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Applied Concepts and Foundations of High Performance for Population Health

1st term
Online Programs for Applied Learning
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor s:
Cyrus Engineer

Must have completed all 1st year courses to enroll in this course


Are you curious to learn what it takes to be a high performing organization ?

Are you keen to learn what leaders need to do to take an organization to the next level?

Would you like to know about established frameworks for performance excellence?

This course will provide students with an understanding of the core features, characteristics, values, culture and systems that lead to high performance for population health. It will introduce students to evidence based approaches such as the Baldrige framework that allow organizations to address performance gaps and develop robust processes and a culture of continuous improvement and excellence to improve the health of populations. The course will utilize a case study approach to share best practices within population health that lead to sustained high performance.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify major external forces and their role in shaping missions and managerial challenges
  2. Explain the basic concepts and foundations of high performing organizations
  3. Analyze the role of leadership in developing core values and concepts
  4. Perform a performance gap analysis using an evidence based framework
  5. Apply principles from an evidence based framework to improve organizational performance
  6. Create a performance management and improvement plan for their organization
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation including attendance: 20%, Weekly reflection summaries: 30%, Best practice paper: 50%

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to OPAL MAS in Population Health Management students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required