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Course Descriptions and Objectives for all training courses are found below

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  1. Certificate Course in Health Information Management, May 27-31, ₱ 12,000
  2. Organizational Development for Health Care Institution
  3. Basic Course in Hospital Administration
  4. Short Course in Dental Public Health
  5. Introduction To Health Policy And Systems Research
  6. Executive Course in Hospital Administration
  7. Total Quality Management Short Course
  8. ICD-10 Training Course for Coders (Batch 1)
  9. Ensuring Highly Performing Human Resource for Health Teams through Effective Human Resource Management
  10. Basic Training Course in Occupational Dental Health
  11. Essentials of Project Management in the Health Sector
  12. ICD-10 Training Course for Coders (Batch 2)
  13. Short Course on Hospital Planning and Design
  14. Basic Course on Management for Middle Level Health Care Professionals

Certificate Course in Health Information Management

May 27 – 31, 2019

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the foundation knowledge and introduction to the discipline of hospital health information management. In compliance with the hospital licensing requirement, this course will introduce the policies, organization, systems and procedures, ICD and procedures coding system, hospital statistical requirements, quality systems which are all essential to health information management in hospitals.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  1. describe anatomy and physiology of the organ systems of the human body;
  2. describe the medical terminologies significantly used in the course of providing patient care in hospitals;
  3. discuss the organization, policies, standards and procedures related to the management of health information in hospitals;
  4. discuss the principles and methods governing the ICD and procedures coding system used in managing and generating health information reports in hospitals;
  5. compute for the hospital statistics and indicators;
  6. describe the concepts and principles of quality management of health information; and
  7. describe legal implications of managing medical records.


Organizational Development for Health Care Institution

June 3 – 7, 2019

Course Description

Health Care Organizations need to manage organizational change effectively to survive and thrive in today’s rapidly changing global economy. Organizational change is inevitable across a wide range of health care organizations: from small healthcare facilities to large complex state-of-the-art corporations, including government and non-government, profit and non-profit organizations. This course is geared towards the continuing education and update needs of Health Care Institution executives. OD also compliments strategic planning; it’s an important tool in managing and planning organizational growth.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  1. discuss basic health organization theory and equipping participants with required to carry on OD effectively and efficiently;
  2. appreciate the critical role of organizational development in ensuring effective organizational growth and development;
  3. describe the process of organizational change and innovation;
  4. identify effective management strategies of organizational change and innovation; and
  5. analyze problems related to organizational change and utilize solutions for organizational problems by applying knowledge and skills learned from organizational change and innovation and Organizational Development Intervention (ODI) methods.


Basic Course in Hospital Administration

June 17 – 21, 2019

Course Description

This course is designed for future hospital executives who would like to be exposed in the discipline of hospital administration. This course is highly recommended to those planning to be admitted in the Masters of Hospital Administration program. It is also highly recommended to department heads or supervisors working in the clinical, nursing, or ancillary services of the hospital.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. describe the principles and practice of strategic management and demonstrate its application in managing hospitals;
  2. describe the concepts and principles related to managing hospital programs and project;
  3. discuss the concepts, principles and systems processes of managing and controlling the financial resources of the hospital;
  4. describe the general principles and practice of human resource development in hospital organization;
  5. describe concepts, principles and systems processes of managing hospital and health information attendant to managing services and patient care; and
  6. appreciate the use of spreadsheet program in analyzing management information problems. (Highly recommended to bring notebook computers with Windows OS and Excel 2010 for some sessions)


Short Course in Dental Public Health

June 17 – 21, 2019

Course Description

This short course will consist of lectures, workshops, panel discussions on important topics in dental public health. It is intended to provide a structured learning in dental public health for those in government services, non- government agencies, and those teaching community dentistry.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  1. understand Universal Health Care and the challenges and role of the public health dentist in the achievement of Universal Health Care;
  2. choose from a variety of health promotion and preventive interventions for the planning of effective oral health programs;
  3. understand the importance and processes needed to advocate for oral health;
  4. understand the different oral health indices and use of these indices for program planning; and
  5. identify policy issues related to oral health.


