410.664.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 3 Credit(s)
WThF 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Tara Sullivan
    Piers Bocock
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Define knowledge management and related principles.
    • Explain challenges to implementing KM programs in public health settings.
    • Discuss KM’s role in organizational effectiveness.
    • Identify areas where KM could be applied public health programs.
    • Distinguish between data, information, knowledge, and intelligence.
    • Determine best KM approaches to use in a given public health context.
    • Create a comprehensive KM strategy for a public health program.
  • Course Description
    Introduces participants to and demystifies jargon behind Knowledge Management (KM), an intentional process that includes capturing, storing, organizing, and exchanging knowledge to better inform decision-making and to improve public health outcomes. In the context of public health, introduces KM as a systematic approach to ensure that the latest research is accessible and applied to public health practice. Emphasizes application of KM theory, principles and methods to public health. Presents multi-disciplinary roots of KM, including organizational behavior, information technology, change management, communication, and sociology. Demonstrates how KM can be applied to strengthen public health systems. Explains how to maximize knowledge assets to reach public health objectives. Examines application of KM to public health programs through lectures, case studies, presentations, and discussion.
  • Intended Audience
    Geared primarily toward health professionals who design and/or manage health programs in low to middle income country settings, to help them maximize the impact of their programs.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Class participation, group presentation.
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Piers Bocock
    Tel: 410-659-6383

  • Attendance Policy

    Students are expected to attend all three days of the course.

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at