HLTH09002 2019 Health Project Management

General Details

Full Title
Health Project Management
Transcript Title
Health Project Management
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Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
09 - NFQ Level 9
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Margaret McLoone, Maire McCallion
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Health Promotion and Project Management SG_SHPRP_M09 201900 Master of Science in Health Promotion and Project Management SG_SHEAL_E09 201900 Certificate in Health Project Management SG_SHPPM_M09 201900 Master of Science in Health Promotion and Project Management SG_SHEAL_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Health Promotion and Project Management SG_SHLPM_E09 201900 Certificate in Health Project Management SG_SHPRO_M09 201900 Master of Science in Health Promotion Practice SG_SHEAL_M09 201900 Master of Science in Health Promotion Practice

This module introduces students to the core concepts and theories of project management and how to apply these to the delivery of projects in a health/community setting. This module will give students an understanding of the processes and stages of the project management cycle and the knowledge and skills required.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Appraise the role of projects within the context of healthcare and community organisations justifying the contexts in which a project management approach would be appropriate.


Distinguish between project management frameworks and processes,and tailor these to projects in a health care or community setting.



Devise a health focused project plan demonstrating an understanding key project management knowledge areas including but not limited to scope, schedule cost, schedule and quality management.



Devise and defend a project management communication plan and a project monitoring and evaluation plan.


Identify and analyse  strategies for effective stakeholder management and engagement and during all stages of the project


Critically analyse approaches to increasing team effectiveness to ensure the successful delivery of project objectives and tasks

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The educational elements will be provided by the Institute of Technology Sligo 

Additional lecturing, as required, may be provided by outside specialists and practitioners 

Online delivery is proposed with student exposed to a blend of learning activities including  synchronous and asynchronous delivery of lectures, online tutorials and reflective tasks. Chunking will be used providing short videos of smaller amounts of content which will be available on the moodle site. Additional materials will be provided on moodle


Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessment on the basis of 100% continuous assessment.

Students will be assessed through various assessment processes including some or all of the following;Case Study, A rofessional development plan and a research paper

Repeat Assessments


Indicative Syllabus

Project definitions rationale for PM approach

History of Project Management and benefits of Project Management

Projects within context of organisational strategy portfolios and programmes

Organisational structure and culture

Project Management Structure

Project Management Methods

    e,g, Prince 2, PMbOK and Lean/ Lean Six Sigma

The project lifecycle/ Initiating, planning, executing, closing.

Roles within the health project  

Project Integration management

Project management plan and documents/tools

Project scope, work breakdown structure, scheduling and sequencing, cost and cost benefit analysis, schedule and quality management Quality management, risk management, procurement management and risk management

Benefits of using PM applications

Monitoring and control in project Management

Scope creep and scope development 

Evaluation vs monitoring

Health Promotion Planning Models, Business Plans

IT and Project Management

Health Promotion programme and portfolio management

Communication for Health Project Management



Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Individual Paper Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % Week 6 1
2 Group - Case Study Project Assignment 70 % Week 13 2,3,4,5,6

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2013 Project Management in Health and Community Services Allen & Unwin
ISBN 9781743310489 ISBN-13 174331048X

The use of project management is now well established in the health and community service sector. In this complex environment, project managers need to be determined, flexible, and prepared to respond to emerging evidence and stakeholder demands. This wholly revised edition of Project Management in Health and Community Services challenges the accepted wisdom of project management methods from other fields. It presents tools and techniques to successfully implement good ideas in the health and community service context. From the inception of a good idea, to convincing your supervisor to support your project, to wrapping up a successful outcome and capturing the lessons learnt, Project Management in Health and Community Services offers practical problem-solving strategies and provides a comprehensive guide to managing projects. It uses case studies and examples from the field to illustrate topics such as the project lifecycle, project planning, execution and evaluation, risk management, change, and effective teams. Project templates and a glossary of terms are new features to this edition. Written by authors with years of practical experience and underpinned by recent research, this is a valuable resource for anyone studying or working in health and community services.

Recommended Reading
2014-09-17 Health Program Management John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118834763 ISBN-13 1118834763

Learn how to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate healthprograms Health Program Management: From Development ThroughEvaluation, Second Edition is a practical and usefulintroduction to the management of health programs. While providingan overview of the current best practices in management, thetextbook goes beyond simple management techniques, teachingstudents how to develop, lead, and evaluate their programs toensure quality outcomes. The focus is on the three core managementconcepts of strategy, design, and leadership, but time is alsodevoted to describing facilitative management activities integralto successful programs. Students will learn techniques forcommunication, decision-making, quality assurance, marketing, andprogram evaluation within the structure of the book's programmanagement model. Logically organized with a separate chapter foreach activity, this resource provides a thorough, systematicoverview of the effective development, implementation, andevaluation of health programs. Health Program Management: From Development ThroughEvaluation, Second Edition provides a comprehensive approach tomanagement throughout all stages of a health program. Learn to develop a strategy that steers the program towardspecific goals Discover how to design, market, and lead an effective healthprogram Become familiar with the manager's role in a quality healthprogram Evaluate potential and existing programs for performance andcapability Students and aspiring managers and leaders preparing themselvesfor the challenges of managing health programs will find theinformation and techniques to develop the skills they need inHealth Program Management: From Development Through Evaluation,Second Edition.

