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MPH 507 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation (3 Credits)

Overview of the foundations in public health program planning and evaluation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe how social, behavioral, environmental, and biological factors contribute to specific individual and community health outcomes.
  • Describe the tasks necessary to assure that program implementation occurs as intended.
  • Explain how the findings of a program evaluation can be used.
  • Explain the contribution of logic models in program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Differentiate among goals, measurable objectives, related activities, and expected outcomes for a public health program.
  • Differentiate the purposes of formative, process, and outcome evaluation.
  • Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods in relation to their strengths, limitations, and appropriate uses, and emphases on reliability and validity.
  • Prepare a program budget with justification.
  • Assess evaluation reports in relation to their quality, utility, and impact on public health.