IMED5810 Program Evaluation

Credit
6 points
Offering

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021OnlineOnline flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
This unit focuses on developing knowledge and skills in program evaluation.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe a range of evaluation models and frameworks; (2) articulate the evaluation processes; (3) apply evaluation processes to an existing health-related program; and (4) disseminate through discussion and presentation with peers and professional colleagues.
Assessment
This comprises three assignments—a critique of an evaluation case, an evaluation plan (includes evaluation report proforma), and a paper incorporating relevant discussion postings, e-poster and a presentation). There are no formal examinations in this unit.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Diana Jonas-Dwyer
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
Advisable prior study:
IMED5802 Principles of Assessment and Evaluation
Approved quota: 10
Note
Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
Text

Owen, J. M. Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches, 3rd edn: Allen & Unwin 2006

Selected readings are provided.

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