HMP673: Health Program Management and Evaluation in Resource Poor Countries
- Graduate level
- Winter term(s) for residential students;
- 2 credit hour(s) for residential students;
- Not offered 2021-2022
- Prerequisites: EPID554
- Description: This course will introduce future leaders to the skills and techniques required in order to become effective program managers of health projects in resource poor countries. The course covers a diverse set of topics within the context of health programs in resource poor countries that include: project and process management; project sustainability and quality assurance; proposal/grant writing; human resource management; project and process management software and technology; and financial budget development and monitoring. Each session of two hours will consist of a one hour seminar followed by one hour of practical exercises through group discussion and application of skills/techniques to real world scenarios. The course will primarily rely on case study analysis, readings from a variety of management, global health other social science journals and personal experiences of invited SPH faculty/guest speakers.
- Learning Objectives: Students will have an understanding of the language and application of program management and evaluation tools/techniques to health programs in resource poor countries. Students will also appreciate the challenges of health program management in resource poor countries and how to identify appropriate tools/techniques to mitigate them through interactive exercises and hands-on applications. Other learning objectives are: 1) develop and enhance professional skills in program design, program monitoring and evaluation and resource allocation; 2) acquire the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to become effective program managers in global health practice; 3) equip students with the skills that are necessary to work effectively as a team member or team leader/facilitator; and 4) enable students to design, manage and evaluate health programs in resource poor countries.