Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration

  • 1 year course
  • Live webinars by subject matter experts
  • Academically rigorous and industry-oriented course
  • Unique blend of web based teaching, training program and mandatory project work
Accreditation Partner:

Key Features

Certification by AHERF & Medvarsity

Contact Program with interactive sessions and case studies

Training by industry experts

Well recognised course with over 3000 enrolments

Course Description

The Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration course enables students to acquire conceptual and technical knowledge in management and prepares the student to handle administrative functions in a hospital. Curriculum focuses on core topics like accounting, finance, human resource management, information systems, management, marketing, hospital laws and many more.

This course is aimed at graduates who have the aptitude and looking forward for a career in healthcare. Graduates from any discipline are eligible to take this course.

This PGDHA course trains and enables the students acquire the competencies required to manage hospitals professionally and provide quality healthcare to the patients.

This course is certified by Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation & Medvarsity


Course Outline

Session 1 - Principles of Management
Process of Management - Introduction to Management, History of Management, Fundamentals of Planning, Organising, Fundamentals of Staffing, Leading, Control System and Process
Management of Organizational Behavior - Fundamental Concepts of Organizing, Organizing Process, Organizational Behavior, Motivation and Behavior, Groups in Organization, Committees as an Organizational Tool
Materials Management - Materials Management in Hospitals, Introduction to Inventory Control, Supply Chain Management
Human Resource Management - The Nature of Human Resource Management Roles, Performance Appraisal, Recruitment and Selection, Reward Management, Training and Development, Labor Laws, Employee Termination & Separation, Pay Leave & Compensation
Operations Management - Operations Management
Session 2 - Health Economics & Marketing
Health & Hospital Economics - Economics in Healthcare, Basics of Hospital Budgeting, Introduction to Health Insurance, Insurance Claims - Life Cycle, Insurance Contracts, Managed Health Care
Marketing of Hospital and Health Services - The Role of Marketing in a Modern Era, Patient's Preference and Choice, Market Segmentation and Target Group, Market Research - An Effective Tool
Marketing of Hospital and Health Services - Marketing Strategies, The Pricing Policy, Promotional Policy and Practises, The Marketing Environment
Accounting for Hospitals - General Principles of Accounting, Preparation of Financial Statements, Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements, Introduction to Cost Accounting
Session 3 - Hospital Services & Planning
Hospital Organization - Hospital as an Organization, Business Communication, Change Management, Conflict Resolution in Hospitals, Time Management, Hospital Committees, Health Education, The Role of Hospital Administrator
Hospital Functions and Services - Introduction to Hospital Functions and Services, Emergency Services, Disaster Management, Outpatient Services, Nursing Services, Laboratory Services, The Operating Department, Dietary
Hospital Functions and Services - Services, Central Sterilization And Supply Department, Laundry Service, Radiologic Services, Hospital Waste Management, Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control, Public Relations, Safety In Hospitals
Hospital Planning - History and Classification of Hospitals, Planning of Hospital, SampleThe Nursing Unit (Ward), Planning of Radiology Departments, Planning of Administrative Departments
Session 4 - Hospital Information System & Quality Assurance
Information Technology in Hospitals - Introduction
Quality Assurance in Hospitals - Introduction
Techniques of Quality Assurance - Benchmarking, Business Process Reengineering, Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Methodology, Six Sigma, Quality Circles, Kaizen, Overview of the ISO System, Accreditation in Health Care Organisations
Medical Recods - Introduction
Medical Audit - Introduction
Medical Coding - Introduction
Hospital Laws - Laws Applicable to Hospitals & Medical Practice
Medical Ethics - Laws Applicable to Hospitals & Medical Practice
Course Duration
  • 290 Hrs (Learning Content)
Accreditation Partner

Apollo Hospitals Education and Research Foundation


Ekta Suhasaria

It is very convenient for all kinds of professionals who can pursue study while working. This course helped me to understand the different functions of hospital and healthcare industry. My training session has given me a live, practical idea to understand the content of the course more efficiently. It helped me to enhance my communication and presentation skills.  Interaction with experienced and professional students from different walks of life was a great learning in itself.  I wish to thank Medvarsity team for designing this course.

Major Shyam Singh

A comprehensive course on Hospital Administration run by Medvarsity with an approach to facilitate applicants to the administrative services required to be undertaken by a corporate hospital. The course has well-defined modules of curriculum, a pragmatic teaching view, excellent interaction with faculty staff and other learned visiting faculty. As an administrator, I have been immensely benefitted in my routine work life and I appreciate the overall vision to conduct such course.


I am really very thankful to entire Medvarsity team for making a huge difference in my career. I completed my PGDHA and now I am working with PGI Lucknow.  I am now encouraging my friends to select Medvarsity for higher education. I hope Medvarsity will give a bright future to all.  Once again thanks to Medvarsity, who have responded to all my queries on time.

Sonia Arora

The PGDHA course is one of the most comprehensive and industry oriented course.  The contact program was very informative, enlightening and was held in a very conducive atmosphere. All lectures were carefully picked out to cover most of the topics. The faculty was well learned. It was a good opportunity to be taught by them.

Dr. Aafreen Khan

I have completed my PHDHA course from Medvarsity in 2014-2015. The course was very informative, modules were well designed and imparted the basic understanding about hospital administration. The exam structure had made the students to plan their modules in a systematic way. The training session provided all the students to encounter the senior doctors and experts in the field which made it worthwhile attending. My recommendation to students who are thinking of making their career in Hospital Administration should look forward for pursuing the course from Medvarsity.

