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The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) through its capacity building initiatives is trying to develop a critical mass of public health professionals who can skillfully assess the dimensions of public health issues, determine appropriate strategies to meet emerging challenges and apply such knowledge to improve the health systems, empower public health programs and influence policy decisions. Distance Education has the potential to deliver quality education to cohorts of learners who might otherwise are unable to attend campus-based classes due to geographic locations, work schedules, or other life circumstances. With an enduring dedication to the pursuit of excellence, PHFI established PHFI Centre for Distance Learning in the year 2011 to offer programs through online mode across key areas of public health practice. Our courses are designed to attract mid-career professionals who are looking to upgrade their knowledge and skills and apply them in their professional sphere and thereby improving health outcomes. The students get the opportunity to learn in a flexible, self-paced environment that makes use of the latest learning technologies with interaction with the faculty and fellow students across the globe. The courses are tailor made to suit the students’ need and professional development and range from post graduate diploma programs of one year to certificate courses of 3 to 6 months of duration.

We offer the following online distance learning programs:-

• Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Nutrition
• Post Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion
• Post Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology
• Post Graduate Diploma in Management of Reproductive & Child Health Programs
• Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Services Management
• Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health & Hospital Management for Nursing & Allied Health Professionals
• Post Graduate Diploma in Health Economics, Health Care Financing and Policy
• Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Nutrition – Afghanistan
• Certificate Course in Research Methodology
• Certificate Course in STI & HIV/AIDS
• Certificate Course on Monitoring & Evaluation of Health Programs
• Certificate Course in GIS Application in Public Health
• Certificate Course in Public Health Surveillance
• Certificate Course on Public Health Development Program for ICDS Professionals
• Certificate Programme in Health, Safety & Environment Management
• Certificate Course in Clinical Research Methods for DNB Students
• Certificate Course in Gender and Health
• Certificate Course on Tobacco Control
• Certificate Course in Research Ethics
• Certificate Course in Health System Strengthening
• Certificate Course in Effective Grant Writing in Public Health

View our distance learning programs – Brochure download