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221.645.01 Large-Scale Effectiveness Evaluations of Health Programs

Department:
International Health
Term:
4th term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2010 - 2011
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  8:30 - 9:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Kate Gilroy
Course Instructor s:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Knowledge of basic biostatistics and epidemiology

Description:

Reviews the global efforts and methodological challenges in conducting large-scale effectiveness evaluations in health, emphasizing maternal and child health in low and middle income countries. Explores frequently-used approaches for data collection in impact evaluations. Discusses interpretation of results and attribution of observed changes to the program being evaluated. Includes operational arrangements of large-scale evaluations and interactions with policymakers.

Methods of Assessment:

Web-based quizzes on course readings (30%); short assignments (30%); final exam (40%)

Enrollment Restriction:

No undergraduate students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required