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  • 1. Tata Institute of Social Sciences Placement Brochure 2010 SCHOOL OF HEALTH SYSTEMS STUDIES Institute of Excellence for A WHO collaborating centre for "Healthcare Management Training“ Health Policy Research and Training Government of India
  • 2. CONTENTS Message from the Director 01 From the Dean’s Desk 02 Vision & Mission 03 About TISS 04 About SHSS 05 Infrastructure 06 Collaborations 07 Recent Accomplishments 08 Faculty 09 Distinguished Alumni 10 Why Recruit at SHSS 11 Past Recruiters 14 Master of Hospital Administration 15 Curriculum 16 Batch Profile 17 Student Profiles 19 Master of Health Administration 31 Curriculum 32 Batch Profile 33 Student Profiles 35 Master of Public Health 45 Curriculum 46 Batch Profile 47 Student Profiles 49 Placement Procedure 55 Guidelines for Recruiters 56
  • 3. MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR FROM THE DEAN’S DESK Established in 1936, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has emerged as a The Institute is working in the field of health in terms of training, research and extension for the last three decades. leading social work and social sciences institute engaged in teaching, research, Started as a one-semester programme on Certificate in Hospital Administration, today, the Institute boasts of 4 training, field action and policy advocacy in the fields of social work, development, and postgraduate degree programmes and one diploma programme in the field of health. Today, the alumni of these the social, health and management sciences. The TISS is a centre of excellence in the programmes are occupying leadership positions in the health sector in India and abroad. field of Health Systems Studies. Its Masters programmes in Health Administration, Hospital Administration and Public Health prepare students for managerial roles in This year, 3 postgraduate degree programme students will be attending campus placement in December 2010. While these areas and carry out high quality social and policy research on a range of health MHA (Health) students are equipped to undertake leadership role in planning and implementing healthcare issues with a view to support evidence-based national health policy and programme programmes in the government and the voluntary sectors, MHA (Hospital) students are trained to take up leadership planning. role in hospitals and hospital consultancy organizations. In addition, both the programme students are trained in health related sectors like insurance and information technology. The students have very strong understanding of Selection to these Masters programmes is done through an all-India admission test their respective health and hospital fields and are strongly molded and mentored in managing health and hospital every year. These programmes involve two years of theoretical and experiential learning organizations. There are 28 students in the MHA (Health) programme and 34 students in the MHA (Hospital) with faculty drawn from within and outside the Institute. The cutting edge curriculum programme. of these Masters programmes integrates semester-wise internships in different health and hospital settings throughout the two year period, a block placement prior to Master of Public Health (MPH) is a unique programme in the sense, the focus of the programme is on social graduation, and a rigorous dissertation work. A large number of eminent practitioners epidemiology. The students have very strong orientation in research skills and have good understanding of the from health and hospital systems, within and outside Mumbai, teach and provide field epidemiology of both communicable and non-communicable diseases. These students will be excellent researchers work and internship support to our students. and analysts in public health field. There are 15 students in this programme for campus placement. The Tata Institute of Social Sciences remains alert to the process of renewal, restructuring and change in the context of changing times and emerging challenges. The strength of all these programmes is strong emphasis on practical training and research skills. Every semester, the As part of this process, some fundamental changes and restructuring which had students are placed in organizations and communities related to their respective fields to understand and learn the already been set in motion at the Institute, have taken major strides. One such “real world”, where they will be employed later. outcome is the introduction of the new programme in Master of Public Health (Health Policy). These students are ready to take-up the challenges before them in the health sector. Without hesitation, I can vouch I am proud to present the 2009-2011 batch of bright, socially conscientious and skilled that these students are going to make a positive difference and impact on the organizations that are going to recruit Public Health, Health and Hospital Administration graduates in the country for them. I wish them all success. placement in your organisation. Dr. C.A.K. Yesudian Dr. Parasuraman Dean Director School of Health Systems Studies Tata Institute of Social Sciences 1 2
  • 4. ABOUT TISS Sir Dorabji Tata was passionate about social upliftment, education and its reach across the country “without any distinction of place, nationality or creed”. Therefore he put his heart and his wealth into the creation of premier institutes of learning, research and social advancement through a trust. One such institution was the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work, which had its humble beginning in 1936 with 20 students. The institute was a pioneering effort in the field of Social Science study, research and practice in India. It was set up in response to Dr. Clifford Manshardt’s vision of a post-graduate school of social work, of a national stature. The school was renamed ‘Tata institute of Social Sciences’ in 1944. The institute made a mark in the history of social work in India, through pioneering efforts like publishing the Indian Journal of Social Work, which is the first journal of social work in South Asia. The institute then and now is known for its prompt and efficient response in sending relief in the face of natural and man-made disasters. Recognized as a deemed university in 1964, and primarily funded by the University Grants Commission, TISS broadened its span to more specialized courses in the field of social work and social research, and has been awarded score of 3.88 out of 4 (CGPA) and Grade A by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) on 31st December 2009. Over six decades of its eventful existence the institute has witnessed a meteoric rise and the birth of five schools including Health System Studies, Management and Labor Studies, Rural Development, Social Sciences and Social Work and four independent centers namely Disaster Management, Lifelong Learning, Media and Cultural Studies and Research Methodology. Today the VISION MISSION Institute conducts a Graduate course in Social Work, 15 post-graduate courses, 4 certificate programs and 6 diploma courses. The School of Management It is our belief that this school is a part of life and that By doing well, the duty which is nearest to us, the duty and Labour Studies is rated amongst the best in the its students should be trained to make independent which is in our hands now, we make ourselves country. judgement, to examine questions from all angles and stronger; and improving our strength in this manner With collaborations with build a life philosophy which is their own and not a pale step by step, we may reach a state in which it shall be prestigious international colleges imitation of those who have gone before - Clifford our privilege to do the most coveted and honoured and organizations like the World Manshardt (Founder Director of TISS, 1936-1961) duties in life and society. Health Organization, London School of Economics, International Development Research Centre and the like, TISS continues to make its mark in Indian society through its academic excellence, prominent alumni and relentless work for the promotion of sustainable, equitable and participatory development, social welfare and social justice. 3 4
  • 5. INFRASTRUCTURE ABOUT SHSS The School of Health System Studies is spread over the two Mumbai campuses of Tata Institute of Social Sciences - The Main Campus and the Malti & Jal A. D. Naoroji Campus Annexe. Both the Campuses are located in Deonar in the North-east section of Greater Mumbai. Healthcare research and education at TISS began with initiation of the Certificate course in Hospital Administration in 1975 followed by the Diploma in Hospital Administration in 1980. The Main Campus is situated opposite the Deonar bus depot on V.N. Purav Marg. Spread over an area of approximately 10 acres, it Masters degree courses in Health Administration and Hospital Administration were started in houses the School of Health System Studies, School of Social Work, School of Habitat Studies as well as Independent Centres of Lifelong 1993. 2006 was a landmark year in the history of TISS when the Department of Health Learning, Media & Culture Studies and Research Methodology. System Studies was restructured to form the School of Health System Studies. The School of Health System Studies has a resource centre available only to SHSS faculty and students – the Documentation Cell which The Indian healthcare system is in a phase of transformational change which is revolutionizing boasts of almost every title written in the field of Health & Hospital Management and Public Health. the entire scenario. The School of Health System Studies has been instrumental in putting these changes ‘in perspective’ through on-field and off-field activities of research, and The other structures ensconced in the Main Campus include: applications of the various concepts of healthcare management. The Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Library: The Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Library has in stock about 1, 03, 000 volumes. The selection of the material is geared to meet the needs of post-graduate students and M.Phil. /Ph.D. scholars. It subscribes to over 200 scholarly Today the School has 4 centers: journals and has over 1,600 audio-visual materials. It maintains newspaper clippings on current topics and prepares bibliographies on • Centre for Health and Social Sciences different subjects. It is fully computerised and has a computer reading facility for the visually impaired. Users can access the library • Centre for Health Policy, Planning and Management database using an Online Public Access Catalogue. The Library brings out a quarterly Selective Dissemination of Information and • Centre for Public Health Current Awareness Bulletin. The UGC-INFLIBNET has recognised it as a Document Delivery Centre. • Centre for Hospital Management Hostels: There are two each of Men’s and Women’s Hostels in the Main Campus along with 30 Guest rooms for our International students. The New Campus also houses a Men’s and a Women’s Hostel. The School conducts 4 Masters Degree courses – Master of Hospital Administration, Master of Dining Hall: It is managed by the DH Committee with student representatives being its active members. It is open for all the Master’s Health Administration, Master of Public Health (Social Epidemiology), Master of Public Health degree students, Ph.D. scholars, staff and participants of all the short-term courses and seminars held in the institute. (Health Policy), and a Diploma in Hospital Administration. NGO Canteen: In keeping with the overall ethos of the Institute, the Canteen is managed by an NGO devoted to women’s empowerment and run by a self-help group of woman rag-pickers. For more than two decades, backed by historical accomplishments, seasoned faculty, focussed Health Centre: It provides Medical Consultation services by two Medical Officers who visit the Institute on alternate days from curriculum and the finest industry exposure, the SHSS has been churning out dynamic 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. Trained professionals provide counselling services to the students for 3 hours every day of the week, except Sundays. The Counsellors help the students in their day-to-day concerns and also enhance professionals who make their mark and uphold the tradition and ethos of TISS in the field of their overall functioning. healthcare administration. The M.K. Tata Memorial Gymkhana and Recreation Centre provides facilities such as gym, yoga, table tennis, carom and badminton. The Malti and Jal A.D. Naoroji Campus is located off V. N. Purav Marg. The Naoroji campus annexe is next to the BARC Hospital Gate on Deonar Farm Road. This campus of 110 acres presently houses the School of Management and Labour studies and Jamshetji Tata Centre for Disaster management. It boasts of state of the art classrooms in its two academic buildings. The classes for junior batches of MHA and PH courses are held here. However, the highlight of the Malti and Jal A.D. Naoroji Campus is the ultra-modern, high-tech acoustic wonder called the Convention Centre. It is a 500 seater auditorium which hosts most of the events and meets of SHSS, including the signature annual fest - Clairvoyance. This campus also houses Student hostels, Dining Hall and an NGO canteen. The most cherished feature of both the campuses is their natural picturesque beauty. The greenery on the campus is not in the form of carefully cultivated and manicured gardens. A stroll through the campus is more like a walk in the woods, with each tree and shrub growing and proliferating on its own, albeit not wildly. 5 6
  • 6. COLLABORATIONS TISS, over the years, has built bridges with many Universities across the world. We have signed MoUs and/or have developed linkages with some prestigious international Institutions and Universities. The key areas of international collaborations include: • Collaborative Research • Student (Study Abroad Programme -SAP) and Faculty Exchange Programmes • Joint Degree Programmes • Study in India Programme (SIP) TISS School of Health Systems Studies is a WHO Collaborating center for Health Policy Research and Training. RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS Collaborating Center appointment by WHO indicates that an organization contributes to WHO's public health mission by providing Recognised by the World Health Organisation as a collaborating Centre for Health, specialized knowledge, expertise, and support in the health field to WHO and its member nations. Policy Research and Training. The UNAIDS Centre for Behavioural Research on HIV/AIDS is also located at TISS The ‘Terms of Reference’ which define the role and responsibilities the School of Health Systems Studies, TISS a collaborating center are: 1. To undertake research to understand the dynamics of utilization of research in health policy formulation & implementation. (Research Has established collaboration – for joint research, exchange of faculty and students, on health research utilization) and publication – with 25 world class universities and institutions in the United States, 2. To develop capacity of health researchers to undertake research relevant for health policy & translate research findings into policy Europe, Asia (Hindukush Himalayan Region Universities Consortium), Africa (Witts briefs for the benefit of policy makers. (Support doctoral research) University, South Africa), and Latin America (University of Campinas, Brazil). 3. To undertake social science research to generate information to bridge gap between social reality & health policy formulation & implementation. (Studying social determinants of health seeking behaviour) Supporting Kabul University by participating in its Master of Public Administration 4. To synthesize & document health policy relevant materials for the benefit of researchers, policy-makers, administrators, research programme. scholars & students. (Research and documenting health sector reform, initiatives and innovations) London School of Economics Tiss in partnership with the Andaman & Nicobar administration, will carry out the process of setting up systems and structures for Rural Knowledge Centres, as part of School of Health Systems Studies entered into an academic and research collaboration with London School of Economics in 2007. the three-year post-tsunami engagement in capacity building of local and indigenous tribal communities in sustainable development, which has graduated to establishing Under academic partnership, a new program; MSc in International Health Policy was launched in 2010. This programme focuses on the Community Resource Centre in the remote Nicobar Islands. economics and finance of healthcare provisions and the nature of policy changes needed to make healthcare accessible. Principal Recipient of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in a The collaborative research aims to address priority areas around health policy in India. Areas of scientific focus include: country-wide project for capacity-building of higher institutions of learning in • Pharmaceuticals and access to medicines HIV/AIDS Counselling. Along with the SNDT Women’s University (Mumbai), Lucknow • HIV prevention for women and children in India University (Lucknow), Bangalore University (Bengaluru), Jamia Milia University (New • Health systems Delhi), and the Regional Institute for Medical Sciences (Manipur), TISS will conduct • Urban health master training programmes and help build infrastructure to develop the capacities of These priorities reflect the current health policy priorities in India and the research strengths of both institutions. 40 academic institutions all over the country. This, in turn, will provide supportive supervision and training to 12,000 counsellors working in the national HIV/AIDS In 2009, SHSS entered into collaboration with 3 international partners to strengthen its MPH programme and research in public health counselling programme. areas. The Institutes are: -Karolinska Institute, Sweden; TISS also continues to be involved in critical research in diverse areas such as -Swiss Tropical Institute, Switzerland; education and literacy, family and children, women’s issues, HIV/AIDS, rural and -School of Public Health, Minnesota University, USA. urban development issues, displacement, youth and human development, and the rights of Dalits, indigenous peoples, minorities and other marginalised groups. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships and Academic Cooperation In recognition of these and other achievements and the quality parameters, TISS was Erasmus Mundus Scholarship partners the School of Health Systems Studies under the aegis of Tata Institute of Social Sciences with 12 awarded score of 3.88 out of 4 (CGPA) and Grade A by the NAAC on 31st December European Universities viz. Lund University, Sweden (Lead/Coordinating university), Albert-Ludwigs- University of Freiburg, Germany, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany, International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, The Netherlands, Karolinska 2009. Institutet, Sweden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, University of Deusto, Spain, University of Leuven, Belgium, University Pierre and Marie Curie, France, Vilnius University, The synergy between teaching, research, field action and extension has enabled TISS Lithuania to continue to shape planning, policy and programme formulation, foster critical rethinking, and development of people-centred interventions. 7 8
  • 7. OUR ILLUSTRIOUS ALUMNI Our Faculty DEAN TATA CHAIR PROFESSORS TISS over the years has been known for its unique ways of combining management principles with social awareness. This Prof. C.A.K. YESUDIAN M.A, Ph.D Prof. Susan Rikfin has ensured that TISS students have left their indelible impressions on the corporate as well as the social front. Following M.A. (International Affairs), Ph.D SHSS FACULTY are some of the TISSians who have carved a niche for themselves in healthcare. Prof. Richard Cash 1. CENTRE FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES: M.D, M.P.H Dr. Anil Kumar, Associate Professor and Chairperson Dr. William Tuscano Dr. Vivek Desai M.Sc., Ph.D M.S., Ph.D, Post Doctoral Fellowship Managing Director, Hosmac India Pvt Ltd Dr. (Ms.) Shalini Bharat, Professor VISITING FACULTY Managing Trustee, Hosmac Foundation Ph.D. Mr. Ashok Thapar, (Mktg. Consultant), DMM, MBA Dr. (Ms.) Sivakami Muthusamy, Associate Professor Dr. Lilly D. Engineer M.A., Ph.D. Prof. Ashok Bhatkande, M.D. Associate Director, DrPH program in Health Care Management and Dr. (Ms.) Hemal Shroff, Assistant Professor Dr. Avinash Supe, (Prof. of Surgery, KEM Hospital), MS, DHA Leadership, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health M.A., Ph.D., Post doctoral fellowship Dr. G. R. More Patil, (Retd. Deputy Municipal Commissioner 2. CENTRE FOR HEALTH POLICY, of Mumbai), MD, DCH, DHA Dr. Dinesh Nair PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT: Dr. S. Sivaramakrishnan, (Medical Consultant – Siemens) DGP, DIM, DHA Sr. Health Specialist, World Bank, Washington Office Dr. Shankar Das, Associate Professor M.Sc, M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D Dr. S.A. Kelkar, (Adjunct Professor, IIT Mumbai), PhD Mr. Sunil Nath Dr. Kanchan Mukherjee, Associate Professor Dr. Vivek Desai, (Managing Director, Hosmac India Pvt Ltd), M.D., M.Sc, D.P.H, A.F.I.H CEO – Alchemist (HealthCare), Delhi DHA, DBM, DFM, MPhil Dr. Soumitra Ghosh, Assistant Professor Dr. Y.C. Mahajan, (Consultant – Hospital Administration M.A., M.P.S, Ph.D Dr. Pavitro Paul Raymond Limited), MD, MAM, DHA Dr. (Ms.) Sandhya K. Ramakrishnan, Assistant Professor Consultant-NHSRC, Delhi Dr P.M. Bhujang, (Director , HN Hospital), LLM, DHA Ph.D Dr. N. Roy, Head, (Dept. of Surgery | BARC Hospital (Govt. of Mr. Keerti Bhusan Pradhan 3. CENTRE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH: India) | Mumbai) , M.S., MPH Director- Strategy and Programmes, Right to Sight International Dr. Harshad Thakur, Professor and Chairperson Dr Pednekar, (Deputy Director for Healis, Sekhsaria Institute M.B.B.S, M.D, D.B.M for Public Health, CBD Belapur), M.Sc, Ph.D Dr. Rana Mehta Dr. Mathew George, Assistant Professor Dr Doke, (President of Indian Public Health Association, M.P.H, M.PhiL, Ph.D Maharashtra Branch), M.D., D.N.B., Ph.D., FIPHA Vice President, Technopak Advisors Pvt Ltd, Noida Dr. Narendra Kakade, Assistant Professor Dr Amar Jesani, (External faculty and member of the M.A, M.PhiL, Ph.D International Advisory Board), MBBS Dr. Neeta Rao Dr. Nilesh Gawde, Assistant Professor National Consultant, MoHFW, India Dr Hitakshi Sehgal, (International Coordinator, University of M.D, D.B.M, Diploma in Clinical Research Minnesota), MPH 4. CENTRE FOR HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT: Dr. Sanjay Oak Dr Kishore Chavan, (Surveillance Medical Officer, NPSP) Dr. M. Mariappan, Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) MD ( PSM ), DNB ( SPM ), DPH. Dean, KEM Hospital and Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai M.H.M, Ph.D Dr Garima Bahl, (Program Coordinator Society for Nutrition, Dr. (Ms.) V. Gowri, Assistant Professor Education and Health Action), M.A , MPH Mr. T. Anbumani M.A., DHA, Ph.D Dr A.M. Sarma, (TISCO ex chair professor), M.A, Ph.D CAO, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai Dr. Lakshmi Kant Diwedi Dr Ravi Bhatnagar, (Consultant Cardio Thoracic Surgery, M.Sc, M.PhiL, Ph.D Holy Family Hospital), MS, MCH, DNB(CVTS), LLB, DHA Dr. M.R. Bhatia FACULTY FROM OTHER SCHOOLS Dr. S. Sudhakar, MHA Professor Health Policy, LSE Prof. Lakshmi Lingam M.A, Ph.D Dr. Tushar Kr. Desai Prof. D.P. Singh Vice President -Project Healthcare, Reliance Industries Limited M.Sc, Ph.D Ms Mini Varghese Prof. P.C. Saxena M.Sc, M.A, Ph.D National Programme Manager, Micronutrient Initiative Dr. Rajashri Mehtani M.S.W, Fellow 9 10
  • 8. WHY RECRUIT AT SHSS Every graduate who has ever walked through the hallowed corridors of TISS imbibes within himself/herself the unique possession of professionalism with a heart. The School of Health System Studies (SHSS) at TISS has a diverse array of participants from varied cultural and professional backgrounds and hail from some of the best colleges in the country. The learning pedagogy includes seminars, group assignments, quizzes, case studies, role plays, simulation games and the unique professional development program (PDP). Academics at TISS are meticulously organized and the course contents are reviewed regularly keeping abreast with the latest advancements across the globe. Consequently, SHSS boasts of a league of illustrious alumni who form the crème de la crème of the Indian healthcare industry and abroad. Our renowned faculty members are involved in facilitating learning through extensive classroom discussions and are respected members of the industry exhibiting exemplary credentials through their avant-garde research papers on intriguing health care issues and key management areas. TISS believes in providing extensive on-field experience to its students, which is supported through its 4 internships during the 2 years, along with a project/research paper that is mandatory. For students of Hospital Administration, the corporate interface ensures that academic capabilities meet business acumen. Admissions to SHSS are purely based on the candidates’ merit. The course design is highly specialized and has few intakes. The stringent selection criterion at TISS, which involves a tailor made aptitude test and an interview, ensures selection of students who are not only the most capable but also those who are aligned to the specific course. Our students pursue a wide range of career paths post MHA and have accepted positions in every job function, sub domain and geography that comprise today's increasingly dynamic and global healthcare business landscape. Our batch diversity, allows potential recruiters the flexibility to choose to recruit at the entry, middle management, senior and top management levels of organizations. Over the past years we have witnessed some of the biggest names in healthcare approaching us with lucrative profiles. Having given you reasons more than one to recruit from the country’s most reputed Health School... Our placement calendar is as follows: • Pre placement talks – 18th November 2010 to 19th December 2010 • Placement week – 1st January to 9th January, 2010 • Placements continue till 31st March 2011(On and Off campus) Our placement procedure is planned in close association with our faculty, students and recruiters. For further details regarding our placement procedure please write to us at: Email: Alternate email: You will be provided with a campus coordinator who will help you pursue the process further. The coordinator will serve as your SPOC for all activities. SHSS looks forward to you choosing to recruit with us. 11 12
