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Evaluation of Mental Health Service Systems

East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
Mental Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Fri 05/31/2019 - Fri 05/31/2019
Class Times:
  • Friday,  8:30am - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Christine Walrath
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Presents the foundations of service program evaluation. Includes developing a framework to guide evaluation activities, consensus building among stakeholders, identifying outcomes, data collection strategies, data driven program development, and data utility. Addresses the use of multi-level evaluation strategies to assess the complexity of change within service systems. Examples from the services evaluation field are used to illustrate key concepts and strategies.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Provides an overview of the fundamentals of basic evaluation design and methodology, including major domains of measurement and selected examples of specific measures
  2. Presents an application of these fundamentals to the evaluation of service systems
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Final Presentation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required