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319.610.94 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Felicity Turner
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
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.

Learning Objective(s):
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

Methods of Assessment: Assignments (30%) and mid-term (20%) and final examinations (50%)
Location: India
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail