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OHSU Online · School of Medicine

Project Management
BMI-518

  • Winter 2020
  • 3 Credits
  • 01/06/2020 to 03/20/2020
  • Modified 01/20/2020

Description

BMI 518/618 Project Management is a distance learning course that introduces informatics students to the profession and practice of traditional project management. Weekly online learning modules present the concepts, tools, techniques, and software used by project managers from the idea stage through defining, planning, controlling, and closing a project.

Each student will also propose and develop a formal written project plan that will be turned in and graded at end of the course. Topics for student projects can be drawn from any domain the student knows well, but typically involve: developing or implementing an health IT solution; planning a thesis or dissertation; creating/evaluating a clinical process or program; or even building or remodeling a house.
Prerequisite: None.
Offering: Online: Summer and Winter

This syllabus is forBMI 518 OL W20,BMI 618 OL W20

Contact Information

Deborah Woodcock, MS, MBA, is a part-time instructor in the OHSU Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) and the OHSU Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI). A graduate of OHSU’s Medical Informatics Certificate and MS programs, Deb also provides strategic, project management, and informatics advisory services to several national health IT consulting firms.

Anam Pasha is the teaching assistant (TA) for the class. Also a graduate of the DMICE MS program, Anam is a data analyst at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle,

Please contact:

  • Deb with questions about course content. She lives in Vancouver, WA and is available to meet with students virtually and in person on campus by appointment. [email protected]
  • Anam with questions about course logistics. [email protected].  

BMI 618 students may also contact instructor Joan Ash at [email protected].

Meeting Times

The course is taught via distance learning using OHSU’s Sakai Learning Portal (https://sakai.ohsu.edu).

Weekly online course materials include unit objectives, written or recorded content by the instructor, and assigned textbook and supplemental readings. New course units are released on Sakai each Monday by noon Pacific Time.

Course Interaction and Participation

The course encourages student interaction in two ways.

First, by requiring students to meaningfully participate in online discussion topics. Students are asked to share their own experiences with projects and/or critically evaluate material and reading from the unit.

In addition, the instructor will coach each student as they propose, define, and plan a real or imagined project. Most often coaching is accomplished through email exchanges, but it also may be done through phone chats, online virtual meetings, or other synchronous or asynchronous collaboration as needed.

Materials

Required: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management

  • Author: Eric Verzuh
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Edition: 5th
  • ISBN: ISBN-10: 1119086574
  • Availability: Hardcopy and Kindle version available

Additional required and optional supplemental readings will be posted to Sakai to augment the textbook and provide background and material specific to managing clinical informatics projects.

Project Management Software

Students will learn to use free, open source software to develop a detailed project schedule and Gantt chart. Students who would like to use Microsoft Project will be responsible for their own software acquisition, training, and support.

Course Goals

Course Competencies, Outcomes, and Objectives

Assessment

Final grades for the course will be based on a combination of three types of knowledge and skills assessment.

Homework assignments account for 40% of the student’s total grade. A class project comprising an individual written project plan is due at the end of the course and also represents 40% of the final grade. The final 20% is based on meaningful participation in discussion forums. There is no final examination.

Learning Assessment Percentage of final grade
Homework assignments 40%
Individual project plan 40%
Participation in online forum discussions 20%

Each homework assignment is worth 10 points if submitted on time. Two points will be deducted for each day an assignment is late without prior instructor approval. 

Each forum discussion is worth four points: two points for a timely initial post and two points for a at least one timely discussion response. One point will be deducted for each late post. 

Grade (%) Letter grade
90 - 100% A
85 - 89% A-
80 - 84% B+
75 - 79% B
70 - 74% B-
65 - 69% C+
60 - 64% C
< 60% D/F

 

Course & Instructor Evaluations

Schedule

The outline below shows the overall structure of the course and is subject to change. A detailed schedule of reading and assignments will be posted to Sakai. The individual project plan must be submitted on or before the last day of class unless special arrangements are made with the instructor in advance.

BMI 518/618

Project Topic

Week 1

Introduction

Week 2

Proposal and Initiation

Week 3, 4

Definition

Week 5, 6, 7

Planning

Week 8

Using PM software

Week 9

Monitoring and Controlling

Week 10

Closing

Week 11

Alternatives to traditional PM

Course Policies and Resources

Attendance Requirements

There are no real-time or in-person attendance requirements for the course. Students are responsible for keeping up with new material each week, meeting the due dates for assigned homework, completing online quizzes, and creating their individual project plan by the end of the term.

While not required, the instructor strongly encourages students to take advantage of periodic opportunities for real-time interaction including, but not limited to, virtual office hours and online chat sessions. These are scheduled as requested throughout the term.

School Policies and Resources

Graduate Studies Guidelines:

Students are responsible for following all OHSU School of Medicine, Graduate Studies, and program/department guidelines & policies. For more information, please visit here. For program/department guidelines & policies, please inquiry with the program/department director and/or coordinator.

School of Medicine Conduct Policy (housed under the graduate studies guidelines section)

Students are responsible for their own academic work. Students are expected to have read and practice principles of academic honesty, as presented in the Graduate Studies Student Handbook.

