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221.706.81 Management of Health Systems in Developing Countries I


International Health
3rd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Melvyn Thorne

Introduction to Online Learning.


Presents and interrelates the historic development of basic health services and the origins of modern management thought. Provides examples of successful management innovations and issues in and constraints to improving health services management in the Third World, emphasizing immunization management, rehydration/diarrhea control, maternal-child/family planning, and primary health care programs.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss management that encompasses the main aspects of problem solving typically faced by managers
  2. Define and describe essential concepts, principles, methods, and terms in management
  3. Apply certain techniques in the resolution of selected management issues
  4. Produce a well reasoned proposal for selective management improvement (in the form of a term paper of approximately 2,000 words)
Methods of Assessment:

Method of student evaluation based on individual exercises, term paper, final exam, and class participation.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Grades and credit given at end of 4th term.