Online Post Graduate Diploma in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management

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Online Post Graduate Diploma in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management

The course prepares the participants for the world of procurement and supply chain of healthcare products. It provides a solid overview of PSM issues including the role of government policies, donors, manufacturers, procurement agents and more. The course is targeted at health professionals in public health programs (donors, government, NGOs, civil society, academia) and people interested in becoming supply chain / logistics professionals.

Candidates are required:
• To be able to operate confidentially in both written and spoken English language
• To be able to commit at least 25 hours per month over a period of 11 months
• To have completed, at minimum a bachelors degree in any discipline
• Prior work-experience is preferred, though not necessary

• Prepares students for a global career in PSM
• Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of procurement and supply chain management and its linkages with global health
• Learn management structures and systems required for effective operations of PSM
• Be able to assess and address supply chain bottlenecks
• Design & execute projects for making PSM more effective
• Personal and professional growth in terms of leadership and management skills

The course is structured to address one topic area per month for 8 months, starting with a module on introduction to PSM and ending with PSM support functions and systems. For the subsequent two months the candidate will work on a ‘problem-solution’ related dissertation linked to their own organization or country. The course ends with a final assessment which will cover all the modules.

The course covers the following modules:
• Introduction to Procurement & Supply Chain Management
• Public Health Commodities
• Quantification and Supply Planning
• Global Health Procurement
• Inventory Management
• Storage & Distribution
• Rational Use of Medicines
• PSM Support Functions & Systems
• Leadership in Global Health
• Final Case Study

Course fees: US$2,500 which includes:
• Official diploma certificate
• E-tutoring and case study mentoring
• Exam fees and case study evaluation
• 12 months of technical support on any PSM topic related to your work or this course
• Internship and live project opportunities with leading organizations for top performers

• Minimum bandwidth of 512 kbps (1mbps recommended)
• Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent and above
• RAM: 512 MB and above (1 GB recommended)
• Supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Mozilla Firefox
• Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 and above, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris
• Headset with microphone (web camera - optional)

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