1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour tutorial fortnightly
1 Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
1a Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
1b Admission into BHSAG-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Ageing)
1c Admission into BHSDH-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Digital Health)
1d Admission into BHSHM-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management)
1e Admission into BHSHP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion)
1f Admission into BHSIN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Innovation)
1g Admission into BHSPN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiology and Neuroscience)
1h Admission into BHSPS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology)
1i Admission into BHSTS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i))
Enrolment not permitted
PHCA3917 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Basic understanding of principles of Primary Health Care (Socioeconomic determinants of health, etc)
Course context
This topic is only available to third year students in the B Health Sciences degree.
Topic description
This topic aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to plan and undertake an evaluation of primary health care programs. Evaluation in Primary Health Care provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of key evaluation concepts and issues and expand their knowledge of evaluation approaches and methods. In particular, this topic will focus on the key complexities inherent in the evaluation of programs based on primary health care and health promotion principles. Students will be involved in critically appraising evaluations and will design a primary health care evaluation relevant to their area of work or interest. This topic also assists students to identify and compile a range of practical evaluation resources for use in their future work.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • provide students with an opportunity to develop their capacity to plan and undertake evaluations of primary health care initiatives.

  • enhance students' theoretical and practical understanding of key evaluation issues relevant to the practice of primary health care.

Expected learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this topic students will be able to:

  1. Apply some of the key evaluation concepts to the evaluation of primary health care initiatives

  2. Analyse critically examples of primary health care evaluation, highlighting strengths and weaknesses of the evaluations

  3. Critical analysis or critical review refers to stating agreement or disagreement with an author(s) and supporting the argument with evidence from the literature

  4. Select appropriate methods for the evaluation of a range of primary health care initiatives

  5. Provide a convincing rationale for an evaluation plan they have developed for a primary health care initiative of their choice

  6. Identify strategies to facilitate the dissemination and utilisation of evaluation findings

  7. Review critically and identify a range of evaluation resources.