Emerging Areas In Hospital Planning Design Construction And Facilities Management

By Prof. Dr. Anil Dewan   |   School of Planning and Architecture Delhi
Learners enrolled: 562
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.
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type :
Duration : 16 weeks
Start Date : 01 Dec 2020
End Date : 31 Mar 2021
Exam Date : 10 Apr 2021
Enrollment Ends : 31 Dec 2020
Category :
  • Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT)
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

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

Books and references



Year of Publication




Stephen Verderber & Ben J. Refuerzo


Innovations in Hospica Architecture

Taylor & Francis


Shakti Kumar Gupta, Sunil Kant, R Chandrashekhar and Sidhartha Satpathy


Modern Trends in Planning, Designing of Hospitals: Principles and Practices.



Syed Amin Tabish


Hospitals and Nursing Homes Planning, Organisations and Management


Instructor bio

Prof. Dr. Anil Dewan

School of Planning and Architecture Delhi
Dr. Anil Dewan is a Professor in the Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture Delhi. He is also National Resource Coordinator for ARPIT-SWAYAM Program. He  has over 35 years of experience in the Design and Planning of Healthcare Architecture Facilities in India. He has also worked with the BIS, Government of India and WHO in developing various standards and protocols in Healthcare. Prof Dewan is a alumina of School of Planning and Architecture and has acquired Masters in Building Engineering and Management and a PhD in Healthcare Architecture from the Department of Architecture, SPA Delhi. 

Course certificate

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.

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