Course Code HLTH 614
Course Title Foundations of Program Evaluation
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Jennifer Yessis)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course covers methods and applications of intervention evaluation in public health, as a means to ensure the effectiveness, accountability and continuous improvement of public health interventions. Basic evaluation models and concepts of evaluation design are provided as an introduction, including the relationship between intervention planning (organization and program planning) and evaluation. Both qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches are presented. Case examples are used to illustrate methodological, political and ethical challenges of program evaluation in the public health context.

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Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Ellen MacEachen
  • Prerequisite: SPHHS Grad Students Only
  • Software: Microsoft PowerPoint
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) This course fulfills one of the MPH stream (sociobehavioural) requirements.
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