  • 9. PAST RECRUITERS Aga Khan Health Services Regional Resource Centre (RRC) Tata Consultancy Services BAIF Development Research Foundation Department of Women and Child Nova Hospitals, Pune Development, Govt. of Gujarat CARE India NRHM, Chattisgarh SAMS Catholic Relief Research NRHM, Gujarat SRH, Dharampur Child In Need Institute (CINI) P.D. Hinduja Hospital Centre for Enquiry into Health & Allied Themes (CEHAT) HOSMAC Sagar Hospitals, Bangalore Voluntry Health Association of India IBM (VHAI) Vaatsalya Hospitals, Bangalore INFOSYS Family Planning Association of India Victor Hospital, Goa (FPAI) Wipro Seven Hills Hospital SEARCH Nova Hospitals, Pune Soalni Hospital Institute of Health Management, Panchod (IHMP) WHO Manipal Hospital, Bangalore GCV Life Pvt. Ltd. NRHM Parkar Hospital Apollo Clinics, Mumbai MOHFW Eclypsis Apollo Hospital, Bilaspur Micronutrient Initiative ICICI LOMBARD L.V. Prasad Eye Hospital, Hyderabad NACO ICICI Prudential Manpower Consultancy, Mumbai NMMC- Navi Mumbai Municipal ICICI SIG Corporation Global Hospitals John Hopkins PATH India Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi UNICEF PATNI Computers MIMSR & YCRH, Latur UNFPA Sight Savers International State health systems resource centres Syntel Emergent Meditech India Pvt. Ltd. 13 14
  • 10. CURRICULUM (with Credits) Semester Course Title Credits MASTER OF FC 1 Understanding Society 2 HOSPITAL FC 3 Development Experience, State, Social Conflict and Change 2 ADMINISTRATION SFC 1 Social Science Perspectives on Health 2 SFC 2 Basic Economics and Health Economics 3 BC 1 Principles of Health Services Management 2 I BC 2 Evolution of HealthCare Services 2 BC 3 Research Methodology I ( Quantitative Research Methods) 2 BC 4 Organizational Behaviour 2 BC 5 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2 BC 6 Financial Accounting 2 BC 7 Research Methodology II ( Qualitative Research Methods) 2 Total 23 BC 8 Human Resources Management and Labour Legislation 2 BC 9 Materials Management 2 BC 10 Operation Research 2 II HO 1 Management Accounting 2 HO 2 Organisation and Administration of Supportive Services 3 HO 3 Organisation and Administration of Clinical and Superspeciality Services 2 First Internship (6 weeks) 8 Total 21 BC 11 Health Insurance 2 BC 12 Strategic Management in Health Care Settings 2 HO 4 Hospital Planning 2 INTRODUCTION III HO 5 Legal Framework for Hospitals 2 HO 6 Systems Development and Information Resource Management in Hospitals 3 Master of Hospital Administration programme addresses the professional managerial skills required for leadership roles in the hospital HO 7 Management of Medical Staff, Clinical Services and Medical Committees 2 sector through training in planning, operational management and project management of hospitals. The programme lays special Second Internship ( 6weeks) 8 emphasis on financial management, costing, systems development and information resource management. Total 21 The course gives weightage to both theoretical and hands-on learning. While classroom learning through participation in HO 8 Medical Technology Management 2 discussions, case studies, presentations, and the like emphasize conceptual clarity, practical inputs are provided through the rigorous HO 9 Quality Management 2 internships. These complement classroom learning, throwing light on the practical dimension of the profession. The insights that HO 10 Marketing Management 2 emerge out of such an experience make students conceptually strong and successful in practice of the profession. IV HO 11 Financial Management 2 Students of the Master of Hospital Administration programme find jobs in managing a variety of specialised services in hospitals — HO 12 Business Development Strategies 2 both in the private and government sectors. Their job sketches include managing various departments of large hospitals as well as Internship (6 weeks) 4 planning and designing new services and new hospitals. In the past, students have found employment in leading corporate, Project Report 4 government and trust-run hospitals all over the country. Apart from hospitals the students also take up varied roles in consultancy Total 18 firms, Healthcare IT, retail healthcare and health insurance sector. GRAND TOTAL 83 TISS pioneered health and hospital administration programmes in the country and continues to remain an innovator in curriculum and delivery. 15 16
  • 11. INTERNSHIPS: Qualification Profile Students of hospital administration undergo three rigorous internships during the course of their two year study period. Each internship is of the duration of 5 weeks and is carried out at the end of the second, third and fourth semesters respectively. Students are placed in public, trust and corporate hospitals respectively so as to help them understand nuances of varying natures of health care set ups. The internships are designed in a methodical and well coordinated manner such that the first internship MBBS 29% exposes students to basic departments of the hospital, its preliminary functioning and the associated managerial inputs. Students BAMS 20% are expected to study 2 medical and 2 non-medical departments during this phase followed by a relevant case study of their BHMS 8% interest. The internships to follow constitute analyzing real time cases which provide the student an opportunity to enhance business process capabilities. Each semester that follows an internship allows the student to apply concepts imbibed during the BSc 8% course work in real time. It helps them draw collaterals between theory and its conceptual application in the real world. BDS 11% BPT 9% During the first internship students are placed in public hospitals or larger trust hospitals across Mumbai namely; Asha Parekh Hospital, Holy Spirit Hospital, BARC Hospital, Raheja Hospital, Sushrusha Hospital, Inlaks Hospital, D. Y. Patil Hospital, Nair Hospital, Btech 3% MGM Hospital Vashi, TATA Memorial Hospital, Elizabeth Hospital, BSES MG hospital, Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, BBA 3% KEM Hospital, Cooper Hospital, Bhabha Bandra Hospital, Rajawadi Hospital. Nursing 9% For the second internship students are placed in renowned Trust Hospital across the country namely; CMC Vellore, CMC Ludhiana, Sir Ganagaram Hospital, Aditya Birla Hospital, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Breach Candy Hospital Trust etc. The third internship brings with itself a test of the student’s capabilities to adapt and produce results in a relatively new environment. Students are placed in corporate hospitals all over India namely; Apollo Group of Hospitals, Fortis Group of Hospitals, Max Group of Hospitals, Manipal Group of Hospitals etc. The final block internship towards the end of the curriculum entails every student to work in any healthcare organization of their Work Experience Profile choice, without any compensation, for a period of 1 month. This internship reiterates the ethos of the institute that is ingrained in each student – service to the society. Though the students have been well placed before the period of this internship, they contribute their theoretical and practical skills to the organization. Freshers 11% Less Than 1 yr 31% 1-2 yrs 20% PROJECT: 2-3 yrs 23% Project work is an important academic requirement for the hospital administration students.This is undertaken by the students 3-5 yrs 9% according to their interests and under the guidance of the faculty . The compulsory project work gives the students an opportunity to explore their interests, apply their knowledge and gain personal experience by tackling real problems. It gives them a window to Above 5 Years 6% innovate and create implementable and practical business enhancing models. The project work demands involvement in terms of problem identification, data collection, analysis and interpretation, and preparation of action plans. It helps them carve a niche for themselves where they can build on preliminary ideas and go on to specialize in the field, if they so wish. Project evaluation exercises are carried out at regular intervals to permit systematic assessment and streamlined guidance. 17 18
  • 12. Research Project: Brand Recognition of a hospital and designing of promotional strategies. Research Project: Medical Tourism Strategy for a Multi-superspeciality Hospital Summer internship: Sai Shree Orthopedics Multispeciality& Joint Replacement centre, Pune Summer Internship: Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon Training programme for Business Development Executives. Configuration and Implementation of Operation Theatre module of Hospital Information System (HIS) in the Hospital. Internship: B.C.J Hospital & Asha Parekh Research Centre Detailed study with recommendations of-CSSD, Laundry & linen Department. Internship: S. L. Raheja Hospital, Mumbai Feasibility study to set up in-house laundry for the same hospital (110 beds). Detailed Departmental Study of Diabetic Clinic (Inpatient & Outpatient), Artificial Kidney Dialysis (AKD) unit, Human Resource (HR) Department and Medical Records Department (MRD) Case study – Reasons for Leave without Pay (LWP) amongst Housekeeping staff in the Hospital Experience: Worked as Clinic Manager for 1 ½ years with Nutrition and Wellness (A chain of Wellness Dr. Amit Dhage Clinics), Delhi. Dr. Deepti Mehtani Age: 24 years Age: 30 years Worked as Project Manager for 3 ½ years, Varuni Healthcare Private Limited, Delhi. Qualification: B.P.T Qualification: B.A.M.S. Research Project: A study on the role of public relation activities of hospitals on the patients’ Research Project: Planning an assisted reproductive techniques centre. hospital choice decisions. Summer internship: Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. Summer internship: SCS Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka. Study of biomedical waste management practices in a tertiary care hospital. Analyzing the effectiveness of current systems and practices to maximize efficiency, customer satisfaction & revenues at SCS Hospital Internship: Inlaks General Hospital, Mumbai. Study of ICU, OT, Accounts and Stores. Internship: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Hospital Restructuring the laundry and linen department of the hospital. Detailed study with analysis and recommendations for medical records department, hospital stores, ward management and physiotherapy department. Experience: Critical study of security arrangements at BARC Hospital Worked in Kotbagi Hospital, Pune as a medical officer for 2 years. Worked as a private practitioner for 1 year. Experience: One year experience in managing a clinic and as a homoeopathic practitioner. Dr. Deepthi Alle Dr. Manisha Shah Age: 26 years Age: 29 years Qualification: B.H.M.S Qualification: M.B.B.S Research Project: Utilization of laboratory services in a private hospital Research Project: Effective Utilization of Medical Equipments (MRI) along with Patient Assess- ment needs and their Satisfaction using MRI Summer Internship: Parakh Hospital, Mumbai Time motion study on admission & discharge process in Parakh hospital Summer Internship: BKS Hospital, Bellary. Designing, Planning, Purchasing and Installation of CathLab Organization: K.E.M hospital, Parel. Mumbai. Detailed study of OPD & blood bank department Internship: B.Y.L Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai Detailed study of dietetics & physiotherapy unit of hospital Study of the present security system and up gradation of the same Feasibility of Roof top Helipad at Nair Hospital Experience: Worked as a medical officer in ICU & wards for one year in a private hospitals Experience: Associated with Sanjeevani clinic as an Ayurvedic Consultant for 8 months. Worked as Administrative Officer at Hotel Rameswari, Bellary for 1 Year Worked as Part Time Consultant at Neela Dental Clinic, Bellary for 1 Year Dr. Trupti Kamble Dr Jaikishen S Agiwal Age: 26 years Age: 26 years Qualification: B.A.M.S. Qualification: B.D.S. 19 20
