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Department of Public Health Administration

Introduction

  1. The Department of Public Health Administration aims to orient the students in public health & principle of management as applied to the field of health.  It covers various administrative techniques such as health service research, planning, organization, evaluation, budget making, health management, system analysis, operational research, health sector reforms, etc.  Besides, providing inputs to all regular courses, the Department conducts a Diploma course in Public Health (DPH) for medical graduates that happens to be the oldest of its kind in India. The DPH course was set up in 1932 to develop much needed public health professionals trained in planning, implementation and management of public health programme for the rapidly expanding health services in the country and abroad.
  2. The department, since its inception, has been involved in various research studies in health system delivery, time motion studies, risks factor studies in all areas including remote tribal areas.
  3. Besides the DPH course, the Department of Public Health Administration is also coordinating the Core course programme of the Institute that includes MD (Community Medicine), Diploma in Maternal & Child Welfare (DMCW), Diploma in Industrial Health (DIH) and Master in Veterinary Public Health (MVPH) courses.

Teaching Activities:

Regular Diploma/Degree Courses:
Diploma in Public Health (DPH)
Level:

Degree (Post Graduate); MCI recognized.

Duration:

Two Year (Full Time)

Affiliation/Recognition:

The West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS).

Intake Capacity: 10

Short Courses/Training Conducted:

  1. Short course / training on Integrated Vector Management (IVM) for Field Workers of APHO, Dum Dum Airport – 02 sessions.
  2. Professional Development Course (PDC) for District and Sub-district health officials of West Bengal – 03 courses of 10 weeks duration.
  3. WHO fellowship – Short course on ‘Supervision for nursing personnel of North-East Region’.

Service Activities:

  1. Domiciliary Primary Health Care services to families under Chetla Urban Health Centre throughout the year and field training area of students during family care programme.
  2. Clinical Services from Union Health Centres under Rural Health Unit & Training Centre, Singur by DPH students. It is a field practice area of the students’ field training programme.

Publications:

Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Sadhukhan
  1. Bhattacharya K, Guha P, Ghosal M and Sadhukhan SK: Association of Thought  Disorder with Cognitive Dysfunctions in Schizophrenia, A Cross Sectional Study in a Tertiary Centre in Kolkata, India: German Journal of Psychiatry, 2013; 16(4): 137-142.
  2. Sadhukhan SK, Mukherjee S: Women Empowerment and Health; An Experience in a Rural Community of West Bengal: National  Journal of Medical and Allied Sciences 2013;2(1):1-9
  3. Gupta S, Bandyopadhyay D, Gupta S, Sadhukhan S& Bannerjee S: A Sociodemographic Study of Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis cases from DOTS clinics of Kolkata: Journal of Indian Medical Association; 2012: 110(10): 723-25.
  4. Joardar GK, Chatterjee C, Sadhukhan SK, Bannerjee P, Dan A & Mandal A: Screening of Hospital patients for HIV; an Experience in a Tertiary care hospital of West Bengal: Journal of Indian Medical Association; 2012: 110(09): 612-14 & 622.
  5. Bera T, Khan S &Sadhukhan SK : Drug Utilization in A Rural Community- A Longitudinal Study: Natnl. J. of Integ. Research in Medicine; 2012: Vol 3(3), July-August: p 95-100.
  6. Bera T, Sadhukhan SK& Premendran JS: A Longitudinal Study on Health Expenditure in a Rural Community Attached to Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Maharashtra: Indian Journal of Public Health; 2012; 56 (1): 65-68.
  7. Sadhukhan SK, Khan S: Blood Pressure Awareness among General Population;  A Rural West Bengal experience with Logistic Regression: Natnl. J. Med. Research; 2(1) Jan-March 2012: p 55-58.
  8. Jha A, Sadhukhan SK, Velusamy S, Banerjee G, Banerjee A, Saha A et. all: Exploring the Quality of Life (QOL) in the Indian Software Industry; A Public Health Viewpoint: International Journal of Public Health; 8th Sept. 2011(Published online)
  9.  Mandal PK, Chatterjee C, Joardar GK, Sadhukhan SK, Sardar JC and Ghosh P: Community Medicine Teaching in West Bengal; An Opinion Survey of the Students:  Indian Journal of Preventive & Social Medicine; 2010: 41 (1 & 2): 42-46.
  10. Sadhukhan SK, Chatterjee C, Shrivastava P, Sardar JC, Joardar GK &Lahiri S: Validity of mid arm circumference to detect protein energy malnutrition among  8-11 months old infants in a rural medical college of West Bengal: Journal of Indian Medical Association; 2010: 108(09): 559-562
  11. Bhattacharya K, Sadhukhan S and Sanyal D: A study on the Family Burden of Patients with Major Depressive Disorders: Indian Medical Gazette; 2010: CXLIV(6); 218-21
  12. Mukhopadhyay DK, Biswas R, Chakraborty M, Sadhukhan SK and Banik KK: Anthropometric Failure, a New Approach to Measure Under nutrition;An Experience from a Rural Community of West Bengal: Journal of Indian Medical Association; 2009: 107(4); 211-14.
Dr. S. Datta:
  1.  Data S, Sen S, Sengupta B; A study on knowledge and Practice related to Bird Flu in a Rural community of Hooghly District of West Bengal; IJPH, Vol – 54, Issue – 4, Oct. – Dec. – 2010.
  2.  Sen Sibotosh, Datta Shibani, Sengupta Bhaswati; “A Comparative study regarding the knowledge and belief of bird flu between a rural and an urban slum community” published in the Antiseptic, Vol – 109, No.-8, Aug. – 2012
  3.  Datta, S; Sen, S; Sengupta, B; Chatterjee, S and Dhar,G – A Comparative Study of the Socio-demographic Variables with Respect to the Knowledge of Bird Flu between a Rural and an Urban Slum Community of West Bengal, India: The International Open Access Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education, Feb. 2012, 2:119.
  4.  Datta S, Sengupta B: An epidemiological study of infertility in a rural area of West Bengal : Calcutta Medical Journal. V 110, Oct.-Dec 2013; No 4.
Dr. B. Sengupta
  1.  An epidemiological study of infertility in a rural area of West Bengal, published in Calcutta Medical Journal, Vol-110, Oct-Dec., 2013, No.4.
  2. A Comparative study of Client Satisfaction in Govt.. & Non-Govt.. hospitals of West Bengal, accepted for publication in Journal of All India Womens’ Association in 2013.
  3. Dutta P, Gangopadhyay N, Sengupta B, Ässociation of psychological morbidity with socio demographic characteristics among elderly’- A cross sectional study from Eastern India – accepted for publication in noijmedph – 46 -12 dt. 15.01.13.
  4. Dutta P, Sengupta B et al ‘Hypertension related morbidity among geriatric population of Eastern India’ – published in Materia social medica 212, 24(1), 29-33, 2012.
  5. Sengupta B, Datta S, Dhar G et al ‘A comparative study of socio-demographic variable with respect to knowledge of Bird Flu between Rural & Urban community of West Bengal, India – International open access journal of Community Medicine & Health Education. Feb. 2012, 2 : 1.
  6. Sen S, Datta S, Sengupta B – ‘A Comparative study regarding the knowledge & belief of Bird Flu  between rural & urban community’- published in Antiseptic – Vol 109, No : 8, August 2012.
  7. Sengupta B : A study of psychological & social problems among elderly population and its determination in an urban community of West Bengal : paper read in Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine, 22nd – 24th March, 2011.
  8. Dutta S, Sen S, Sengupta B : A study on knowledge and practice of Bird Flu in a rural area of West Bengal : India Journal of Public Health, Vol. 54 / Issue 4 / Oct-Dec., 2010.
  9. Sengupta B – A review article on ‘Thalassaemia, lets fight the disease’- Journal of Association of Medical Women in India, Vol-II, No.:1, August 2010.
  10. Dutta S, Sengupta B, Sadhukhan S.K. et al ‘A study on morbidity profile and health care seeking behavior of a rural community in Singur Block of West Bengal – Global Health Promotion & Education, Vol. 3, No. ¨01, April, 2010.

