Health Program Monitoring and Evaluation in Health Care Management Short Course

Health program monitoring and evaluation are important but usually underutilized aspects of health care management. Health program monitoring and evaluation aims to assist in improving the effectiveness and quality of health programs. Program evaluation is a collection of methods, skills and attitudes necessary to determine whether a health program is needed and likely to be used , whether it is sufficiently intense to meet the unmet need identified, whether the service is offered as planned , and whether the human service actually does help people in need at a reasonable cost without undesirable side effects. This short course is designed to train participants who need to update their knowledge and hone their skills in health program monitoring and evaluation within the framework of health care management and Universal Health Care. It is a five day short course that utilizes lectures and workshops and other appropriate adult learning strategies to accomplish the objectives of the course.

    At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts and processes critical to the conduct of health program monitoring and evaluation;
  2. Differentiate various types of evaluation and their appropriate uses;
  3. Apply evaluation designs appropriately given selected cases;
  4. Discuss the systematic process of conducting monitoring and evaluation as applied in selected cases from planning an evaluation to preparation of evaluation reports;
  5. Analyze the impact of evaluation result to program management and change; and
  6. Appreciate the need for technical evaluation savvy in health care management towards the achievement of Universal Health Care.