Advanced PG Diploma in Global Health Management & Policy

Key Facts

Duration
6-8 Months
Max. Duration
24 Months
Mode
Online
CREDITS
32 ECTS

Overview

Global health is a truly interdisciplinary science. Global health is a specialty of healthcare based on evidence based practice, research, and policy that places a high priority on continuous improvement in population and individual health and healthcare equity for all people worldwide. Global health operations prioritize solutions for transnational health problems utilizing an interdisciplinary approach between diverse fields of study having a direct or indirect impact on international and individual health e.g., clinical medicine, international socioeconomic and public health policy, medical and infrastructure engineering, law and ethics, psychology, learnings from history, complimentary medicine, anthropology, medical journalism etc.
Globalization has indeed created a paradigm where conceptualizing healthcare systems and public health policy initiatives without a global approach are incomplete and unrealistic. The exchange of information, goods, capital, and workforce across geopolitical boundaries, has resulted in a wider spread of not only infectious diseases but also created an impact on the chronic disease spectrum where in people with a particular genetic disease predisposition get impacted by a different environment creating subtle difference in already known disease phenotypes.

James Lind Institute strongly believes that healthcare is a fundamental right and that equity in standard and up-to- date healthcare delivery should be an ultimate goal of all agencies working for the betterment of populations across the world. Efficient and scientific healthcare delivery at an individual and population level requires professionals with interdisciplinary skills, social and cultural acuity (e.g., in cross-cultural settings) and team-oriented approach.
The ‘Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Global Health Management and Policy’ provides focused training to develop the skill set required by global health professionals to help them design, develop and implement healthcare programs, policy and support services for target populations.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The program is comprised of 18 modules that can be completed in about 6 to 8 months. For a detailed list of modules covered in this program, please refer to the curriculum.

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Curriculum

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

What is a credit?

A credit represents the amount of effort that is required to complete the program. Each module credit is equal to approximately 20 hours of study including lecture, tutorial, projects, assignment, field work etc. as may be applicable.

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.

How You Will Study

This program is conducted fully online.

Once you are enrolled you will be provided a username and password to login to our e-Campus. All the courses that you are supposed to study will be available in your account. You can log in and complete your courses at any time of your convenience. Study materials are provided in the form of lectures, reading materials, additional videos, research papers, and so on. The faculty can be contacted for any assistance when required. All tests and assignment submissions also take place via the e-Campus. For more information please refer to the online learning section of the website.

Important Dates

Next Start Date: 15 Dec 2022
Application Deadline: 13 Dec 2022

Assessments

  • Multiple Choice Questions

    Each lesson that you study online will be followed by a multiple choice question test. These usually comprise of 15 to 20 questions and can be attempted multiple times if needed. Pass percentage is 60%. The next unit in the sequence only unlocks once you have passed the test.

  • Project Work

    Each module is followed by a project or an assignment. This is like writing an essay in 1000 to 1500 words. The project topic and the guidelines to be followed will be available in your account.

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 can be contacted via personal messaging, emails, or phone, if required.

Towards the end of the program you will be provided placement assistance via our “Student Success Team”.

In addition, soon after enrolment, each participant registered in this course is provided with a mentor who is an experienced professional from the clinical research industry. The mentor can be contacted at any time via email for career guidance.

Eligibility Requirements

The minimum eligibility criteria for this program 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, 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 upon recommendation of your supervisor if you have some prior work experience in this field. Please contact our admission representatives / counsellor to discuss your case.

Document Requirements
  • A passport size photo (head and shoulders only)
  • Copy of identity proof e.g. a copy of passport or any other government-issued identity card
  • Copy of bachelor’s degree or equivalent (degree/higher national diploma etc.)
  • Copy of academic transcripts/marks sheets from the bachelor’s degree
Language Requirements

This program is taught in English. Therefore, you should be comfortable in using English as a language of communication (reading, writing and speaking).

No proof is required.

 

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Career Opportunities

Countless opportunities exist in Global Health Management & Policy. People with an educational background in this field can work as consultants and in other full time positions with NGOs, hospitals, research institutions and global agencies like the WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF, Red Cross etc

Program FAQ's

This program can be completed in about 12 months. It is fully self-paced, so you can increase your pace or go slow based on your time availability.

The primary mode of learning is via pre-recorded lectures, videos, reading materials etc. A few live guest lectures are scheduled during the program however they are optional to attend. Whenever such sessions are scheduled they are planned in a way that is convenient for most of our students. If you are unable to attend, a reccorded version will be provided.

You will be able to interact with the faculty via the personal messaging facility available in your study account, discussion forum, or via emails. A short phone call can also be scheduled if necessary.

A discussion group is available for the program. You can post your questions in the group and other students may respond.

Generally, you do not need to purchase any books. All the resources that you need will be made available by the faculty in your account. If you do wish to have text books, then the faculty can recommend to you some, and you may purchase them on your own,

Each unit within each course will be followed by a short multiple-choice question test. Once you pass, the next unit will activate for you to study. You can take these tests as many times as you need to.

In addition, you will be required to submit assignments for each course. Assignments are like essay or paper writing, usually of 1000 – 1500 words. Guidelines on how to write them will be available in your account.

You can save the pdf study notes that will be provided for each unit. Videos and other multimedia content cannot be downloaded.

No, our degree does not mention that the program was conducted online.

At this time any graduation ceremony is not conducted for short duration programs like this one. Completion documents are sent to you by post or courier.

We recommend that you invest 10 to 15 hours per week in order to be able to complete within the prescribed program duration.

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