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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 5189

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
157004

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To provide students with the foundational knowledge and analytical skills for designing and evaluating complex interventions that aim to improve health of the population.

Course content

Role of evaluation in population health programs and the policy cycle; different evaluation forms and approaches relevant to population health; principles and processes of collaborative and culturally competent evaluation; how to conduct a needs assessment to generate evidence to justify a policy or a program; use of program theory and logic models in evaluation; the strengths and weaknesses of experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental evaluation designs; qualitative methods and approaches to evaluation; administrative and ethical considerations in evaluation; translation and communication of evaluation findings to inform policy and practice.

Textbook(s)

Harris MJ 2010, Evaluating public and community health programs, 1st, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, California

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST (INTENSIVE)
Tutorial 3 x 3 hours x 5 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE (INTENSIVE)
External (Online Activities) 45 hours over 10 weeks x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST (INTENSIVE)
Presentation - 30% 20 minutes
Assignment 3000 words 40% -
Quiz Ongoing 30% -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE (INTENSIVE)
Presentation - 30% 20 minutes
Assignment 3000 words 40% -
Quiz Ongoing 30% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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