Distance Learning Courses


Introduction

There is an acute shortage of medical officers oriented in public health / hospital management. To bridge this gap this training is given to regular In-service Medical Officers as per Govt., of India Guidelines.

To build the capacity of Frontline professionals like MOs, Programme Officers and Paramedical Staff in Management and functioning of the Health Facilities at different levels, the Distance Learning Courses in various subjects (Health and Family Welfare Management, Hospital Management, Public Health Nutrition and Health Promotion) was started from FY 2014-15 at SIHFW, Bengaluru in collaboration with NIHFW. These one year courses are offered by NIHFW and SIHFW Bengaluru is one of the centers were 05 days of contact class are held in 02 semesters. Theory and Practical Examination is conducted by NIHFW at SIHFW and qualified candidates are given degrees.

The Paramedical Courses provide great employment opportunities and also ensures the availability of sufficient number of qualified and trained Paramedical Personnel for the upliftment of a good Health Care System.

One District Hospital has been accredited in 2 Super specialty courses with 3 seats. The total seats accredited is as below.

NIHFW as changed the name of the courses as PGDM-Executive Health & Family Welfare and PGDM-Executive Hospital Management Course and given approval to conduct courses at SIHFW.

1.PGDM-Executive Health and Family Welfare Management :

With the adoption of the new strategy of delivering both Health and Family Welfare Services as an integrated package, there has been a growing recognition of the need to provide management education to health and family welfare personnel at all levels.

2.PGDM-Executive Hospital Management :

Most of our government health facilities are under developed & poorly managed and lack modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment’s, proper emergency services, critical care areas, essential pharmaceuticals and supplies, referral support and resources, laundry, dietary, nursing services etc. High hospital infection rates and death rates are very common. One reason may be that Hospital Management is yet to be recognized as an important specialty. Further, there is hardly any hospital policy for the management of the government hospitals, which not only adversely affects patient care but also leads to a situation of crisis every now and then. To overcome this crisis, the hospital authorities resort to ad-hoc solutions. Their approach remains what is more commonly known as management by crisis.

Diploma in Health Promotion :

In order to build the capacity of frontline professionals in health promotion, the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare (SIHFW) is conducting the one year 'Diploma Course in Health Promotion' through distance learning. The aim of this course is to build the capacity of paramedical, and other stakeholders concerned with the health of the society across the sectors in aspects related to health promotion. The trained personnel in health promotion would greatly help in reducing the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases in India, through management of lifestyles by promoting healthy diet, physical activity, stress management, reduction of tobacco / substance abuse and alcohol towards achieving healthy approach to life.

4.Diploma in Public Health Nutrition :

With the adoption of the new strategy of delivering both Health and Family Welfare Services as an integrated package, there has been a growing recognition of the need to provide management education to health and family welfare personnel at all levels. The objective of the training is to provide training on the nutritional aspects of public health for Health care professionals.

Details of Candidates who were sponsored by the State is as below :

Achievement: