PHLD Course Descriptions

Public Health Leadership

The multidisciplinary nature of both health policy and health management presents both challenges and opportunities. This program address problems relevant to health policy, health services delivery, outcome measurement, patient safety, leadership, and organizational management relevant to health care organizations and systems.

Note: The textbooks listed here were used in the previous session and may change with the current offering of the course.  Please obtain your most current text information from the Concordia Course Management System (CCMS) once you are registered in the course.

PHLD 600: Management Principles for Public Health Professionals (1.5 credit)
Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of management skills required as environmental public health professionals and other public health practitioners. Topics covered include the core key functions of management, planning, organizing, leading and controlling, social responsibility, and managing change.
Textbook: Management
                  Authors: Robbins, Coulter and Langton
                  ISBN: 0131439944

PHLD 602: Project Planning for Public Health Professionals (1.5 credit)
Students will develop an in-depth understanding of working successfully in a project environment. Topics covered will include: defining the project; planning the project; implementing the plan; scheduling; communications; resource considerations; cost planning and performance (evaluation); and completing the project.
Textbook: Successful Project Management
                  Authors: J. Gido and J.D. Clements
                  ISBN 0324656157

PHLD 605: Ethical Decision Making in Public Health (1.5 credit)
Students will apply knowledge and personally integrate the challenges of ethical leadership by extending the learning into their work place. Through self-exploration of personal ethics and a self-directed interview-based study, students will develop a professional integrated case study in ethical reasoning.
Textbook1: Cowboy Values
                   Author: James Owens
                   ISBN 1-931153-95-7
Textbook2: Let Your Life Speak
                    Author: Palmer, Parker
                    ISBN 0-7879-4735-0

PHLD 610: Leadership Principles for Public Health Professionals (1.5 credit)
Students will apply the foundational framework of knowledge and critical thinking skills needed for effective leadership of public health organizations. Topics covered include theories, values, issues and skills of leadership, tools for effective motivation and the relationship of communication to organizational effectiveness.
Textbook: None required

PHLD 612: Resource Management for Public Health Professionals (1.5 credit)
Students will examine the role of human resource management in a public health setting. The strategic importance of effective HRM in a knowledge based learning organization is becoming increasingly important. Topics covered will include: staffing for organizational effectiveness, work design, training and development, labour relations, health and safety, performance management; and legal issues.
Textbook: Human Resources Management In Canada
                  Author: G. Dessler and N. D. Cole
                  ISBN 9780136107507

PHLD 615: Ethical Leadership and Critical Choice (1.5 credit)
Through an intensive, interpersonal format, students will develop knowledge and enhance thought on reconciling personal values with professional responsibilities in public health, on ethical reasoning in the moment, on modeling a high moral standard in public health service, and on competent ethical reasoning when facing moral dilemmas in public service.
Textbook: None required

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