Table 1

Training courses of district management training fellowships

Educational coursesSummary of contentLocation*Date (duration)
Management, leadershipBasic concepts of management, leadership and supervision, change management, team management, conflict management, basic skills in communication, staff motivationNPMC Tabriz, IranJune 2015 (2 days)
Managing the districtIntroduction to health and health systems, PHC approach in the organisation and management of health services, district health systems, disaster preparedness, development plansNPMC Tabriz, IranJune 2015 (2 days)
Quality improvementQuality management in health systems, quality improvement approaches, quality improvement methods, focus PDCA, clinical audit, process mappingMUMS, Maragheh, IranAugust 2015 (3 days)
Planning and evaluationSituation analysis of district health, strategic planning, operational planning, evaluation methods and accreditation, priority setting, project planning methodsAUMS, Ardabil, IranSeptember 2015 (3 days)
Health information managementHealth management information systems, health indicators, health data analysisZUMS, Zanjan, IranOctober 2015 (2 days)
Health resources management and economicsAccrual accounting, financial control, payment mechanisms, health economy, management of physical infrastructure, health insurance, cost calculation and budgetingNPMC Tabriz, IranNovember 2015 (3 days)
Community participationHealth need assessment in the district, health education techniques, community participation methods, multisectoral collaboration and advocacy, social marketing, techniques and methods for public participationNPMC Tabriz, IranNovember 2015 (2 days)
EpidemiologyIntroduction to epidemiology, epidemiological assessment of the health situation in a districtNPMC Tabriz, IranDecember 2015 (2 days)
Research in health systemsQuantitative and qualitative research in health systems, data management, data analysisNPMC Tabriz, IranJanuary 2016 (3 days)
Human resources and organisational creativityHuman resources management, employee training and empowering, effective communication, time management, creativity and innovationNPMC Tabriz, IranFebruary 2016 (1 day)
Rules and ethicsManagement ethics, legal issues in management, external inspection and accountingNPMC Tabriz, IranFebruary 2016 (1 day)
  • *National Public Health Management Centre (NPMC), Maraghe University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Ardabil University of Medical Sciences (AUMS), Zanjan University of Medical Sciences (ZUMS).

  • PDCA, plan, do, check, act; PHC, primary health care.