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INTHE4116 – Evaluation: Quality and Knowledge in Health Interventions

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Course content

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

Admission

Contact Line Løw on phone number 22 85 05 26 or e-mail
line.low@medisin.uio.no if you want admission to this course.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

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

Teaching

Access to teaching

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.

Examination

Group work, home examination

Language of examination

English

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Facts about this course

Credits

10

Teaching language

English