Quantification and Forecasting in Public Health

This 2-month course will help you understand the fascinating science behind the methodology, tools, and key processes used to estimate your country’s needs for health commodities. We discuss the consumption method, morbidity method, and proxy consumption method, and how they apply to different product categories and contexts.

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.
  • Chapter 1 - Overview of Quantification
  • Chapter 2 - Quantification Methods
  • Chapter 3 - Issues in Quantification
  • Chapter 4 - Consumption Method
  • Chapter 5 - Morbidity Method
  • Chapter 6 - Proxy Consumption Method
  • Chapter 7 - Service Level Projections
  • Course fees: USD 500 (exclusive of taxes and bank charges)
  • Early bird and group registration discounts available.
  • For Desktop or Laptop:

  • Minimum bandwidth of 1mbps (4mbps recommended)
  • Processor: i3 or higher recommended.
  • RAM: 2GB (min), 4GB or more is recommended.
  • Supported browsers: Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox 4.x and higher, Google Chrome 100.0.4
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 and higher, Mac OS 8, Linux, Solaris
  • Headset/earphones
  • For Mobile:

  • Android 4.4 or higher recommended
  • iOS 12 or higher
  • Minimum 4GB RAM
  • Headset/earphones
  • 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 a web-based system.
  • Students will be evaluated throughout the tenure of course with multiple choice questions.