319.610.94 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
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  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • discuss the importance of management in improving performance, efficiency and effectiveness in public health
    • describe critical management functions in public health
    • explain organization culture and its influence on performance
    • review strategies and decision making process
    • discuss critical principles of management and core functional areas in public health
  • Course Description
    Introduces the basic principles of management in the context of public health. Covers basic management functions such as planning, organizing, implementation, coordination, monitoring, supervision, leading and controlling. Explores strategic management and decision making tools. Addresses core management areas in public health – planning, human resources management, management information systems, logistics and supply chain, financial management and budgeting, communication, and organizational culture and behavior. Discusses concepts of leadership and motivation.
  • Intended Audience
    This course is part of the curriculum of the MPH program to be offered in cooperation with Indian Institute of Health Management Research. It is taught in India, at IIHMR. Only students enrolled in that program will be able to take this course.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Assignments (30%) and mid-term (20%) and final examinations (50%)
  • Course Schedule

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

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