4 - 6 Months (Self Paced)
Maximum Allowed Duration: 18 Months
Expected Effort: 10-15 hours/week
This program focuses on building new skills related to most critical areas of public health practice and the basic management tools for result oriented implementation of public health programs.
TOTAL CREDITS: 18
Next Commencement Date
Why study this program?
Public health management (PHM) is a basic pillar of public health process and delivery. A robust and evidence based management practice is a primary requirement for public health teams, departments and programs to successfully implement scientific advancements for the betterment of public health and a success towards health-for-all goals at the grass-roots level. Traditionally Public health encompasses health policy, practice and academic research, however bridging the gaps to facilitate an interdisciplinary framework requires sufficient management knowledge at all levels and functions. Management principles empower Public health professionals to activate and engage local, regional, national and international resources to assure an efficient, ethical and equitable healthcare delivery.
A landmark declaration from the World Health Organization (WHO) titled, Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 puts a significant weight on the importance management practice in public health delivery (http://www.who.int/hrh/resources/pub_globstrathrh-2030/en/). The WHO in this document emphasizes the critical requirement of management principles in developing a well-trained and committed public health workforce so as to promote public health policy and programs with better outreach and with intended quality.
Being fully aware about this demand in the public health arena, James Lind Institute has developed a well-rounded and comprehensive program called Professional Diploma in Public Health Management (PDPHM) which intends to bridge the skills-need-gap and develop public health leaders who can efficiently shoulder the local, national and international public health program from concept through implementation.
PDPHM provides learners with in-depth knowledge about the most demanding areas of public health practice and the critical management skills relevant to perform as an efficient team member with the leadership brilliance for catalysing result oriented operations of public health programs.
What will be taught?
MODULE 01: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH & HEALTHCARE
MODULE 02: COMMUNITY MEDICINE
MODULE 03: NUTRITION
MODULE 04: MENTAL HEALTH
MODULE 05: INTRODUCTION TO SURVEILLANCE
MODULE 06: GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNIZATION
MODULE 07: SAFE IMMUNIZATION
MODULE 08: PREVENTIVE CONCEPTS IN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
MODULE 09: INTRODUCTION TO THE MANAGEMENT ROLE
MODULE 10: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT
TOTAL CREDITS: 18
MODE OF STUDY: ONLINE
The curriculum for the program - Professional Diploma in Public Health Management is extensive, has been developed and evaluated by experienced industry professionals. This program is suitable for people who wish to explore career opportunities in the field of public health.
How will I be assessed?
Course assessment involves online multiple choice questions for each lecture, followed by assignments for each study module.
Am I eligible?
The minimum eligibility criteria for Professional Diploma in Public Health Management would include either of the following:
- Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.
- Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS etc
- 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.
Candidates without any science background who have some work experience and wish to enter the public health sector may also be eligible for this program. Please contact our counsellors to discuss your case.
What support will I receive?
Throughout the course, the students can interact with the faculty and other students via the e-Campus to discuss any coursework related issues.
Each student enrolled in the Professional Diploma in Public Health Management Course (PDPHM) is also assigned a mentor throughout the course who will be a senior professional from the industry. Towards the end of the program you will be provided placement assistance if required and career development support via the “Student Success Team”.
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People trained in public health can explore career opportunities with: 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
I am glad I enrolled in this program. It is easy to study online at any time giving me flexibility to pursue this program at my own convenience. I have learnt a lot about public health and has made me more confident to work in this field.
- Henry Ogundele, Nigeria