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  • AMCCON-2017

    Each year AMCHSS offers, through its annual conference AMCCON a platform for public health practitioners and researchers to come together. The conference is principally aimed at junior and middle-level professionals to share their rich field experience and research work with others.
    As with other disciplines, rapid changes have occurred in the field of Public Health as well. From its humble beginnings in sanitation drives, it has expanded to encompass almost every aspect of human endeavor, be it health planning, health policy decisions, treatment guidelines, adoption of new health technologies, or health financing. Moreover, it is increasingly being considered a means of trans-disciplinary initiatives in health planning and research.
    The theme of AMCCON 2017 is “Recent trends in public health research and practice.” AMCCON 2017 will consist of updates from experts in the field and paper presentations in the following sub-themes: infectious diseases, technologies in public health, and sexual and reproductive health.

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  • This is a brief introduction to the elearning platform of SCTIMST

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  • This workshop is tailor-made to the needs of research in clinical microbiology. Understanding the
    need for scientific writing in the field of research, this program is conceptualized to enrich and equip medical microbiologists with the skills of article writing.

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  • Science Fete 2015

    This is module is under contruction.

    Plan is to aid in the online submission of abstracts for Science Fete 2015

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  • This course introduces basic steps of using  Zotero, the bibliographic software. This module is meant for the postgraduate/PhD students.

    This course is compiled by Dr Biju Soman, Professor & Associate Dean (Health Sciences), SCTIMST, Trivandrum

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  • Welcome to the Mock Exam for the MPH2020 Entrance Sreening Test

  • Modelling Infectious Diseases using the principles of reproducible research.

    This module is created as a supplementary resource to the session taken by Dr Biju Soman on 25 June 2020 for the Faculty Development Program(FDP) at the School of Public Health at the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology(KIIT). Bhubaneswar, India.

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  • This course aims to help students develop an understanding of the concepts and methods in Epidemiology beyond the basic level by equipping them to question the validity of commonly used designs and analytical approaches and determining how to contend with the issues encountered thereof. Examples of real and hypothetical studies and datasets will be provided to help participants understand the concepts being taught.

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  • This course seeks to introduce the students to the basic approach of Economic thinking as it is applied to the field of health decision making. In addition the students will be introduced to the basic methods of economic evaluation of health interventions, basic concepts in health financing.

  • In this course I will be introducing the students to the basics of health policy - including -

    • What is policy?
    • What are the theories of the policy process?
    • Where does policy come from?
    • An exploration of power in the policy process.
    • An introduction to the various theories of implementation of policy.
  • This course enable a deeper understanding of the policy analysis process.

  • This Module introduces the students to the concept of Social Determinants of Health. The students will work through various conceptual issues, frameworks that are widely used, recognize the way SDH play out in various settings and also explore various examples of action on the Social Determinants of Health.

  • The basics of health and disease, including the underlying concepts, specific terminologies, techniques relevant to public health are discussed in this module.   The module is planned to bring all the students to a common platform of understanding on the prevailing scientific basis of the philosophy of public health.

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  • The course aims at building recognition of the various concepts of ethical issues in health research and enablng participants to use methods of ethical analysis for decision making.

  • This is for the PhD scholars to keep their work in a orderly way. Each PhD scholar can keep a page and upload their work as an when required.

    PhD shcolars have teacher assistant privilege and PhD Guides have edit privilege in this module.

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  • Health Policy Analysis is the first course in health policy for students of the MPH program in AMCHSS. The course is mandatory for MPH as well as DPH students

    HPA-I introduces students to health policy, explaining what health policy is (and what it is not), as well as the determinants of health policy. It also touches upon tools to analyse policy, and how to communicate at different levels of the policy hierarchy. The course has a balance between theory and practice

  • Submission of Dissertation Tools for review by faculty members

    Module maintained by Dr Biju Soman, Course Coordinator (MPH 2014 batch)

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  • This is a one credit module which introduces participants to the use of medical anthropological approaches for the study of particular health conditions and/or systems

  • Goal

    To enable public health professionals to incorporate ethical reasoning into the practice of public health


    1. To sensitise participants to the ethical issues that come up in the course of public health practice
    2. To facilitate ethically informed decisions, policies and programmes
    3. To equip participants with skills to advocate for ethical decision making 
  • We organise public health seminars in order to bring attention to recent developments in public health or to bring light to the innovative approaches in public health interventions.  In these sessions one or more key personalities in public health shall be making short presentations that shall be followed by interactive discussions.

    Apart from students and faculty from SCTIMST, we invite interested participants like students, academics, policy makers, administrators, interested media persons and public health activists to these sessions.

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  • Intermediate Epidemiology is the level-2 course in epidemiology for MPH students enrolled at the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies. Its broad aim is to sensitize students already familiar with basic epidemiology, to more advanced topics such as the philosophy and approach of epidemiological research, data analysis, and reporting. It also discusses topics such as confounding, interaction, effect modification, model building in epidemiology.

  • Journal Club

    We plan to re-organize journal clubs.  It is made as a module and all of us, the faculty members of AMC, have teacher privileges to it.

    Temporary (restricted) teacher privilege shall be given to those students who are presenting articles in that month.  They would be able to upload their article, pose questions, launch discussion forums, conduct polls, invite others to attempt the quizzes, etc.  They themselves can evaluate and give credit to fellow students.  All these activities including grading shall be supervised and monitored by the concerned faculty member for that month.

    So students shall get a chance to get familiarize with the teacher tools of Moodle, the free and open source Learning Resource Management Software.  We hope this will help in better understanding of the teaching-learning activity.

    Each presenter can pose questions/conduct online short tests for their fellow students (this includes students from both batches of MPH, DPH students, visiting students, PhD Scholars, interested project staff, etc). A total of 10 marks can be given to each participant, six marks for the online tests prior to presentation or afterwards and four marks for active participation during the presentation. Absentees and those who are not answering questions should be given "zero" marks.  Presenters shall be evaluated by the concerned faculty member for that month and given marks out of 10. You are all advised to restrain from any sort of favoritism or bias to avoid interference from the faculty member, thereby compromising your own grades.

    The accumulated credits for JC shall be considered as a documented evidence for your involvement with departmental activities and there is high probability that, in future, this shall be counted, along with many other parameters, for the selection of best outgoing students.

    All the best

    (This is just a draft and not yet finalized)


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  • This module introduces some of the useful softwares for database management.  The module is designed for the first year students of MPH program at AMCHSS

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  • This course aims to enable public health practitioners to recognise gender as a social determinant of health and to develop the skills to apply gender analysis in public health research, policy and practice.

  • This module covers main principles of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and its current trends. This module is designed for the second year students of MPH programme at AMCHSS

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  • 'Introduction to Epidemiology' is the first level course in epidemiology required of all MPH and DPH students at the Achutha Menon Centre, SCTIMST. It may also be required for those Ph D students who are not MPH graduates of the Institute

  • Innovative course highlighting the socio-cultural implications of newer technology in public Health.

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  •  This course aims to enable participants to identify the need for qualitative research in public health and develop the skills to undertake qualitative research.

    The course consists of three  modules, the introductory module, the applications module and the analysis module. 

    Introduction: Introduction to the relevance of qualitative methods in public health research, the anthropologist’s worldview, and the various methods available.

    Applications: Ethnographic interviews, observations (participant and non-participant), group interviews and discussions, other methods less used such as case studies, pile sorts, ethno-physiological representations, etc

    Analysis: Translation and transcription, coding, thematic linking and introduction to computer based qualitative data analysis.

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