Postgraduate Course: Governance and financial management for public health projects (PUHR11087)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health 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||Through this online distance learning course students will gain an understanding of the principles of financial management and governance in the context of public health projects. Students will also develop core practical skills around financial management and reporting in this context.
This is a 10 credit, 5 week course delivered entirely online. It is designed to equip students both with a theoretical understanding of governance and financial management principles and with opportunities to apply these in the context of simulated public health projects.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Students will be responsible for their computer equipment and internet access.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 5,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1,
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%
||Students will receive summative feedback on their course assignment. They will receive formative feedback throughout the course, via the discussion boards and the blog/journal tools.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical knowledge of the principles of public health project management, focusing on critical evaluation of governance structures and the budgetary process.
- Apply these principles by constructing and critically reviewing budgets and variance reports, identifying areas where action is required to maintain budgetary integrity.
- Make informed judgements on adjustments to budgetary controls in the absence of complete or consistent data/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
|Keywords||project management,global health,public health,business planning,budgeting
|Course organiser||Mr Jay Evans
|Course secretary||Mrs Rosemary Porteous
Tel: (0131 6)50 9835