It is estimated that more than 10,00,000 people die each year due to tobacco use in India
world over 60,00,000 people die annually due to tobacco use
Post Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion with applied focus on Tobacco Control (PGD-HPTC)
Health promotion is important in improving public health as it addresses the health determinants i.e. poverty, low education, poor diet, and inequitable access to health services by enabling people to increase control over the determinants of health and thereby improve their health. Capacity building programmes focusing on health promotion help stakeholders in understanding how to positively influence the health behavior of individuals and communities as well as the living and working conditions that influence their health.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion (applied focus on Tobacco Control) in e-learning mode is introduced by PHFI, under project Strengthening of Tobacco Control Efforts through innovative Partnerships and Strategies (STEPS) with funding support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This diploma aims at building capacity of individuals who come from varied backgrounds. It not only familiarizes themselves with health promotion concepts but also demonstrates designing and implementation of health promotion programs, informing about health promotion policies at national and international levels. Keeping in mind the central role of tobacco control in prevention of chronic diseases, the diploma is offered with a specialization in tobacco control addressing prevention, cessation, policy and all other aspects related to tobacco use and tobacco control in India. The curriculum for this diploma program includes information adapted from material provided by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) and the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine with funding support from the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.
The Post Graduate Diploma in health promotion adopts a modular and flexible structure keeping in mind the diverse requirements of the incoming student population. The curriculum comprises of modules focusing on:
1. Introduction to the principles and theory of health promotion.
2. Examining theories, barriers and techniques involved in knowledge and behaviour change.
3. An understanding of processes of health promotion program planning, design and implementation.
4. Basic concepts of biostatistics
5. A basic scientific understanding of the evaluation in health promotion programs at different levels.
Specialization in Tobacco Control builds upon the basic structure provided by the health promotion modules but incorporates more specific coursework geared towards public health tobacco control, covering the fundamentals of tobacco control, health effects, tobacco control strategies and tobacco economics covering both global and Indian issues. The curriculum comprises of modules focusing on:
1. A comprehensive understanding of social, behavioural and economic determinants of tobacco consumption and exposure and tobacco related diseases.
2. An understanding of the International and National tobacco control laws and policies.
3. Highlighting a broad range of best practices in tobacco control policy including advertising bans, smoke-free environments, and tobacco taxation.
4. Examining the roles of various stakeholders involved in tobacco control.
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