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 17, 24 and 31 January 2022
FEB: Monday 7, 14, 21 and 28 February 2022
MAR: Monday 7, 14, 21 and 28 March 2022
(Attendance: on campus)
JAN: Friday 21 and 28 January 2022
FEB: Friday 4, 11 and 25 February 2022
MAR: Friday 4, 11, 18 and 25 March 2022
APR: Friday 1 April 2022
The course provides an overview of evidence-based evaluation and guides learners though the process of planning and conducting evaluations.
This course is worth 30 credits toward eligible programmes.