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
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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
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The course is of 4 months duration.
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“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”
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