  • 13. Research Project: Relationship between Employee Job satisfaction and Performance. Research Project: Utilization of Radiological Services/Equipment of a tertiary hospital Summer Internship: Jupiter Hospital, Mumbai Internship: Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai Worked on the content for Jupiter Hospital’s Website. Detailed study with critical analysis and recommendations of CSSD, Operation Theatre, Conducted an Organizational Climate Survey for the Human Resources Department. Radiodiagnosis, and Biomedical Waste Department Functional Analysis of Medical Records Department with recommendations for improvement Internship: B.D. Petit Parsee General Hospital Detailed Departmental study of Female Free Ward, Outpatient Department and Pathology Experience: Laboratory. 2 years work experience in Healthcare BPO. Study of discrepancies and shortages issues in Medical Stores. Experience: Sanda Wellness Pvt Ltd as Wellness Consultant for a period of 5 months Dr. Kamlesh Ahire Mr. Lalhmangaih hauzel Age: 26 years Age: 25 years Qualification: B.A.M.S. Qualification: B.Sc (Chemistry Honours), Certificate in Computer (APTECH Computer Education) Research Project: Evidence based redesigning of ICU’s and their guidelines Research Project: Strategic Human Resource Recruitment Planning in Hospital Summer Internship: Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai | Nova Medical Center, Bangalore Internship: Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai Business Process Reengineering for Booking Office Detailed studied with recommendations for Operating Theater, Casualty Department, Biomedical HMIS Utilization for Front Office Department and Medical Records Department Time Motion study of Discharge process Patients’ waiting time analysis Feasibility of HMIS in pharmacy Market study for Nova Medical Center Experience: Associate Hospital Administrator, Ganta Methodist Hospital, Liberia Internship: B.Y.L Nair Charitable Hospital Business Manager, Ganta United Methodist Mission Station, Ganta, Liberia Detailed Department study of surgical suite, Outpatient department, Central Sterile Supply and Medical Records Department. Ward wise study of Nurses Job satisfaction and recommendations. Dr Jaya Khushalani Lawrence Leaye Tozoe, II Age: 24 years Age: 38 years Qualification: M.B.B.S. Qualification: B.B.A Research Project: Facility Planning of an Ophthalmic Day Care Centre Research Project: Study on the efficiency and utilization of HMIS in a tertiary care hospital. Internship: Mahatma Gandhi Mission Hospital, Mumbai Summer Internship: Wockhardt Hospitals, Nagpur Detailed study with recommendations for departments: Front desk, Reception, OPD, AKD, Value analysis of the store inventory of the Wockhardt Heart Hospital with key factors pertaining Housekeeping and Bio-Medical Waste management. to consumption and revenue pattern. Training Module for Medical and Para-medical Staff of the Universal Precautions and handling of Bio-medical waste. Internship: S L Raheja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai Detailed study with recommendations for ICU, Oncology department, Stores and CSSD. Experience: Time motion study on communication between ward and pharmacy. Non-Academic Junior Resident at Smt.SuchetaKriplani Hospital, Kalawati Saran Hospital and associated hospitals, New Delhi in following departments: Experience: - Anaesthesia - 6 months Worked at GKK Physiotherapy Center (CGHS empanelled), Nagpur as Physiotherapist for - Bio-chemistry - 2 months two years. Dr. Kavita Mosalpuria Dr. Neha Bhagatkar Age: 27 years Age: 26 years Qualification: M.B.B.S. Qualification: B.P.T 21 22
  • 14. Research Project: Hospital Preparedness for JCI Accreditation with respect to Patient Safety Research Project: Study of lead times for surgical intervention and its impact on the stakeholders Standards at P.D. Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai. Summer Internship: Armed Forces Medical College, Pune Summer Internship: P.D. Hinduja National Hospital Conducting a feasibility study for establishing a CSSD in an 1100 bedded hospital and planning for Conducted a detailed study for developing a Patient Movement Tracking System using the same. Barcodes/RFID for Inpatients for the Business Process Re-engineering Department [BPR]. Internship: BSES MG Hospital, Mumbai Internship: BSES MG Hospital, Mumbai Detailed study of the Pharmacy, Operation Theatre, Blood Bank and In-patient Department. Detailed study with recommendations on AKD, Physiotherapy & Rehabilitative Centre, Stores & Study on waiting time for OPD patients Purchase Department, Radiology Department. Case Study on the assessment of qualitative aspects of the Public-Private Partnership Model of the Case Study: Planning of CathLab with attached I.C.C.U hospital Experience: Worked as a Clinician for 3 months Experience: Dr. Nikhil Yadav Dr Nitiraj Gandhi Age: 25 years Age: 25 years Worked as a Physician Assistant in an ICU for a period of four months Qualification: B.D.S. Qualification: B.A.M.S. Research Project: Challenges to the implementation of quality standards in a hospital Research Project: Time & Motion Study in Casualty of a Tertiary Care Hospital Summer Internship: Nova Medical Centres, Bangalore Internship: Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai Time and Motion Study of surgical patients Detailed Departmental Study of ICU, BloodBank, Pathology Lab, Kitchen & OPD services Study on Operating Room utilization and efficiency standards Case study – Waiting time for discharge from various wards. Study on consumables and medicines costs for surgical procedures Cost analysis of Laboratory Services Experience: Worked as panel doctor with Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd for 2years. Internship: Smt BCJ Hospital and Asha Parekh Research Centre, Mumbai Panel doctor for Mumbai Cricket Association for Ranji Trophy & Kanga League Matches. Feasibility study for setting up of an In-house laundry department Experience: 1 year and 2 months as a Medical Officer at Adventist- Wockhardt Hospital, Surat Ms. Dr Milan D Choksey Dr. Pawan Redkar Age: 25 years Age: 27 years Qualification: M.B.B.S. Qualification: M.B.B.S., D.H.A., A.F.I.H. Research Project: Research Project: Gap analysis and quality improvement of hospital as per NABH Research Project: Developing a Cost Information System for hospital Accreditation Guidelines Summer Internship: Reliance Life Insurance Summer Internship: Sterling Hospitals Limited, Ahmedabad, Care BMW Incineration, Ahmedabad Was involved in reduction of TAT in the receipt of medicals at the Head Office A study on process of “Planning and commissioning of a tertiary care Hospital”- Sterling Hospitals, Ahmedabad Equipment and Manpower planning for Sterling Hospital, Bhavnagar Internship: BARC Hospital, Mumbai A Study on Monitoring and handling of Biomedical Waste Management for hospitals at Care BMW Detailed study of Laundry, Kitchen, Emergency and Surgical wards. Incineration, Ahmedabad Detailed study on the role of Biomedical engineers in the procurement of equipments. Internship: B.Y.L Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai Work Experience: Detailed study of the MICU, Blood Bank, Purchase and Stored Department and Labour Ward. Worked as Technical Associate with TechMahindra Ltd, Pune for 2 years. Feasibility of In House Laundry & House Keeping Department in Hospital Experience: Dr Nikisha Modi Worked with Adventist Wockhardt Hospital Surat as a physiotherapist from March 2008 to Ms. Pracheta Das Age: 24 years February 2009 and as a part-time observer in Hospital Administration Department from Age: 25 years August 2008 to November 2008 Qualification: B.P.T Worked at Mahavir Health and Medical Relief Society as a Cardio and Pulmonary Physiotherapist Qualification: B.Tech ( Information from April 2008 to July 2008 Technology) 23 24
  • 15. Research Project: Streamlining operation theatres for efficiency enhancement Research Project: Costing of laboratory services. Summer Internship: Reliance Life Insurance Ltd., Mumbai Internship: Shushrusha Citizens’ co-operative hospital ,Mumbai Optimization of the refund process (analysis and re-engineering) Detailed study of Inpatient and Nursing departments Detailed study of Stores and CSSD . Internship: MGM New Bombay Hospital, Mumbai. Detailed study with recommendations : ICU, Laboratory, Stores and Security Experience: Case study :Introduction of centralized bed booking in the hospital Tutor at Department of Physiology ,Kasturba Medical College , Manipal for 6 months . Dr. Priyanka Nagdev Dr. Rajesh Kamath Age: 26 years Age: 27 years Qualification: M.B.B.S. Qualification: M.B.B.S. Research Project: Training Needs Assessment of Nurses and Development of a Training Module Research Project: Personnel planning in hospitals for the same. Summer Internship: Prima Clinics, Gurgaon (NCR) Summer Internship: Dedicated Healthcare Services TPA (India) Private Limited (DHS) Assisted in establishing a Management Information System Software for the Clinics. Development of Grading System for Hospitals and Nursing Homes. Streamlining a process for recruitment and selection of the medical and non medical staff for Analysis of the network hospitals of DHS (State wise, Claim Wise and as per Bed Strength) each clinic and overlooking the whole process is completed within stipulated time. Analysis of rate list and claim files and billing pattern of 6 premium hospitals of Mumbai. Developing a strategy which helps communicate the differentials of the organization to the Developed bench mark room rents. prospective customers and monitoring its implementation. Developed gradation Scale for surgeries. Internship: Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai Internship: Seth V.C. Gandhi& M.A. Vora Municipal General Rajawadi Hospital, Mumbai Detailed Departmental Study of Operation theatres, Sonography Department, Medical Records Detailed Study of MICU, Casualty, Medical Record Department and Food Service Department. Department and Human Resources Department To study waiting time of patients in Medical OPD. Case study – Redefining the job descriptions of clinical and non clinical staff of the hospital. Ms. Tiji George Experience: Dr. Rishubh Gupta Age: 26 years Worked in P.D.Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre as a Staff Nurse (both ICU Age: 24 years Experience: and Wards) for 2 years and 5 months. Worked as an associate dentist in a Oral and Maxillofacial clinic for 6 months. Qualification: B.Sc Nursing Qualification: B.D.S Worked in vCustomer as Customer Care Executive for three months. Worked as a Staff Nurse (Sister Tutor) in Leelabai Thackersey College of Nursing, Mumbai for 4 months. Research Project: Market segmentation of Corporate Hospitals and their Brand positioning Research Project: Application of Lean principles to hospital processes Internship: Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai Summer Internship: BSES MG Hospital, Mumbai Detailed study with recommendations for Out- patient department, Intensive Care unit, Tissue Streamlining of OT functions Bank and Human Resource departments Time and motion study for the time taken by a patient to give blood samples and collect Re-assigning staff allocations in the OT medicines from the pharmacy Formulating surgical packages for the patients Experience: Internship: K. B. Bhabha Hospital, Mumbai. Worked as an associate trainee for the talent acquisition team of MindTree Pvt. Ltd for 6 months Detailed study of ICU, Labour ward, Food Services and Medical Records Department Case study: To study the process of scheduling of surgeries and the reasons for postponement Experience: Worked as a Resident Medical Officer for a year at Dhanwantari Hospital and Research Centre, Ms. Varsha Narendra Mumbai. Dr. Samhita S. Desai Age: 24 years Age: 26 years Qualification: B.Sc Biotechnology, Qualification: B.A.M.S. Diploma Human Resource Management 25 26
  • 16. Research Project: A study on utilization of human resource in radio diagnosis department in a Research Project: Accreditation: Comparative analysis of CAP and NABL tertiary care hospital Summer Internship: Hosmac Consultancy Services Ltd, Mumbai Internship: K .B Bhabha Hospital, Mumbai Contributed to a project on introducing PPP in Medical Education for the UP Government Detailed study of emergency department and operation theatre. Internship Detailed study of blood bank and pharmacy. Conducted a study to develop a better signage system for the hospital Internship: Holy Spirit Hospital, Mumbai Detailed Departmental Study of Radiology, Casualty, Purchase and Human Resource Department. Case study on establishment of an Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre. Experience: Worked as a Physician Assistant at Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai for 4 months Dr. Sapna Verma Dr. Mandar Bodas Age: 26 years Age: 25 years Qualification: B.A.M.S Qualification: B.A.M.S. Research Project: Economics of green technologies and renewable energy resources in hospital Research Project: Challenges faced by Health Insurance Companies in India & how Hospitals can engineering. help in better management of insurance facilities for the beneficiaries. Internship: Prince Ali Khan Hospital, Mazagaon Mumbai Internship: Dr. D.Y.Patil Hospital, Navi Mumbai Detailed study - Oncology department, A.K.D, laboratory, blood bank, , Studied the emergency department, CSSD, Blood Bank and In Patient Ward in detail and gave Analyzing the currently followed Job descriptions for clinical staff, editing it and preparing new recommendations for improvement where required. job descriptions. Critically analyzing the present organizational structure, preparing an alternative model of the Detailed study of the public facilities made available to patients & suggestions for improvement. same. Experience: Experience: Demonstrator in Department of Anatomy, Christian Medical College & Hospital from Sept 1991 Clinical practice as a homoeopathic physician-2 years to Sept 1992. Three month internship as a part of PGDHHA curriculum in Marketing Dept of Malabar Institute Medical Officer in the Army Medical Corps from Oct 1992 to Oct 2002. of medical Sciences, Calicut. Assistant Manager Health Services in Works Hospital ACC Cement from July 2004 to April 2005. Consultant Medical Officer at Polyclinic in Ratnuchak, Jammu from Sept 2005 to Dec 2008. Dr. Srinivas Panicker Kodiyath Dr (Maj) IRVIND JOTE KAUR Age: 29 years Age: 42 years Qualification: B.H.M.S, Qualification: M.B.B.S., Certificate P.G.D.H.H.A Course in Health & Family Welfare from NIHFW, New Delhi Research Project: A study of patient safety measures in a tertiary care hospital according to Research Project: Equipment Planning and Procurement Process - an analysis of the lead- time. NABH guidelines. Summer internship: All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), New Delhi Summer Internship: Armed Forces Medical College, Pune Evaluation of the Infection Control Programme in accordance with NABH Standards, in the Trend analysis of sexually transmitted diseases in a defined population. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at AIIMS( Main Hospital) Internship: St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Mumbai Internship: St. Elizabeth Hospital, Mumbai Departmental study with recommendations for ICU, In-Patient Department, Laundry and House- To determine the hourly costing of the Operation Theatre of the hospital keeping Case study: Study of infection control practices in the hospital, and gap analysis Experience: Experience: Medical Officer for RNTCP in North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Worked as Coordinator of NABH in Breach Candy Hospital for a period of 6 months. Medical Sciences, Shillong for a period of one year. Worked as Homoeopathic consultant in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for a period of 2 years. Medical Officer under Directorate of Health Services, GNCT Delhi for four years. Dr. Nidhi Mathew Dr. Seema Konwar Age: 27 years Age: 38 years Qualification: B.H.M.S, Qualification: M.B.B.S. P.G.D.H.H.M, P.G.D.M.L.S 27 28
