HLT POL 423
Advanced Evaluation Theory and Methods for Health Services
Description: Lecture, four hours. Designed for departmental MS and PhD students. Familiarity with current theoretical concepts in evaluation to gain skills in integrating theory into program implementation and evaluation design. Development of student ability to apply various evaluation methodologies most appropriate to variety of settings both within and outside health care and public health, and consideration of advantages and disadvantages of potential design. Examination of shift in field of evaluation over past decade from principal focus on program efficacy (i.e., internal validity) to more balanced approach considering efficacy in content of feasibility, reach, cost, and sustainability (i.e., external validity) and evaluation designs that have emerged (e.g., pragmatic and adaptive trials). Letter grading.