Emerging Areas In Hospital Planning, Design, Construction And Facilities Management

By Prof. (Dr.) Anil Dewan   |   School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
This is a  16 weeks, 40 modules program on the 'Emerging areas in Hospital Planning, Design, Construction and Facilities Management' This is designed as an Annual Refresher programme for training of teachers but it has a wide scope for architects, architecture students, facility managers, Hospital Administrators, students of Hospital administration, construction managers, project managers, doctors, nurses and all the other stakeholders. This course has been designed to give you a complete overview of the various aspects of sound hospital infrastructure design and planning. From a very macro level approach of healthcare delivery systems in a country to the departmental planning and detail at the micro level, this course is all inclusive. It is diverse by means of its interdisciplinary approach where it includes Regional planning, urban planning, urban design, architecture, health facilities planning and design, interior design, signage and way finding systems, product design and equipment planning. This also focuses on service oriented planning for hospital planning. This course follows a four-quadrant approach which includes video based learning, assessments, reference materials and a forum for interactive discussion for a comprehensive exposure and learning. We are looking forward to have you on board for this exercise of Nation Building.  
Course Run and Developed at School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi: The National Resource Centre for Architecture.

Learners enrolled: 1923


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type :
Duration : 16 weeks
Start Date : 01 Sep 2019
End Date : 31 Jan 2020
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT)
  • Level : None
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    Module Topic
    1 Introduction
    2 What is Health? What is wellness? Upgradation of Sub Centres to Wellness Centres
    3 Human Settlements and healthcare facilities- Evolution
    4 Healthcare Delivery Systems. Healthcare Matrix: The role of a hospital.
    5 Planning Principles. Site Selection for Hospital. Project Feasibility & Viability Analysis.Socio-Economic Analysis; Techno-Economic Feasibility Report; SWOT Analysis. 
    6 Introduction to Standards. Indian Healthcare and Hospital Standards. 
    7 Laws Applicable to Medical Practice & Hospitals in India
    8 How to read and Interpret a technical drawing; P.P.R/D.P.R.; Architect’s Design Brief; Project Manuals; Facility Management Manuals
    9 Site Planning Principles for Hospitals. Orientation of Buildings. Terrain. Climatological considerations.
    10 Master-Planning of Hospitals w.r.t. Urban Design and Landscaping.
    Case Study
    11 REVIEW  Assessment
    1. Site Selection, SWOT Analysis Study
    2. Preparing Project Report.
    3. Creating Masterplan.
    12 Introduction to Architecture Design; Balancing Form and Function; Components of a Hospital. Introduction to Evidence Based Healthcare Design. 
    13a Accident & Emergency
    13b OPD
    13c IPD
    14a Daignosis
    14b ICU
    15 OT Complex
    16a Hospital Labs
    16b Administrative Department
    17a Laundry
    17b Mortuary
    17c CSSD
    18a Deitary Department
    18b Blood Bank
    19 Inter-Departmental relationship in a hospital. Balancing Factors.
    20 Design considerations for Health Sub-centres, Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres, District Hospitals
    21 Design of AYUSH Hospitals: Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.
    22 Integration of Vastu, Feng Shui in Hospital Design. 
    23 Introduction to the design of Teaching Hospitals; Interrelationship between Classrooms and Clinics
    24 Air Ambulance Services, Green Corridors and drones. Review & Assessment
    25 Introduction to Healing Design of Hospitals. 
    26 Accreditation of Hospitals. Indian and International Accreditation Agencies. Green Ratings. 
    27 Safe Hospitals. Hospitals of the Future.
    28 REVIEW Assessement
    1. Design of Ward
    2. Design of Critical Care Centre
    3. Physically Challenged Facilities.
    4. Design of a basic Primary Health Centre.
    5. Preparation of the programme (flowchart) of a basic hospital.
    29 Allied Units: Special Design Interventions for:
    1. Cancer Units (Radiation prevention)
    2. Burns Units (Special Considerations)
    3. Eye Hospital
    30 NABL and 4 standard of research for Labs. Bio Safety Levels for Lab Design.
    31 Water Supply, Gas Supply, HVAC and  Bio-Medical Waste Disposal.
    32 BIM Software in Hospital
    33 High Infection Centres: Infection Control in a Hospital; SARS, HIV and TB 
    34 ART Centre, DOTS centre
    35 Introduction to Facility Management
    36 Team Member- Roles & Responcibilities
    37 Hospital Construction Management
    38 Case Study of AIIMS
    40 Conclusion & REVIEW




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    Prof. (Dr.) Anil Dewan is a Professor of Architecture and Head of the department of Building Engineering & Management department at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He has completed his PhD in the area of Healthcare Architecture standards from SPA New Delhi. He has a master’s degree in Building Engineering and management and a B.Arch. for SPA, New Delhi. He has actively worked in the creation of Healthcare infrastructure standards for the Bureau of Indian standards. He is a distinguished fellow of the Institute of Hospital Engineering. He has also worked with the World Health Organisation and the World Bank on Healthcare projects. He is an active hospital consultant. With his 30 years of teaching in the Area of Hospital Infrastructure at Premier institutes like AIIMS, SPA etc., he is one of the authority figures in this area.


    There will be an exam conducted by the National Testing Agency after the completion of the course. 
    On successful completion, a certificate will be awarded by the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.