  • 17. Research Project: Nursing care plans and perceptions of Nurses about use of standardized Research Project: Planning of Clinical Laboratory in a Multispecialty Hospital computerized nursing care plans through HMIS Internship: Holy Spirit Hospital, Mumbai Internship: KEM Hospital, Mumbai Departmental study with recommendations for Laboratory, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Medical Detailed study of Operation Theatres and Inpatient Department Record Department Detailed study of Security and Engineering Departments Case study: Study of Patient Waiting Time in Out-Patient Department. Case study on the infection control practices in the ICCU Experience: Experience: 1 year of teaching experience in Hume McHenry Memorial High School and Junior College, Pune Staff Nurse (Sister Tutor), Leelabai Thackersey College of Nursing (SNDT University Mumbai), for 10 (2008-09) months (1 academic year) Ms. Tejaswini Joshi Mr. Christable Lawze Horo Age: 25 years Age: 27 years Qualification: B.Sc. Nursing Qualification: B.Sc. Microbiology Research Project: Quality Management in Government Hospitals: A case study of Emergency and Casualty Department of Govt LTMG Hospital, Sion. Summer Internship: Reliance Life Insurance Ltd. Automation of the Time Management System: To prepare requirement specification document for the automation of the recording of productivity data when the work is done on the Under- writer Workflow Management System. Internship: B D Petit Parsi General Hospital, Mumbai Manpower GAP Analysis of Radiology Technicians Observational Study of Radiology Department, ICU, Nursing department and Pharmacy Quality Survey of Radiology Department and ICU using Self Assessment Toolkit Experience: Dr. Sandeep Moolchandani Age: 26 years Resident Medical Officer at MGS Hospital, New Delhi for 4 months. Qualification: M.B.B.S. Research Project: Value analysis of inventory Internship: K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai Detailed study of the Emergency Medical Services, Medical Records Department, Labor ward and Medical Social Work department. Case study: Knowledge, attitude and perception in disposal of hospital waste among hospital staff Experience: Worked in Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune as Staff Nurse for a period of 10 months Ms. Sujata B. Hankare Age: 23 years Qualification: B.Sc. Nursing 29 30
  • 18. CURRICULUM MASTER OF HEALTH Semester Course No. Title of the Courses Credits ADMINISTRATION FC 1 Understanding Society 2 FC 3 Development Experience, State, Social and Conflict and Change 2 SFC 1 Social Science Perspectives on Health 2 SFC 2 Basic Economics and Health Economics 3 BC 1 Principles of Health Services Management 2 I BC 2 Evolution of Health Services 2 BC 3 Research Methodology – I (Quantitative Methods) 2 BC 4 Organizational Behavior 2 BC 5 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2 BC 6 Financial Accounting 2 BC7 Research Methodology – II (Qualitative Methods) 2 Total 23 BC 8 Human Resources Management and Labour Legislation 3 BC 9 Material Management 2 BC 10 Operations Research 2 II HE 1 Community Health 2 HE 2 Management of National Health Programmes 2 HE 5 Health Education and Communication 2 First Internship (5 weeks) 6 Total 19 BC 12 Strategic Management in Health Care Settings 2 INTRODUCTION HE 3 Health Planning 2 III HE 4 Health Management Information Systems 2 TISS has been offering the Health administration course since the early 1990s. Over the years the course curriculum has been HE 8 Financing of Health Services 2 reinvented and structured to keep pace and meet the demands of the dynamic healthcare industry. The 2 year intensive program with Second Internship (5 weeks) 6 a practical focus is designed to develop a cadre of professionals competent enough to take up key managerial and research positions in Total 14 both public and private health sectors. BC 11 Health Insurance 2 HE 6 Gender, Health and Human Rights 2 The Master of Health Administration programme prepares students to take on managerial positions in the national health programmes, IV HE 7 Urban Health 2 the NGO sector, healthcare consultancies, health insurance and IT in healthcare and community-based health programmes by building Third Internship (5 weeks) 6 capacities in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating those programmes. It also orients the students to macro issues relevant to health policy and programming in the country. A mix of giants of the likes of WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, PATH, CARE, Aga Research Project 6 Khan Health Services, ICICI, Infosys and PWC have been some of the recruiters in the past. Total 18 GRAND TOTAL 74 The course curriculum includes core management subjects like operations management, strategic management, finance and health management information system as well as social science courses. It sensitizes the students to the public health challenges and administrative methods to optimize the scarce resources. The students undergoing the course are trained in the basics of social science research, with research being part of the final dissertation mandatory for completion of the course. The inclusion of this aspect makes the course a “one of its kind” being offered in the country. 31 32
  • 19. INTERNSHIPS: One of the most distinctive features of the curriculum at TISS is the internship, a continual program, included in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Qualification Profile semesters. It provides hands on experience and knowledge about the health sector wherein students see the theories they learn in classrooms being applied in real challenges. Students are assigned to organizations, based on previous education, and past work experience. Three, five week internships for the health administration students expose them to live projects involving the national health programs, the NGO sector, and community based health programs. It helps build capacities in planning, implementing, MBBS 18% monitoring and evaluating those programs, and orients students to macro issues relevant to health policy and programming in the BAMS 21% country. The students are encouraged to build community profiles, and prepare community maps. Application of management principles in the activities of agencies, study of the organization's development perspective and critical analysis of the current BHMS 36% scenario, SWOT analysis of the organization and preparing interview schedules to collect socio-economic and demographic data are BSc 3% some of the major activities assigned to students during their internship. Students are also involved in developing IEC material and BDS 4% BCC tools for the existing projects with comprehensive situational analysis for health planning. BPT 7% Students are posted to various renowned organizations like ALERT India, SATHI, SEARCH,SNEHA,IHMP, Aga khan health services M.Sc. 4% etc. These internships expose the students to the health care industry, help integrate and supplement classroom knowledge, and B.Pharm 7% enhance experiential skills. Students are also required to undertake various individual projects during their internship in the organization. It involves various KAP, qualitatitive and quantitative studies as per organizational needs. These internships are mutually beneficial, wherein students use it as a learning opportunity and the organizations tap the skills and knowledge of the students and engage them in their projects. The final block internship towards the end of the curriculum entails every student to work in any healthcare organization of their choice, without any compensation, for a period of 1 month. This internship reiterates the ethos of the institute that is ingrained in each student – service to the society. Though the students have been well placed before the period of this internship, they contribute their theoretical and practical skills to the organization. Work Experience Profile INTERNSHIP AGENCIES: Aarohi CINI Sathi Action Aid International CMC-Ruhsa Seva mandir Aga Khan Health Service India Committed Communities Development Trust Sewa rural Apnalaya Jan Swasthya Sahayog Sahyog Freshers 61% Alert India LHMP Sewa Rural Baif Lepra Society India Sneha Less Than 1 yr 11% Care Foundation Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation Urmul Trust 1-2 yrs 18% Cehat Path International Chirag PSI 2-3 yrs 3% 3-5 yrs 7% PROJECT: The compulsory component of health systems research as a high credit is specifically designed to imbibe in the students a spirit of scientific enquiry through a highly structured pedagogy of quantitative and qualitative research methodology ultimately culminating into a dissertation judged and evaluated strictly against set protocols ,thus preparing students to find out specific answers to questions requiring empirical enquiry in the workspace. The course includes a written dissertation which can either be quantitative or qualitative research or operations research or any other study with almost the entire 4th semester in the course dedicated for it. 33 34
  • 20. Research Project: Study of factors affecting screening for STIs amongst MSM in Mumbai Research Project: Study of Knowledge of Sexual Health, Attitude and Practice towards Sexual Health of MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) in Mumbai Summer Internship: Institute of Public Health (IPH), Bangalore Study on drug logistics in Tumkur District of Karnataka Internship: Association for Leprosy Education Rehabilitation and Treatment (ALERT), Mumbai Tracking of maternal deaths in Tumkur District of Karnataka A Quantitative study titled ‘An enquiry into impact of Leprosy related deformity on patient’s activities of daily life and occupation’. Internship: Prerana, Mumbai Evaluation of Peer Educator Group awareness regarding HIV/AIDS Experience: First Aid training of staff from Kamathipura, Falkland Road and Vashi-Turbhe centers Worked with Udaan Trust, a Mumbai based NGO, as a Communication Officer in ‘Care and support project for PLHA’ funded by Avert society, for a period of 5 months. Worked as a Medical Officer, at a Primary Health Centre Bhatkuli under Zilla Parishad, Amravati, Maharashtra, for a period of 6 months. Sushil Apte Dr Sandeep P. Rathod Age: 29 years Age: 27 years Qualification: B.Pharma Qualification: M.B.B.S. Research Project: A study of alternative healing beliefs and practices for mental illness in Research Project: A study of household expenditure on diagnosed cases of Type II diabetes Jharkhand Mellitus in Purnea region of BIHAR. Internship: Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT), Mumbai Summer Internship: World Health Organization, South East Asia Regional Office, New Delhi To give a critical analytic report on the Nutritional Support of the project ‘ROSHNI’ Analysis of 2008-09 bi-annum work plan of SEARO for investment in Health research To take health sessions with the WIP’s and Peer Educators of the center Review the WHO policy for health research in SEAR and country corporate strategies on Health To handle two case studies of WIP’s and provide with recommendations to solve the problems research related to the cases Internship: Social Advancement through Health Initiative (SATHI), Navi Mumbai Community need assessment, community mapping Work with ‘SURE Start’ a MCH project of SATHI Organized Health camp with “Organization of International Development” Anuj Anthony Ekka Dr. Lord W. Reza Age: 25 years Age: 27 years Qualification: B.Sc. (H) Zoology Qualification: B.D.S. Research Projects: To study the structure and functioning of Rogi Kalyan Samiti in Satara district of Research Project: Role of RSBY in providing Quality Health Care: A study in Delhi Region Maharashtra Summer Internship: Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS), Mumbai Summer Internship: Institute Of Public Health(IPH), Bangalore User fees in health care Services in Maharashtra, a TISS-LSE joint Programme on Health To study the drug logistics and supply chain management in Tumkur district of Karnataka To study the district HMIS using MMR as a tracer in Tumkur, Karnataka Internship: People’s Association for Training and Health(PATH), Mumbai Conducted a maternal death audit at Tumkur, Karnataka Conducted health education and awareness camps on Diabetes, Tuberculosis and Breast Cancer Initiated a survey to study the impact of CHW programme Internship: Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT), Mumbai Conducted a study to assess the facilitating and inhibiting factors for CD4 count and ART compli- ance among the PLWHA Conducted health education programs for PLWHA on Immunization, First Aid Treatment, MDR TB, and importance of CD4 count test and ART therapy Dr.Amit R. Lokhande Astha Gupta Age: 26 years Age: 23 years Qualification: M.B.B.S. Qualification: B.Sc. (H) Biochemistry, M.Sc. (Biomedical Sciences) 35 36
