Online course on Quality Assurance in Healthcare by IIHMR University

Quality Assurance in Healthcare:

IIHMR University announce that on the occasion of World Health Day 2018, themed 'Universal Health Coverage' IIHMR University launched its first online course on MOOCs platform. Out of the four priority areas of UHC - Accessibility, Availability, Quality, and Equity, we have picked Quality, to begin with.
Quality Assurance in Healthcare:
In line with, “Health For All”, the slogan for UHC, IIHMR University is pleased to offer “Learning For All”.

IIHMR University's first online course on ‘Quality Assurance in Healthcare’, designed by Chairman, Dr SD Gupta can be accessed free on the following link:

Prof. S.D.Gupta is a Public Health expert with a distinguished academic and research career. He obtained his M.D. (Preventive & Social Medicine) from India and Ph.D. (Epidemiology) from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. He has been awarded FAMS by the National Academy of Medical Science for his outstanding contribution in the field of public health. He is a fellow of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine, and a long-term member of the International Epidemiological Association. Dr. SD Gupta is the President of the SEAPHIEN (South East Asia Public Health Institution Education Network). He has published several research papers and reports. He has been associated in various capacities with several national and international research and academic organizations. He has chaired several scientific and other committees and served as a temporary advisor to WHO Scientific Working Group on Research Information Management.

 Quality Assurance in Healthcare online


The broad objective of the online course is to improve participants’ knowledge of the concept of quality and develop their skills in implementation of Sustainable Quality Assurance Program in the Health Systems and Hospitals.
The specific objectives are:
  • To familiarize and understand the concepts of Quality Assurance (QA) and its importance in the context of Health System and Hospitals;
  • To understand the scope of QA;
  • To understand the importance of standards, indicators, benchmarks in QA;
  • To learn basic skills of assessment and measurement of QA;
  • To understand the QA process and develop skills to use various quality improvement tools;
  • To develop skills of monitoring and supervising quality of services;
  • To increase leadership effectiveness and learn the process of building effective teams for quality;
  • To plan and implement QA Program in the health system and hospitals.


At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • Define quality and describe dimensions of quality in health care;
  • Assess and measure quality using a set of standards and indicators;
  • Define problems in QA;
  • Develop alternative measures to solve the problems;
  • Use selected quality improvement tools;
  • Develop action ideas to enhance leadership effectiveness and build teams:
  • Develop a plan of action for quality improvement for their respective areas/hospitals.
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IIHMR University

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