PBHE531 - Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation
Course Code: PBHE531 Course ID: 3889 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course is an analysis of public health program planning, implementation and evaluation, with examination of consumer participation, data collection, consultation, negotiation, training, budgeting, and writing program reports.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|05/21/21 - 10/29/21||11/01/21 - 12/26/21||Fall 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/28/21 - 12/03/21||12/06/21 - 01/30/22||Fall 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/21 - 12/31/21||01/03/22 - 02/27/22||Winter 2022 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/31/21 - 02/04/22||02/07/22 - 04/03/22||Winter 2022 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/21 - 03/04/22||03/07/22 - 05/01/22||Winter 2022 Session D||8 Week session|
|10/26/21 - 04/01/22||04/04/22 - 05/29/22||Spring 2022 Session B||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe how social, behavioral, environmental, and biological factors contribute to specific individual and community health outcomes.
- Evaluate appropriate information sources and gaps in data.
- Explain the use of data, the scientific knowledge base and other evidence-based principles in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a program.
- Create a framework, based on a mission, goals, and objectives and/or competencies, to evaluate public health programs for their effectiveness and quality.
- Demonstrate how the findings of formative and summative evaluation can be used to improve program effectiveness, utility and impact on public health.
- Explain logic models for program development, implementation, and evaluation.
Please join the Discussion each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded or receive credit. The discussions are for student interaction and input and must be submitted before the week ends in order to receive full credit. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the discussions and avoid copying and pasting from websites. The Rubric is attached to discussion description.
- Post your initial response to each discussion by 11:55pm, ET, Wednesday.
- Initial responses should have substance where students explore, explain, and expand upon issues being discussed, and apply relevant course materials.
- Students should analyze course concepts, theories or materials correctly, using examples or supporting evidence.
- Initial responses should be supported by at least two references (APA referencing format is not required for discussions)
- For each discussion, reply to at least 2 of your classmates by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
- Students are required to respond to at least two (2) other student’s initial postings (and the instructor) with significant comments that have substance.
- Students should collaborate with fellow learners, relating the discussion to course concepts, add several innovative ideas, and provide considerable additional insight that relates to core concepts.
- Peer responses should include at least two (2) of the following components: Offering advice; posing a question; providing an alternative point-of-view; and acknowledging similar experiences.
- Peer responses should be supported by at least one reference (APA referencing format is not required for discussions)
- All discussions can be accessed in the discussion section of the course.
- A Discussion rubric is included in the discussion section of the course
- More in-depth specific instructions for each discussion can be found in the discussion tab within the course.
- Late Discussion posts receive a 10% per day late penalty. If your 2 peer responses are posted after the week is ended (after Day 7, Sunday) they receive a zero, and that the discussion is finished. You cannot receive credit for participation in a discussion with others after the discussion week has closed.
- If there are less than 3 students in the course, only one (1) peer posting will be required. Your peer postings should challenge or expound upon at least one of the points made by your peer, and “I agree” does not constitute as an adequate response. As graduate students, you will be expected to provide comprehensive, relevant and well supported points in your assignments.
We all bring something unique to the classroom, from our understanding, our experiences, and our value systems. We honor and respect each person’s diverse beliefs to help us see beyond the classroom to be the most effective individuals we can be. Therefore, we should all be respectful of others while expressing our viewpoints and opinions. Proper Netiquette behavior is expected. Any inflammatory, demeaning or disrespectful language in a posting will be immediately removed from the discussion space.
Final Project: the Final project will be graded in accordance with the APUS 500-600 rubric as outlined in detail in the classroom. All course research papers must be submitted to Turnitin.com AND to the student assignment folder for grading. If the student submit a paper that is either missing citations, is not properly paraphrased (i.e. you have a high amount of matching text from external sources per Turnitin) or has numerous direct quotes, you may be asked to re-write the assignment, will have major points deducted, or the student may receive a zero on the assignment. Review Student Handbook section on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism.
Assignments, Forums, and Final Project must follow American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for reference and bibliographic citation. If necessary, refer to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed). 2001. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. Other APA websites are available through the Library.
The paper must be typed, double-spaced with 1-inch margins in 12-point Times New Roman font with all references cited. Papers will be graded based upon: 1). the extent to which students followed directions for the assignment, and 2). overall presentation (including clarity of argument, grammar and spelling) (see grading rubric for more specific grading information).
Refer to the Student Handbook for policies relevant to academic honesty and other procedures and policies related to this course. Refer to Online Resource Center for any research assistance.
- More in-depth specific instructions for each assignment can be found in the Assignment tab within the course.
- Assignments submitted late without advance notice will receive a 5% per day late penalty and will not be accepted for grading five (5) days past the due date.
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.