First year of the course with two semesters covers fivecore modules viz., Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Health Management and policy followed by a practicum opportunity in the field. In the second year i.e., the third semester, students canchoose subjects according to their interests & pursue a track. Currently four tracks are being offered viz., Public Health Disability, Public Health Surveillance; Biostatistics and Data Management and Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases. Besides the above modules the course curriculum includes modules on gender & ethics, public health law, disaster preparedness and management for healthprofessionals, grant writing and research methods;
This program is interdisciplinary both in its content and teaching. It utilizes a variety of teaching/ learning techniques, including seminars, journal clubs, collaborative learning, group discussions, case studies, lecture discussions, assignments, hands- on training on computers, visits to organiza ons of public health interest, prac cum and field projects. Faculty with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, na onal and international experience combined with a breadth and depth of public health experience would be teaching this course.
The M Sc & PhD (Health Informatics) programme is jointly conducted by PHFI and AcSIR and degrees are awarded by Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) since 2013. Health Informatics has tremendous promise in improving the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, quality, and safety of health care service systems. General purpose information technology solutions areusually inadequate for specialized needs of the health sector. Thescope of health informatics is very wide as there are a varietyof emerging new technologies that need to be understood,adapted, and validated for use in health systems and thenmanaged for continuous improvement. The programme provides exposure to participants to the best in health care and technologybased on research and innovations on one platform forstudents across India and South Asia.