ePost Graduate Program in Public Health Nutrition

Duration: One Year

Population based approaches have been the mainstay of research in the field of nutrition for decades. However, in an age of growing health consciousness and fitness, public health nutrition (PHN) workforce development is increasingly becoming a global focus. In an effort to provide direction to nutrition research in the country and with the objective of contributing towards training future leaders in the field of nutrition, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) launched a postgraduate program in PHN in the year 2010 for the benefit of all stakeholders. The program aims to provide comprehensive training in public health nutrition in a global setting with the choice of specializing in a number of topics and in a range of contexts.

ePost Graduate Program in Epidemiology

Duration: One Year

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. This program aims to build a pool of trained public health professionals with a special focus on application of epidemiology in public health.

ePost Graduate Program in Management of Reproductive and Child Health Programmes

Duration: One Year

Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) remains a major thrust of National Health Mission of India. RCH programmes are also increasing in their complexity due to increased basket of services and increasing resources. There is therefore a growing need for program managers at state and district Program Management Units to have the requisite knowledge and skills to effectively manage the RCH programmes. This program aims to develop an in-depth understanding of technical and programmatic issues related to reproductive and child health programs. It also intends to strengthen the capacity to plan, manage and monitor RCH programs at the state and district level.

ePost Graduate Program in Health Economics, Health Care Financing and Policy

Duration: One Year

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 in the past. The program was transformed to eLearning program in year 2016 to expand the outreach and provide learning opportunities to working professionals. This eLearning program is particularly suited for health care 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.

Diploma Program on Infectious Disease Surveillance- Afghanistan

Duration: One year

Communicable diseases account for more than 60% of all outpatient visits and more than half of all deaths in Afghanistan. The country has a well-established communicable disease surveillance and response system for reduction in morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases, implementation of International Health Regulations and prevention of global spread of public health emergencies of international concern. While the surveillance system of Afghanistan is well-equipped with the infrastructure and logistics to handle outbreaks and epidemics, there was a felt need from the Ministry of Public Health for increased knowledge and skills of their staff members in areas related to infectious disease epidemiology, surveillance and outbreak investigation and data analyses. As a response to this need, IIPH Delhi is conducting a diploma program for the healthcare staff of the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ministry of Public Health which would extensively cover all the above-mentioned areas, including theoretical and practical knowledge.

eCourse in STI & HIV/AIDS

Duration: Six months

HIV/AIDS poses a huge challenge to the developmental gains achieved in the past few decades. Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) and HIV are closely interlinked and therefore, there is a need to develop comprehensive response that deals with all the aspects of STI and HIV. This calls for the need of skilled human resources working to prevent, control and treat STI and HIV. The number of skilled professionals needed are large while matching training programs to strengthen the skills are adhoc or inadequate. The eCourse in STI & HIV/AIDS intends to fill up the existing gap by building capacity of variety of professionals ranging from medical doctors, nurses, counsellors, health educators, trainers, consultants, social workers, program managers, faculty of health-related ins tuition, researchers to policy makers, by providing necessary training to acquire knowledge, skills and attitude for the prevention and control of STI and HIV/AIDS.

eCourse in Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs

Duration: Six months

Policymakers, program staff and researchers face many questions related to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of public health programs in developing countries. M&E skills provide answers to these questions and are crucial to the successful design, implementation, and tracking of program progress and impact of public health programs. The eCourse on Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs aims to strengthen the capacity of public health professionals actively engaged in the health sector. This course is designed for global health professionals to develop core competencies to design and implement M&E activities in both government & non- government sectors.

eCourse on GIS Application in Public Health

Duration: Six Months

The complex challenges posed by public health threats demand that public health professionals have a concrete understanding of the relationships among the various factors affecting health. In recent years, public health practitioners have grown increasingly aware of the value Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can add in developing an effective framework for action. This course will provide participants a platform to introduce fundamental concepts of the use of GIS within the public health context and build practical experience in the use of open source GIS software and spatially referenced data for effective program management.

eCourse in Research Ethics

Duration: Three Months

Research ethics is the bedrock of quality health research. High quality ethics in research requires the research design to be ethical and implementation processes of the research to be ethical too. Poor science is also unethical. Additionally, it is mandatory that all research involving humans is reviewed by the institutional ethics committee which is situated at the parent institution where the research is being conducted and/ in addition/or by national committees. Publication of your research findings is also almost impossible without ethical clearance. It is important that “Chairs”, “members of ethics committees” and investigators are cognizant and sensitized to the multi-faceted dimensions of research ethics and its implementation. Thus it is imperative for the members of ethics committees, investigators, doctors and public health researchers, and students of medicine and those in allied sciences to be equipped with issues related to ethics. These could be nurses, physiotherapists, dentists, microbiologists, pathologists, surgeons, medical superintendents etc. This course will enable them to conceive, develop the research design, write it, implement and conduct research in an ethical manner. They can also review the ethical soundness of studies. This course aims to sensitize members of ethics committees, researchers and students on the ethical principles of research ethics in humans, essentially in the context of public health research and implementation trials.

eCourse on Public Health Development for ICDS Officials

Duration: Six Months

Malnutrition in India has been called ‘The Silent Emergency’. The proportion of undernutrition among children and women in India is one of the highest in the world. In spite of unprecedented economic growth, improvements in childhood nutritional status in India over the last decade has been slow. Suboptimal infant and young child feeding practices in particular continue to be a serious challenge to reducing malnutrition among children. High rates of maternal undernutrition measured by low body mass index and anaemia adversely affect the health and survival of mothers and newborns. Further, chronic malnutrition in early years of life is responsible for widespread stunting and adverse health and social consequences throughout the lifespan. Community based approaches have been the mainstay of interventions to address the problem of maternal and child malnutrition in developing societies. Community based care delivered through health care workers like anganwadi workers, (AWW), auxillary nurse midwives (ANM) and accredited social health activists (ASHA), can have a vital impact on maternal and child health and nutritional status. However, there is an urgent need to facilitate proper training and handholding of frontline workers, their supervisors and their managers to empower them with knowledge, appropriate skills and motivation to serve the community. In pursuance to national policy for children in India, ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) under the Ministry of Women and Child Development was launched in 1975. With its workforce of anganwadi workers (AWW), ICDS is a comprehensive scheme of Government of India and aims at enhancing survival and development of children. In spite of a well conceptualized program, systematic weaknesses, logistical gaps, resource scarcity, and poor utilization continue to hamper progress and affect the outcome of the program. This eCourse aims to update current knowledge, strengthen the technical capacity on reproductive and child health nutrition and enhance the managerial skills of the service providers and officials working under the ICDS program.

eCourse in Clinical Research Methods

Duration: Four Months

A large pool of human resource exists in the form of researchers, public health specialists, scientists, clinicians in medical colleges/teaching hospitals and academicians, to carry out quality research. However, it is well known that research in India is limited both in terms of quantity and quality. There is enough evidence to support the urgent need to offer training in research methodology and help support the development of research methodology curricula on regional and national levels to advance the state of research in medical education and allied sciences. To harness the potential of the existing pool, capacity building in research methodology is imperative and should be a recognised priority. The eCourse in Clinical Research Methods is intended to support professional development through an eLearning mode. The course will provide greater flexibility to those with constraints in terms of time, distance, or other reasons. Further, self-paced learning using adult learning technique spread over a duration of four months will be less intensive and more realistic for achieving educational goals.

IIPH-Delhi eLearning programs

For more details, please contact:
Senior Program Officer (eLearning) IIPH-Delhi
Ph: +91-124-4722900 | Extn. 4246 / 4245