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Postgraduate Course: Project Management of Development Aid (BIME11194)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical 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
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Course delivery

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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstration of a critical understanding of the context and complexities of managing biomedical science projects in the development aid sector.
  2. Development of critical insights into the roles of stakeholders, particularly funders and project managers and the drivers for decision making.
  3. Collaboration and team working in a peer relationship.
  4. Critical reflection and analysis of roles and responsibilities when working with others from mixed professional backgrounds.
Reading List
Recommended reading or other learning resources will be discussed with the Supervisor/Elective Organiser at the time of establishing the project.
Additional Information
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.
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Course organiserMrs Susan Thomson
Course secretaryMrs Dan Yan
Tel: (131 6)515470
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