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TM5547 - Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical and Vet Sciences

This subject introduces students to the key principles of planning and evaluating public health prevention and promotion programs. This includes an introduction to program planning models and frameworks as well as key approaches and methods to facilitate effective public health evaluation. Students will use this knowledge to develop an evidence based public health program and evaluation plan for an identified health issue.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of the steps and processes involved in planning public health programs;
  • critically appraise the role of evaluation within public health programs;
  • differentiate between formative, process, impact and outcome evaluation;
  • critically analyze the qualitative and quantitative data collection methods used in planning and evaluating public health programs;
  • develop a public health program and evaluation plan to address an identified health issue.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Project plan - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Project report - (35%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more

TM5568 TM5570


Cairns, Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours online activity - Self-directed online learning and assessment
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: 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 official information.