This course provides hands-on, project-based instruction on the concepts, processes and tools for monitoring and evaluating health services and programs. It covers engaging stakeholders; developing evaluation and monitoring questions; theories of change and logic models; selecting indicators and data collection methods and tools; reporting; and ethics and quality assurance in monitoring and evaluation. By the end of the course, students will have developed an evaluation of a health service or program of their choice in order to make recommendations for improvements and facilitate decision-making in their organization.
We will explore a variety of monitoring and evaluation approaches and discuss standards of practice, ethical considerations, and continuous learning in monitoring and evaluation. Special topics on cultural competencies will also be covered.
Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan that engages stakeholders; uses culturally appropriate, reliable and valid data collection tools; and facilitates use.
Differentiate monitoring and evaluation approaches and uses and identify considerations that influence the choice of approach.
Describe the role of theory in monitoring and evaluation and identify a theoretical basis for your evaluation plan.
Apply evaluation competencies and standards and appreciate ethical considerations throughout the monitoring and evaluation process.
Knowledge of research methods is recommended.
Admission to the Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis or permission from the program to take up to two courses for professional development.
If space is available, you may take PHDA06 as a stand-alone course for professional development. Non-certificate students must meet the same prerequisites as certificate students.
Minimum registration requirement
This course may be cancelled if the minimum enrollment requirement is not met by the registration deadline.
Our students say...
"I found the PHDA 06 was one of the most practical PHDA courses. I was able to apply the skills that I was learning to a program evaluation that I was leading within the Infection and Control Department at Interior Health Authority. Being able to directly apply to the knowledge I was gaining in the course made an amazing difference to my skill development. Overall, it was a great learning experience and really provided valuable overarching guidance to my work."
This course may be available online. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the Internet. All assignments and course activities are submitted electronically to the course instructor.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
Before course start date or up to six calendar days after the official course start date: 100% refund less a $100 administrative fee.
After course start day (up to 13 calendar days): A 50% refund will be provided.
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