential and equip them with practical skills and validated leadership tools and resources. The program has a research training component that generates immediate and lasting benefits for public health professionals, those they lead, and for the system at large. This program offers a customized curriculum to meet the needs of busy public health and medical practitioners. PHLR offers a strong focus on individual mentoring, peer interaction and learning, and the creation of a community of practice to give public health professionals access to a wider network enabling them address the policy and program implementation challenges.


What will be taught?

Program Structure

MODULE 01: Strategic Leadership Theories and Principles
MODULE 02: Leadership Applications in Public Health
MODULE 03: Leadership and Preparedness
MODULE 04: Leadership Skills and Competencies
MODULE 05: Leadership Evaluation and Research
MODULE 06: Epidemiology & Evidence Based Research
MODULE 07: Pharmaceutical Medicine
MODULE 08: Data Management & Biostatistics




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?


- Professionals working in public health or allied sectors


What support will I receive?

Academic Support

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)
In addition, each participant registered in the Executive Certificate in Public Health Leadership & Research Course is provided with a mentor who is an experienced professional from the industry. The mentor can be contacted at any time via email or phone.

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Program Fee

How much will it cost?
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Public Health professionals have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to improving the health communities. People trained in public health can explore career opportunities with non government organizations (NGOs), consulting firms, healthcare associations, hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, mental health organizations, public health departments, rehabilitation centres, skilled nursing facilities, universities and research institutions etc.

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