“Health Programs Monitoring and Evaluation” is an advanced-level course designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the specialized field of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) within the context of healthcare and public health programs.
This course equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of health interventions and programs. Through a combination of theoretical concepts, practical exercises, and real-world case studies, students will gain the expertise required to contribute meaningfully to the improvement of healthcare services and health outcomes.
Foundations of Health Program M&E: Students will develop a solid foundation in the principles, theories, and key concepts of monitoring and evaluation as they relate to health programs.
Data Collection and Analysis: Participants will learn to design data collection methods, collect health-related data, and apply appropriate analytical techniques to draw meaningful conclusions.
Evaluation Frameworks: This course will explore various evaluation frameworks, including logic models and theories of change, to guide the evaluation of health programs and interventions.
Performance Measurement: Students will gain proficiency in designing and using performance indicators to assess and track the progress of health programs.
Ethical Considerations: The course will emphasize the importance of ethical practices in health program M&E, addressing issues related to data privacy, informed consent, and reporting.
Health Program Case Studies: Through the analysis of real-world health program case studies, students will gain practical insights into the challenges and best practices in healthcare M&E.
Stakeholder Engagement: Participants will learn to engage with diverse stakeholders, including healthcare providers, policymakers, and community members, to ensure the relevance and effectiveness of M&E activities.
Reporting and Communication: The course will cover effective communication of M&E findings to various audiences, including written reports, presentations, and data visualization.
Introduction to Health Program M&E
Overview of healthcare M&E
Role and significance of M&E in healthcare settings
Data Collection Methods in Health Programs
Surveys, interviews, focus groups, and other data collection techniques
Data management and quality assurance
Evaluation Frameworks for Health Programs
Logic models, theories of change, and program theory
Assessing program theory and assumptions
Performance Measurement in Healthcare
Selecting and using performance indicators
Setting targets and benchmarks
Ethical Considerations in Health Program M&E
Ethical principles and guidelines
Confidentiality, informed consent, and human subjects protection
Health Program Case Studies
Analysis of real-world health program M&E experiences
Identifying success stories and challenges
Stakeholder Engagement in M&E
Engaging with healthcare providers, policymakers, and communities
Building partnerships for effective M&E
Reporting and Communicating M&E Findings
Effective reporting techniques
Data visualization and communication strategies
Students will engage in a practical capstone project, applying M&E principles to evaluate a specific health program and presenting their findings.
Upon completion of this course, students will be well-prepared to play vital roles in healthcare organizations, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and research institutions, contributing to the improvement of healthcare services and public health outcomes through evidence-based decision-making and program improvement.
Students will engage in a capstone project / MP, applying M&E principles to a real-world scenario and presenting their findings.
By the end of this course, students will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to design, implement, and manage monitoring and evaluation systems effectively, making them valuable contributors to organizations and initiatives focused on achieving measurable impact and continuous improvement.
- Credit value: 3-6 (US standard) | 6-12 (ECTS standard)
- Indicative duration (full-time): 4-10 weeks
- Indicative duration (part-time): 5-12 weeks
- Certificate: Yes
This course is based on standard EUCLID methodology. Students may refer to the following resources:
- Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
- Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
- Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
- Zotero instructions for EUCLID students
- Grammarly instructions for EUCLID students
COURSE OBJECTIVES | LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain clearly how M&E frameworks fit in the overall field of M&E
- Identify key stakeholders
- Construct an evaluation using statistical and database management
- Develop professional report-writing skills
- Discuss the features of AU and OECD framework gives as case studies.
REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIAL
Course material is provided in the form of embedded videos, audio MP3s, and/or downloadable PDFs.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR | ASSOCIATED FACULTY
Please see faculty profile(s) for this course at https://www.euclid.int/facultyprofiles.asp
COURSE SYLLABUS | ACCESS TO 7 PERIODS