The overall goal of this course is to increase appreciation of role of health economics, health care financing and policy in public health. It will provide a fundamental understanding of key issues in health economics, health care financing, pharmaceutical economics, and economic evaluation for public health practice for informed decision making and implementation.
Course Design and Duration
The course is designed as a one year Post Graduate Diploma computer-based online distance learning program, largely self-taught, complemented with online lectures and comprehensive online study materials.Assignments and examinations at pre-determined intervals will serve to assess and provide feedback to the students. English would be the language of instruction.
The course content includes modules introducing public health and policy, basic research methods in health, epidemiology, statistics, microeconomic theory, health economics, and in-depth modules on concepts and applications of economic evaluation, health care financing, health policy, health system and pharmaceutical economics.
Teaching and training methodology
The course utilizes online teaching/learning technique. The basic course structure includes a combination of online virtual lectures, interactive discussion board, assessments, and recommended readings from journal articles and textbooks. There is structured progression system to progress from one module to another, for which, student has to successfully complete the prerequisite module to enter the next module.
Eligibility:The course would be open to
- Applicants with graduate/post-graduate qualification in medical and allied fields with relevant work experience in public health with health related organizations /NGOs.
- Applicants currently engaged in public health related activities such as health professionals working with directorates of health services, central and state governments, officials engaged in health services at national, state and district level government institutions.
- Applicants engaged in health services with National Health Programmes like National Rural Health Mission, Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, National Vector Borne Disease Control Program, etc.
Eligible candidates would be screened, based on their application and statement of purpose, by a specially constituted selection committee. Decisions taken by the selection committee will be final. Preference will be given to in-service candidates from the central and state governments.
- Duration: 1 Year
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- Program Fee: Indian: 36000 INR , South Asian Candidates : SAARC states "Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka".600 USD , Other International Candidates: 1200 USD