MEDALLION 2017, the 6th International conference and 11th National conference on "Current trends in Public Health and Hospital Administration" will be held on February 17th & 18th, 2017 at Windsor Castle Lake Resort, Kottayam. This motivational and highly inspirational event is created to bring about the entire talents and ideas under one roof of knowledge in the field of Public Health and Hospital Administration in and around the globe to contribute the newest technologies and leading research works, new view points, perceptions, refuse issues and address current advancements in the health scenario.
The academic programmes of the department has been so designed as to prepare specifically skilled professionals of high calibre to overcome the existing imbalances in the health manpower structure and healthcare system. The department envisages to augment the human resources through interdisciplinary, problem-oriented and student centred training, extension and consultancy programme.
The programme emphasizes developing knowledge, skill and attitude pertaining to Hospital Managers. It also helps the candidates in developing expertise in planning and managing different types of hospitals and will equip the student with problem solving devices.
The hospital administrator of the future needs to be well-equipped to meet the challenges arising out of rising healthcare cost; procurement, utilisation and maintenance. With medicine becoming more and more technology dependent, and equipment-intensive, the need for a system driven approach to its practise has now become very crucial. An administrator’s prime role is to ensure that all these diverse systems and equipment ultimately serve the purpose of healing. Delivery of efficient services without intimidating the patient is the hallmark of a good hospital administrator
Improvement in health system performance can be facilitated only by training adequate number of management professionals including public health specialists, policy analysis; health care administrators, and drug management specialists. Many countries are exploring and implementing these multi disciplinary public health training programmes. To stimulate public health care programmes in the entire country, the department attracts graduates and post graduates from various disciplines.
This program aims to impart international quality education in public health to create a cadre of public health professionals for delivering better health care and development. There is an increasing demand for public health professionals in Government organizations, national and international non-Government Organizations, United Nation organization and its agencies, and private sector organizations and in the field of research. This program will help in bridging the gaps in Public Health research and training.
Government of India has highlighted in the National Health Policy 2002 that a large number of specialists should be trained in Public Health. World Health Organization has also emphasized the need for establishing a workforce with public health training and research. As public health professionals must act as linking pins between theory and practice, between research and policy, they must be able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of other professionals and experts from academia, bureaucracies and service organization in health and development. Therefore the MPH Program is designed to align the objectives around United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals related with public health and development with a strong foundation in core subjects such as epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, health system and policy, management, environmental and occupational health including public health research and other subjects.