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Special Topics in Program Evaluation in International Health

East Baltimore
3rd term
International Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructors:
Pat Neff Walker

Students must have taken 221.645


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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 80% Written Assignment(s)

Enrollment Restriction:

Graduate students in the certificate of Evaluation of International Programs

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent required for all students to make sure they have 1. taken the prerequisite, and 2. they are completing the Certificate in Evaluation of International Programs

For consent, contact: