Population Health summer courses available

March 2, 2018

The Duke Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Program (MHS-CL) is offering two exciting courses for the upcoming summer academic term, May–August 2018. Courses will prepare learners to create, refine, and implement population health improvement projects aimed at quality results and to lead in a chaotic environment. This is an excellent opportunity for those who currently have a practice redesign, quality improvement or community partnership initiative that they would like to create or refine and wish to receive guidance from population health experts on making their vision become reality. Clinicians, health care administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to participate.

Summer Course descriptions

CLP-214: Population Health Management Approaches (newly updated)

This course uses a project incubator framework to allow participants to bring to the course an existing population health project or conceptual ideas that they would like to develop or refine.  Sample projects might include practice redesign, quality improvement or community partnership initiatives.  Throughout the semester, learners will gain opportunities to meet and learn from institutional, industry and/or community experts to move their projects forward.  The course will provide an overview of the importance of population health, models of population health management, community and population health improvement, the systems and tools necessary to develop these models and considerations for evaluation of these efforts.  Learners will receive individual consultation time to focus on their projects and think through issues and problems in a more systematic way with intellectual and pragmatic resources at their disposal.  Course participants will learn from one another's experiences through bi-monthly discussions, which can prove valuable for their own project process.     

CLP-204: Leading in a Chaotic Environment

In this course, learners will examine outlooks on management in turbulent and complex environments and learn how to anticipate and plan for crises by analyzing examples of successful crisis and volatility management.  The study of leadership models and practice will also be explored as students examine leadership types and styles, including their own approach to leadership. This course is an excellent complement to the CLP 214 course.

Learn more about course directors, learning objectives and application process.