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Integrative Activity in Global Health Planning and Management

4th term
Online Programs for Applied Learning
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
William Brieger

Students are expected to have completed all "Year 1" and "Year 2" OPAL MAS Global Health Planning and Management courses except that they will be concurrently taking one course in their final term


This course will enable the learner to apply skills obtained through the coursework in the MAS in Global Health Planning and management to identify and address an organizational problem or need in a real life organization that focuses on underserved people in aa global health setting. Learners will select an organization where they have worked and obtain data and reports to analyze the environmental, structural, human, technical and policy characteristics of the organization and use this information to design strategies for improving organizational functioning. Learners will draw on previous course materials and independent desk review to produce a program strategy/plan document that includes human and material resource strengthening and an evaluation component.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Use a systems approach to diagnose an organizational problem or challenge highlighting human, technical, policy, environmental and structural characteristics of an organization
  2. Develop a plan to improve organizational functioning based on the problem diagnosis
  3. Suggest and evaluation framework to monitor success and challenges in implementing an organizational change plan
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Assignments
  • 10% Assignments
  • 10% Assignments
  • 10% Assignments
  • 10% Assignments
  • 50% Final Project

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to students in MAS in Global Health Planning and Management

Instructor Consent:

No consent required