Evaluation of Public Health Practices
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Assess the evaluation requirements for a range of health services, programs and policies relevant to population health and wellbeing.
- Compare and contrast public health evaluation frameworks, theories and approaches.
- Design an evaluation plan relevant to a health service, program or policy through the application of relevant evaluation theory and frameworks.
- Critically reflect on and assess one's own professional behaviours, learning, and participation in the course, either as an individual or a group member.
- Introduction to Evaluation: The Ecological Approach
- Theory in Planning and Evaluation
- Program Planning
- Logic Models
- Identifying Stakeholders and Participatory Planning and Evaluation
- Precede Proceed Model
- Evaluation Design and Planning
- Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Collecting and Analysing Data
- Communication and Dissemination of Evaluation Findings
- Evaluation Case Studies
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
Learn to identify and apply common evaluation theories and methods to inform policy and practical applications in public health. You’ll cover a wide breadth of topics including the many types of theory and how they are put into practice in the public health sector. Explore why it’s important to evaluate programs and projects and gain the skills to plan and identify appropriate stakeholders for program development. Study various methods of evaluation design, the analysis process, and develop effective communication skills to present the impact and outcomes of the findings.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Public Health degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Portfolio - 1800 words (50%)
- Report - 2500 words (50%)