  • 21. Research Project: An exploratory study on the implementation and functioning of Gaon Kalyan Research Project: An assessment of the nutritional and weight status of primary school children Samiti under NRHM in Keonjhar district of Orissa. and its relationship with maternal education Summer Internship: CINI, Jharkhand Summer Internship: Institute of Public Health (IPH), Bangalore Assessment of the utilization of NRHM flexi fund in the state of Jharkhand. A study of the profiles, health seeking behaviour and utilization patterns of individuals visiting various healthcare providers in Bangalor Internship: Community Outreach Program, Thane Internship: Association for Leprosy Education Rehabilitation and Treatment (ALERT), Mumbai Households survey of thane slum, Situational analysis, Community mapping and critical appraisal An enquiry into impact of Leprosy related deformity on patient’s activities of daily life and of the NGO working there. occupation Experience: Experience: Worked in NRHM-Orissa as Block Medical Officer for a period of two years. Worked in Life Force Homeopathy, Chembur, Mumbai as assistant doctor for a period of 3 months Worked in Vivekananda Institute of Social work and Social Sciences (VISWASS), BBSR as a lecturer (March 2009-May 2009) for one year. Dr Antaryami Dash Dr Priya Kantak Age: 30 years Age: 25 years Qualification: B.H.M.S. Qualification: B.H.M.S. Research Project: Study of the impact of social determinants – Work,Stress and Social gradients on Research Project: A cost effective study of the cervical cancer screening. the health status of families in Jammu city. Summer Internship: Institute of Public Health (IPH),Bangalore Internship: KRIPA FOUNDATION, Mumbai Conducted a study on the usage and pattern of tobacco and alcohol amongst the urban poor in Socio-economic and Health needs survey the city of Bangalore Community mapping of the assigned area Internship: Social Advancement through Health Initiative (SATHI), Navi Mumbai Community need assessment, community mapping, patterns of usage of health in urban slums of Turbhe, Navi Mumbai Work with ‘SURE Start’ a MCH project of SATHI Organized Health camp with “Organization of International Development” at SATHI, Turbhe Experience: 6 months as a medical officer at Sterling Hospital, Vadodara 6 months as a medical officer at Baroda Heart Institute and ResearchCentre, Vadodara Dr Rahul Dhar Dr. Shah Manan Age: 26 years Age: 26 years Qualification: B.P.T. Qualification: M.B.B.S. Research Project: Internal migration, social integration and psychological stress: A study in Research Project: Rogi Kalyan Samiti and its impact on public health services, Maharashtra. suburban Mumbai Summer Internship: NRHM, Maharashtra Internship: Bandra East Community Centre (BECC), Mumbai An analysis of effectiveness of Telemedicine Programme in Satara and Pune district The community survey to assess the communities perceived health needs and community mapping of the areas served by BECC Internship: Association for Leprosy Education Rehabilitation and Treatment (ALERT), Mumbai An enquiry into impact of leprosy related deformity on patient’s psycho-social health and Undertook a KAP study of DOTS beneficiaries with the help of nearby DOTS centre. occupational activities Experience: Medusind solutions- from January 2008 to June 2009 as a medical analyst for the project GHX. Medi-Assist Health Insurance TPA- from June 2007 to December 2007, as a medical officer in post hospitalization/reimbursement claims department. Nurture Health Care-from March 2007 to June 2007 as a consultant medical officer for a 4 month pilot telemedicine project undertaken for homoeopathic OTC products. Dr. Chetan Walawalkar Dr.Parag Balu Chaudhari Age: 27 years Age: 25 years Qualification: B.A.M.S., Qualification: B.H.M.S., Diploma in Yoga P.G.D.H.H.M. 37 38
  • 22. Research Project: Prevalence of Tuberculosis in the urban slum of Lucknow(Uttar Pradesh): Research Project: Healthcare Expenditures of Urban Poor-A Study of a slum in Delhi Examining the role of community and household level factors Summer Internship: Summer Internship: Cancer Aid Society, Lucknow 1. Institute of Public Health(IPH), Bangalore (6 weeks) An epidemiological study of the indoor Cancer patients at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute A study of district HMIS in Tumkur district using Maternal Mortality as a tracer. of Medical Sciences, Lucknow A study of the drug logistics process in the Tumkur district. Internship: Population Services International, Mumbai 2. Deepalaya, Delhi (4 weeks) Studied the Demographic,Socio-economic situation,Health Problems and needs of migrants at A study on the working of the A P Dewan Clinic in Kalkaji, Delhi Shivajinagar, Govandi area Internship: Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Mumbai Experience: Prepared a Socio Economic Profile of the women working as caregivers in SNEHA’s day care 8 months work experience in an NGO (EHSAAS), at Lucknow. centers Mukesh Kumar singh Dr. Ankur Aggarwal Age: 28 years Age: 24 years Qualification: B.Pharma Qualification: B.H.M.S. Research Project: To study implementation of National anaemia control programme in pregnant Research Project: Treatment Seeking Behaviour of Acute illness – A study of an Urban slum of women and adolescent girls in Thane district of Maharashtra Mumbai. Summer Internship: Care Arogya Kendra, Maharashtra Internship: Bandra East Community Centre (BECC),Mumbai Designing and implementation of a study of 120 households to do situational analysis and market Community need assessment, community mapping, patterns of usage of health in urban slums of research before launching the rural health insurance product based on low premium and mass Bandra East coverage Undertook a KAP study of DOTS beneficiaries with the help of nearby DOTS centre. Internship: Bandra East Community Centre(BECC), Mumbai KAP study on TB in slums of Bandra east Experience: Worked for 6 months in CSSC (Centre for study of social change) Bandra (E), in a randomized control trial study in a research project called MMNP (Mumbai Maternal nutritional project) Dr. Sandeep Chavan Dr. Srinivasan.S Age: 25 years Age: 29 years Qualification: B.H.M.S. Qualification: M.B.B.S. Research project: Utilization pattern of Health Care Services by ‘Rural elderly’ at primary health Research Project: Comparison between the treatment of renal calculi in Allopathic and center level” in West Bengal Homoeopathic system of medicine Summer Internship: NRHM, Maharashtra, Internship: Prerana, Mumbai Assessment of “Impact of School Health Program” in district of Amravati and Yavatmal, Conductinghealth sessions for the peer educators Maharashtra Session for the sex workers on reproductive health care Assessment of Functioning of “District Training Center in relationship to Capacity building of Session for the staff members in regards to nutrition and health health man power Internship: Navjeet Community Health Centre, Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai Household survey of “Bandra Reclamation slum”; community mapping, situation analysis in relation to health services and basic needs; critical review of the functioning of the organization. Dr. Ranjit Kumar Mandal Dr. Daisy Badaik Age: 28 years Age: 29 years Qualification: B.H.M.S, Diploma in Qualification: B.H.M.S. Radio Diagnosis 39 40
  • 23. Research Project: Study of the impact of social determinants -Early life, Addiction and Social Research Project: Expenditure Pattern of TB Patients in an Urban Slum support on the health status of rural families of Murbad taluka in Thane district, Maharashtra, India Summer Internship: Dedicated Healthcare Services TPA (India) Private Limited (DHS) Modification of application form to be filled by Network Hospitals of DHS. Summer Internship: NRHM, Maharashtra Development of Grading System for Hospitals and Nursing Homes in the panel. Role of ASHA in providing healthcare at village level Analysis of billing pattern of the 6 premium hospital of Mumbai. Utilization of computers at PHC level for HMIS activities Bench mark room rents developed. Gradation Scale for surgeries developed. Internship: Kripa Foundation, Mumbai Network Team Manual modified Internship: Society for Nutrition Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Mumbai Participated in their project on formulating clinical protocol for tertiary care hospitals in Mumbai for providing maternal and child health care services Conducted a study on providers’ perception on Maternal Mortality Rates and Causes. Dr. Nagesh L. Sonkamble Dr. Satyasandipani Pradhan Age: 24 years Age: 27 years Qualification: B.A.M.S Qualification: B.H.M.S Research Project: Cost and effectiveness analysis of the preventive maintenance system for the Research Project: To study the community’s perspective(regarding awareness, affordability, cold chain equipments used in the Universal Immunization Program (UIP): A case study in the trends, exemption mechanism) of User’s charges in Public healthcare setting in Rajasthan, India state of West Bengal. Summer Internship: Institute of Public Health(IPH), Bangalore Summer Internship: UNFPA, Maharashtra Study on drug logistics in Tumkur District of Karnataka Trends and Differentials in Contraceptive Usage in Maharashtra Tracking of maternal deaths in Tumkur District of Karnataka Internship: Population Services International, Mumbai Internship: Apnalaya, Mumbai KABP survey on the high risk behaviours & practices related to STI & AIDS on the migrant workers Survey for “Save the Children” project undertaken by the NGO. at the Shivaji Nagar slum area of Municipal council of Greater Mumbai [Migrant Worker Project Assessment of the DOTs regimen run by the NGO under PSI funded by MDACS] Experience: Worked for West Bengal Health Service for 4 Years [30th June, 2005 to 15th June, 2009] as: General Duty Medical Officer cum 2nd Medical Officer at Block Hospital, Phansidewa, Dr Sujay Bishnu Dr. Ravish Sharma Darjeeling, for 32 months Age: 34 years Age: 24 years Medical Officer, Pediatrics at Sub Division Hospital, Kurseong, West Bengal (On Deputation) Qualification: M.B.B.S., D.C.H., for 16 months. Qualification: B.H.M.S. D.P.S. [Undergoing from IIPS via Distance Education] Research Project: An exploratory study on sexual health behaviour and utilization pattern of Research Project: Behaviour of Private Healthcare providers in an urban slum in Mumbai health resources by females of Korwa tribe. Internship: Community Outreach Program(CORP),Mumbai Internship: Navjeet Community Health Centre, Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai Situational Needs Assessment (SNA) study in the area of CORP, Dharavi Studying the socio demographic profile and health status of Gajdalband slum area Conducted weekly Health Awareness Camps on Geriatric health and diseases, TB/Cancer Organizing Diabetes and CVD screening camp awareness, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse etc Conducting health education sessions for patients participating in screening camp and the Organized documentaries on Cancer Awareness, Alcoholism etc Health and Social workers of the Community Health Center Household survey, Community mapping and analysis of working of NGO Experience: Vaishnav Charitable and Medical Trust as Medical Advisor Divine Spine-Brain Hospital and Trauma Centre, Thane as Intensivist and Assistant Doctor Dr. Shinge Multispecialty Hospital, Nashik (MH) as Medical Officer Dr. Khyati Tiwari Dr. Sachin A. Date Age: 24 years Age: 27 years Qualification: B.A.M.S. Qualification: B.A.M.S. 41 42
  • 24. Research Project: A study of Healthcare expenditure by urban poor (in Mumbai slum) Research Project: Study of Public Private Partnership (PPP) model between Government of Tamil Nadu & GE Healthcare at Banavaram PHC, Vellore (T.N). Internship: People’s association for Training and Health (PATH), Mumbai Protocol planning for T.B. patient’s diet. Internship: Community Out Reach Program (CORP), Mumbai Conducted T.B. awareness camp. Conducted health education program regarding “Waste management and its role in prevention Women’s day activity of diseases Conducted Diabetes awareness camp Counselling to fire accident victims Co-ordinated weekly health camp conducted by Piramal health care for Diabetes and Experience: Hypertension Worked in “Polio Eradication Programme”, Haffkin institute, Parel as an External Medical Officer Worked with Insta-Sculpt, Health care clinic, Vashi as a “ Branch Manager” Worked in “Slim-Instant, Health care clinic”, Bandra as an Assistant Doctor Worked in “Vashi Criticare”, Vashi as an Assistant Doctor Dr. Santosh Waghmare Dr. Arun Jithendra. M. Age: 29 years Age: 24 years Qualification: B.A.M.S. Qualification: B.H.M.S. Research Project: Exploratory Study of AYUSH under NRHM in Bhandara District of Maharashtra Summer Internship: NRHM, Maharashtra Analysis of effectiveness of Telemedicine in Bhandara and Gadchiroli Districts. Impact of Counselling on awareness of Sickle Cell Disease in Bhandara and Gadchiroli Districts Internship: Navjeet Community Health Centre, Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai Socio-economic and demographic survey in Behrmapad, Bandra(East) Organizing diabetes and CVD camp Health education to the participants attending diabetes and CVD camp Street play to spread awareness about addictions, TB and HIV-AIDS Experience: Worked as Project Officer in NGO, Manuski, Pune for a period of 11 months, from 3rd July, 2008 to 31st May,2009 Dr. Satish Shambharkar Age: 35 years Qualification: B.A.M.S. Research Project: To explore the implementation of the WHO-Disability and Rehabilitation plan implementation in a few NGOs in the city of Mumbai Internship: Apnalaya, Mumbai Survey for “Save the Children” project undertaken by the NGO. Assessment of the DOTS regimen run by the NGO Community advocacy and campaigning against violence and advances against women, and silent protest against insensitive attitude of police against women Experience: Worked at Indian Women Scientists Association, Vashi, and Mumbai for a period of 6 months (January 2009 – June 2009) as a Physiotherapist in the clinic run by the NGO. Ms. Niharika Tiwari Age: 23 years Qualification: B.P.T. 43 44
