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AHA725 - Project and Financial Management in Humanitarian Contexts

Offering information:

* This unit is a combination of Cloud (Online) and intensive campus mode delivery.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3 2014 Cloud (Online)*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Perreard
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

AHL701 unless previously completed.

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

This unit will run in block mode with dates to be advised at the start of trimester.  Intensive Located learning will engage students through visits to local case study sites, guest speakers from the Humanitarian and Emergency Management sectors and team work in developing a project plan to a case study or simulation. This unit will also engage students in enhanced online presence through CloudDeakin. Students will undertake online exercises, case studies, virtual simulations,  cloud concept presentations and student-led discussions.

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access.  You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit consists of an intensive campus based module that introduces students to project and financial management processes in the humanitarian and emergency management sectors.  Students will also visit local case study areas to explore how project management systems have influenced organisational responses and outcomes for affected communities.  The second aspect to this unit will be delivered via cloud (online) and include the use of cloud concept presentations, virtual case studies and simulations to examine project and financial management factors that arise in complex humanitarian responses.  This unit will include a critical examination of donor understandings and how these are influenced by political, social and economic factors leading to impacts on response, transition and development outcomes for affected communities.  Other key learning in this unit will engage students in participatory monitoring and evaluation processes through understanding participatory project management systems.

Assessment

Participatory Project Management Plan (Team), 40%, 2000 words or equivalent.

Reflection on Teamwork Process (Individual), 20, 1000 words.

Essay, 40%, 2000 words.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$755$755$2184$2815

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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