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  1. Short Course on Hospital Planning and Design, Oct 7-11, ₱ 12,000
  2. Short Course on Program Management in DOH Region 8 for DMOs, Nov 25-27 (TBA, no details below yet)
  3. Executive Course in Hospital Administration (Davao City), Dec 2-6, ₱ 18,000
  4. Basic Training Course in Occupational Dental Health (Davao City), Dec 2-6, ₱ 18,000
  5. Basic Course on Management for Middle Level Health Care Professionals, Dec 4-6, ₱ 10,000
  6. ICD-10 Training Course for Coders (Batch 3), Dec 9-13, ₱ 12,000

1. Short Course on Hospital Planning and Design

October 7-11, 2019

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.


3. Executive Course in Hospital Administration

San Pedro Hospital of Davao City, Inc., Guzman St, Poblacion District, Davao City (simultaneous with ODH, below)

December 2-6, 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


4. Basic Training Course in Occupational Dental Health

San Pedro Hospital of Davao City, Inc., Guzman St, Poblacion District, Davao City (simultaneous with ECHA, above)

December 2-6, 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.


5. Basic Course on Management for Middle Level Health Care Professionals

December 4-6, 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;


6. ICD-10 Training Course for Coders

Batch 3 – December 9-13, 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.
Brochure 2019.pdf