Courses Taught by Angela Beck

HBEHED631: Project Management in Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Beck, Angela (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: Prior completion of HBHE651 Program Development in Health Education
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Prior completion of PUBHLTH 513 or HBEHED 651
  • Description: HBEHED 631: Project Management in Public Health is a 3-credit course designed to provide an introduction to budgeting and related administrative skills and strategies relevant to managing public health programs. Students will build skills in hiring and managing teams, developing work plans, building and managing budgets, monitoring budget changes, and responding to funder inquiries. This course requires students to work in teams and use project management software to simulate the management of workflow and activities of a public health project.
  • Learning Objectives: By the end of the course, students will be able to: 1. Understand different types of funding sources and how budget development/management differs for each. 2. Develop, monitor, and modify a public health project budget. 3. Develop a project work plan. 4. Use project management tools to monitor progress toward project aims. 5. Create a team work flow that supports collaboration and outlines decision making processes. 6. Adopt a group vision that guides the work of a team. 7. Understand factors that facilitate the hiring and management of human resources for projects. 8. Develop effective communications about budget and project progress for funding agencies.

PUBHLTH516: Leadership Skills for Interprofessional Practice

  • Graduate level
  • Both Residential and Online MPH
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Winter term(s) for residential students; Winter term(s) term for online MPH students;
  • 1 Credit Hour(s) for residential students; 1 Credit Hour(s) for online MPH students
  • Instructor(s): Beck, Angela (Residential); Beck, Angela (Online MPH);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: PUBHLTH 516 is an accelerated 7-week course that highlights foundational leadership skills needed by public health professionals to effectively work in interprofessional teams. Course themes include self-reflection on leadership style, growth mindset, fostering collaboration, motivating teams to accomplish goals, leading change, and guiding decision making.
  • Learning Objectives: Students should be able to: 1. Identify their leadership style. 2. Explain the importance of active learning and resilience in strengthening leadership skills. 3. Understand leadership structures across health sectors and the roles of public health professionals in leading change. 4. Describe the key domains of interprofessional practice. 5. Develop a mission, vision, and values to guide the work of teams. 6. Describe strategies to foster collaboration among interprofessional groups. 7. Compare strategies for motivating and influencing teams to accomplish goals. 8. Explain the relationship between leadership and learning through growth mindset principles. 9. Describe how interpersonal agility inspires risk-taking and collaboration.
  • This course required for the school-wide core curriculum