The School of Medicine reserves the privilege of retaining only those students who, in the judgement of the faculty, satisfy the requirements of scholarship and clinical performance necessary to maintain the highest standards. The Student Handbook has information about academic standards and probation and dismissal policies.

Grading Criteria, Academic Standards, & Release of Final Grades:

Graduate Studies in the OHSU School of Medicine is committed to providing grades to students in a timely manner. Course instructors will provide students with information in writing at the beginning of each course that describes the grading policies and procedures including but not limited to evaluation criteria, expected time needed to grade individual student examinations and type of feedback they will provide.

All coursework applied towards degree requirements must meet the minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

Refer to the School of Medicine Graduate Studies Forms & Policies for withdraw, incomplete, and in-progress grading standards. Final course grades will be posted with the OHSU Registrar the Monday following the last day of the term. On those occasions when a grade has not been submitted by the deadline, the following procedure shall be followed:

  1. The Department*/Program** Coordinator will immediately contact the Instructor requesting the missing grade, with a copy to the Program Director and Registrar.
  2. If the grade is still overdue by the end of next week, the Department*/Program** Coordinator will email the Department Chair directly, with a copy to the Instructor and Program Director requesting resolution of the missing grade.
  3. If, after an additional week the grade is still outstanding, the student or Department*/Program** Coordinator may petition the Office of Graduate Studies for final resolution.

*For courses that are run by a specific department.

**For the conjoined courses (course number is preceded by CON) that are run by Graduate Studies.

Graduate Studies Inclement Weather Procedures

Inclement weather procedures can be found here. In the case of inclement weather, the faculty member will email or place a voice-mail greeting on her/his office telephone number by 6:00am on the day of the clinical or class to give instructions to students about the class schedule.

Graduate Studies Copyright Information

Every reasonable effort has been made to protect the copyright requirements of materials used in this course. Class participants are warned not to copy, audio, or videotape in violation of copyright laws. Journal articles will be kept on reserve at the library or online for student access. Copyright law does allow for making one personal copy of each article from the original article. This limit also applies to electronic sources.

DMICE Communication Policy

  1. If the syllabus directs the student to contact the TA before contacting the instructor, the student should do so. Otherwise, the student should contact the instructor and allow 2 business days (not including weekends) for a response.
  2. If the student does not receive a response from the instructor within 2 business days, s/he should contact the TA (if there is one). When contacting the TA s/he should cc the instructor and Diane Doctor at [email protected].
  3. If a student does not receive a response from the TA within 1 business day (not including weekends), s/he should contact Diane Doctor at [email protected] and cc the instructor and the TA.
  4. If Diane does not reply within 1 business day (not including weekends), the student should contact Andrea Ilg at [email protected].
  5. Students having difficulties with Sakai should contact the Sakai Help Desk at [email protected] or at (877) 972-5249. Sakai help is available M-F from 8am to 10-pm and weekends from Noon to 5pm. Do not contact the instructor.

When Problems Arise

It is critical to contact the appropriate person when problems arise:

  • For basic Sakai problems and course issues (e.g., cannot log in, after-hours technical assistance, Course Materials or Forum not available/accessible during regular business hours/days), contact the Sakai Help Desk: Toll-Free - (877) 972-5249; email - [email protected] Sakai help is available M-F from 8 am to 9 pm and weekends from Noon to 5pm.

  • For questions about course content (e.g., do not understand a topic or disagree with homework quiz answer), contact the Teaching Assistant, who will be announced at the beginning of the course: go to the Email Tab after logging into the course and choose “Associate” role to send message to the TA or post a question in the Forums.

Examination Policy

It is OHSU policy that any exam offered online and worth more than 10% of the final course grade must be virtually proctored. In this course, we will be using the services of Examity, a remote proctoring services company. You will be required to schedule your exam three (3) weeks ahead of time. There is no cost to the student. More information will be provided to you regarding setup, scheduling, and requirements in the Course Materials.

Policy number: 02-70-050

Turn It In

In an effort to uphold the principles and practice of academic honesty, faculty members at OHSU may use originality checking systems such as Turnitin to compare a student’s submitted work against multiple sources. To protect student privacy in this process, it will be necessary to remove all personal information, i.e. student name, email address, student u-number, or any other personal information, from documents BEFORE submission.

Sakai and TLC Help Desk

You will learn through the Sakai learning management software at http://sakai.ohsu.edu. The online component includes reading material, lectures (including streaming presentations and handouts), project material, learning assignments, and online discussions.  If you have any technical questions or if you need help logging in, please contact the Sakai Help Desk, which is open Mon – Fri, 8 am – 9 pm and weekends 12 pm – 5 pm, Pacific Time.


Contact Information:

(Toll-free) 877-972-5249

(Web) http://atech.ohsu.edu/help

(Email) [email protected]

Online Etiquette

Please use professional etiquette when communicating with peers and the instructor. This means avoiding aggressive or offensive language, showing respect for others’ opinions and positions, and conducting yourself as if you were face to face with them. Please pay special attention to etiquette in class forums and when using email. If you notice someone violating this policy, please make the instructor and TA aware of the problem.

