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Evaluation in public health

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2019

About the course

This course is an introduction to methods for the evaluation of public health programmes, with complementary discussion of a number of associated issues. The course combines concepts and experience from different disciplines in order to facilitate a comprehensive perspective, and it includes: the history of evaluation in public health; measures of exposure levels and of both positive and adverse health effects caused by an intervention; qualitative and realistic evaluation; issues of equity, ethics, and politics; uses and users of evaluations; and dissemination.  

After completion of the course, the student should be able to:
Explain the different health evaluation approaches discussed in the course;
Explain advantages and drawbacks with the different methods and discuss which method would be preferable in a given situation;
Review public health evaluations that have been done in health care and discuss strengths and weaknesses of those evaluations;
Make a written plan for the evaluation of a public health intervention;
Independently develop a means of disseminating the findings from an evaluation study.
Teaching on the course takes place over three weeks during the course period, and it is conducted through lectures and group exercises. There are also seminars where students present and discuss their evaluation plans. These seminars are compulsory. Teaching is given in English.
 
Level of Education: Advanced
 

Application and eligibility

Evaluation in public health, 7.5 hp

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Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 18 February 2019

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 18 March 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.

English proficiency equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education. Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-F3064

Application

Application deadline was 15 August 2018. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK17,500

Total fee

SEK17,500

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 18 February 2019

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 18 March 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.

English proficiency equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education. Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-30442

Application

Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 17 September 2018 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 October 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK17,500

Total fee

SEK17,500

Contact us

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health
Contact person for the course is:
Angelica Johansson