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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences : Global Health

Postgraduate Course: Project Management for effective Global Public Health Programmes (GLHE11003)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaGlobal Health Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThrough this distance learning course students will gain an understanding of effective management methods and how to apply them to public health projects in global health programme contexts. Students will learn core managerial skills such as financial reporting, effective communications, business planning, and developing fundamental budgeting skills.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students are responsible for meeting their computing costs.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 09/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. a) Knowledge and understanding
- Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge of the principles of public health project management
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of the current policy and practice issues, and the systems and structures that determine how projects are constructed
- Demonstrate an awareness of the key research approaches and challenges for project management
- Explain the organisational factors influencing technology use and adoption
- Be cognizant of the principles of effective Human Resource management

2. (b) Professional skills
- Construct basic budgets and create variance reports
- Design and Develop business plans and strategy plans.
- Understand the processes required for working with and across organisational and professional boundaries to develop multidisciplinary
- understand and implement he processes whereby public health projects can become financially and programmatically sustainable post-donor funding
- Apply the principles learned to professional action

3. c) Transferable skills
Application of problem-solving skills to a variety of professional and practice situations and management of own learning and development
Understanding and application of the basic principles of strategic planning process and the creation of definable action orientated metrics
Assessment Information
Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. This will include a group exercise and a management report. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities and will constitute 40% of the overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywordsproject management, global health
Contacts
Course organiserDr Liz Grant
Tel:
Email: Liz.Grant@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Cristina Matthews
Tel: (0131 6)51 4152
Email: Cristina.Matthews@ed.ac.uk
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