Summer 2019 Courses Announced for Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership

Friday, March 1, 2019

The Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership (MHS-CL) is offering two courses for the upcoming summer term — May 8-Aug. 8. Program courses are open to both degree-seeking students and learners seeking to enroll only in individual courses. Clinicians, health care administrators, faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome to participate as non-degree students.

The MHS-CL summer courses are composed of three days of in-person instruction at the beginning of the term (May 8-10) with the remainder of instruction being distance-based. Some Duke employees may be eligible for the Duke Employee Tuition Assistance Program.

Course Descriptions

CLP- 204: Leading in a Chaotic Environment

Course Director: Kevin McLeod, MA, Director of Operations & Strategy, Duke Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Division of Community Health.

Students will meet with industry leaders to learn perspectives on crisis management in turbulent and complex environments.  Students will learn how to anticipate and plan for crises by analyzing examples of successful crisis management.  The study of leadership theory and practice will be explored as students examine leadership types and styles, including their own, and learn to make shifts that help an organization endure and innovate in a changing health care environment. Credit: 2.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Distinguish between various leadership models and approaches.
  • Analyze strategies for successful management of crises, volatility and complexities.
  • Describe effective strategies used by leaders to demonstrate responsiveness to change.
  • Construct a model of a business continuity management and recovery plan.

CLP-217: Community Engaged Approaches to Health Improvement (new course; 5-week format, starts in July)

Course Directors: Michelle J. Lyn, MBA, MHA, chief, Division of Community Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; lead, Community Health Initiatives and Strategy, Population Health Management Office; co-director, Center for Community and Population Health Improvement, Duke Health; and Mina Silberberg, PhD, associate professor; vice chief for research and evaluation, Division of Community Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

This course will provide an introduction to community engagement (CE), particularly community-engaged research (CEnR), as a tool for health improvement. Through course content, learners will gain an appreciation for the value of CE and its challenges.  They will gain basic skills in CE and will have an opportunity to strengthen those skills through a hands-on project.  Finally, they will be provided with the capacity and resources to continue to assess and develop their practice of engagement. Credit: 3.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define community, community engagement (CE), and community-engaged research (CEnR); explain the variety of CEnR approaches, e.g., CBPR, participatory action research, and determine when to use which.
  • Explain the benefits and challenges of CE and CEnR; understand practical and ethical issues of CE and CEnR; and understand local CE and CEnR initiatives.
  • Identify appropriate community partners.
  • Delineate the approaches used to establish and enhance collaboration with community stakeholders; understand socially-created power differentials and how they affect team dynamics; work to share power; evaluate strengths and weaknesses and develop improvement strategies for community engaged practice.
  • Collaboratively develop study designs and plans for data collection and analysis that reflect engagement and takes into consideration multiple factors, including rigor and community values and priorities; disseminate analytic results in a way that is meaningful and impactful for partners and that promotes translation of results into action.   
  • Collaboratively develop interventions that meet community needs, build on community assets, and reflect existing knowledge of population health improvement; design interventions with sustainability in mind, and collaborate to develop sustainability for successful project components. 

How to apply

For more information about summer course offerings or to apply, please call (919) 681-7007 or e-mail ClinicalLeadership@mc.duke.edu.

The Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership program is offered by the Duke University School of Medicine.