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Department: Extradepartmental
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Gail Miller
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Students develop an understanding of the role of the organizational leader, and the essential knowledge and skills the role requires. Designed to provide a framework for understanding the process of working effectively with and leading others. Drawing from a variety of disciplines, places emphasis on the role of the leader in relation to organizational effectiveness, developing a vision for the future, leading change, and building adaptive organizational cultures.

Learning Objective(s):

At the completion of this course, students will be able to: • Explain the nature of organizational leadership • Provide examples of the requirements for effective public health and health service organizational leadership • Apply principles and theories of leadership to current health care and health sector issues and challenges • Appreciate the importance of self-awareness and relationship management to effective leadership • Determine the requirements of leading a health organization through innovative change • Develop a personal philosophy and approach to the practice of leadership

Methods of Assessment: written assignments, group assignment and class participation
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Enrollment Restriction: Restricted to MPH/DrPH Abu Dhabi cohort only.
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

This course is restricted to the MPH/DrPH cohort from Abu Dhabi. Students will receive consent to register from Gail Miller.

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015