Programs Offered

Epidemiology is a cornerstone discipline in public health. It is the foundation on which public health decisions are made, implemented and evaluated. Epidemiology also serves as the tool for identifying the risks, determining the relationships, estimating the burden of disease, identifying and instituting appropriate prevention and control measures and finally evaluating the public health decisions. The capacity building of a critical mass of public health professionals and epidemiologists is essential to skillfully assess the dimensions of public health issues, determine appropriate strategies to meet emerging challenges and apply such knowledge to improve the health of the people by empowering public health programs and influencing policy decisions in the health and allied sectors. The eLearning program envisioned by Public Health Foundation of India is particularly suited for healthcare professionals already working with health system and engaged in delivery of health services but have limited access to higher education because of personal or professional reasons. This program aims to build a pool of trained public health professionals with a special focus on application of epidemiology in public health.

New addition! Epidemiological aspects of COVID-19, COVID-19 surveillance strategies, prevention, diagnosis and management related issues for COVID-19.



Admissions open for December 2020 batch

Last date for submission of online application is 31st October 2020.

  • Program Fee: Indian: 36000 INR

PHFI has successfully conducted a nine-month duration on-campus Post Graduate Diploma in Health Economics, Health care Financing and Health Policy (PGDHEP) program for seven years. The same program was transformed to eLearning platform in 2017 to expand the outreach and provide learning opportunities to working professionals. This eLearning program envisioned by PHFI is particularly suited for healthcare professionals already working with health system and engaged in delivery of health services but have limited access to higher education because of personal or professional reasons. The course is the first of its kind in India premised on the belief that enhanced understanding and knowledge of health economics and its approaches and techniques, health systems research and health policy analysis is pivotal for efficient and effective utilization of resources.


Admissions open for December 2020 batch
Last date for submission of online application is 31st October 2020
  • Program Fee: Indian: 36000 INR , South Asian Candidates : SAARC states "Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka".

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    600 USD , Other International Candidates: 1200 USD