School of Population and Global Health

Health Program Evaluation

Key information

Dates: Monday 9 July to Friday 13 July 2018

Code: RMED4403

Value: 6 Points

Teaching Period: Y4


  • Student: $2887.50
  • Professional development without assessment: $2887.50
  • Professional development with assessment (for unit credit): Enrolment must be completed through AccessUWA
  • Please note that these are domestic fees only
  • International students: please contact the UWA International Office for correct fees at
  • All fees are GST free

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations from professional development colleagues will receive a refund (minus 5% administrative fee) prior to the start of the unit.
  • Cancellations after this date may incur a 50% penalty. All cancellations must be submitted via email

Census date and withdrawal without academic penalty date

  • For enrolled students and professional development colleagues doing the unit with assessment:
    the Census Date and the date for Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty is midday on the Tuesday of the teaching week of the unit.

Course co-ordinator

  • Dr Barbara Nattabi

This unit provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the role of evaluation in population health and the range of methods commonly used and increases the capacity of service providers, planners and managers to contribute to high-quality health programs and interventions.

Course outline

This unit will give you with a comprehensive understanding of the role of evaluation in population health and is designed to illustrate methods and tools used for evaluation purposes.During this unit, you will learn about the role of evaluation, ranging from program design and planning, determining the process of implementation, to exploring outcomes and impact of health programs. You will be exposed to qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques as well as practical aspects of evaluation and ethical challenges in the development of evaluation methodologies.

Students are able to (1) discuss key evaluation concepts and some evaluation theory; (2) describe the importance of evaluation in the whole cycle of health planning and allocation of resources; (3) know how to apply both qualitative and quantitative research methods in population health program evaluation; (4) critique the validity and rigour of evaluation work; (5) appreciate the importance of appropriately designed evaluation in a rural health and Aboriginal Health contexts; and (6) formulate an evaluation plan for a specific location, population (target group) and program/intervention.

Who should attend

The unit is suitable for students from any discipline; however it takes a population health focus, and is designed for public and private sector workers and academics who are interested in commissioning and/or conducting evaluations in the future. Evaluation in rural and Aboriginal contexts is also explored.



UWA Postgraduate students

Enrol through studentConnect for credit towards your degree.

Students from other institutions

You can apply for cross-institutional enrolment using this form (PDF:153 kb) from the UWA Student Admin site.

Please note that these are domestic fees only 

International students: please contact the UWA International Office for correct fees at

Professional development colleagues

You may choose to participate with or without assessment. If the assessment is successfully completed, you may have your unit credited towards most School of Population Health courses undertaken within five years.

For participation without assessment, please please register and pay on-line through our shopping card facility (credit card payments only). E-mail if you wish to be invoiced.

For participation with assessment, for unit credit, enrolment must be completed through Short courses.

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