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Starting Date for receiving application (ad schedule /website display): 5st October, 2016
Application Process Online
Information brochure with application form available on website :1st October, 2016
Last Date of submission of application form: 28th February, 2017
Display of list of Selected / Shorlisted candidates: 15th March, 2017
Declaration of selection (On TISS website): 30th March, 2017
Commencement of Program: 6th April, 2017
First Contact Program: 6th April to 23 rd April, 2017
First Semester Examination: 3rd October to 5th October, 2017
Second Contact Program: 6th October to 20th October, 2017
Second Semester Examination with Viva-voice: 2nd April to 4th April, 2018
Conclusion / End of the Program: 5th April, 2018
Note: These dates are tentative and subject to change
The latest figures show that public hospitals still account for over 40% of all in-patient care in the nation. These 40% include almost all hospitalization needs of the poor and marginalized sections of society. And in addition these hospitals are the focal points for implementing most National Health Programs. Being public hospitals, the staff here are also called upon to provide a range of preventive and promotive health care services, and even considerable forensic duties- which private sector hospitals do not have to contend with. And they have to manage all these roles with only about 20% of total health expenditure.
This revival of the public health facilities under the National Health Mission needs to be sustained and deepened. The challenge before the public hospital is the achievement of quality of care in a setting of limited resources. This requires a high degree of skills and motivation- and of course a much better understanding of what is quality and how to achieve it.
It was for this reason that the 12th five-year plan envisaged quality scoring of all health institutions and implementation of Quality Management System to measurably improve quality of care, with suitable incentives and inputs for achieving and sustaining the desired levels of quality.
In line with thismandate, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has also adopted an “Implementation Framework for Quality Assurance in Public Health Facilities.” This framework has been evolved by NHSRC, the apex technical assistance organization of MoHFW, which has evolved this approach through extensive pilots across multiple states and through discussions with all key stakeholders. As across states, public health facilities begin implementing these standards, there is a growing requirement for health care professionals who have the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to lead such an effort. This requires a matching investment in capacity building in public health professionals, and hospital managers and senior nursing supervisors
The Center for Hospital Management in the School of Health Systems Studies would be organizing the programme with technical collaboration from NHSRC. The contact programmes would be at TISS Mumbai campus the PG diploma would be issued by TISS, which is a central government-funded deemed university. There may be some possibility of changing venue if the circumstances require it
Hospital Superintendents, Quality Managers, Matrons & Nursing Superintendents Health Administrators, Hospital Managers, Nodal officers for quality assurance in state health departments/ NHM, Members of Quality Assurance Teams, committees and units, quality assessors, health programme managers, etc. working for or having interest in Public Hospitalsor Programs.
How PGDHQM helps:
There are two contact programmes for the entire 12 months programme. The intensive contact classes are held beginning of each semester for a period of 17days. The second semester contact programme includes three days of examination of first semester. The students must attend the contact classes which are compulsory and attendance as per TISS rules.
Students shall be provided with customized software to work with teachers. The students can interact with teachers as well as submit the online assignments through this software.
Examination and Vivo Voce
First semester examinations are conducted beginning of second contact programme. The second semester examination is conducted at the end of second semester along with Vivo voce. The examination will be over four days at end of each semester.The vivo voce shall cover all theory courses and project work. The option of giving the examination at TISS is available but it can also be given in online.
Credit / Hrs
Assignments/ Case studies
Overview on Public Health Systems and Policy
2 / 30
Healthcare Quality Standards
Quality Assessment Methods
Quality Management, Tools and Techniques I
3 / 45
Hospital Operations planning and Management
Statistics for Healthcare Quality
Hospital and Patient Safety
Research Methodology and Operations Research
Ethics, Values, Governance, Legal Framework and Patient rights
3 / 30
Healthcare performance and quality indicators
Quality Management Tools and Techniques II
2 / 45
Healthcare Leadership and Change Management
Advanced Statistics for Quality Management
Quality Management of Primary Care and National health programs
Project work (4 credits)
Application fees: Rs. 750 to be paid along with application.
Programme fee: 75000 include course fee, examination fee, tuition fee, convocation fee, computer centre and library fee. It does not include travel, accommodation, breakfast and dinner. Selected candidates shall be paying the fee.
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