The Core Elements of Project Management in Public Health

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Date Developed: Unknown. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Andrew Rucks, PhD. Type: Interactive Modules. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.


This course provides awareness of and an introduction to the process of project management. The course contains eight modules that will define project management and offer an overview of the critical project management tasks of defining project scope; establishing tasks and milestones; sequencing tasks; exploring the concept of efficiency; establishing timelines; scheduling tasks and resources; and monitoring progress.

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.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.