Health Program Evaluation

Description

This course provides you with an understanding of the need for evaluation of health interventions, the different types of evaluations and skills in determining whether interventions are effective in achieving their stated goals.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically appraise and select from potential evidence-based health promotion initiatives to address a health issue within a specific population, community or setting

2. Articulate clear, relevant and measureable project aims and objectives

3. Develop a practical project plan including considerations of budget and project timelines

4. Develop a scientifically sound evaluation plan, with appropriate scope and methodologies, and direct relevance to the stated project aim and objectives

5. Engage stakeholders, organisations and communities as appropriate to the project

6. Implement and manage a health promotion project with appropriate consideration of scope management, quality control, risk management, evaluation tracking and documentation

7. Disseminate the results of the project appropriately

Content

Content addresses program goals and objectives;

  • outcome, impact and process evaluation;
  • evaluation designs, including experimental and quasi-experimental designs;
  • qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques;
  • instrument design, reliability and validity: pre-testing of health materials;
  • an introduction to economic evaluation;
  • practical implementation of an evaluation;
  • collation, reporting and dissemination of results.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): HPRO6760. Students who have successfully completed HPRO6760 are not eligible to enrol in HPRO6900.

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activities

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Contact Hours

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term