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Non-Governmental Organizations and the Administration of Global Health Programs

Location:
Internet
Term:
4th term
Department:
Online Programs for Applied Learning
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
TBD
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Contact:
Timothy Roberton
Resources:
Description:

Much of the world's health system is run by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Although similar to other organizations, NGOs have their own ecosystem with a specific set of challenges, concepts, and terminology. If you see yourself working for an NGO one day, or you already do, this course will help you navigate the issues faced by NGOs in global health.

Students will describe the practical challenges and philosophical dilemmas faced by NGOs operating in low- and middle-income countries, and basic concepts in the administration of global health programs. Simulation exercises will allow students to experience and analyze real-world scenarios faced by NGO managers and leaders. The first half of the course will focus on the role of NGOs in the health sector, situating a manager’s responsibilities in the broader context of the development and humanitarian environment. The second half will focus on the internal workings of an NGO and the day-to-day challenges of managing strategy, finances, human resources, and accountability.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the practical challenges and philosophical dilemmas faced by NGOs operating in low- and middle-income countries
  2. Explain basic concepts in the administration of global health programs
  3. Interpret and respond to real-world scenarios faced by NGO managers and leaders
  4. Analyze issues of organizational strategy, financing, human resources, and accountability for NGOs operating in the health sector
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 35% Midterm
  • 25% Group Work
  • 40% Final Paper

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to students enrolled in MAS in Global Health Planning and Management

Instructor Consent:

No consent required