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Last approved: Wed, 03 May 2017 08:02:50 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:07:57 GMT

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Milken Institute School of Public Health
Public Health (PUBH)
Leadership and Decision Making: Skills Based Approach
Leadrship & Decision Making
Summer 2017
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Using leadership and decision making skills to solve complex health problems and implement successful solutions to improve population health in all communities; decision making, program management, quality and risk management, human resources and budget, governance, and change management.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
• Apply principles of leadership and decision making to the context of public health programs
• Know how to make ethical decisions with integrity to achieve results
• Understand the dynamics of behavioral impacts of decision making
• Explain the WRAP model (as described in Decisive) and apply the model to public health decision making situations
• Develop project charters, cost models, budgets, quality management, risk management, and human resource management in public health leadership and decision making situations
• Understand factors that impair judgment and decision making
• Incorporate strategic problem solving into decision making across public health scenarios
• Analyze the validity of conventional approaches to root cause analysis that many managers employ
• Develop project plans to enhance population health using the tools, models, and skills in the disciplines of leadership, decision making, and project planning
• Apply learnings to real world health care/services leadership and decision making situations via case study and simulation methodology

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The DrPH leadership and practice sequence has been revised. A new course has been added and is being submitted simultaneously (PUBH 8403). The addition of the new course and the new sequence requires signinficant changes to the content of this course. This is a required DrPH course.
cbeil (Fri, 03 Feb 2017 01:45:24 GMT): Rollback: Syllabus for the course needs to include a statement about the number of hours students are expected to spend in and out of the class. See assignment of credit hour policy:
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