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

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThrough 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.
Course description Not entered
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
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 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
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsproject management,global health
Course organiserDr Liz Grant
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Gordon
Tel: (0131 6)50 2679
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