PROGRAM EVALUATION FOR PUBLIC POLICY I Syllabus

318.615.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 3 Credit(s)
T 4:00:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Outline the fundamental principles and practices involved in the design, implementation and analysis of program evaluation;
    • Discuss the evaluation of ongoing programs and tests of new interventions being adopted
    • Describe the basic statistical principles for designing an evaluation;
    • Examine procedures involved in implementing an evaluation;
    • Identify the basic ideas of cost-benefit and process analyses; and
    • Discuss the role of evaluation results in the policy process.
  • Course Description

    Introduces the fundamental principles and practices involved in the design, implementation, and analysis of program evaluations. Topics to be considered include the evaluation of ongoing programs and test of new interventions being considered for broader adoption; determining whether programs are ‘working’; procedures involved in implementing an evaluation in the field, including potential pitfalls; procedures for collecting and analyzing data.

  • Intended Audience

    MPP program students

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: class participation; program evaluation project submitted at the end of part II

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.