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318.616.01 PROGRAM EVALUATION IN PUBLIC POLICY II

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  3:30 - 6:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Felicia Roane
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

318.615

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:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will 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 statistics principles for designing an evaluation
  4. Examine procedures involved in implementing an evaluation
  5. Identify the basic ideas of cost-benefit and process analyses
  6. Discuss the role of evaluation results in the policy process
Methods of Assessment:

class participation; program evaluation project

Multiterm:

Final grade applies to all terms

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduates are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

students enrolled in programs other then the MPP must obtain permission of department prior to registering for this course.

For consent, contact:

froane@jhsph.edu