Knowledge Management for Effective Global Health Programs
- Summer Inst. term
- Health Behavior and Society
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2021 - 2022
- Instruction Method:
- Synchronous Online
- Mon 06/07/2021 - Fri 06/11/2021
- Class Times:
- M Tu W Th F, 8:00am - 12:50pm
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:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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:
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 20% Participation
- 30% Final Presentation
- 50% Final Paper
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required