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Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management

Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar

Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management (PGDPHM) - Course Duration: 1 Year

This one-year, full time course is developed for the Ministry of Health, Government of India under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The program started in 2008 and is currently running its 7th batch. A total of 140 participants have successfully completed the course so far. The course is offered in a modular manner requiring eight months institution-based teaching in combination with three months of field based project work, including dissertation writing. The course aims to bridge the gap in public health managerial capacity amongst health professionals in the country. The program is structured on a multi-disciplinary curriculum with a focus on management of public health, biostatistics, demography, epidemiology, social sciences, health communication and promotion, human resource management, finance management, health economics and policy, equity and health management information system. Participants undergoing PGDPHM are required to do a small research project/ internship and submit dissertation/ internship report as part of their academic activity.