course ID: 2021_cSPM

Strategic Project Management


The course will be an introduction on Project Cycle Management and the Logical Framework Approach. Besides Theoretical inputs participants will work in small groups on a provided case study and will develop a first draft of a health-related project. Facilitators will coach the students during this process.

Pre-recorded sessions will be made available always prior to a course day, so that the online time is reserved for in-depth discussions and feedback.


At the end of the course participants will:

  • Know about the basic principles of project cycle management (PCM) and strategic project management.
  • Have the first experiences with the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) and its utilization for writing a project proposal.


Health professionals with a basic knowledge of the functioniong of health systems. Experience in project planning/implementation would be an asset.

Pedagogical method:

Pre-recorded sessions as preparation; interactive discussions; facilitated small group work.

Axel Hoffmann

Deputy Head of Department Education and Training, Swiss TPH

Bernadette Peterhans

Unit Head Professional Postgraduate Teaching at the Department Education and Training, Swiss TPH