Health Services Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Code: PHDA06
Apply this course towards: Population Health Data Analysis

Course description

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. 

Learning objectives

  • 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.


  • Admission to the PSC in Population Health Data Analysis or permission of the Faculty Advisor to take up to two courses for professional development. 
  • Knowledge of research methods is recommended


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."

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