Postgraduate Diploma in Gender & Health
Postgraduate Diploma in Gender & Health

Post graduate Diploma in Gender and Health is designed for Doctors, Health Administrators, Allied Health Professionals, Social Scientists and any other interest groups those with a passion for gender and health.

Over the course of one year, the program aims to recognize the importance of gender as a social determinant of health, identify gender differences and inequalities that affect the health of individuals and to distinguish between the gender differences and patterns of morbidity and mortality in men and women in relation to specific diseases.

It also covers the gender differences of healthcare professionals in the work environment and harness that knowledge for improved output, appropriate responses to gender-based violence (GBV) and seeks to promote the integration of gender as a social determinant of health into policy development, research, health services, resource allocation and project and programme planning, monitoring and implementation.

Application Closed on 20th December 2020

At the completion of this course the participants will be able to,

  • Recognize the importance of gender as a social determinant of health.
  • Identify gender differences and inequalities that affect the health of individuals.
  • Distinguish between the gender differences and patterns of morbidity and mortality in men and women in relation to specific diseases
  • Recognize the gender differences of healthcare professionals in the work environment and harness that knowledge for improved output.
  • Respond appropriately to gender based violence (GBV).
  • Promote the integration of gender as a social determinant of health into policy development, research, health services, resource allocation and project and programme planning, monitoring and implementation.
  • Duration: 1 year
  • SLQF level: 8

Doctors, health administrators, allied healthcare professionals, social scientists and any other interest groups (e.g. NGO personnel)

Entry Criteria

Candidates should have a basic degree in any field related to health, law or social sciences and worked for at least for one year in a healthcare setting or health related setting

OR

Professional qualification in health, law or social sciences from a recognized professional body acceptable to the Faculty Board of FMUC with three years’ work experience in any sector of a healthcare setting or health related setting

OR

Any other Diploma from a recognized University/Institution or an equivalent qualification related to health, law or social sciences and recognized by the Faculty Board of FMUC with five years’ work experience in a healthcare setting or health related setting

AND

Should be currently employed in a healthcare institution or health related work setting

Submission of an assignment for each of the twelve modules would be required and would contribute as continuous assessments (CA). 40% of the summative mark will be contributed to by CAs. All assignments should be completed, to be eligible for the end of course examination

End of course examination would consist of a three hour essay paper.

The total final summative assessment mark constitutes 60% from the end of course examination and 40% from the continuous assessment.

  • Program Fee:Rs.135,000
  • Application Fee:Rs.1000
  • Registration Fee:Rs.7500
  • Examination Fee:Rs.5000

Dr. Chathuri Gunasekera – Course Director

email: pgdipgh@med.cmb.ac.lk

Phone: +94 112 697 513