Product Selection and Technical Specifications for Public Health in PSM

The course would be open to:

  • Applicants currently engaged in public health-related activities.
  • Applicants with graduate/post-graduate qualifications, and working within procurement and supply chain management, healthcare administration, or pharmaceutical functions.
  • Candidates with relevant work experience in public health with governmental and/or health-related organizations/ NGOs would be preferred.
  • Opportunities with leading organizations (UN organizations and Ministries of Health)
  • On-demand mentorship on PSCM subjects related to Public Health
  • Holistic understanding of supply chain - Empower Yourself for Global Health Leadership
  • Through this course, the students will develop a basic understanding of health commodities, review how the list of products on the national treatment guidelines is arrived at including the process, persons involved, key strengths, and gaps. A detailed understanding of the essential medicines concept will be explored.

    This program provides a general overview of the reasons for undertaking good medicine selection, its aims to make the professionals be aware of the International Non-propriety Names and be able to explain and defend the concept, explains the difference between essential medicine lists and other medicine lists, the importance of Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical system of therapeutic classification.

  • Introduction to Selection of Health Commodities
  • Chapter 1 - The Essential Medicines Concept
  • Chapter 2 - Selection Criteria for Health Commodities
  • Chapter 3 - International Non-proprietary (Generic) Names
  • Chapter 4 - Essential Medicines List
  • Chapter 5 - Treatment Guidelines & Formulary Manuals
  • Chapter 6 - Therapeutic Classification System
  • Chapter 7 - What works in product selection
  • Assessment
  • USD 400
  • Early bird and group registration discounts available.
  • Minimum bandwidth of 1mbps (4mbps recommended)
  • Processor: 1GHz (min), 2GHz dual-core, or more recommended.
  • RAM: 1GB (min), 2GB or more is recommended.
  • Supported browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Mozilla Firefox 2.x, 3.x r Google Chrome
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris
  • Headset
  • Course language - English
  • The course is broken into 7 chapters and 1 final assessment to qualify for a certificate
  • Pre-recorded lectures (chapter wise), case studies, quizzes and self-learning materials
  • E-mail tutorial support and group discussion through web based system
  • Students will be evaluated throughout the tenure of course with multiple choice questions.