305.613.01 Evaluation-Informed Program Development and Implementation
- Health Policy and Management
- 3rd term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- M W, 1:30 - 3:20pm
There are no prerequisites for this course. Previous students have found it helpful to have completed introductory-level courses in epidemiology and health education/health promotion.
Since effective evidence-based interventions cannot be developed, implemented, sustained, or transferred into new settings without recognition of context, students focus on integrating program evaluation methods throughout interventions: from early assessments, through program planning or adaptation, testing, delivery and measurement of outcomes. Introduces practical program planning, implementation and evaluation skills applicable in many different areas of public health. Topics include problem definition and analysis; assessing social and environmental factors that may impact the development, adoption, implementation , and outcomes of interventions; identifying intervention points; selecting among educational, regulatory, and technological interventions to achieve maximum likelihood of success; writing measurable program goals and objectives; designing implementation plans; developing an evidence-informed logic model; and program evaluability assessment.
- Learning Objectives:
- Describe, and illustrate with sample worksheets, the process required to develop or adapt, and implement an evidence-based program
- Demonstrate their ability to use selected conceptual frameworks as part of this process
- Demonstrate their ability to prioritize interventions using objective criteria
- Explain selected program evaluation methodologies (evaluability assessment, formative, process, outcome)
- Describe potential “unintended consequences” of interventions
- Prepare a persuasive executive summary
- Complete a SWOT analysis of a program proposal
- Use evaluative thinking to inform decision making in program development and implementation
- Demonstrate ability to develop a logic model
- Demonstrate ability to write SMART objectives and corresponding evaluation indicators
- Identify any advanced training needs; i.e., "Know what you don't yet know"
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation is based on class and peer-learning team participation, a mid-term skills-development assignment, a final skills integration paper, and reflective learning log.Detailed rubrics, and where appropriate worksheets, are provided.
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for all students
- Consent Note:
Consent required for all students due to the enrollment cap
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