Public Health & Tropical Medicine

PROGRAM DURATION

6 - 8 Months (Self Paced)
Maximum Allowed Duration: 24 Months
Expected Effort: 10-15 hours/week

Advanced PG Diploma in Global Health Management & Policy

This program provides a focused training for developing professional skills to actualize the ultimate goal of overcoming the hurdles in equitable and quality healthcare delivery and systems worldwide.

TOTAL CREDITS: 32

Next Start Date

01 JAN

2019

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INTRODUCTION

Why study this program?


Introduction

We have reached to a stage where conceptualizing health systems and policy initiatives without a global perspective are incomplete and impractical. Frequent travel and international trade has led to a rapid progress towards economic and cultural globalization and interdependence. The informatics revolution with the advances in technology have caused a paradigm shift in social interaction patterns and determinants of health.

Global health is a dynamic interrelationship between the drivers of health in a global and holistic context. It has evolved as a domain of knowledge based on research and evidence based practice and international policy. Health policies and medical advancements that go beyond national boundaries or have an international, political and economic impact are given a major impetus.

Global health as defined and practiced today has a much wider scope compared to international health and includes worldwide health improvement, reduction of incongruities in health, safeguard against global threats that disregard national borders. The concepts of global health are based on global interdependence rather than a flux of aid and resources from the economically developed to the developing regions of the world. It is increasingly being recognized that solutions to transnational health issues and diseases lie in a multilateral and international collaborative efforts and relationships.

Global health includes the basic tenets of public health, but also seeks to include many other contrasting disciplines, such as international policy, engineering, law, psychology, history, complimentary medicine, anthropology, medical journalism etc. to integrate prevention as well as clinical treatment, constant care as well as the establishment of improved health systems.

James Lind Institute strives for quality healthcare delivery as a fundamental human right. The ‘Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Global Health Management and Policy’ provides a focused training for developing professional skills to actualize the ultimate goal of overcoming the hurdles in equitable and quality healthcare delivery and systems worldwide.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

What will be taught?


Program Structure

MODULE 01: COMMUNITY MEDICINE
MODULE 02: EPIDEMIOLOGY
MODULE 03: HEALTH PLANNING & HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT
MODULE 04: HEALTH ECONOMICS
MODULE 05: FOUNDATIONS OF MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH (
MODULE 06: PREVENTIVE CONCEPTS IN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
MODULE 07: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SYSTEM
MODULE 08: NUTRITION
MODULE 09: CHILD HEALTH
MODULE 10: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
MODULE 11: MENTAL HEALTH
MODULE 12: INTRODUCTION TO SURVEILLANCE
MODULE 13: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AND POPULATION HEALTH
MODULE 14: RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION
MODULE 15: INFECTIOUS DISEASES
MODULE 16: IMMUNIZATION OF SPECIAL GROUPS
MODULE 17: GLOBAL HEALTH POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT
MODULE 18: OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD MANAGEMENT / MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE

ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE ANY ONE):

ELECTIVE 01 BIOSTATISTICS
ELECTIVE 02: RESEARCH METHODS
ELECTIVE 03: OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AND ILLNESSES

TOTAL CREDITS: 32

MODE OF STUDY: ONLINE

The curriculum for the global health course - Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Global Health Management & Policy (APDGHMP) is comprehensive and has been developed and evaluated by experienced global health professionals making it suitable for new graduates who want to make a career in global health as well as professionals already working in healthcare / public health sector.

OPTIONAL UPGRADE TO MASTER'S LEVEL: James Lind Institute in collaboration with the International Telematic University, UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy conducts a Master of Science in Health Management. Students who complete the Advanced PG Diploma in Global Health Management & Policy and who meet the eligibility criteria for master's can opt for an upgrade to this program by submitting the difference in total fee plus a nominal university transfer fee (USD 250/-). Students who opt for this option will directly join the Stage 2 of the master's program. More information about the master's program is available here: M.Sc in Health Management

ASSESSMENT

How will I be assessed?


Assessment

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

ELIGIBILITY

Am I eligible?


Eligibility

The minimum eligibility criteria for Advanced PG Diploma in Global Health Management & Policy (APGDGHMP) would include either of the following:

- Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc
- Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS etc
- Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics
- Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.
- 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 global health / public health / health management / allied areas. Please contact our admission representatives / counsellor to discuss your case.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

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).

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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Recent Industry Faculty

Dr. Peter S. Nyasulu, PhD (Epi) MScMed (Epi) PgDip (Epi) MACE
Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa


Dr. Joanne Corrigall, MBBCH, MMed, DMH, FCPHM
Public Health Specialist
Cape Town
South Africa


Dr. Carolina M Borges, PhD, MPH, DDS
Assistant Professor & Co-Coordinator
School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science
The College of New Jersey


Dr. Suhail Sayeed, MBBS, M.Sc, MBA
Healthcare Specialist
Bangalore
India


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