6 - 8 Months (Self Paced)
Maximum Allowed Duration: 24 Months
Expected Effort: 10-15 hours/week
This program provides you with a thorough understanding of the core concepts of maternal and child health (MCH) and a strong research focus so as to actively contribute towards the development of evidence for upliftment of MCH services.
TOTAL CREDITS: 32
Next Start Date
Why study this program?
What will be taught?
MODULE 01: FOUNDATIONS OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
MODULE 02: PREVENTIVE CONCEPTS IN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
MODULE 03: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SYSTEM
MODULE 04: EPIDEMIOLOGY
MODULE 05: BIOSTATISTICS
MODULE 06: REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
MODULE 07: CHILD HEALTH
MODULE 08: INTRODUCTION TO SURVEILLANCE
MODULE 09: DATA AND COMMUNICATION
MODULE 10: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AND POPULATION HEALTH
MODULE 11: GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNIZATION
MODULE 12: SAFE IMMUNIZATION
MODULE 13: IMMUNIZATION OF SPECIAL GROUPS
MODULE 14: MAJOR VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES
MODULE 15: INTRODUCTION TO THE MANAGEMENT ROLE
MODULE 16: HEALTHCARE PLANNING, ORGANIZING & CONTROL
TOTAL CREDITS: 32
MODE OF STUDY: ONLINE
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 Postgraduate Global Maternal and Child Health (APGDGMCH) would include either of the following:
- Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc
- Degree in Medicine
- Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences
- 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 a related area. 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 career development support via the “Student Success Team” if required.
Can I know more?
Watch our global maternal and child health program video provided below to know more about the importance of this field of study, various career opportunities and the details about the program:
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James Lind Institute offers various masters degree programs in the areas of public health, business administration etc.
- MPH (with specializations)
- M.Sc in Health Mgmt
- MBA (various specializations)
For information on available masters programs via our School of Health Sciences; & our Business School click below:
People with training in maternal and child health can find challenging opportunities in various healthcare set-ups. Hospitals, NGO's, Multi-speciality clinics, Healthcare companies, and many local & international government organisations frequently employ people with training in this field.
"WHO data for the year 2015 revealed that approximately 303,000 women died due to pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. In 2015 approximately 5.9 million children under five years died and 45% of these deaths occurred in the first 28 days of life. "