Health Program Evaluation

Course code HPRO6900Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

The aim of this course is to provide students with the rationale, framework and tools for effective planning and evaluation of health promotion at the specific intervention or project level. This includes:
• A systematic and evidence-based approach to health promotion strategy selection
• Project planning
• Evaluation planning, including methods, design and data issues
• Project implementation and project management

This specific and practical focus complements the broader theoretical and strategic issues explored in HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Critically appraise and select from potential evidence-based health promotion initiatives to address a health issue within a specific population, community or setting
• Articulate clear, relevant and measureable project aims and objectives
• Develop a practical project plan including considerations of budget and project timelines
• Develop a scientifically sound evaluation plan, with appropriate scope and methodologies, and direct relevance to the stated project aim and objectives
• Engage stakeholders, organisations and communities as appropriate to the project
• Implement and manage a health promotion project with appropriate consideration of scope management, quality control, risk management, evaluation tracking and documentation
• Disseminate the results of the project appropriately
ContentContent 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)HPRO6760 Health Promotion Program Evaluation. If you have completed HPRO6760 you cannot enrol in this course
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Online Learning Activities
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HPRO6900