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PHLT Courses:
PHLT 8402 - Applied Leadership and Multicultural Perspectives in Public Health

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5 credits

In this course, students explore various definitions of public health leadership versus public health management. Students apply insights to current and future public health leadership roles, examine the strengths and limitations of the various theories and models of leadership, and consider which most resonates with their personal leadership philosophy. They reflect on the importance of cultural proficiency, apply a multicultural perspective for leadership in public health, consider negotiation and conflict resolution methods and reflect on the value of diversity in research. Students apply a systems thinking approach to public health leadership, and in doing so analyze their own personal leadership characteristics, values, and behaviors, assessing their own attitudes, beliefs, and implicit bias. They explore the importance of ethical decision making for effective public health leadership, engage in professional development planning, and apply public health leadership theory to design a system-level intervention.

PhD in Nursing


  • None

PhD in Public Health


  • Track 1Prerequisites:
    • PHLT 8006 or PHLT 8011
  • Track 2Prerequisites:
    • PHLT 8006 or PHLT 8011
    • PHLT 8038
    • PHLT 8032
    • PHLT 8033
    • PHLT 8031 or PHLT 8128
    • PHLT 8035
    • PHLT 8034
*Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an enrollment specialist [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information or visit School of Lifelong Learning for more information.