MANAGING NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE HEALTH SECTOR Syllabus
Course DescriptionFamiliarizes students with the key competencies required for managing NGOs in the health sector. Though many of the situations described in the lectures are taken from the instructor's experiences in managing international NGOs in developing countries, the material presented is applicable in organizational settings in developed countries as well. Topics correspond to the key responsibilities of NGO or health program directors. Lectures present guidelines, best practices, and management tools for the area of responsibility followed by a discussion of the lecturer's and students' experiences on those topics. Readings, which provide background information, are assigned for each class.
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Apply frequently used management tools to fulfill the responsibilities of NGO managers
- Identify potentially difficult situations and apply appropriate strategies to either resolve them or reduce negative outcomes
Intended AudienceMPH, MHS, and PhD candidates, Health Policy and Management students or Health Systems, International Health students
Methods of Assessment
Class attendance and class participation: 20%
Homework (five short reading assignments): 20%
Final exam (take home, open book): 20%
Term paper: 30%
Presentation of term paper topic to class: 10%
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
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