090044 Program Evaluation in Public Health6cp; online, 1hpw (Zoom tutorial)
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Comprehensive evaluation of public health and disease prevention programs is the cornerstone for developing an evidence base for public health practice as well as for accountability to stakeholders. Evaluations are critical to developing successful health initiatives, demonstrating their effectiveness and providing models of practice for implementation. This subject builds students' skills in planning, conducting and using formative, process, impact and outcome evaluations of public health programs, with an emphasis real world chronic disease prevention initiatives. Students learn through in online exercises, small group work in online meetings, and asynchronous discussions. Topics include defining the purpose of an evaluation, developing logic models and evaluation questions, selecting evaluation designs, and specifying appropriate methods for data collection. A specific focus is on skills to critically appraise evaluations and to use the results in practice.
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