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MPH2049 - Field methods for international health planning and evaluation

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr T Stewart and Dr B Coglan


Alfred Hospital First semester 2007 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2007 (On-campus)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2007 (On-campus)


Rapid appraisal of community health needs; public health surveillance; population surveys; survey sampling methods; measuring mortality; measurement of the burden of disease; cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit measurement; program monitoring; using health data for decision making; participatory evaluation of health programs; and applied health research.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. recognise and apply basic quantitative and qualitative tools.
  2. perform and evaluate needs assessments, planning and evaluation, health information collection and operations research.


Written assignments 100%

Contact hours

6 x 2 weekday contact hours


Basic computer proficiency