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 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 toward eligible programmes.