Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture per week (Classroom) |
Total Time Commitment:
Classroom mode: Students will be expected to undertake additional study of 6 to 8 hours per week in this subject.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This subject examines the diverse purposes health program evaluations can serve and the wide range of environments in which health program evaluations are conducted. Using Australian and overseas evaluation examples, students gain an overview of conceptual and methodological issues in the key evaluation approaches. The three major stages in the conduct of an evaluation are covered: planning and negotiating the terms and design of the evaluation; data collection and analysis; and the provision of findings. Each stage is considered through example and critique of those examples, with opportunities to apply these skills in the development of an evaluation plan for a real, work-based program.
On completion of this subject students will have:
Two minor assignments (1000 words) due weeks 4 and 8 (15% each; total of 30%)
One major assignment - an evaluation plan (3000 words) due in the examination period (70%)
Hawthorne, G. Introduction to Health Program Evaluation, Centre for Health Program Evaluation, 2000 (provided with subject notes)
Owen, J.M. Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches, 3rd Edition, St. Leonards, Allen & Unwin, 2006.
Ovretveit, J. (2002). Action evaluation of health programmes and changes: a handbook for a user. Abingdon: Radcliffe Medical Press
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Upon completion of this subject, students will have developed skills in:
|Links to further information:||http://www.sph.unimelb.edu.au|
Master of Adolescent Health & Welfare |
Master of Adolescent Health & Wellbeing
Master of Public Health
Health Economics and Economic Evaluation |
Health Program Evaluation
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