Public Health Management | Institute of Public Health Bengaluru

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Public 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.

Recommended background

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

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Course at a glance

Learn on the go

Anytime anywhere

8 Modules

Divided into units


4 Month

Study time

3-4hr per week


Verify your certificate online

Tutor guided

Mentors from the field



Live interaction

With SME

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Write to us

Call us

+91-8123865302 / 080-26761322


Simple fun learning

Peer learning

Discuss & learn

Course Syllabus

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)
At the end of this course, you need to submit a final project and you have to attend final test to complete this course.

Meet the Instructors

Prashanth N S

Subject matter expert (SME)

Meena Putturaj

Course coordinator 

Other Contributors

N Devadasan


Upendra Bhojani


B L Himabindu

Aneesha Ahluwalia



What is the language of instruction in the course?
English will be the medium of instruction.
How many hours per week am I expected to put in?
The course is designed for health managers who are already busy with their work. So, the course expects a minimum of 4 hours per week.
What is the duration of the course?

The course is of 4 months duration.

What are the class timings?
There are no specific class timings that you are expected to follow on a day to day basis. However, there are certain activities that you have to complete within a certain time frame and submit before the given deadline to progress to the next stage in the course.
Will I be provided a mentor for the course?
Yes, it is a tutor guided course. A qualified public health professional will be facilitating the course and will be there to guide you at each step.
Who can take ePHM course?
ePHM course is specifically designed as a basic course for health care/other professionals like NGO managers, social workers etc, with an aim to introduce them to Indian public health system and to familiarize them with the duties and challenges faced by a healthcare manager in public health sector. It also aims at teaching essential management skills needed to make a good public health manager.
Will I get a certificate for this course?
Yes, you will get a certificate provided that you fulfill all the requirements of the course which include timely completion of the assignments, final tests and a project.
Are there any placement options after the course?
Since it is a short certificate course we do not have a dedicated placement cell for this course. However all the details of students enrolled in the course will be updated in the IPH database and any job opportunities that might arise in the future at IPH will be intimated to the alumnus via email and those who are interested can apply.
What is the total course fee?
The total course fee is Rs. 18,500.


I was very much fascinated to be a part of the ePHM course (Batch – C). Being in teaching profession it was joyful experience of 6 months to sit back again in the chair of student. The online testing pattern was always a challenge for me to score 100%. The testing procedure was very interesting which taught me the importance of time management. The course content enriched my knowledge on health care system. The systematic approach on various policies, management and critical issues of health care were dealt meticulously by the team. I’m proud to say that the course has helped me directly or indirectly to secure a job in Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd., as Senior Manager, Training and Development. Currently I’m applying the principles of management learnt in this course which are serving as a good foundation to my new job. I personally feel that the course content can be an eye opener for the health care professional to develop strategies that are needed to fill the lacunae in the health care policies of India.
Dr.R.Harish Chandra

Senior Manager, Training and Development (Human Resources), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. Hyderabad

Although my colleague recommended this course to me, I felt a radical change in my understanding towards the programme, while pursuing this course through Institute of Public Health, Bangalore.  The course and its content has been very useful and the entire programme has been designed to cover all aspects in public health. I am extremely thankful to IPH for introducing such a wonderful course, especially for working professionals.
Jatinder pal singh chhatwal

“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.”

Ravi Ranjan kumar

Training Coordinator, Agragami India

”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”.

Ms. Vijaya Jori

Project Coordinator, PRAYAS

“An excellent course to pursue. Good Academic and Managerial learning. Essential for every professional and manager”

Ghufran Danish

“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”

Saravanan Dhanasekaran

“The ePHM-Advanced course, I found the content rich and well researched, secondly the methodology using video and other interactive tools really made the it a great learning experience. Thank you”
Dinakaran P

Senior Manager, Public Affairs

“I would say, it is a slightly tough journey. At one point of time , I was a quitter in this course due to my personal commitments,but the good support and cooperation of the team and the tutor , helped me to get through with the course. But yes , this is a totally professional course and requires dedicated hours for it”
Bhumika Rathore

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