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NLX 469 - Project Management in Healthcare

3 credits ( 2 didactic credits / 1 field placement credit )


This course applies project management concepts, techniques, and tools to healthcare projects and supports the development of a toolbox of strategies and best practices to plan, execute, manage, control, conclude, and evaluate projects. Learners will be able to identify tasks, task relationships, scheduling, resources, and stakeholders in a project. Teams, team building, problem solving, risk management, effective communication, ethical considerations, significance of inclusion and equity as guiding principles and frameworks of effective leadership strategies will be discussed to increase likelihood of project success. Course activities will focus on assigned readings and lectures, case studies, class participation, individual assignments, development of a project-based capstone proposal and a final project plan.  During the one credit of precepted experiential learning time, students will collaborate with their preceptor to develop and receive approval of a capstone proposal for a project design, a project implementation, a project evaluation, or a quality improvement project.




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