Principles of Planning and Evaluation in Public Health
Make evidence-based decisions, plan for priorities, and execute and assess health promotion programs for effectiveness. Help people gain control over their health.Build capacity and design policy to prevent disease and improve community wellbeing.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- evaluate evidenced based approaches to plan and evaluate public health programs
- critically analyse public health planning and evaluation models/framework
- identify and address ethical issues for planning, implementing and evaluating public health programs
- design ethically complex public health programs using contemporary theory.
- Setting the Context: An Introduction to Planning & Evaluation
- Evidence Informed Decision Making
- Systems Thinking in Public Health
- Systems thinking for Planning
- Influence Diagrams
- Systems thinking for Planning
- Systems Thinking for Evaluation
- Evaluation Designs
- An introduction to Policy Evaluation
- Knowledge Translation
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as MPH580 Principles, Practice and Evidence in Health Promotion.
Using evidence informed decision making students will critically apply theoretical understandings to plan, implement and evaluate public health programs to determine efficacy and effectiveness. Current frameworks and theory will be used to plan for priorities for public health action, to better understand the complexities of health behaviour, and to inform research design based on ethical values. Integrating evaluation into the planning and implementation of all public health action will be demonstrated. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods to measure the impact of population and community based public health programs will be employed. The role of knowledge translation in the development and dissemination of public health practice and policy will be explored. Students will plan for capacity building and sustainability and will develop an understanding of working within complex systems.
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- Oral Presentation (20%)
- Online Discussion Posts (40%)
- Written Planning and Evaluation Report (40%)