Courses Details

HBEHED592: Health Program Evaluation

  • Graduate level
  • Online MPH only
  • This is a first year course for Online students
  • Fall term(s) for online MPH students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for online MPH students;
  • Instructor(s):
  • Prerequisites: Population and Health Sciences MPH
  • Advisory Prerequisites: .
  • Description: The goal of this course is to teach students how to design evaluations and become critical consumers of evaluation reports. This course covers the theoretical concepts and methodologies of evaluation including process and impact evaluation, evaluation designs and threats to validity, measurement, and basic quantitative and qualitative data analysis basics.
  • Learning Objectives: Course Goals/Foundational Competencies (FC) ● Select methods to evaluate public health programs (CEPH #11). ● Apply research and evaluation methods to understand the effect of health education and health behavior interventions (HBHE #3). Learning Objectives Specifically, you will be able to: 1. Articulate the role of systematic evaluation in public health. 2. Describe the types of evaluations, their purpose and the typical strategies of each. 3. Create logic models of programs and use them to formulate evaluation questions. 4. Understand and address validity and reliability in evaluation designs and measurement. 5. Gain familiarity with common methods of collecting high quality evaluation data. 6. Critically review evaluation reports. 7. Design and communicate an evaluation plan that is suitable for a specific program.