Certificate in Healthcare Project Management

General

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Program Description

Project management is an integral part of transformative programs in the healthcare industry. As healthcare evolves and many initiatives are realized, project management skills become extremely necessary. Along with providing Professional Development Units (PDUs) from the Project Management Institute (PMI), this certificate will enable learners to understand the essential elements of project management and their application to the healthcare industry.

The certificate introduces high-level concepts of Project Management, provides an overview of the different stakeholders and risks, and describes the leadership skills vital to thrive as a successful project manager in healthcare. You will analyze strategies for successful communication, decompose healthcare project scope, and learn how influencing organizational change plays into project success.

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Key Topics

  • Introduction to Healthcare Projects
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Communication Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Resources Management
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Risk Management

Curriculum

  • Unit 1: Projects and People in Healthcare Organizations
  • Unit 2: Project Scope and Quality Management
  • Unit 3: Project Stakeholder Management and Communications Management
  • Unit 4: Project Time and Cost Management
  • Unit 5: Project Resources Management and Organizational Change Management
  • Unit 6: Project Procurement and Risk Management
  • Unit 7: Project Integration Management and Project Execution Monitoring
  • Unit 8: Project Controls and Project Closing

Outcomes

  • Identify the tools and techniques best suited for project planning, including scope, time, cost, resource planning, monitoring, and reporting
  • Recognize warning signs of project issues common to a variety of healthcare settings
  • Describe the leadership skills vital to thrive as a successful project manager in healthcare
  • Analyze and develop strategies for successfully communicating with healthcare project stakeholders
  • Develop strategies for managing risks and changes specific to projects in healthcare settings
  • Decompose healthcare project scope into manageable work packages
  • Appreciate the nuances of managing projects in healthcare
  • Appreciate the role that influencing organizational change plays in healthcare project success and identify tools to support change

About University

Founded in 1893, American University is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, D.C., with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. Their students distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities. At AU, passion becomes action; students actively engage in the world around them, and the leaders of today train the leaders of tomorrow.

American University’s School of Professional & Extended Studies (SPExS) delivers actionable knowledge and real-world skills to learners at every stage of their educational and career journey. Their comprehensive, experiential approach provides customized opportunities that advance their students’ lives and communities. Leveraging the unique attributes of Washington, D.C., they shape the workforce of tomorrow through innovative teaching, rigorous applied scholarship, creative partnerships, and practical work experience.

Last updated Jul 2020

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