 Seminars / Conferences / Workshops:

  1. All the faculty members had attended 1-2 conferences per year at state and national levels organized by professional organizations i.e. Indian Public Health Association and Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine and acted as resource persons also.
  2. Faculty members attended Teachers’ Training (at SIHFW, Salt Lake, Kolkata), Training on SPSS (Deptt. of Statistics, AIIH&PH) ; Training on Leadership and Training on Reservation Policy.

Other achievements / activities:

  1. Faculty members worked as Nodal Officers for AIIH&PH Centre for counselling for admission to P.G. Courses as well as U.G. Courses.
  2. Dr. A. K. Mallick attended National Review meeting on Kala-azar Elimination program.
  3. Dr. A. K. Mallick attended National seminar on “World Water Day”.
  4. Dr. A. K. Mallick attended workshop on “Kanyashree Prakolpo”.
  5. Dr. A. K. Mallick attended CME on Railway Medical Service.
  6. B. Sengupta acted as Resource Person on ‘WHO Day’ on 07.04.2010.
  7. B. Sengupta acted as Resource Person and Convener for workshop on Basics of Clinical Research Methods organized jointly by AIIH&PH and School of Tropical Medicine from 31.01.2011 to 05.02.2011.
  8. Dr. B. Sengupta, Dr. N. N. NaskarDr. S. Datta , Dr. A. K. Mallick and Dr. S. K. Sadhukhan delivered Guest Lectures  at various trainings, seminars, conferences, etc.
  9. Review of article for Journals – Total about 30 articles reviewed by the faculty members [25 (twenty five) – Dr. Sadhukhan; 04 (two) – Dr. Datta (4 articles from international journals)].
  10. Dr. Datta participated in scientific discussion in FM Radio, Radio & TV, Panel discussion in Doordarshan and presented paper in international On-line conference .
  11. Research Guides : total about 40 (forty) researches guided.
 Faculties:

Sl. No

Name

Designation

Educational Qualification

 Subject/Area of Expertise

1

Dr. N. N. Naskar

Professor & HOD MBBS, MD(SPM)

2

Dr. B. Sengupta

Professor

MBBS, DCH, MD(SPM)

3

Dr. A. K. Mallick

Professor

MBBS, MD(SPM)

4

Dr. S. K. Sadhukhan

Associate Professor

MBBS, DCH, MD(SPM)

5

Dr. S. Datta Associate Professor

MBBS, DCH, MD(SPM)

All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health