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Healthcare management, also referred to as healthcare administration, is the administration, management or oversight of healthcare systems, public health systems, hospitals, entire hospital networks or other medical facilities. Duties of these professionals include ensuring that individual departments run smoothly,qualified employees are hired, information is disseminated efficiently throughout the organization, specific outcomes are reached and resources are used efficiently, among many other responsibilities.

The Information, Education & Communication (IEC) strategy aims to create awareness and disseminate information regarding the benefits of health measures and facilities available. The objective is also to encourage build-up of health seeking behaviour among the masses in keeping with the focus on promotive and preventive health.

 This course will provide an opportunity for participants to establish or advance their understanding of research through critical exploration of research language, ethics, and approaches. The course introduces the language of research, ethical principles and challenges, and the elements of the research process within quantitative and qualitative approaches. Participants will gain an understanding of the Literature Review and issues of validity in research. The course will equip students with the skills to review and conduct methodologically sound research as a part of their professional work. Students develop the skills to recognize and reflect on the strengths and limitations of different research methodologies and will gain a brief understanding of report writing/writing in the sciences

Many problems in health, medical and life sciences are addressed by collecting and exploring relevant data. The development and application of techniques to better understand such data is the fundamental concern in biostatistics. Biostatistics is applied statistics in the biological and medical sciences for public health practice. Based on the data and models they provide, epidemiology the study of the causes, spread, and control of diseases across time and space—gives us information about the state of health, morbidity, and mortality in the human population. Biostatistics is a crucial and invaluable tool in the development of public health policies and initiatives. Together, biostatistics and epidemiology form the basis of public health and guide all other decisions related to the prevention and control of disease—both communicable and noncommunicable—in populations locally and globally.

 

Epidemiology is the fundamental science and key tools of public health. The aim of this course is to give students a grounding in the basic concepts of epidemiology and is designed to introduce epidemiology, its methods and its role in public health. The student will be familiarized with basic measures used in describing disease frequency in populations. Descriptive and analytic approaches to the study of disease will be explored and students will gain insight about: measuring and interpreting patterns of disease occurrence; routine sources of data, their strengths and limitations; study designs used in epidemiology and when to apply them.