Swasthya Karnataka partnered with the Karnataka Health Systems Development and Reforms Project (KHSDRP) to build the capacity of the Tumkur District Health Officers.

Profile of the participants

  • District Health Officer
  • District Programme officers
  • Taluk Health Officers
  • Specialists from district and taluk hospitals
  • Nursing officers
  • Administrative officers
  • BPMs and DPMs

Design of the training programme

Curriculum was developed keeping adult learning principles in mind using experiential learning techniques. Content focused on building knowledge and skills through practical application of the content to issues in the participant’s daily work routine.

Training modules

A total of 16 modules were taught over 17 months. While the initial batch was 63 participants, many dropped out because of retirement, transfers and lack of interest. This was further compounded by extraneous factors like a doctor’s strike, year ending pressures and clashes with other training programmes.

The  duration of  the training  was from  June 2009 to  December 2010.


  • Public Health
  • Planning
  • Administrative & Financial procedures
  • Supervision, Quality of care
  • Monitorying
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Conflict resolution
  • Motivation
  • Role of panchayats & two clinical topics

Admissions open for 2022!

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