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INTHE4116 – Evaluation: Quality and Knowledge in Health Interventions

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This interdisciplinary course aims to provide the participants with practical skills to plan, design and perform systematic monitoring and research-based evaluations of health interventions.

The course addresses specific techniques for applying research methods in the evaluation process. It seeks to convey the practical aspects of performing an evaluation (time- and budget constraints) and delineates strategies for the application of evaluation results. The course emphasizes the quality of information in the evaluation process, and evaluation as a mechanism for organizational learning.

The topic of case studies and examples throughout the course are from the following two areas: Mental health interventions in multicultural populations and responses to trauma; and national child immunization programmes.

Learning outcome

  • The methodological toolkit: The OECD evaluation models: The Logical Framework Approach and Results-Based Management; Participatory Evaluations
  • How to apply the above generic tools in the evaluation of health care
  • Specific Indicators and methodologies in evaluations of mental health interventions and immunization programmes
  • Group-work on case studies
  • Practical skills and organization of evaluations
  • Strategies for communicating and reporting


Contact Line Løw on phone number 22 85 05 26 or e-mail if you want admission to this course.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.


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A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


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