eLearning Course inPublic Health Management (ePHM)
The ePHM course introduces and deepens the understanding of the Indian public health system and its management with a systems thinking lens. It is directed to build and strengthen capacity of public health professionals and is ideal for someone who is making an entry into public health, a mid-career public health professional, or for someone who engages with public health systems. The content spans structural framework of health systems to planning and management aspects and Monitoring & Evaluation.
Masters level training in health and development (MPH, MD, MS, MSc (Nursing), M.Pharm, MPT, MDS, and MSW)
- Health researchers based in NGOs/ academic institutions
- Undergraduates in Health (any discipline)
- Persons interested in public health management, people working in NGOs, staff of rural health/hospitals, Health program managers, doctors, and health workers.
Kindly note that this course is not a replacement for a full-time Masters in Public Health. However, it can supplement ongoing Bachelors and Masters courses in health and allied disciplines
Try out course for 2 days!
Happy participants world-wide
Course at a glance
Learn on the go
Moodle mobile app
Whats app us
Write to us
+91-8123865302 / 080-26761322
The course consists of 8 modules, all of which are compulsory. Each module spans over a period of three weeks. The minimum student investment time of 3-4 hours per week is expected for successful completion of each module.
What will you learn?
Module-1 : Systems Thinking and Health Systems
- Unit 1- Introduction to health systems and systems thinking
- Unit 2 – Global health systems
- Unit 3 – Health systems frameworks
- Unit 4 – Application of health systems frameworks
Module-2 : Health systems in India- Structure and Functioning
- Unit 1 – History of public health in India
- Unit 2 – Organisation of health systems in India
- Unit 3 – Health systems in India: Key issues
- Unit 4 – Health seeking behaviour
Module-3 : Vertical Health Programmes in India
- Unit 1 – RCH to NRHM to NHM
- Unit 2 – Vertical Health Programmes- I
- Unit 3 – Vertical Health Programmes – II
Module-4 : Managing a local health system
- Unit 1- Local Health systems
- Unit 2- Quality of health care
- Unit 3- Approaches to improve the quality of care
- Unit 4- Social determinants of health
Module-5 : Community participation
- Unit 1 – Community and community involvement
- Unit 2 – Platforms of community engagement
- Unit 3- Extent of community engagement
Module-6 : Health Financing
- Unit 1 – Overview of concepts in health financing
- Unit 2 – Mechanisms of health financing
- Unit 3– Achieving universal health coverage in India
Module-7 : Concepts and practices of management & health planning
- Unit 1 – Basic concepts of planning
- Unit 2 – Tools for planning
- Unit 3 – Being a manager
- Unit 4 – Management in district
Module-8 : Monitoring and evaluation
- Unit 1 – Introduction to monitoring and evaluation
- Unit 2 – Monitoring
- Unit 3– Evaluation
Conclusion (Project + Final Test)
Meet the Instructors
Prashanth N S
Subject matter expert (SME)
B L Himabindu
What is the language of instruction in the course?
How many hours per week am I expected to put in?
What is the duration of the course?
The course is of 4 months duration.
What are the class timings?
Will I be provided a mentor for the course?
Who can take ePHM course?
Will I get a certificate for this course?
Are there any placement options after the course?
What is the total course fee?
“This ePHM course helps to enlighten the way of career in Public health Management. It helps to enhance personnel skill and knowledge to manage as well as take decision to scale up health facilities at grass root level with minimum resources for a particular area. It enriches the student with the current structure, policies, guideline and condition of health in India which help them to shape and sharp their current proficiency in the field of Public health.”
”I think, It is possible to get adequate knowledge about public health management through this ePHM course. This course helps me a lot to enrich my knowledge and performance at my current work”.
“An excellent course to pursue. Good Academic and Managerial learning. Essential for every professional and manager”
“its a wonderful and enjoyable period of 8 session, had a great time in ePHM-Advanced particularly grade item ,grade and opinion and correction from official and feed back, it is neat and clean way of approach, only thing the learner should understand the importance of the course ,in addition to this every session with time limit and remembering us the importance of completion on and off, and finally report card is ultimate we came to know everything from that one. very interesting thing during the course is discussion particularly Aneesha on and off gave feedback and mail instruction and discussions over all I had nice time and experience in ePHM course”
Exploring peer learning methods in online environment
Application of the peer learning principles in the field of education has a long history. Lot of research has been done by psychologists, sociologists and educators on this and results have been positive. Peer learning has been seen as an effective methodology...
How can Jharkhand improve its maternal mortality rates?
Maternal death is defined as “the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and the site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management, but not from...
Moving towards inclusive healthcare for migrants in India
According to the 2011 census, approximately 400m of India’s 1.21bn population are “internal migrants.” These migrant communities in Indian cities constitute a large proportion of people living in urban slums. Some of them have migrated from rural to urban...
The unaffordability of cancer treatment in India
It was estimated that nearly one million new cases of cancers will have been diagnosed in India by 2015, of which 0.67 million people are expected to die of conditions related to cancer. Cancer of the mouth and lungs in men, and cervix and breast cancer in...
Would India be prepared if there was another swine flu outbreak?
The swine flu epidemic caused by a new strain of the influenza A (H1N1) virus became a public health problem in India in 2014 for the second time in the last decade. In 2009, it was categorised as a pandemic by the Indian government and all public health centres were...
Live interaction between Dr. Prashanth and ePHM 2015 course students
Student-teacher live interactions are very essential for engagement of students, especially, in an e-learning environment. Online learning is most effective when courses are led by a live teacher and students can interact with that teacher in real-time.
ART centres in Uttarakhand: Some reflections from the field: By Supriya Chand
One of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) is to control the spread of HIV/AIDS. This puts a continuing concern on improving health services. Many projects are run by the government to address these concerns effectually. One such program is operation of...
Right to clean air: By Ajeet Pal Singh
The effects of air pollution on the lungs and heart are now widely appreciated, with more incriminating evidence of its role in cardiac disease. Air quality is represented by the annual mean concentration of fine particulate matter: PM10 and PM2.5, referring to...
e-learning course on Public Health Management 2015
e-learning course on Public Health Management 2015 After successfully managing three consecutive batches for the online course in Public Health Management (e-PHM), we kick started the fourth batch on 19th of August 2015. This batch brings along with it 31 amazing...
Generating demand for Health programmes leading to its success: an example of Tuberculosis from northern India: By Moumita Biswas
In India, only 20% people with minor illness, and only 50% people with serious illness come to Government hospitals. Thus, there is a need to understand the reasons influencing health care seeking practices to generate demand for health programmes. Amongst rural and...