Health Project Managment


Learning outcomes of the curricular unit 

Understand the fundamental concepts of project management;

Describe the project life cycle;

Understand project manager''''''''s role and project management techniques in project performance;

Understand project management key areas: scope, time, cost and quality management;

Define project risks and opportunities and how it should be managed;

Understand project monitoring and controlling tools;

Understand and integrate project manager behavioral competences;

Understand negotiation and leadership competences;

Empowering students for planning a project and making the project plan;

Understand Microsoft Project most important features. 

General characterization





Responsible teacher

António Barata Tavares


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 27

Teaching language



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TURNER, Rodney – The handbook of project-based management: leading strategic change in organizations. 3ª edição. Mcgraw-Hill.

TAVARES, António – Métodos e Técnicas de Planeamento em Saúde. Centro de Formação e Aperfeiçoamento Profissional do Departamento de Recursos Humanos da Saúde. Ministério da Saúde. Lisboa, 1992.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE. PMI Standards Committee. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. 

Teaching method

Teaching methodologies (including evaluation)

Lectures on participatory system

Team work

Commitment, work and active participation in classes (20%)

Final exam (40%)

Team work - project plan (40%)

Evaluation method

Available soon

Subject matter


Basics in project management (e.g: project, operation, program, portfolio and project management);

Health planning methods and project management;

Success criteria and success factors in project management;

Management of the project lifecycle and PMBOK;

Planning and managing project management nuclear areas: scope, time, organization, quality, risks;

The project plan and other planning and control mechanisms;

European and national funding mechanisms for public health projects and programmes;

Human resources management in projects;

Behavioral skills in project management and IPMA model;

Leadership, motivation and negotiation in projects;

EU Funding mechanisms for public health;

Microsoft Project essentials.