18 June 2016
Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programs
This course introduces methods and tools necessary for monitoring and evaluating public health programs during routine public health activities as well as during large scale emergencies and public health crisis. The course will use the case based teaching method developed by the Harvard Business School and examples from the ebola outbreak, recent water crisis and other types of events to describe how evaluation methods can be used to inform public health decision making. The range of topics includes: evaluation planning, survey development and validation techniques, assessment of modern and rapid testing methods; an overview of various methodologies and designs for estimating coverage and changes for a region; methods for evaluating sub-regional performance (i.e. the health districts of a region); and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation approaches that allow for both local and regional assessment. Emphasis will be on the practical aspects of design, analysis and presentation. Students will use a public health systems approach to the evaluation of the programs and discuss as a group the consequences of the decisions they make on the implementation and evaluation of specific public health programs.
Marcello Pagano and Elena Savoia (Harvard School of Public Health)
Physicians, clinicians and public health professionals from public and private institutions who are looking for systematic training in the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics, or epidemiology applied to health care planning and evaluation. They will acquire familiarity with epidemiological and biostatistical principles and techniques and with the computational tools needed to solve practical problems.
Students in biostatistics and epidemiology, and researchers both from public and private institutions who wish to increase their familiarity with quantitative methods or to deepen their knowledge of a specific area of interest, so they can more effectively address problems in health research. They will gain knowledge in modern, advanced methods useful for health professionals engaged in clinical practice, research and teaching.
To cover topics such as evaluation planning, survey development and validation techniques, testing methods, methods for evaluating subgroups performance, comprehensive monitoring and evaluation.
It is possible to gain credits for the Summer School’s courses, but the decision is always made by the student’s own institution.
EUR 1400: For University students: Registration before February 14, 2016 €1,200. After February 14, 2016 €1,400.
EUR 1550: General: Registration before February 14, 2016 €1,350. After February 14, 2016 €1,550.