Introduction To Health Policy And Systems Research

June 24 – 25, 2019

Download brochure for this short course here

Course Description

Attainment of universal health care requires deeper understanding of health systems, on what effective strategies can be strengthened and what new solutions are required. Health policy and systems research (HPSR) is a field of inquiry that generates rigorous knowledge useful to advance this endeavor. HPSR asks questions on how health systems could improve, with particular emphasis on attaining social equity and justice. HPSR informs responsive health policies that are consistent with wider development objectives. Health program managers and researchers who are keen to support health systems strengthening could benefit from understanding the field of HPSR. This course aims to provide an understanding of research design considerations to answer an HPSR question.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, students are expected to:

  1. Define HPSR, its parameters and boundaries;
  2. Formulate an HPSR question;
  3. Situate HPSR in the scientific research process;
  4. Describe how impact of health policy and systems intervention can be assessed through HPSR; and
  5. Identify pathways of communication and dissemination of HPSR for impact.


Executive Course in Hospital Administration

June 24 – 28, 2019

Course Description

The course is designed to meet the needs of top and middle executives of private and government hospitals in raising their level of performance and capabilities in the context of today’s challenging and changing world.

Course Objectives

  1. Empower the participants to lead their hospital to become a fully charged economic enterprise institution ready to compete in providing the highest level of quality hospital care;
  2. Equip participants to address current issues and problems the hospitals are confronted with such as: Nursing and Human Resource Management, Organizational Development and Transformation, Institutionalizing Quality Standards for Accreditation, and Developing a Nurturing Environment of Caring for Patients and Patients’ Rights;
  3. Understand the hospital system’s current status, trends, thrusts and prospects; their roles and responsibilities; functions, skills and attitudes required, and methods needed to manage the hospital effectively and efficiently.

To include topics on:

  1. International accreditation of hospitals and their laboratory services.
  2. Health technologies management for hospital facilities
  3. Establishing a hospital cooperative – information hospital owners have to know


Total Quality Management Short Course

June 24 – 28, 2019

Course Description

Total Quality Management (TQM) is geared towards quality health care, patient safety and complete customer satisfaction. The short course will discuss the philosophies and principles of continuous quality improvement and provide learning skills for quality improvement

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. understand the principles and concepts of Total Quality Management (TQM) in health care settings
  2. utilize various quality improvement tools
  3. assess organizational needs for quality management and accreditation requirements.
  4. develop a plan for quality improvement frothier organization


ICD-10 Training Course for Coders

Batch 1 – July 1 – 5, 2019; and

Batch 2 – July 29 – August 2, 2019

Course Description

Through this course, participants learn the steps in using the World Health Organization’s ICD-10 as a coding tool. The course covers 26 modules, including the definition of ICD-10, benefits derived from its usage, history of its development, its elements and structures, the general guidelines for coding, and specific instructions for coding morbidity and mortality data.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  1. state the reason for classifying diseases and operations/procedures;
  2. discuss the ICD-10 structure;
  3. discuss and explain the rules/guidelines on morbidity and mortality coding;
  4. code diseases using the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision;
  5. discuss and explain the proper filing-up of the required reporting forms, e.g. medical certificates, death and fetal death certificates, medical charts, etc; and
  6. discuss data translated from Coded Data, e.g. Summary Statistics.


Ensuring Highly Performing Human Resource for Health Teams through Effective Human Resource Management

July 1 – 5, 2019

Course Description

The Philippines is now committed to a 25 year HRH Master Plan during the decade of HRH Development declared by WHO. Government and private health managers will benefit from learning how to manage HRH resources from recruitment to succession. Workforce planning, forecasting and management are critical skills that managers need to use to manage the health workforce for the 21st century.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  1. enable participants to develop understanding, insights, skills, attitudes and values underlying human resource management;
  2. develop critical thinking and analysis of issues and problems and the methods and techniques appropriate in given situations through the use of case studies;
  3. examine how HRM policies and practices contribute to strategic management of human resources in health care organizations; and
  4. enable participants to identify critical HRM systems that need to be installed in order to retain and sustain high performing health workforce teams.


Basic Training Course in Occupational Dental Health

July 8 – 12, 2019

Course Description

Forty (40) hours basic course for dentists, currently employed or wishing to be employed in occupational establishments. It aims to enable the participants to understand the standards and regulations specific to their work plan, implement and evaluate oral health programs for their workplace, recognize and manage occupational hazards of importance to oral health and implement an information system based on the DOH standards.

