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380.612.01 APPLICATIONS IN PROGRAM MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Term: 4th term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:
Description:

Builds on 380.611, Fundamentals of Program Evaluation, by introducing more advanced evaluation methods using concrete illustrations from real world evaluations of public health initiatives. Includes interactive learning opportunities, guest speakers, and lectures. Students learn how to carry out common tasks in designing and implementing evaluations of public health programs based in real world examples, emphasizing problem solving to address challenges, maximize efficiency, and promote the usefulness of results. Students apply knowledge of evaluation theory, design and implementation to real world public health interventions.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain challenges in working with stakeholders to design and carry out evaluations, and principles and strategies to address these challenges
Critique evaluation designs and published studies
Design rigorous and useful evaluation plans
Effectively communicate evaluation plans to stakeholders

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation is based on class participation and two written assignments.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday 1:30 - 4:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

380.611

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail