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223.866.01 Special Topics in Program Evaluation in International Health

Department:
International Health
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
1 credit
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Pat Neff Walker
Course Instructors:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Students must have taken either 221.645 or 380.611.

Description:

Do you want to learn about on-going or recent examples of health program implementation and evaluations in low and middle income settings from leading evaluation experts at JHU, and groups such as JHPIEGO, Save the Children, and USAID?

Do you want to understand current issues surrounding evaluation design, data collection and analyses?

Do you want to be engaged with current practitioners in the field of implementation and evaluation?

Acquaints students with current or on-going examples of large scale evaluations, and the practitioners or organizations that are the key players in implementation and evaluations of maternal and child health programs in low and middle income countries. Provides students with the skills to articulate current methodological issues around program planning, implementation and evaluation. Discusses key publications related to program implementation and evaluation. Introduces student to the various roles and responsibilities of a public health expert in the field of program evaluation.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Cite examples of current or on-going large scale evaluation projects.
  2. Discuss issues and challenges surrounding current or on-going large scale evaluation projects
  3. Explain the importance of evaluating the effectiveness of a large scale health program
Methods of Assessment:

Participation: 20%; Written analysis: 80%

Enrollment Restriction:

Graduate students only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for any student who has not taken one of the prerequisite courses.

For consent, contact:

pneffwalker@yahoo.com