Program planners and implementers are often faced with the task of having to develop an evaluation plan or framework for the program/project that they are working on. This requires scoping the boundary of the evaluation and choosing the most appropriate evaluation approach and questions. Planning, negotiation, program logic modeling and evaluation criteria/indicator selection are integral components of this task. It is in these areas that this course is concentrated. Other areas covered include evaluation purposes, types and questions, program evaluation utilisation, choosing outcomes for measurement and key steps for planning and negotiating the evaluation.
This 3-day course run by the Centre for Health Policy is designed for those who are involved in developing evaluation plans/frameworks for programs or projects in the health field. Participants do not require any background training or knowledge of evaluation; however, experience or knowledge of health programs, policies or services would obviously be an advantage. The course recognises workplace needs, and builds them into the practical learning program. Key concepts and approaches underpinning the course activities can be applied immediately in the workplace.
This short course is delivered at The University of Melbourne but tailored courses (e.g. 1 or 2 day courses can be delivered at your workplace for groups of 10 or more. Please see Frequently Asked Questions below for more information).