Professional Diploma in Public Health Management

Key Facts

Duration
4-6 Months
Max. Duration
18 Months
Mode
Online
CREDITS
18 ECTS

Overview

Public health management (PHM) is a basic pillar of public health process and delivery. A robust and evidence based management practice is a primary requirement for public health teams, departments and programs to successfully implement scientific advancements for the betterment of public health and a success towards health-for-all goals at the grass-roots level. Traditionally Public health encompasses health policy, practice and academic research, however bridging the gaps to facilitate an interdisciplinary framework requires sufficient management knowledge at all levels and functions. Management principles empower Public health professionals to activate and engage local, regional, national and international resources to assure an efficient, ethical and equitable healthcare delivery.

A landmark declaration from the World Health Organization (WHO) titled, Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 puts a significant weight on the importance management practice in public health delivery (http://www.who.int/hrh/resources/pub_globstrathrh-2030/en/). The WHO in this document emphasizes the critical requirement of management principles in developing a well-trained and committed public health workforce so as to promote public health policy and programs with better outreach and with intended quality.

Overview

Being fully aware about the demand in the public health arena, James Lind Institute has developed a well-rounded and comprehensive program called Professional Diploma in Public Health Management (PDPHM) which intends to bridge the skills-need-gap and develop public health leaders who can efficiently shoulder the local, national and international public health program from concept through implementation.

PDPHM provides learners with in-depth knowledge about the most demanding areas of public health practice and the critical management skills relevant to perform as an efficient team member with the leadership brilliance for catalysing result oriented operations of public health programs.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The program is comprised of 10 modules that can be completed in about 4 to 6 months. For a detailed list of modules covered in this program, please refer to the curriculum.

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Curriculum

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

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 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 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 Aug 2022
Application Deadline: 12 Aug 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

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.

Program FAQ's

This program can be completed in about 4 to 6 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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