This course is designed as an integrative exercise which will bring together all the public health tools and skills the MPH students have acquired thus far. It will give students hands on experience in evaluating health and population project and proposals. Real world project proposals drawn from the government and non-government sectors and case studies from international public policy/public health teaching programs will be used as teaching tools. Critical reading and citing of the public health literature, as the evidentiary basis for proposals will be emphasized.
Topics to be covered include:
Identification of key objectives or hypothesis/es to be evaluated in project proposal; Appropriateness of evaluation methods proposed; Comprehensiveness of literature review and bibliography; Clarity of exposition; Credentials of key personnel; Human rights and ethics concerns; Inclusion of vulnerable groups; Budgets and budget justification including detailed logistics, time frame, institutional resource base and Operations research.
i. Peter H. Rossi, Mark W. Lipsey, and Howard E. Freeman: Evaluation: A Systematic Approach.
ii. Joseph S. Wholey, Harry P. Hatry, Kathryn E. Newcomer: Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation.
iii. Joy A. Frechtling: Logic Modeling Methods in Program Evaluation.