Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health: Course Details


Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health is a one year course which deals about the advanced studies in topics such as Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Health Services Administration. Bachelors degree in allied subjects is the minimum educational qualification. Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad, Asian Institute of Public Health and University of Delhi are some of the prominent institutes that offer this course. Average course fee amounts to Rs. 3 lakhs.

Eligibility Criterion for Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health

Candidates who have completed four years full time courses in any of the below mentioned courses after Higher Secondary Course are eligible to apply for this course.

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Technology/ Engineering

In addition to this, candidates who have completed post graduation/ PG Diploma in any of the following subjects from a recognized University are also eligible to apply.

  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Life Sciences
  • Home Science
  • Economics
  • Biostatistics
  • Health/Hospital Management
  • Bio-Informatics
  • Clinical Research
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Microbiology
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Law

In addition to academic qualifications, candidates are expected to have certain qualities such as understanding of public health issues, analytical skills so as to conduct research in various areas of public health.

Course Structure of Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health

Duration of this Post graduate diploma program is one year. It is further divided into two semesters. Course structure is designed in such a manner so as to match the demands of working professional in public health, medical care & allied areas. The course curriculum provides detailed studies in below listed areas.

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology (Theory & application)
  • Global applications in Public Health
  • Health Behavior
  • Public Health, Environment & Society
  • Health Services Administration

Apart from these, candidates will have to carry out a research project in area as per their choice.
Those who have completed this course are eligible to pursue higher studies such as Master of Public Health program as well as other doctoral/ post doctoral programs in reputed Universities. In addition to this, they can apply for various job opportunities in respective fields in private as well as public sector organizations.

Fee Structure of Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health

Overall fee for this course amounts to Rs. 3 lakhs. Candidates can pay the course fee in two installments. They are required to pay Rs. 1.5 lakhs at the time of admission. Remaining amount can be paid during second semester of the course.



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