Postgraduate Diploma in Health Development
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Development

Applications closed on 30th April 2023

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Development is a 18 months program conducted by Health Development and Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine.

  • Understand the concepts related to health, the dynamic nature of its determinants and its relevance to health in all policies.
  • Describe and analyze the multifaceted nature of the health system and related organizations.
  • Apply the knowledge and skills gained to analyze present and future challenges in health development.
  • Take an advocacy role in encouraging others to view health outcomes to be a result of policies and advances in other sectors.
  • Duration: 18 months (12 months lectures & 6 months dissertation writing)
  • Credit Hours: 20
  • SLQF level: 8
  • A first Degree from a recognized University in a health related field.  OR
  • A professional qualification of at least one year in a health related field which is acceptable to the University , together with two years experience in a health related field acceptable to the University.
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  • Lectures
  • Lecture discussions
  • Small group discussions
  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Field visits
  • In-course formative assessments
  • End of course examination – Structured Essay Question paper

Lectures will be delivered by a panel of excellent teachers and experts. They include Senior Lecturers and Professors from a range of disciplines in the Universities and Specialists from the Ministry of Health.

  • Course Fee: Rs.120,000.00 (Two installments of Rs.60,000.00 each)
  • Application Fee: Rs. 1000
  • Registration Fee: Rs. 10,000
  • Library Fee: Rs. 2,000
  • Examination Fee: Rs. 7,500
  • Total Fess: Rs. 140,500

Dr Dulani Samaranayake (Course Director)
Department of Community Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine,
+94 112 600 395 ext. 142


Dr.Yasaswi Walpita (Academic Director)
Department of Community Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine
+94 112 695300 ext. 142

Ms. Krishni Fernando (Course Manager and contact person)
0775 273 707