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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6132
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-10-06
  2. Department: Global Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 6408-00-20
  5. Contact Person: John LeSar
  6. Phone: 41122
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6132
  10. Full Title: Global Health Program Development and Administration
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Global Health III
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: PHC 6102
  24. Course Description: This course will provide students with a solid knowledge base in managing global health programs and projects that will serve them in their field experiences and in any one of the seven focus areas available within the global Health Concentration.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is one in four that address the core competencies of public health within a global perspective. The four courses that previously made up the core of the concentration were housed in four departments in the College of Public Health. This course
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is one in a series of four required concentration courses for students in the Global Health Practice concentration in the Department of Global Health. Students interested globalization, development, International business and Latin American Studies may be interested in this course.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No, the first time it is planned to be taught is spring, 2006.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) A doctoral or terminal degree in public health, international public administration, globalization, or equivalent.
  29. Objectives: 1. Examine the six key functions of a health system and identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of/to health systems in low resource environments.

    2. Examine the process of creating effective strategic and operational plans for health programs and projects in low resource environments and practice by developing a framework for a strategic plan and an operational plan.

    3. Examine the process of management, management systems, and the management of quality in the context of health programs and projects in low resource settings.

    4. Introduce the conceptual basis of monitoring and evaluation, the SO/IR Model used by USAID, the logical framework model used by the UN system, and for core indicators.

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. Using SWOT, describe the major global health system issues for HIV/AIDS, women’s reproductive health/family planning, neonatal/children’s health, tuberculosis, malaria, water and sanitation, and humanitarian crises in a fragile low resource country, an “average” low resource country, and a good performing low resource country.

    2. Define “policy,” describe different types of health policies and different ways in which health policies are formulated, and the roles of public health workers in influencing policy

    3. Define and describe the process of resource allocation at national levels, the concept of social justice, and the consequences of “under financing” and its effects on health programs and projects

    4. Discuss different structural models of health care, the politics and consequences of health reform, and how organization of care affects results in low resource environments, especially in fragile states

    5. Describe the five “pillars” of health system management and their impact on the critical challenges.

    6. Using SWOT, describe the major health services delivery issues for HIV/AIDS, women’s reproductive health/family planning, neonatal/children’s health, tuberculosis, malaria, water and sanitation, and humanitarian crises in a fragile low resource country, an “average” low resource country, and a good performing low resource country

    7. Describe what managers do at senior management, mid-level management, and young professional levels in global health programs/projects and contrast the roles of managers and consultants

    8. Demonstrate understanding of the similarities and contrasts in strategic and operational analysis and planning, the concepts of effectiveness and efficiency, and tools and approaches for planning health programs and projects

    9. Demonstrate understanding of results-oriented leadership, how to make good management decisions, and how to communicate for understanding

    10. Describe the five “pillars” of quality and how to use them to increase results in programs and projects

    11. Demonstrate knowledge of the differences between monitoring and evaluation, how to use M&E data for program/project management; and what key management indicators are useful for managing access and quality

  31. Major Topics: The first segment of the course focuses on health systems as this is the context in which programs and projects operate. Many of the current challenges in global health will be used as examples as we discuss policy making and regulation, financing, organization and management, and delivery of health services and programs. The second segment of the course is directly focused on planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation of health programs and projects in low resource environments. Topics include strategic and program/project planning; leadership, decision-making, and management communications; managing quality; and monitoring and evaluation. Practical exercises will be used to facilitate learning.
  32. Textbooks: 1) Longest, Beaufort B, Managing Health Programs and Projects, 2004. San Francisco, CAL Jossey-Bass

    2) Merson, Michael H, Black RE, Mills, AJ, International Public Health: Disease, Programs, Systems and Policies, 2005. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
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  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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