LARGE-SCALE EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATIONS OF HEALTH PROGRAMS Syllabus
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
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.
Masters and doctoral students in International Health.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Web-based quizzes on course readings (30%); short assignments (30%); final exam (40%)
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
Knowledge of basic biostatistics and epidemiology
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.
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