Recommended Reading
2015-03-24 Project Management John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 1118945832 ISBN-13 9781118945834

Jack Meredith offers readers an insight into human behaviour, knowledge of organisational issues and quantitative methods needed to do project management. He emphasises the challenges they'll face including planning, negotiating, budgeting, communicating and scheduling.

Recommended Reading
2013 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Project Management Inst
ISBN 1935589679 ISBN-13 9781935589679

Presents the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide variety of projects, covering such topics as project life cycles, scope definition, activity schedules, risk identification, and stakeholder management.

Recommended Reading
2015-09-28 Project Management for the Advanced Practice Nurse Springer Publishing Company
ISBN 0826128173 ISBN-13 9780826128171

While many books exist on project management in healthcare, most are written from the perspective of upper hospital leadership. This is first resource to encompass the specific knowledge base and skills required for graduate-level nurses and students to effectively perform the duties of a project manager. Based on proven project management principles, the text defines concepts specifically for APNs and DNPs, and enables them to apply processes used in the business operations side of a healthcare organization. The book describes the fundamentals of project design step-by-step, from needs assessment through project closing. It provides detailed examples of tools used by project managers, describes how to apply these tools in the management of a complex healthcare work environment, and identifies key concepts critical to project success.

Required Reading
2017-09-11 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Sixth Edition and Agile Practice Guide (ENGLISH) Project Management Institute
ISBN 9781628254655 ISBN-13 1628254653

To support the broadening spectrum of project delivery approaches, PMI is offering A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Sixth Edition along with the new Agile Practice Guide as one package.The PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition now contains detailed information about agile; while the Agile Practice Guide, created in partnership with Agile Alliance, serves as a bridge to connect waterfall and agile. Together they are a powerful tool for project managers.PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition PMIs flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledgeincluding discussion of project management business documentsand information on the PMI Talent TriangleTM and the essential skills for success in todays market.Agile Practice Guide has been developed as a resource to understand, evaluate, and use agile and hybrid agile approaches. This practice guide provides guidance on when, where, and how to apply agile approaches and provides practical tools for practitioners and organizations wanting to increase agility. This practice guide is aligned with other PMI standards, including A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) - Sixth Edition, and was developed as the result of collaboration between the Project Management Institute and the Agile Alliance.

Required Reading
2015-01-22 Health Promotion Sage Publications Limited
ISBN 1446294005 ISBN-13 9781446294000

The definitive text on health promotion, this book covers both the knowledge-base and the process of health promotion at a level that lecturers say is perfect for specialist Health Promotion and Public Health courses. This edition comes with a brand new website for lecturers and students featuring case studies from around the world, questions for discussion and free access to relevant journal articles. The book also includes recent developments such as asset-based approaches, mental health promotion and the use of social media in promoting health

Required Reading
2016-02 Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs Benjamin Cummings
ISBN 0134219929 ISBN-13 9780134219929

For undergraduate courses in Health Education, Promotion, and Planning. Provide Students with the Tools They Need to Be Successful in Health Promotion Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer provides students with a comprehensive overview of the practical and theoretical skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs in a variety of settings. The Seventh Edition features updated information throughout, including the new Responsibilities and Competencies generated from the Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis-2015 (HESPA-2015), and reflects the latest trends in the field.

Required Reading
2017-09-19 Project Management Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN 9781787148307 ISBN-13 1787148300

Modern projects are confronted with complexity and ambiguity. To provide a holistic framework, this book presents a new project management model that is used to identify the nature of a project and develop appropriate project solutions. It also allows a circular planning process, leading to coherence across the project's elements.

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Journal of Healtcare Management. 

Health Promotion Practice 

URL Resources

Public Health Ontario (2018), Online Health Promotion Planner. http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/servicesandtools/ohpp/pages/default.aspx

Public Health Ontario (2018).Evaluating Health Promotion Programmes.  https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/BrowseByTopic/HealthPromotion/Pages/Evaluation-Workbook-and-Audio-Presentations.aspx

European Quality Instrument for Health Promotion (2005). file:///C:/Users/M%C3%A1ire%20Mc%20Callion/Downloads/EuropeanQualityInstrument)HP%20(1).pdf

Project Management Champions. https://pmleadershipchamps.com/project-management-mind-maps/ 

Other Resources

Project Management sofware - e.g. Microsoft Project