Pradish Shah

I take this opportunity to thank the entire team at Medvarsity from course conceptualization to examination. Personally, I was passing through career transition phase when I got the details of this course. I realized that my decision of taking this course was correct. The course modules, study material, online support and faculty were all remarkable and educative. After completion, the placement cell is also adding feather to your efforts and ability.  I am confident that I will be able to achieve new career heights with my enhanced knowledge and value addition through this course.

Insiya Kapadia

The PGDHA course has been planned in an interesting manner in the form of modules which makes it easy to learn. Training gives a very good informative session about hospital administration making the session very interactive and interesting. The lectures were of varied nature and the administration did a commendable job to cover all the important aspects of this course. It was an honor to meet such respectable teachers who have excelled in their professional lives and giving us their time and advice to help us do the same.

Dr. Sushree S Dash

The PGDHA Course of Medvarsity provides a new platform to venture into the healthcare industry. Training gives a practical experience of an administrator’s life. Getting along with professionals from different corners of the country is a great learning experience in itself. Kudos to the Medvarsity Team.

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1. Course related
  • Is this course recognized by MCI?
    • MCI currently doesn't recognize any online courses delivered by any partner. Through our partnerships with universities and organizations, we ensure that the best learning content is available to our students. Some of our courses may carry international recognition and most of our courses are validated and recognized by over 40 hospital groups in India, Asia and Africa.

  • Can I get a Government Job with this added qualification?
    • You can apply anywhere as per your wish after completion of the program. This added qualification will make you a better health care provider. Selection in government job is mostly dependent on set criteria on which Medvarsity has no control or opinion.
2. Eligibility for the course
  • Can I submit my certificates at a later date after enrollment or can I enroll by providing my provisional certificates?
    • Certificates are a proof of your previous educational background check thus will be required for the enrollment. However in case of any difficulty you may give a written undertaking to that effect for providing the certificates within the stipulated time frame.
  • Are there any prerequisites for joining this course?
    • Most Medvarsity students require to meet a minimum criteria of having completed their final year of the undergraduate program. Students who are yet to receive their graduation certificates can provide an undertaking to provide the same prior to completing their certification at Medvarsity. 
3. Course delivery
  • How to access the course material online?
    • The course material can be accessed online by the login ID and password provided to you.
  • What if I am unable to open the Medvarsity website?
    • For any queries or any technical assistance, please call on our toll free number (1800-103-6006) or write to us at The matter will be looked into at the earliest.
  • How do I access my course?
  • My User ID and Password isn't working on the LMS.
    •  You will be issued a new user ID and password on completion of the registration process. The user ID created for your registration process will not work on our LMS.
4. Contact Program
  • Is the contact program mandatory for completion of course?
    • Any contact program provides a student with an opportunity to learn clinical hands-on techniques and skills that are helpful in the practice of the discipline. It is therefore recommended that you opt for contact program.
  • What if I am unable to attend the contact program at the scheduled dates?
    • You can attend the next scheduled contact program upon information and concurrence by your program coordinator.
  • Can I choose the center where I wish to attend the contact program?
    • You will be required to attend the contact program at the nearest prescribed center where you are assigned. Shifting of Contact Program Center is not advisable because for each of such facilities Medvarsity has to assign a Mentor Specialist based on number of students at the assigned Contact Program Center.
  • Will there be arrangements for lodging and boarding provided for students during the Contact Program in case their contact center is out of station from their hometown?
    • You will have to make your own arrangements for boarding and lodging. We can provide assistance in finding an accommodation, but the expenses are to be borne by the student.
5. Assessment and Exams
  • How will I be assessed during and at the end of the course?
    • You will be assessed through MCQ based online assessment at the end of each module. At the end of the course, you will take the Final Examination (MCQ based online assessment) and viva examination.
  • What is the criterion for being eligible for the Final Examination?
    • You should have passed MCQ based online assessment of each module with a minimum of 60% marks. Then only you can take the Final Examination.
  • How do I appear for the MCQ based online Examination at the end of each module?
    • You have to login into our LMS at or using your user ID and password, and then proceed with the examination as follows:
    • Click on My courses and then click on learn option. Here you will find various options like case discussions, videos, animations, eBook, assessment etc. Click on take assessment and read all the instructions carefully
    • Click on it and then click on to start exam and your exam will begin
    • Every 60 seconds page gets deactivated, hence it is important that you refresh the page time and again.
  • What if I am not able to clear the module tests in the first attempt?
    • If you are not able to clear the module test in the first attempt, you can always take a second attempt to clear your module tests.
  • What if I am not able to clear the module tests in the second attempt?
    • You can write to us at requesting for another attempt by paying a reactivation fee.
  • How many attempts do I have for the final exam?
    • One attempt
  • What if I do not clear the final examination?
    • You can attempt the exam again by paying the applicable reactivation fee.
  • What if I feel that a question is wrongly framed or an answer is wrongly marked in the online exams?
    • If you feel that something is wrongly mentioned, you can write at, directing it to the academics team.
  • While attempting the online exam, what if there is a power cut or the internet gets disconnected?
    • If at all there is a power cut or your internet gets disconnected, there is nothing to worry. When you login again, you can  continue your test from the point where you had stopped.
  • What if I am not able to complete the course within the duration?
    • You will have to send a request to the CRM team to extend your course and pay the applicable reactivation.
6. Placement Assistance
  • Do you provide any placement assistance?
    • We do not provide any placement guarantee as an outcome of the course. On a case to case basis we will introduce your profile to specific recruiting partners but no job guarantee is provided.
7. Feedback
  • What if I have any concerns regarding the program delivery or what if I have any suggestions to improve the quality of the course?

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