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
Course DescriptionReviews 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 AudienceMasters and doctoral students in International Health.
Methods of Assessment
Participation in discussion group (10%); mid-term examination (40%); final assignment (50%)
PrerequisitesKnowledge of basic biostatistics and epidemiology
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
1:30-3:20 in room W4013
3:30-5:20 in room W4007
1:30-3:20 in room W4007
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