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Managing International Health Projects - MIPH5220

Year - 2018

Managing international health projects effectively is critical to the achievement of health and development in resource-poor settings. This unit aims to give students an understanding of the tools and techniques used in effective project management at different stages in the project life cycle, including project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The concepts, key elements and application of the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) will be presented, including stakeholder analysis and cross-cutting issues analysis, problem and objective trees, and the logframe matrix. Students will apply these principles to the design of a project and development of a project proposal related to an international setting, allowing them to consider the challenges and practical issues faced by people involved in international health project management. The key topic areas include: concepts and principles of international project management; context and situation analysis; key stages of project development; the LFA for project design; project management functions including managing information, resources, risk, quality and change; post project issues of evaluation and sustainability. This unit, as a fully online unit, is intended for local and international offshore students.

Classes
Fully online, 5 modules delivered across 11 weeks and online tutorials for 13 weeks

Assessment
Important: Scaled marking will be implemented for this unit's group based assessments i.e. group presentation, written group proposal, project group work contribution throughout the semester. 1 x 20 minute (20 minute presentation uploaded online) group presentation (10%), tutorial contribution (7.5% marked by tutor), peer evaluation on group work participation and contribution (7.5% marked by project group members), 1 x group written assisgnment - a project proposal ( 35%) and 1 X individual written assisgnment (40%)

Textbooks
Course materials are available on the unit's e-learning site

Additional information
International students studying onshore should choose MIPH5219 (face to face). Department permission required for enrolment for students from degrees other than MIPH.

Assumed knowledge
General knowledge of public health in low and middle income countries

Prohibitions

MIPH5219

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Mu Li, Dr Giselle Manalo
HECS Band: 2
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