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Knowledge Management for Effective Global Health Programs

Summer Institute
Health, Behavior and Society
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online with Some Asynchronous Online
Start Date
Monday, June 10, 2024
End Date
Friday, June 14, 2024
Class Time(s)
M, Tu, W, Th, F, 8:00am - 12:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Managing and maximizing knowledge and continuous learning in global health programs is a development imperative. Global health programs operate with scarce resources, high stakes, and urgent needs for coordination among partners and donors. Knowledge management (KM) provides solutions to these challenges.
Introduces participants to knowledge management (KM), behavioral science, and adaptive management principles, processes, and tools, and their applicability to the design and implementation of global health efforts. Demonstrates, through real-life examples, how KM, behavioral science, and adaptive management principles can be applied to strengthen public health systems and maximize available knowledge to reach public health objectives. Emphasizes the importance of culture and equity as drivers for program success.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Define knowledge management and related principles
  2. Explain KM’s role in enhancing organizational performance and improving global health outcomes
  3. Apply KM to global health programs using a five-step systematic process
  4. Identify the best KM approaches to use in a given public health context
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 20% Participation
  • 30% Final Presentation
  • 50% Final Paper