Effective international health projects management contributes to the achievement of health and development in developing countries. The Unit aims to provide students with a good understanding of the concepts and key elements of a health project design and evaluation, and to demonstrate tools and techniques used in effective project management. A detailed step by step application of the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) in project design will be presented, including stakeholder analysis, problem and objective analysis, and the logframe matrix. The Unit also gives students an opportunity for hands-on practice through the design of a project in an international setting and allows them to consider the challenges and practical issues faced by people involved in international health project management. The key topic areas covered include: concepts and principles of international project management; context and situation analysis; the LFA for project design; real life project management cases; and project monitoring and evaluation. At the end of the course, students should be able to: identify the key aspects of the LFA to project design; develop a project proposal in international settings; recognise challenges and practical issues faced by people involved in international health project management; and apply a systematic approach to project planning and management in international settings.
1x2hr lecture per week for 10 weeks; 1x1 day workshop; 1x1hr tutorial per week for 8 weeks; 1x1 day peer learning session through group presentations
Important: Scaled marking will be implemented for this unit's group based assessment ie. group presentation, written group proposal, project group work contribution throughout the semester 1x 30minutes (20 minute presentation plus 10 minutes questions and answers) group presentation (20%), peer evaluation on group work participation and contribution (15%), 1x group written assignment- a project proposal (40%) and 1x short individual written assignment (25%)
Course materials are available on the unit's eLearning site
Department permission required for enrolment for students from degrees other than MIPH.
General knowledge of public health in low and middle income countries