Course Objectives

At the end of the training course, the participant should be able to:

  1. appreciate the roles of dentists in occupational health;
  2. discuss the standards for occupational dental health services;
  3. understand labor laws and its implication to occupational dental health;
  4. analyze the different occupational hazards and diseases in dentistry, their nature, causes, (prevention, control and treatment) management, and economic implications;
  5. plan, implement and evaluate an occupational health program/project plan relevant to one’s workplace; and
  6. establish and maintain an information system for occupational health and safety in dentistry, through proper recording, reporting, storage, retrieval, and utilization of data.


Essentials of Project Management in the Health Sector

July 23 – 25, 2019

Course Description

Organizations in the health sector routinely deploy projects, either to pilot an initiative or to support existing programs and policies. The central (but elusive?) aim of completing a project on target, on time and on budget rests primarily on having a competent manager equipped with the necessary knowledge, tools, and techniques for this purpose. This three-day short-course is appropriate for managers or associates handling government or private-sector led projects, as well as those engaged in research work.

Course Objectives

This course aims to equip the participant with the essential tools and techniques in project management.

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  1. critically analyze salient contextual issues and concerns that impact projects;
  2. develop the project design using the Logical Framework matrix;
  3. determine the activity schedule, estimate their duration, and assign responsibility;
  4. develop the input schedules and budget for the identified activities; and
  5. utilize appropriate tools and techniques to ensure timely and successful project deployment, implementation, and competition.


Short Course on Hospital Planning and Design

July 8 – 12, 2019 October 7-11, 2019 (New Schedule)

To enable the evaluators to understand the planning and design of hospitals in sufficient detail in order to have a basic understanding of the major principles of site planning, whole hospital planning and design, departmental design, as well as designing for hospitals which are green, sustainable and safe from disasters.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the basic concerns, principles, and practices in planning and designing a hospital, its utility systems, and facilities.
  2. Formulate an evaluator’s checklist for the planning and design of a new hospital or the expansion, modification and retrofitting of an existing one.
  3. Discuss the concepts of “safe hospital” and “green hospital” and the importance of their integration in the planning and design of hospitals.
  4. Analyze and critique architectural plans in relation to hospital activities and functions.
  5. Explain the administrative and financial aspects of hospital planning, design, and construction.


Short Course on Strategic Planning and Management

May 27 – 31, 2019, To be moved to 4th Quarter of 2019. Schedule to follow

Course Description

The course is an offering of the Department of Health Policy and Administration designed to provide health managers, administrators, health care providers, human resource personnel, teachers, and other advocates the basic concepts, principles, and practical skills in strategic management and planning, highlighting each participant’s skills in strategic analysis particularly the planning aspect of strategic management.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. understand what strategic planning and management are all about in the face of present challenges;
  2. hone their skills in situational analysis of the macro and microenvironment of their organization;
  3. perform and analyze the external and internal environmental scan of their organization using SWOT analysis and TOWS matrix analysis;
  4. identify appropriate strategies for the respective quadrants in the TOWS matrix analyzed;
  5. improve their directional strategies (Mission, Vision, Values) and identify the significant decision areas that their organization should focus on for better performance, including building future scenarios; and
  6. finally, apply the lessons and skills learned to their workplace.


Basic Course on Management for Middle Level Health Care Professionals

(NEW additional course, not included at brochure)

December 04-06, 2019

Course Description

This short course provides an overview of the whole continuum of management with emphasis on the contextual application to health service delivery. It is intended to provide middle-level health care professionals basic knowledge on leadership and strategic management, change and risk management, and human resource management. It will use the six building block approach of the World Health Organization in discussing key healthcare management topics. Their competencies will be enhanced through the different practical workshops particularly in case analysis, problem identification, decision-making and prioritization, project planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  1. discuss the functions/principles of management;
  2. get an overview of the various organizational theories and their relevance to present day management;
  3. discuss the program/project management process and the application of the different functions of management through theory and workshops (practicum);
  4. analyze the different steps in program /project plan and be able to formulate one based on case/back-home situation;
Brochure 2019.pdf