External Partnerships: from ideation to implementation of public health projects

Course content

Public health research and practice are often centered around societal challenges that must be explored and tackled in close collaboration with a diverse range of external partners. In this course, you will gain insight into how to engage with and navigate in these partnerships, and what possibilities and challenges they may entail. Particular emphasis will be placed on the formulation of ideas, match-making, alignment of expectations, co-creation of knowledge and activities, and dissimination of results.

The course builds on a combination of lectures given by external partners and UCHP researchers, case-based exercises, student presentations, and readings and discussions of methodological and case-based texts. Site visits to selected partners are included.

Education

MSc in Public Health Science - elective element

MSc in Global Health - elective element

MSc in Health Informatics - elective element

MSc in Human Biology - elective element

MSc in Health Sciences - elective element

Learning outcome

On completion of the course, the students should be able to:

Knowledge

- Define key phases of co-creation across the research/project cycle

- Explain rationales for involving external partners in projects

- Critically discuss key opportunities and challenges in external partnerships 

 

Skills

- Analyse the rationale for involving external partners in relation to concrete research and project aims

- Discuss and assess strategies for involvement of external partners

- Evaluate the degree of alignment between partners and discuss strategies for ensuring alignment over time

 

Competencies

- Independently plan strategies for engaging external partners 

- Develop and present a project pitch for early phase engagement of external partners

Lectures, exercises, student presentations, site visits/excursions.

Methodological and case-based texts; video; material from external partners.

Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
ECTS
5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral defence, 45
Group based oral presentation based on a written report (15-20 pages).
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
More internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve the maximum grade 12, the student should be able to:

Knowledge

- Define all key phases of co-creation across the research/project cycle

- Explain in-depth rationales for involving external partners in projects

- Critically discuss key opportunities and challenges in external partnerships 

Skills

- Analyse comprehensively the rationale for involving external partners in relation to concrete research and project aims

- Critically discuss and assess strategies for involvement of external partners

- Independently and critically evaluate the degree of alignment between partners and discuss strategies for ensuring alignment over time

Competencies

- Independently plan strategies for engaging external partners 

- Develop and present a targeted project pitch for early phase engagement of external partners

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 108
  • Exam
  • 10
  • English
  • 138