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.
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.
Tuition will be fully refunded (less a $100 administrative fee) with written notice to Maxine Reitsma (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11:55 pm, six calendar days after the official course start date. A 50% refund will be provided with written notice by 11:55 pm, 13 calendar days after the official course start date. No tuition refunds will be provided after this date.