This Level 7 course introduces learners to the purpose and importance of evidence-based evaluation. Learners will be introduced to the main types of evaluation and guided through the steps to successfully plan and manage an evaluation.
1 starting date
- Duration: 12 weeks
- Fees: £2,160 (£2,860 for overseas students)
- Course credits: 30
- Occurs: Monday and Friday
- Course code: HRM005
- Location: Northampton Square
- Application deadline:
Evidence-based Evaluation course Course overview
This course aims to:
- Emphasise the importance of conducting evidence-based evaluations for improving quality and value, as well as spreading innovation and good practice across health and social care.
- Guide you through the steps required to conduct or manage a successful evaluation (from initial design, planning and stakeholder engagement, through to implementation, analysis and reporting), and how to address common challenges and barriers.
- Introduce you to the main types of evaluation (outcome, process and economic).
- Provide you with a thorough grounding in the main approaches and methodologies used in the evaluation of interventions (qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods) and their limitations.
- Provide you with a thorough grounding in evidence appraisal and synthesis skills.
- Help you achieve maximum impact in disseminating evaluation findings for the benefit of service users, organisations and wider society, and in supporting others to make effective use of them.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for those working in the health or social care sector who wish to understand more about evaluation, be able to understand and interpret evaluation evidence or want to plan and lead an evaluation.
JAN: Monday 13, 23 and 30 January 2023
FEB: Monday 6, 20 and 27 February 2023
MAR: Monday 6, 13, 20 and 27 March 2023
APR: Monday 4 April 2022
(Attendance: on campus)
JAN: Friday 20 and 27 January 2023
FEB: Friday 3, 10 and 24 February 2023
MAR: Friday 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 March 2023
The course provides an overview of evidence-based evaluation and guides learners though the process of planning and conducting evaluations.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 30 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 30 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
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What will I learn?
On successful completion of this course, you will be expected to be able to:
Knowledge and understanding:
- Explain evidence-based practice and the importance of conducting robust evaluation and monitoring of interventions within health and social care.
- Evaluate critically the steps required to conduct and manage a successful evaluation, from initial planning and stakeholder engagement through to implementation, analysis and reporting of results.
- Explore and synthesise the core principles of evaluation, common types of evaluation and the main qualitative and quantitative approaches and methodologies used.
- Critically discuss and apply approaches to the effective dissemination of evaluation findings, and of the barriers hindering wider uptake and diffusion of evaluation research.
- Carry out a successful and robust evaluation of health and social care interventions.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify, critically appraise and synthesise evidence and data from a range of sources, and to use it to inform evaluation design and planning.
- Identify and critically apply appropriate qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methods.
- Disseminate the results of research and evaluation activities clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences, and actively contribute to building the evidence base for improvement and innovation in health and social care.
Assessment and certificates
Teaching for this course will take place online with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous sessions.
Teaching will take a variety forms, including lectures, discussion forums, group tasks and seminars. There are 40 scheduled hours of contact time for this course.
- A 2-hour online test comprising short answers and/or multiple-choice questions to assess your knowledge across the range of topics covered in the course (40%).
- A 3,500-word evaluation plan that sets out the details of a proposed evaluation of an intervention, chosen by you. This could be an intervention with which you have been personally involved, or one which you would like to see implemented. The evaluation plan should include information about what the evaluation is trying to do and how it will be carried out (60%).
Both elements of the assessment must be passed at 50%.
This course is worth 30 credits toward eligible programmes.
Prospective students are required to have an undergraduate degree in a related discipline.
If your first language is not English, one of the following is required:
- A first degree from a UK university
- A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by City, University of London as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions from Australia, Canada or the United States of America.
- International English Language Test Service (IELTS) a score of 7.0 is required with no subtest below 7.0
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) score 72 required
- TOEFL 100 overall with 24 in Writing, 20 in Listening, 19 Reading and 20 Speaking
- Other evidence of proficiency in the English language, which satisfies the board of studies concerned, including registration with your professional regulator.
The tutor will suggest material during the class.