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 Start Date
Why study this program?
Public health management is the stanchion of public health implementation. Only an effective and efficient management practice can translate theory, research and scientific innovation into practical solutions for healthcare. Management science in the public health arena includes the administrative and managerial approach, organizational framework, and systems required to plan, finance and implement health services more efficiently, effectively, ethically and equitably.
A report from the World Health Organization (WHO) titled, Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 stresses on the importance of this concept. The World Health Organization via this document highlights the need to develop a robust and well-trained public health workforce so as to implement public health policy and programs through strategic throughput and judicious implementation.Worldwide there is a strong reason to develop a workforce of public health managers in addition to strengthening the quality of public health infrastructure.
Being cognizant about this need, James Lind Institute has developed an innovative program called Professional Diploma in Public Health Management (PDPHM) which aims to address this basic need by building a trained and effective cadre of public health managers to work alongside scientists to prepare for and react to disease threat and exigency and effectively implement public health programs.
PGDPHM provides students with knowledge about the most critical areas of public health practice and the basic management tools relevant to work as an effective team member with the leadership acumen for effective and result oriented implementation 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?
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 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?
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”.
In addition, each participant registered in the Professional Diploma in Public Health Management Course is provided with a mentor who is an experienced professional from the public health sector. The mentor can be contacted at any time via email or phone.
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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