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Title: Leadership and Management in Resource-limited Settings
Keywords: Quality
Planning and programming
Country: Vietnam
Institution: Vietnam - Hanoi University of Public Health (HUPH)
Course coordinator: Le Bao Chau, MD., PhD.
Date start: 2023-06-19
Date end: 2023-06-30
About duration and dates: 2 weeks, Monday to Friday. If you wish to participate in this course, please complete the registration form and CV and send them before the 15th of March, 2023 to Academic Affairs Dept. (the form can be found on the website of the university).
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Distance-based
Course location: Hanoi University of Public Health (HUPH)
1A Duc Thang Road, North Tu Liem district
Hanoi, Vietnam
ECTS credit points: 2 ECTS credits
SIT: Student Investment Time = 60 hours consisting of:
Contact time: 44 hours
Self-study time: 16 hours
Language: English
Description: At the end of the module the students will be able to:
● Explain the concepts, ethics, and factors in limited resource settings influencing leadership and management.
● Identify their own leadership style and examine how this can contribute to staff development as well as to achieve organisational goals.
● Interpret the principles of mentoring and coaching for effective leadership and management in limited-resource settings.
● Develop important soft skills such as delegation, negotiation, and conflict management to work effectively in complex situations.
● Develop a plan for improving quality of healthcare in a resource-restricted setting.
Assessment Procedures: Students in the course will be evaluated individually using the following assessment tools:
● Participation: Students are expected to be proactive in the classroom, raising and answering questions, expressing opinions, giving examples and engaging in debates: this will represent 20% of the final grade.
Participation will be assessed as follows:
- 6 or less: minimum, disruptive, or no participation;
- 8: responds constructively to questions;
- 10: perceptive questions, active constructive and educational interaction with colleagues and instructor
● Assignment: During the course, students will work in team to complete an assignment on Quality Improvement and then present their plan to lecturers and other students. Successful completion of this exercise will represent 30% of the final grade.
● Final assignment: using knowledge on leadership and management skills, students are required to write an essay to analysis a specific leadership and management issue in a resource-restricted setting and provide recommendation for improvement. The length of the writing should be 3000 word at maximum. Student will submit final assignment a week after end of the course. This will represent 50% of the final grade.
Evaluation grades will be communicated within 15 days after the submission of final assignment.
Students who fail to pass the exam and/or to complete the assignment, resulting, together with the participation score, in a grade
Content: Below are the main topics of the course:
● Concepts and ethics in management and leadership
● Socio-economic and other factors in limited resource settings influencing to management and leadership in health
● Leadership Styles
● Leadership and Management Skills
o Conflict Management
o Negotiation
o Delegation
● Coaching and mentoring for effective leadership and management in limited-resource settings
o Concept of coaching and mentoring
o Principles and factors to effective coaching and mentoring
o Critical skills for coaching and mentoring
o Popular patterns of coaching and mentoring
● Quality Improvement (QI) in health care in limited-resource settings
o Principles of Quality Improvement
o QI process in health care
Methods: ● The course is composed of 44 hours of in-class teaching that comprise 30 hours of interactive lecture time and 14 hours of facilitated group work and assessment. An additional 16 hours of self-study time is expected.
● The course uses lectures, participatory exercises, case studies, role-playing, group discussion, student presentations and individual assignment to achieve learning objectives.
● Reading materials are distributed to students before hand. Some key readings are required and some further readings are suggested but not mandatory.
Prerequisites: Proficiency in English:
TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6.0, Student admitted to a Master Degree Program within tropEd Network may join this course.
Attendance: The number of students is limited to 25, max no. of tropEd students is 10.
Selection: First come, first served
Fees: 600.00 EUR
Scholarships: None available
Major changes since initial accreditation: No major changes. Update of case studies and training packages
tropEd accreditation: Accredited in Yogyakarta, Feb 2016; Re-accredited EC Telco Dec 2021. Valid until Dec 2026.
Remarks: With the goal to enhance management and leadership capacity for students, the course expects to improve the quality and effectiveness of health care programs/services through understanding and application of leadership and management knowledge and skills.
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Date Of Record Creation: 2016-02-25 17:31:48 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2016-02-25 22:42:23 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2022-02-02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2022-12-13 15:10:51 (W3C-DTF)

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