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

Postgraduate Course: Project Management for effective Global Public Health Programmes (GLHE11052)

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 AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThrough this online 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, business planning, and developing fundamental budgeting skills.
Course description Through this online 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, business planning, and developing fundamental budgeting skills.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 06/08/2018
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 5, Online Activities 35, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 47 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback Individual feedback and marks will be returned to students via Grademark. Students will also receive formative feedback on the discussion boards throughout the course.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge of the principles of public health project management including principles of human resource management
  2. Construct basic budgets and create variance reports
  3. Understand and apply the basic principles of strategic planning process and the creation of definable action-orientated metrics
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Professional and transferable skills

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
Design and develop business plans and strategy plans
Understand the processes required for working with and across organisational and professional boundaries to develop multidisciplinary teams and apply the principles learned to professional action
Apply problem-solving skills to a variety of professional and practice situations and management of own learning and development

Keywordsproject management,global health,public health,business planning,budgeting
Contacts
Course organiserProf Liz Grant
Tel:
Email: Liz.Grant@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Rosemary Porteous
Tel: (0131 6)50 9835
Email: Rosemary.Porteous@ed.ac.uk
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