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PUB HLTH 7091 - Knowing What Works - Evaluation for Public Health

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: PUB HLTH 3123, PUB HLTH 7091OL and PUB HLTH 7091UAC
Assessment: Online quizzes 20%, Discussion Paper 25%, Integrated Evaluation Project 45%, Group Participation 10%

In the era of evidence-based practice and policy in healthcare, everyone needs evidence on how well an intervention works and whether it provides value for money to inform funding decisions. Evaluation is a tool to provide such information: measuring the success of the intervention in achieving its intended outcomes, determining its value, and providing information on how to improve the intervention to attain even greater success. This course is designed to help students to answer questions such as "Should a new vaccine to protect against invasive meningococcal disease be recommended in publicly funded immunization programs? Did the new parent education program actually result in more children being vaccinated? If not, how can we improve the program?" The course aims to extend students understanding of the evaluation process and the quantitative, qualitative and economic evaluation approaches which are used to evaluate a wide range of public health interventions. Using real world examples, emphasis is placed on the value of integrated/mixed evaluation approaches. The course equips students with the practical knowledge and skills to design and apply an integrated framework to evaluate a public health intervention.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22177 WR01 40 7 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 11am - 2pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 11am - 2pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
24273 WR02 50 39 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 11am - 2pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 11am - 2pm MyUni, OL, Online Class