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Evaluation in public health

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

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 12 February 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 19 March 2018

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 A/5 from Swedish Upper secondary education. IELTS (Academic) with minimum score 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL (Paper based) with minimum score 530 and minimum TWE 4. TOEFL (Internet based) with minimum score 72 and minimum Written 17. 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 2017. The application period is closed.

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 12 February 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 19 March 2018

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 A/5 from Swedish Upper secondary education. IELTS (Academic) with minimum score 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL (Paper based) with minimum score 530 and minimum TWE 4. TOEFL (Internet based) with minimum score 72 and minimum Written 17. 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

Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service is in Swedish. Notification of admission will be sent in mid-November. Contact the department for more information.

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

Contactperson for the course is: Angelica Johansson

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health