HS5106 - Planning and Evaluation for Primary Health Care
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Medicine & Dentistry
Available to all postgraduate students in health science programs or by approval of
the subject coordinator
Increasingly primary and community health care practitioners are planning and evaluating
programs and services for their clients and communities. Furthermore they are being
made accountable for the money spent on projects and programs. You may have heard
of the "5 P's": poor planning precedes poor performance. How do you ensure your planning
is appropriate and ensure you achieve the aims of your services, projects and programs?
This subject will introduce students to program planning and evaluation and best practice
specific to primary and community health settings. Students will be introduced to
practical skills in community consultation and engagement including needs assessments
and community mapping. As well as introducing a range of planning and evaluation frameworks
and models, this subject will cover in-depth the Logical Framework Approach. Students
will apply research techniques using quantitative and qualitative data collection
tools and analysis to evaluation in primary health care and community settings. The
subject will cover how to effectively report and disseminate evaluation outcomes as
well as provide skills in critically assessing and commissioning evaluations. Students
will acquire techniques to implement evaluation outcomes through the 'plan-do-study-act'
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of program planning and evaluation
frameworks and models used in primary health care and community health settings;
- Undertake community consultation through community needs assessment, community mapping
and other participatory techniques;
- Plan and evaluate a primary health care or community health program with different
- Apply research techniques such as quantitative and qualitative data collection and
analysis to evaluation in primary health care and community health settings;
- Critically assess and commission external evaluators in primary health care and community
health settings; and Disseminate and report evaluation findings to a range of audiences
and utilise evaluation findings in primary health care and community health practice.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 0 hours - No contact hours are required (external subject).
- assessment and self-directed study
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||assignments (40%); conduct the program evaluation and provide a report (60%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Satisfactory completion of all assessment items and Contribution to the Discussion
Board is a hurdle requirement.
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest