Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Quality Management
(A TISS & NHSRC joint initiative)
Quality in Health care is relativity new and evolving knowledge domain. Hospitals and Health care systems both in public and private domains are now implementing ‘Quality’ as an operational strategy to meet their organizational objectives, and to provide efficient and safe care to the users. Hospitals and Health care organizations across globe are going for quality initiatives like Quality Assurance Programmes,Accreditation and Quality Improvement projects. These activities require a specific set of skill, knowledge and aptitude.Currently there is dearth of formally trained quality professionals in the country.
Improving Quality of Services in Public Hospital and public health programs is alsothe priority of Ministry Health & Family Welfare Government of India. With this intention Government has launched Quality Assurance Programme and for supporting the programme has launched Quality Standards for the Public Health Facilities. The Quality Assurance Programme requires establishment of ‘Quality Assurance Units’ at the state and district level as well as quality&hospital managers for the implementation of the programme at the hospital level.
Though various institutions have been conducting hospital /health care management courses in the country, however there is training programme on Health Care Quality Management, which addresses peculiar needs of the Public Health System is available.
For addressing this need of Public Health System, School of Health System Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai in collaboration of National Health Systems Resource Centre have launched a PG Diploma in Healthcare Quality Management.
The programme is targeted for clinical and management professionals working in the Health care sector and are committed to the cause of ‘Quality of Care’ holistically.
Following are key feature of programme-
- The course is primarily designed for those professionals, who are not in position to take one year off time from their jobs for advanced learning.
- There will be two semesters with contact classes of seventeen (17) days on commencement of each semester. Evaluation will be done though written examination and assignments. On successful completion of course Tata Institute of Social Sciences will provide a “PG Diploma in Health Care Quality Management”
- There are total fifteen (15) courses, eightcourses in the first semester and remaining seven in the second semester.
There is provision of sponsorship for candidates working in government hospitals and health programs through National Health Mission (NHM). The candidates, working in the State’s/ UTs Public Health System may apply to the Mission Director, NHM. Regular Officials of State’s Health Department are expected to have at least five years residual service, and applicants on contractual appointment are expected to execute a bond for serve for a minimum period of three years to avail the benefits of proposed sponsorship under the NHM.
Detailed eligibility criteria and program information is given in the brochure provided below.
PGDQM Information BrochureInformation Brochure
Candidates can apply directly to TISS through following link –
Following are the important dates –
Last date of Submitting Application – 28th, of February 2017
Display of list of Selected candidates– 15th January 2017
Last date of Payment of fee – 15th February 2017
Commencement of Program –6th April 2017
For Further Information, Kindly contact –
Dr. M. Mariappan
Centre for Hospital Management
School of Health System Studies
V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400088
Ph. 022-25525523/ 25/ 27
School Secretariat - 022-25525509
Dr. Nikhil Prakash
Senior Consultant – Quality Improvement
National Health Systems Resource Centre
NIHFW Campus, Baba Gangnath Marg,
Munirka, New Delhi- 110067