Knowledge Management for Effective Global Health Programs
- Washington, DC
- Summer Inst. term
- Health Behavior and Society
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- Tue 06/18/2019 - Thu 06/20/2019
- Class Times:
- Tu W Th, 8:30am - 4:20pm
Managing and maximizing knowledge and continuous learning in global health programs is a development imperative. Global health programs operate with scarce resources, high stakes, and urgent needs for coordination among partners and donors. Knowledge management (KM) provides solutions to these challenges.
Through a combination of lectures, case studies, presentations, and discussions, this course:
• Introduces participants to knowledge management (KM), organizational learning (OL) and adaptive management principles, processes, and tools, and their applicability to the design and implementation of global health efforts.
• Demonstrates, through real-life examples, how KM and OL can be applied to strengthen public health systems and maximize available knowledge to reach public health objectives.
• Emphasizes the importance of culture and leadership as drivers for program success.
- Learning Objectives:
- Define knowledge management and related principles
- Appreciate KM’s role in enhancing organizational performance and improving global health outcomes
- Understand how to systematically apply KM to global health programs
- Determine best KM approaches to use in a given public health context
- Methods of Assessment:
Class Participation: 20%; Final Exam: 30%; Final Paper: 50%
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required