The Core Elements of Project Management in Public Health

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to distinguish the difference between a mentor and a coach and how to shape these relationships. A discussion of the utilization of learning contracts to help in this process is also discussed. Exercises are included to help the learner understand how to use a learning contract and how to choose a mentor or a coach.

Target Audience

Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students

Learning Objectives

  •     Be aware of the key processes of project management
  •     Be able to define the scope of a project
  •     Differentiate between project tasks and milestones
  •     Define elementary project timelines
  •     Be aware of the complexity of scheduling projects
  •     Be able to understand the essential requirement of monitoring project progress
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing The Core Elements of Project Management in Public Health
Course opens: 
10/20/2021
Course expires: 
01/01/2040
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
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Instructor:

Andrew Rucks

Andrew Rucks, Ph.D.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

School of Public Health

Dr. Rucks is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health. He has almost 30 years of academic and business experience and has held business-school faculty positions at Auburn University, the University of Arkansas, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Samford University. In 2004, Dr. Rucks joined the School of Public Health at UAB, where he teaches finance, management, strategic planning, and process analysis; conducts research in public health preparedness for all hazards; designs, facilitates, and evaluates drills and exercises; and provides advice to agencies and companies in a variety of areas including continuity of operations planning, process optimization, and strategic planning. He is the author of two books, nine computer programming aids, and more than fifty articles and cases. Andy holds BS and MBA degrees from Auburn University and a Ph.D. degree from the University of North Texas.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing The Core Elements of Project Management in Public Health

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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System Settings 
This course is designed to work most effectively if your computer and internet connection meet certain minimal requirements. This course can be accessed using a Windows 10 PC or a Mac with High Sierra1, Mojave, or Catalina. Pop-up blockers should be disabled when viewing the course. Internet Explorer 11 (for Windows 10), or the current version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari (for Windows 10 and or Mac) is required. Many of our courses require Java and JavaScript enabled. 

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Internet Connection Speed 
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