221.645.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 4th Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Neff Walker
    Melinda Munos
    Jennifer Bryce
    Robert Black
    Cesar Victora
    Abdullah Baqui
    Agbessi Amouzou
    Jennifer Callaghan
    Rebecca Heidkamp
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • explain the importance of evaluating the effectiveness of large-scale health programs
    • prepare a conceptual model linking program inputs to health impact
    • describe the main methodological approaches and methods for data collection
    • interpret the results of the evaluation and discuss whether these can be attributed to the program
    • communicate effectively with policymakers and implementers throughout the evaluation cycle
  • Course 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.
  • Intended Audience
    Masters and doctoral students in International Health.
  • Methods of Assessment

    Participation in discussion group (10%); mid-term examination (40%); final assignment (50%)


  • Prerequisites
    Knowledge of basic biostatistics and epidemiology
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.


    Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-9:50 in room W3030

    Discussion Groups:

    Thursday sessions:

    1:30-3:20 in room W4013

    3:30-5:20 in room W4007

    Friday session:

    1:30-3:20 in room W4007

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  • Office Hours

    Office Hours:

     By appointment - please email Olga Joos (

  • Contact Information

    Neff Walker, PhD



    Melinda Munos, PhD



    TA: Olga Joos, RN MPH


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