  • 25. CURRICULUM MASTER OF Semester Course No. Title of the Courses Credits PUBLIC HEALTH - FC 1 Understanding Society 2 SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY FC 3 Development Experience, State, Social and Conflict and Change 2 SFC 1 Social Science Perspectives on Health 2 SFC 2 Basic Economics and Health Economics 3 I BC 1 Principles of Health Services Management 2 BC 2 Evolution of Health Services 2 BC 3 Research Methodology – I (Quantitative Methods) 2 PH 1 Organizational Behaviour 2 First Internship 6 Total 23 BC 4 Introduction to Biostatistics 2 BC 6 Evaluation Research in Public Health 1 PH 2 Epidemiology in Communicable and Non Communicable diseases-1 2 PH 3 Epidemiology in Communicable and Non Communicable diseases-2 2 II PH 4 Health Care Management 2 PH 6 Health Policy Formulation and Implementation 1 PH 11 Ethics and Public Health 2 PH 17 Social and Behavioural Influences on Health 2 Second Internship 6 Total 20 BC 5 Health Policy and Systems Research 2 PH 7 International Public Health 2 INTRODUCTION PH 8 Public Health Surveillance and Information Systems 2 PH 9 Public Health Financing 2 III Right from the recommendations of Bhore committee report in 1946, the recent NHP 2002 and the NRHM documents, all highlight the PH 10 Population Dynamics and Health 2 training of public health professionals as an important requirement for the improvement of the health situation in the country. With PH 12 Health Education and Communication 2 the kind of public health problems the country is facing in the social, cultural and economic context, there is an increased need to PH 13 Environment Health 1 emphasize on social epidemiology. Keeping in the mind the existing public health scenario in the country, the full-time course in public health in TISS caters to the need for trained human power in public health and also helps in the protection and maintenance of public Third Internship 6 health with a focus on social epidemiology. This programme explores the link between the social environment and health of the Total 19 population along with strong methodological and technical foundation in epidemiology, biostatistics, quantitative analysis and national BC 7 Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2 and international public health policies. PH 14 Mental Health 1 PH 15 Public Health Nutrition 1 IV This programme is covered over four semesters, with weightage to research related courses and development of public health PH 16 Public Health Legislation 2 paradigms. PH 5 RCH and Adolescents 2 Dissertation 6 The eclectic mix of students from various educational backgrounds and work experiences adds new perspectives and knowledge on Total 14 various issues pertaining to public health. Polished by excellent faculty in knowledge and skills to handle all aspects of national and GRAND TOTAL 76 international public health issues, and further honed in community interaction and research skills by multiple internships ,the course ordains students to shine bright in the public health scene , be it rural or urban, national or global. 45 46
  • 26. INTERNSHIPS: The MPH course consists of three internships, one at the end of each semester. Each internship lasts for a span of five weeks.The Qualification Profile 1st internship primarily focuses on an urban slum’s socio-demographic profiling. It is designed to give important insight into the health issues of urban slums. Individual studies are carried out on population sub-groups residing in the community for elaborate understanding. Detailed analysis of several factors such as, socioeconomic status, health status, morbidity pattern, utilization of health care services and expenditure for healthcare are undertaken. MBBS 33% The first internship was undertaken with the help of following organizations: BAMS 20% 1. Urban Health Post- Cheetah Camp, Trombay, Mumbai 2. SATHI (NGO), Turbhe Stores, Navi Mumbai BHMS 27% 3. Community Health Centre,Shivaji Nagar, Mumbai BDS 6% The second internship is designed to understand health and its determinants typical to rural communities. Students are encouraged BPT 7% to carry out additional research on a public health situation pertinent to the particular community and suggest suitable practical Occupational Therapy 7% recommendations for improvement. Studies on topics covering a variety of public health issues relevant to the community were carried out. These were case control studies, comparative studies or KAP studies on topics ranging from communicable, non-communicable diseases to women, child and adolescent health. Some studies also included evaluation research on certain on-going programs. The organizations which facilitated this internship were: 1. K.E.M. Hospital and Research Centre, Vadhu, Pune 2. T.I.S.S. Tuljapur School of Rural Development 3. I.H.M.P.,Pachod(Aurangabad) 4. M.L.Dhawale Homoeopathy Institute, Karjan, Gujarat 5. RuralM.L.D. Hospital, PalgharTaluka,Thane, Maharashtra 6. B.A.I.F.,Peint,Nashik 7. M.L. Dhawle Homeopathic Institute, Vikramgarh, Thane, Maharashtra The third internship is focused on occupational health. Occupational health is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting Work Experience Profile the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The final block internship towards the end of the curriculum entails every student to work in any healthcare organization of their choice, without any compensation, for a period of 1 month. This internship reiterates the ethos of the institute that is ingrained in each student – service to the society. Though the students have been well placed before the period of this internship, they Freshers 46% contribute their theoretical and practical skills to the organization. Less Than 1 yr 7% 1-2 yrs 7% PROJECT: 3-5 yrs 20% Research being the core of MPH, the entire last semester is dedicated to the dissertation, a process which commenced early in the Above 5 Years 20% second semester. Each student is expected to work on a current and challenging topic. These studies are carried out under the guidance of a designated faculty member. The dissertation is duly reviewed at each step by the faculty – right from the presentation of the proposal to data collection and to the actual analysis. The studies are qualitative, quantitative or a mix of both the types. A wide range of health problems ranging from communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases to women’s health issues are covered. The student applies theoretical knowledge to the selected issue to come up with remarkable results. The data collection, analysis and application help apply the concept in the field. Published research carves out a niche for MPH at SHSS, which is known for its research excellence. 47 48
  • 27. Dissertation Title: A study to determine the determinants and Health Seeking Behaviour of the Dissertation Title: A comparative study of routine pulmonary function testing with diffusion Extra Pulmonary patients registered under RNTCP programme in Thane district capacity of lungs for carbon monoxide(DLCO) in screening individuals with asbestos and dust exposures working in a taconite mines in USA Internship 2: KEM Hospital and Research Centre, Vadhu village, Pune Summer Internship: Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Group study: Community profiling of Shirur district, Pune University of Minnesota, USA Individual study: To investigate the Causes for Low Case Detection Rate of Tuberculosis at KEM Project: worked as a research fellow in the study “Health Assessment of Taconite Workers” Vadhu, Tuberculosis Unit Certificate: “Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources” at the 2010 Public Health Institute, University of Minnesota, USA. Internship 1: Urban Health Centre, Cheetah Camp, Mumbai. Group study:Health profiling & community profiling of Cheetah Camp. Internship 2: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, rural campus, Tuljapur Group study: Public health problems and health profile of Tuljapur Individual study: Health profiling of children aged up to 6 years in Cheetah Camp. Individual study: Knowledge, attitude and practice of health care providers towards low back pain in Tuljapur Taluka. Experience: Worked as a Medical Officer in a Primary Health Centre at Nandvi, Tal-Mangaon, Raigad for Dr. Mayur Gupta Internship 1: CHC,Cheetah Camp, Trombay, Mumbai. Dr Amit M. Dalvi Age: 26 years one year. Age: 26 years Group study: Community profile of cheetah camp area. Individual study: To Study the children up to 6 years age of the community, in terms of socioeconomic status, health status, morbidity Qualification: M.B.B.S. Qualification: B.O.Th. (Ergo pattern, utilization of health care services and expenditure for health. Medicine) Experience: Worked as Consultant Occupational therapist in Kolkata for 8 months Dissertation title: “Sexually Transmitted Infections: Knowledge-Attitude-Perceptions of Dissertation title: To assess knowledge and perception of adolescent boys with regards to college-going students in Mumbai” physical and mental development during adolescence Internship 2: K.E.M. Hospital and Research Centre, Vadhu, Pune Internship 2: Bartiya Agro-industries Foundation (BAIF) Individual study: Assessing Knowledge-Attitudes-Perceptions about Diarrheal vaccine in mothers Group study: Community profile of the area with focus on its health problems. residing in rural Maharashtra Individual study: Assessment of girls gaining ground project (GGG) of Bhavishya alliance Group Study: Health profiling and resource mapping of Shirur Block, Pune Internship 1: BMC, Community Health Centre Internship 1: SATHI, Turbhe, Navi Mumbai Group study: Assessment of the socio-economic & health profile of the community Individual study: Assessing the Health status of Adult Males at Turbhe Store Individual study: Study of children from 0-6 yrs in terms of health status, morbidity pattern, Group Study: Community profiling and resource mapping of an Urban Slum (Turbhe Store) utilization of health care services & expenditure on health Experience: Worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability Intl. as a Neuro-pediatric Rehabilitation Physiotherapist Dr. Sumeet Shrikant Pokharnikar Dr.Harshal A. Ruikar Age: 25 years (C.B.R.) for a period of 1 year Age: 25 years Qualification: B.P.Th. Qualification: B.H.M.S., P.G.D. in Clinical Research & Clinical Data Management Dissertation Title: Tobacco use among University Students in Dehradun: A study on the Dissertation title: Exploratory study on the perceptions about pregnancy, delivery and the behaviour and factors affecting tobacco use and attitudes towards anti-tobacco laws utilization of health care services among the women of Bodh tribe in Himachal Pradesh Internship 2: IHMP, Pachod (Aurangabad) Internship 2: Rural MLD Hospital, Palghar, Thane Group study: To draw a community profile of Paithan Taluka in Aurangabad Group study: Community profile of the area with focus on its health problems. Individual study: To estimate the prevalence of diarrhea and perform case control comparison for Individual study: To assess the perceptions about pregnancy and to compare the reasons for hygiene practice and knowledge about diarrhea of mothers in pachod village. home delivery and institutional delivery Internship 1: SATHI, Turbhe stores Internship 1:CHC, Cheetah Camp, Trombay, Individual study: To assess the health status, utilization of health-care facilities and expenditure Group study: Community profile of cheetah camp area. on health among children upto 5 years of age Individual study: To assess the health status of women (>20 years of age) of Cheetah camp Group study: To study the social and demographic composition of Turbhe stores area and to sketch a community profile of the area Experience: Worked in Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi as a Junior Resident in the Dept. of Obstetrics and Dr. Juhi Gautam Dr. Pooja Kapoor Age: 25 years Gynaecology for a period of 3 months Age: 24 years Qualification: B.H.M.S. Qualification: M.B.B.S. 49 50
  • 28. Dissertation Title: Functioning of ICDS centres and their role in child nutrition Dissertation Title: Continuity of women’s work, child care support and child health in urban slum of Uttar Pradesh Internship 2: Institute of Health Management- Pachod, Paithan Block, Maharashtra, Group Project: Block profile of Paithan with emphasis on Health Internship 2: Dr.M.L.Dhawale Homoeopathy Institute, Karjan, Gujarat Individual study: To estimate the prevalence of RTI diseases among married women and to assess Group study: Socio-demographic profiling of Karjan taluka the knowledge, attitude and practice among them in Kalyanagar village at Pachod, Paithan Individual study: Study on assessing the prevalence and patterns of tobacco use and knowledge of the risks of tobacco use among tobacco using men and non tobacco using men in Anastu Internship 1: CHC, Shivaji Nagar, Mumbai village, Karjan Group study: Urban slum profile of Shivaji Nagar Individual study: A study on health status, morbidity pattern and utilization of health care services Internship 1: Urban Health Centre,Shivaji Nagar, Mumbai among adolescents in the age group of 13-19 yrs in Shivajinagar, Govandi. Group study:Socio-demographic profiling of the community Individual study: A study on the health status of the male population in Shivaji Nagar slum area Dr. Preeti Jetty Dr. Saumya Rastogi Age: 24 years Age: 26 years Qualification: B.A.M.S. Qualification: B.D.S. Dissertation Title: Comparison of KAP in Mothers whose children are taking TB treatment Dissertation Title: Coronary Heart Disease – Risk Factor Perceptions and Unrealistic Optimism under RNTCP to those children who never suffered from TB in Varanasi Summer School: Attended Summer school in Public Health Institute, University of Minnesota, USA.. Internship 2: TISS Tuljapur School of Rural Development Individual study: Prevalence of Hysterectomy in Kakaramba and profile of these patients Internship 2: Rural MLD Hospital, Palghar, Thane Group study: Public health problems and health profile of Tuljapur Group study: Public health assessment - a descriptive epidemiological study Individual study: A comparative study of knowledge , awareness , attitude and sources of information of HIV/AIDS among school going and non-school going adolescents of Palghar Internship 1: Urban health centre, Shivaji Nagar, Mumbai Individual study: Major health problems of women in Shivaji Nagar Internship 1: Urban Health Post, Cheetah Camp, Trombay, Mumbai Group study: Community profile of Shivaji Nagar with major community health problems Group study: The assessment of the socioeconomic and health profile of the community. Individual study: Study of the population sub-group of adult men of the community, in terms of Experience: socioeconomic status, health status, morbidity pattern, utilization of health care services and Worked in Government Hospitals in Delhi as Junior Resident for 2 Year expenditure for health. Worked in Marlboro Medical Centre, New Jersey, USA as a volunteer for 3 months Dr. Ruchi Dr. Sapna G Nair Worked in North Point Hospital, Delhi as Junior Resident for 1.5 years Experience: Age: 31 years Age: 35 years Worked in Our Lady of Mercy, Bronx, New York as an observer for 2 months Hindustan Unilever Limited (HLL), Ayush therapy centre, Mumbai, Centre Head & Consulting Qualification: M.B.B.S. Worked as private practitioner for 2 years in Delhi Qualification: B.A.M.S. physician- 6 months Surya Samudra Heritage Hotel- Niraamaya Spa, Trivandrum, Consultant Physician - 6 months Kerala Ayurveda Pharmacy Ltd (KAPL), Medical officer, branch- in- charge, 5 years Private medical practitioner- Mumbai & Goa - 4 years Dissertation Title: A study on Socio-economic status and adherence to treatment in Coronary Dissertation Title: A study of determinants of defaulters among Tuberculosis patients registered Heart disease and Hypertension of adult population in Mumbai under RNTCP in Varanasi, U.P. Internship 2: BAIF at Peint, Nashik Internship 2: M.L.Dhawale Homoeopathy Institute, Karjan, Gujarat Group study: Block Profile of Peint with emphasis on health. Group study: Socio-demographic profiling of the taluka and Individual study: Study of Treatment seeking behavior of the community in the common illnesses Individual study: Study on prevalence of diarrhea in children between 1-5 years and comparing like fever (malaria, diarrhoea, jaundice) and snake bite. knowledge of the prevention and treatment of diarrhea among mothers of children between 1 to 5 years in Anastu village, Karjan. Internship 1: SATHI ,Turbhe, Navi Mumbai Group study: To study Socioeconomic and health profile of the locality and community with Internship 1: SATHI, Turbhe stores emphasis on health with resource mapping. Group study: Community profiling and resource mapping of an Urban Slum (Turbhe Store) Individual study: To study school-going age group (6 to 12 years) in terms of SES, health status, Individual study: Assessing the Health status of Adult Females(20- 60 years) at Turbhe Store and morbidity pattern, utilization of health care facilities and expenditure for health. their health service utilization Dr. Sachin Taware Dr. Shikha Khati Age: 33 years Experience: Experience: Age: 30 years Worked in Sushrusha Heart Care Center Nerul, Navi Mumbai as RMO for 1 year Worked in government hospitals in New Delhi as a Junior Resident for a period of 2 years Qualification: B.H.M.S. Worked in Criti-Care Center Satara, Mhaharashatra, as ICU Resident medical officer for 2 years Qualification: M.B.B.S. Worked in corporate hospitals in New Delhi as a Resident Medical Officer for 8 months Worked in various hospitals in Mumbai as Assistant Intensivist for 4 years and 3 months Worked as a private practitioner in Delhi for 2 years 51 52
  • 29. Dissertation Title: Management of diarrhoeal diseases in children: A study conducted in an IMNCI ( Integrated management of Neo-natal and childhood illness) implemented and non- implemented area. Internship 2: Dr. M.L.Dhawle Homeopathic Institute, Vikramgadh block Group study: A Descriptive epidemiological study of the Block of Vikramgad, Thane district, in terms of the socio-economic, health determinants and health problems with mapping of the health care resources in the community. Individual study: A Descriptive cross-sectional study on the breast-feeding knowledge, attitudes and practices followed & its relation to the prevalence of diarrhoeal diseases amongst the infants in this block. Internship 1: UHC, Cheetah Camp, Trombay Group study-An assessment of the socio-demographic and health profile of the people residing in Dr. Shrati Kotian Age: 26 years the slums of Cheetah Camp, Trombay Individual study- A study on the morbidity, health seeking behaviour and health service utilization Qualification: B.A.M.S pattern of the adolescents in this community P.G.D in Hospital Administration Dissertation Title: A study on behaviour of private health care providers Summer School: Attended Summer school in Public Health Institute, University of Minnesota, USA. Internship 2: Dr.M.L.Dhawle Homeopathic Institute Group study: Study of Public Health of Vikramgad taluka. Individual study: Comparative Study of menstrual health of school and non-school going female adolescents. Internship 1: CHC, Shivaji Nagar, Mumbai Group study: Socio-demographic profile of Shivaji Nagar slum Individual study: health assessment of school going children of Shivaji Nagar slum Experience: Dr Swati Jha Age: 36 years Worked in Centre for Study of Social Change(NGO as Coinvestigator/Hon. Paediatrician for a period of 4 and 1/2 years Qualification: M.B.B.S., D.C.H. Paediatric Private practitioner: 8 years Dissertation Title: Patterns of morbidity and causes of under-nutrition among adolescents in agrarian crises affected area in Maharashtra Summer internship: NRHM Project 1: Impact assessment of school health programme on health status of school children Project 2: Role of ASHA in delivery of health care at village level Internship 2: TISS Rural Campus, Tuljapur, Maharashtra Group study- Public Health Assessment of the block Individual study-Comparative study on feeding practices amongst undernourished and normal children. Internship 1: SATHI, Turbhe Stores, Mumbai Group study - Assessment of the socioeconomic and health profile of the community. Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kathawate Age: 24 years Individual study - Study of the special population group of adolescents of the community, in terms of socioeconomic status, health status, morbidity pattern, utilization of health care services Qualification: B.H.M.S. and expenditure for health. 53 54
  • 30. PLACEMENT PROCEDURE GUIDELINES FOR RECRUITERS Registration 1. The campus recruitment activity for the School of Health Systems Studies is undertaken by the Placement Committee constituted by Every organization is required to register by filling up the recruitment form (attached at the end of this brochure) and sending it to our faculty coordinators and student coordinators. placement office. The organizations are requested to register at the earliest so that we may invite them for a Pre Placement Talk (PPT) 2. Organizations wishing to recruit MHA/MPH students from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences will have to communicate their interest at a mutually convenient date. for the same, either by mailing by post the placement form provided in the placement brochure to the specified address, or by email to the placement coordinators latest by the 15th November 2010. The following details are to be provided, so as to help us allocate Pre Placement Talk (PPT) the slots accordingly. The organization can hold a PPT to disseminate information about itself and the job profiles being offered to the students. PPT’s are • Job profile being offered typically held a month or two before the interviews and for a duration of 30 minutes followed by a Q & A session. PPT’s may also be • Compensation & perks held during the placement week. If an organization is unable to visit the campus for a PPT, it may send across any promotional material • Geographical location and mobility or presentation communicating the above mentioned information, which will be shared with the students. • Number of recruitments offered 3. Going with the usual practice, the organizations wishing to recruit MHA students from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences will be Application from Students expected to give a pre - placement presentation to the students. The pre - placement presentations will arranged from 18th The third stage is when the organization invites applications from the students. It can either send us an application form or ask for the November 2010 to 19th December 2010. The preferred dates for pre - placement talks should be communicated by email to the Curriculum Vitae of the students based on which it can shortlist candidates. It may also obtain information through the online placement coordinators before 31st October 2010. application interface. 4. The placement period will begin from the 1st of January 2010. 5. The organizations are requested to inform the placement coordinators the probable nature of the selection tests and the tentative Placement process on campus time duration that would be required to conduct the whole process. Each organization is allotted a particular date and time to conduct interviews on campus. The allocation of the date and time is done 6. If possible kindly also give us the information on the recruitment team that would be visiting our institute. (Number and composition) on the basis of weighted cumulative ranking. The date and time allocated will be informed by Placement Committee. Organizations 7. The procedure for allocating slots for prospective recruiters during the placement process will be in accordance with ranking criteria are requested to get in touch with the Placement Committee for details regarding the placement process on-campus or off-campus. set by the students. 8. Selection of students is to be confirmed in writing within two hours of finishing the selection process. Offers 9. All organizations are requested to prepare a waiting list, in addition to the list of students selected for recruitment, at the end of the At the end of the selection process, organizations are requested to give final offers to candidates on the Institute format available with selection process. the placement office. Organizations are requested to clearly mention the designation, compensation on CTC basis, location of the 10. Written confirmation of an offer will be given by selected candidates within 24 hours of written communication of the offer from the posting and other details asked for in the form. organization. 11. Any communication regarding the placements should be made only with the student placement coordinators or with the faculty Intimation of offer acceptances/rejection coordinators specified in the placement brochure. The acceptance or rejection of offers will be communicated to individual organizations through the Placement Committee. 55 56
  • 31. Tata Institute of Social Sciences CONTACT INFORMATION Faculty Coordinator Dr. C.A.K Yesudian Contact no. +91-22-25525000 (Extn. 805) CONTACT DETAILS OF PLACEMENT COMMITTEE Email: MHA Hospital Administration : Dr. Nidhi Mathew : +91 - 9833397831 MHA Health Administration : Ms. Astha Gupta : +91 - 9833398261 MPH Social Epidemiology : Dr. Pooja Kapoor : +91 - 9833398402 PLACEMENT COMMITTEE School of Health Systems Studies Tata Institute of Social Sciences, P. O. Box 8313, V. N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai - 400 088. Website : Students’ Blog :