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 Public Health Research

This program provides you with information about how to address various global public health problems. It lays down a foundation for a career in public health as a professional in the field or for serving in an academic set-up.

TOTAL CREDITS: 32

Next Start Date

15 DEC

2017

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INTRODUCTION

Why study this program?


Introduction

Public health is a discipline that helps to prevent and cast away the dreadful outbreak of diseases and to establish a healthy state of communities across the many nations. Public health professionals come from varied educational backgrounds and differ in the kind of public health related work they engage in. They are involved in areas such as health education, medical services, environmental health, epidemiology, nutrition, women and child health, laboratory practice of public health among many others. There are three significant aims of public health as described by various regulatory authorities. These aims are to protect, promote and improvise public health, above and beyond insignificant boundaries. To protect means to analyze and measure the benefits and risks associated with any therapeutic medicine. To promote means to educate the people about the benefits in association with a product or device. To improvise means to encourage and to help researchers to develop new therapies that have the potential to diagnose or cure prevalent diseases. Various effective programs in public health are the need of the hour in many regions across the globe such as the countries in the Middle East and the African continent.

Some vital aspects of the public health function are to monitor, identify and prioritize the public health issues of communities, to formulate health policies for individuals that run the risk of contracting a certain disease, identifying national health issues, and working towards providing access to immediate health facilities to the community. A public health program caters to provide the necessary knowledge and skills that create the foundation for a career in public health as a professional in the field or for serving in an academic set-up.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

What will be taught?


Program Structure

MODULE 01: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH & HEALTHCARE
MODULE 02: COMMUNITY MEDICINE
MODULE 03: EPIDEMIOLOGY
MODULE 04: BIOSTATISTICS
MODULE 05: RESEARCH METHODS
MODULE 06: HEALTH PLANNING & HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT
MODULE 07: HEALTH ECONOMICS
MODULE 08: NUTRITION
MODULE 09: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
MODULE 10: MENTAL HEALTH
MODULE 11: SOCIAL SCIENCES
MODULE 12: HEALTH & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

TOTAL CREDITS: 32

MODE OF STUDY: ONLINE

The curriculum for the public health course - Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Research (APDPHR) is comprehensive and has been developed and evaluated by experienced public health professionals making it suitable for new graduates who want to make a career in public 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 Public Health Research 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 Public Health Research (APGDPHR) 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 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”.

PROGRAM VIDEO

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Program Video

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Recent Industry Faculty

Dr. Peter S. Nyasulu, MScMed, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Epidemiology & HOD of Public Health, School of Health Sciences, Monash University
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


 MORE INSIGHT

"Public health significantly caters to serve those people who live in remote areas that lack basic amenities to health facilities and improve quality of life. There are several populations left unattended based on discrimination of race & color without any access to proper health-care. There is a dire need for public health professionals especially in developing regions such as Africa, South America and the Indian Sub Continent. For organizations, that work tirelessly towards improving lives in developing countries it is important to hire people with training in public health. "

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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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