Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. analyse the health sector planning context , using the appropriate planning environment analysis tools i.e. Political, Economic, Social and technological (PEST) analysis tool and Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats analysis matrix
  2. identify priority health needs of a population taking equity into consideration, using cause and effect analysis tools
  3. develop Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely SMART health planning goals, objectives and strategies, using a flip method
  4. review a health plan of a developing country and propose an alternative one.
    • Fundamentals of planning and evaluation
    • The suitability of the planned program
    • The feasibility of the planned program
    • Program planning
    • Implementing and controlling
    • Introduction to program evaluation
    • Planning and managing an evaluation
    • Evaluation designs
    • Evaluation perspectives
    • Data collection and analysis
  • Study resources

    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • CUR-HIM-GDI-2019
  • CUR-HIM-GCE-2019
  • CUR-HIM-MAS-2019
  • CUR-HIM-GCE-2019
  • RMI-MBA-MAS-2019
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2019
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2019

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Health Planning and Evaluation.

The subject covers the theoretical framework for a population’s health planning. It provides an understanding of what health planning is; the core components of the process; the types; the core health planning principles; and what factors need to be considered when undertaking health planning. While the focus of the subject is on public sector health services, it also considers the broader health system context to address social determinants of health. As an integral part of the planning process, this subject covers evaluation focusing on several key aspects of evaluation: determining what needs to be evaluated; identifying appropriate questions for the evaluation; selecting indicators; knowing when to collect data; and what data collection methods might be most appropriate. Note that the subject does not cover technical planning and evaluation aspects of measuring population’s health and analysing costs and benefits of health interventions or programs.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Analyse the health sector planning context (formative) (0%)
  • Case Study of a country health plan (part one) (20%)
  • Case Study of a country health plan (part two) (40%)
  • Evaluation plan (40%)

Textbook information is pending.

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