Health Program Evaluation: Scoping the Evaluation 2014

Health Program Evaluation: Scoping the Evaluation 2014

The 3-day short course “Scoping the Evaluation” will run on the following dates in 2014.

November 26th, 27th and 28th 2014

To register and submit payment for this course please complete the online registration form.
Who is this course designed for?

This course is designed for those who are involved in the development of evaluation frameworks, guidelines or plans for programs or projects in the public health field. Program planners and implementers are often faced with the task of having to choose the most appropriate evaluation approach and the criteria by which to judge a program. Planning, negotiation, selecting evaluation questions and indicators, and modelling the program logic are integral components of this task. It is in these areas that this course is concentrated.

Participants do not require any background training or knowledge of evaluation, however, experience or knowledge of health programs would obviously be an advantage.

The course is designed to suit the busy schedules of professionals and is structured around adult learning principles. 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.

Can this short course operate at my workplace?

Yes, additional short course times and venues are negotiable with groups of 10 or more. Since 2002, this short course has been provided across Australia to participants from Commonwealth and State health departments and agencies, population health services, and universities. A number of organisations have found this arrangement to be a most worthwhile way to implement workplace development. Contact Joy Yeadon if you are interesting in finding out more about this process.

How is this short course delivered?

The three-day intensive course is provided in the form of seminars, discussions and group exercises during the first two days. On the third day, participants apply what they have learnt to a real life program by developing a program logic and scoping the evaluation plan. Students can work on their own work-based program, or that of another participant. Group work is encouraged.

The three-day course is held at 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton, at the Centre for Health Policy (CHP). This location at the University of Melbourne’s School of Population Health is ten minutes walk from the centre of Melbourne, just south of the main campus.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided. Accommodation for interstate or rural participants will need to be organised and funded by the course participant. The Centre will be pleased to assist students in finding a suitable place of residence.

Who delivers the short course?

Dr. Helen Jordan is the course deliverer. Helen is an experienced educator and practitioner in health program evaluation and program logic development, and is regularly invited to deliver the short course (as one, two or three day options) across Australia. Many of these invitations come from interstate based participants of the 3-day courses held at Melbourne University working in government and non-government departments and agencies across the country.

What are the assessment requirements?

This short course has no assessment requirements. The University of Melbourne will issue a Certificate of Completion to participants who successfully complete the course.

Course Cancellation:

Should we need to cancel a course (for whatever reason) we will be prepared to reimburse, or postpone, course costs (whichever the participant prefers) but not flights and accommodation costs (students -especially international and interstate students) should take out travel insurance to cover this unlikely occurrence).

How do I apply?

The fee for this course is A$1,050 (GST incl) per participant. If you wish to enrol, please complete the online application form. Places are limited and enrolments will be considered strictly in order of receipt. Courses will run subject to a minimum number of enrolments.

Should you need further advice, please do not hesitate to contact Joy Yeadon on j.yeadon@unimelb.edu.au or phone +61 3 83440710.