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Project Cycle Management (CO7006)

Module Coordinator:               Dr Ogenna Uduma
ECTS Value:                             5 ECTS

This core module introduces students to the practical skills required for project planning and management in the field of global health. It is designed as a dynamic module, which takes students through the entire project cycle management (PCM).

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

•          Demonstrate knowledge of different approaches to project development, with a particular focus on participatory and results-based planning
•          Explain the stages of the project cycle and the concept and practice of project cycle management
•          Apply an understanding of cultural factors and contextual factors in project planning and management
•          Demonstrate the ability to apply results-based approaches and develop a results-based framework, and establish a project monitoring and evaluation system with appropriate indicators
•          Apply an understanding of project management skills towards the development of a comprehensive grant proposal

Module Content

  • Intro to the Project Cycle
  • Problem Identification and Situational Analysis
  • Participatory Approaches to Project Formulation
  • Results Based Framework Management
  • Project Implementation and Project Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Budgeting for Projects, GANTT Charts
  • Dissemination
  • Donor Relations

Indicative Resources
Mandatory Reading:
Lecture notes and all additional resources will be made available on Blackboard.

Methods of Teaching and Student Learning
A combination of consultation with practitioners in the field (during which the practicalities of programme planning and management will be discussed) and in-class exercises/projects which will simulate real life programme scenarios to allow students to develop PCM skills.

Methods of Assessment
Final marks will be comprised of group work and final project assessment and individual participation. The latter is based on attendance (5%) and a group process contribution assessment (20%). Working in teams you will need to develop, write and submit for marking, a mock grant application (75%) to a major donor. The purpose of this exercise is to integrate the various components covered during the module and deliver a clear, cohesive, and competitive grant proposal.

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