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318.615.01 PROGRAM EVALUATION FOR PUBLIC POLICY I

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
1st term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  4:00 - 6:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Felicia Roane
Course Instructor:

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Description:

Introduces the fundamental principles and practices involved in the design, implementation, and analysis of program evaluations. Topics to be considered include the evaluation of ongoing programs and test of new interventions being considered for broader adoption; determining whether programs are ‘working’; procedures involved in implementing an evaluation in the field, including potential pitfalls; procedures for collecting and analyzing data.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Outline the fundamental principles and practices involved in the design, implementation and analysis of program evaluation;
  2. Discuss the evaluation of ongoing programs and tests of new interventions being adopted
  3. Describe the basic statistical principles for designing an evaluation;
  4. Examine procedures involved in implementing an evaluation;
  5. Identify the basic ideas of cost-benefit and process analyses; and
  6. Discuss the role of evaluation results in the policy process.
Methods of Assessment:

class participation; program evaluation project submitted at the end of part II

Multiterm:

Final grade applies to all terms

Enrollment Restriction:

No undergraduates permitted

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Students not enrolled in the formal MPP program must obtain permission prior to registering

For consent, contact:

froane@jhsph.edu

Special Comments:

This course will be offered on the Homewood campus in Wyman 571