Postgraduate Course: Project Management of Development Aid (BIME11194)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This is a short elective course within the MSc in Global Health and Infectious diseases suite, it is aimed at first year PG students.
Students learn about the international development aid sector and how to apply for and manage aid projects (with a biomedical sciences perspective). Students gain an understanding of both, the context in which development aid operates and a practical side learning about managing stakeholders, planning and monitoring tools.
Lecture notes will be available for weeks 1 to 5 supplemented by Ted talks, podcasts, articles and a core reading list each week.
A (non-assessed) discussion board will be available with students prompted each week by a serious of nudges to discuss their learning and their own experience. Students will be encouraged to work together in their groups early at the start of the course. To research projects and agree on an appropriate funding application, team roles and responsibilities and measurement criteria. A template will be provided including a simple budget estimate. An informal drop in session with be offered 2 weeks prior to assessment deadline date to provide any additional support required.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Formal summative group written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade.
Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities will constitute 40% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstration of a critical understanding of the context and complexities of managing biomedical science projects in the development aid sector.
- Development of critical insights into the roles of stakeholders, particularly funders and project managers and the drivers for decision making.
- Collaboration and team working in a peer relationship.
- Critical reflection and analysis of roles and responsibilities when working with others from mixed professional backgrounds.
|Recommended reading or other learning resources will be discussed with the Supervisor/Elective Organiser at the time of establishing the project.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students will develop a critical understanding of the role of international development aid, the cyclical nature, the levels of importance different stakeholders have and the process of applying for and monitoring projects in this field.
They will learn to apply this knowledge practically by self-research and working with their peers to present a project funding application using a defined framework that includes research and numerical data aimed at influencing funders.
|Course organiser||Mrs Susan Thomson
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Brodie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997