Effective health project design and management contribute to improving health and achieving health equity for people worldwide. The unit aims to give students a good understanding of the concepts and key elements of project design and evaluation, and to demonstrate tools and techniques used in effective project management. A detailed step by step application of the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) in project design will be presented. The Unit also gives students an opportunity for hands-on practice through the design of a project in a global setting and allows them to consider the challenges and practical issues faced by people involved in international health project management. The key topic areas covered include: concepts and principles of global health project management; context and situation analysis; the LFA for project design; project management functions including managing information, resources, risk, quality and change; and project monitoring and evaluation. At the end of the course, students should be able to: apply the Logical Framework Approach for project planning and design in global settings, apply principles and skills you have learnt in the MGH course in project design; recognise challenges and practical issues and be able to take those issues into considerations in the development of a project proposal.
1x1.5 hr lecture per week for 10 weeks, 1x1.5 hr tutorial per week for 9 weeks, 1x1 day workshop, 1x1 day group presentations
1x1000 words individual written assignment (30%), 1x20 min plus 10min questions group presentation (20%), peer-self evaluation on group project contribution (15%), 1x4000 words group written assignment (35%)
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site
GLOH5101 and GLOH5102 OR (PUBH5010 and PUBH5018)