HPM 445 Public Health Program Development and Evaluation • 5 Cr.
This course introduces students to the theory and application of public health and health promotion program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Students will be presented with these concepts, processes and techniques while engaging in exercises that emphasize the synthesis of health promotion competencies from a program development and evaluation perspective. Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Promotion and Management program, or permission of the Program Chair.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Create a framework, based on a mission, goals, and objectives and/or competencies, to evaluate public health programs for their effectiveness and quality
- Describe how social, behavioral, environmental, and biological factors contribute to specific individual and community health outcomes
- Evaluate appropriate information sources and gaps in data
- Explain the use of data, the scientific knowledge base and other evidence-based principles in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a program
- Demonstrate how the findings of formative and summative evaluation can be used to improve program effectiveness, utility and impact on public health
- Utilize evidence-based approaches for program development, implementation, and evaluation
- Prepare a written program plan for a particular health problem that includes a needs assessment, intervention activities, and evaluation plan