Postgraduate Course: Developing and Evaluating Complex Public Health Interventions (PUHR11090)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Public health interventions require robust and relevant development and evaluation methods. This course will be relevant to students who are involved in, or who would like to learn about the development or evaluation of public health interventions, and a range of methods for evaluating these, both experimental and non-experimental.
This course will be taught entirely by online distance learning, using the virtual learning environment Learn as the delivery platform. Students will work individually and in groups, interacting via discussion boards.
During the course, students will explore the meaning of complex interventions in public health, learn about the phases in intervention development and will carry out an evaluation of a complex intervention project.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the differences between simple, complex and complicated public health interventions, the importance of causality, phases in intervention development and the relationship between development and evaluation of interventions.
- Apply approaches to evaluation including novel approaches such as realist evaluation and natural experiments and demonstrate when to use the different evaluation approaches
- Demonstrate critical reflection on their own and others' roles and responsibilities in a group project.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||During this course students will have to demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others. This will contribute specifically to the following Graduate Attributes:
- Outlook and engagement
- Research and enquiry
- Personal and intellectual autonomy
- Personal effectiveness
|Course organiser||Dr Margaret Callaghan
|Course secretary||Ms Charlotte Munden
Tel: (0131 6)51 318