School Competencies

OHSU Competencies

List of OHSU Graduation Core Competencies
  1. Professional Knowledge and Skills
  2. Reasoning and Judgement
  3. Evidence-Based Practice and Research
  4. Lifelong Learning
  5. Communication
  6. Professionalism and Ethics
  7. Teamwork
  8. Safety and Quality Improvement
  9. Systems
  10. Patient/Client-Centered Care (Clinical)
To access a descriptive list of OHSU Graduation Core Competencies:  OHSU Graduation Core Competencies

Institutional Policies and Resources

Statement Regarding Students with Disabilities:

OHSU is committed to inclusive and accessible learning environments in compliance with federal and state law. If you have a disability or think you may have a disability (mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts) contact the Office for Student Access at (503) 494-0082 or OHSU Student Access to have a confidential conversation about academic accommodations. Information is also available at Student Access Website. Because accommodations may take time to implement and cannot be applied retroactively, it is important to have this discussion as soon as possible.

Portland State students also have similar resources available via the PSU Disability Resource Center (website http://www.pdx.edu/drc ). Please contact the DRC at tel. (503) 725-4150 or email at [email protected]

Student Evaluation of Courses:

Course evaluation results are extremely important and used to help improve courses and the learning experience of future students. Responses will always remain anonymous and will only be available to instructors after grades have been posted. The results of scaled questions and comments go to both the instructor and their unit head/supervisor. Refer to Student Evaluation of Courses and Instructional Effectiveness, *Policy No. 02-50-035.

*To access the OHSU Student Evaluation of Courses and Instructional Effectiveness Policy, you must log into the OHSU O2 website.

Copyright Information:

Copyright laws and fair use policies protect the rights of those who have produced the material. The copy in this course has been provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Other uses may require permission from the copyright holder. The user of this work is responsible for adhering to copyright law of the U.S. (Title 17, U.S. Code). To help you familiarize yourself with copyright and fair use policies, the University encourages you to visit its Copyright Web Page

Sakai course web sites contain material protected by copyrights held by the instructor, other individuals or institutions. Such material is used for educational purposes in accord with copyright law and/or with permission given by the owners of the original material. You may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for non-commercial, personal, or educational purposes only, provided that you (1) do not modify it, (2) use it only for the duration of this course, and (3) include both this notice and any copyright notice originally included with the material. Beyond this use, no material from the course web site may be copied, reproduced, re-published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without the permission of the original copyright holder. The instructor assumes no responsibility for individuals who improperly use copyrighted material placed on the web site.

Syllabi Changes and Retention:

Syllabi are considered to be a learning agreement between students and the faculty of record. Information contained in syllabi, other than the minimum requirements, may be subject to change as deemed appropriate by the faculty of record in concurrence with the academic program and the Office of the Provost. Refer to the *Course Syllabi Policy, 02-50-050.

*To access the OHSU Course Syllabus Policy, you must log into the OHSU O2 website.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

OHSU is committed to creating and fostering a learning and working environment based on open communication and mutual respect. If you encounter sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, national origin, veteran’s status, ancestry, sex, marital status, pregnancy or parenting status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected status please contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or [email protected]. Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination and harassment may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator at 503-494-0258 or [email protected]

Modified Operations, Policy 01-40-010:

Portland Campus:  Marquam Hill and South Waterfront

Students should review O2 or call OHSU’s weather alert line at 503-494-9021 for the most up-to-date information on OHSU-wide modified operations which include but are not limited to delays or closures for inclement weather.

If your home institution is not on the Portland campus (Marquam Hill or South Waterfront, contact your home institution for more information.

OHSU Resources Available to Students*:

Registrar’s Office
Mackenzie Hall, Rm. 1120
503-494-7800; Email the Registrar

Student Registration Information: 
To Register for Classes

OHSU ITG Help Desk
Regular staff hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, but phones are answered seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Call 503 494-2222.

Teaching and Learning Center
Academic Support Counseling and Sakai Course Management System, please contact the TLC Help Desk at 877-972-5249 or email TLC Help Desk

Concourse Syllabus Management
For help with accessing your Concourse Syllabus:  Please contact the Sakai help Desk for all other Concourse inquiries please visit the Concourse Tutorial Website or please contact the Mark Rivera at [email protected] or call 503-494-0934

Public Safety

OHSU Public Safety-Portland Campus (Marquam Hill and South Waterfront)

*Joseph B. Trainer Health & Wellness Center 
Baird Hall, Rm. 18 (Primary Care) and Rm. 6 (Behavioral Health)
503-494-8665; For urgent care after hours, 503-494-8311 and ask for the Nurse on call.
Wellness Center Information  
Wellness Center Website

If your home institution is not on the Portland campus, contact your home institution student support services for more information.

Ombudsman Office
Gaines Hall, Rm. 117
707 SW Gaines Street, Portland, OR 97239
503-494-5397; Contact OmbudsmanOmbudsman Website

Library: Biomedical Information Communication Center
BICC Library Hours of Operation

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