MN and DNP students are scheduled to take NSG 556 Program Planning for Health Systems & Multicultural Communities (Winter quarter) to fulfill the requirement. In addition, DNP students take NMETH 536 Methods of Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement as part of DNP core course requirement.
Below are recommendations for those who are interested in more knowledge in program evaluation and development. The offerings and descriptions of these courses may change during the year. Please consult UW Course Catalog and as needed email the instructor for updated information.
If you find excellent program development and program evaluation courses that are not listed here, please let us know.
EDPSY 596 Program Evaluation (3) Mazza
Advanced course in evaluation research emphasizing nontraditional designs, especially those that impose severe ecological constraints on the evaluators. Prerequisite: EDPSY 593, EDPSY 594, EDC&I 597, or permission of instructor. Instructor Course Description: Cindy M Walker
HSERV 507 Health Communication and Marketing for Health Promotion: Theory and Practice (3)
Discusses health communication theories and applications at the individual level (persuasion), interpersonal level (motivational) interviewing), and population level (mass media). Examines marketing principles for health promotion. Develops a health communication campaign for clients. Investigates adaptation frameworks of communication campaign cutting across cultures.
HSERV 522 Health Program Evaluation ([1-5]-, max. 5)
Politics, theory, methods of evaluation, from simple health programs to evaluation of large-scale interventions. Emphasizes experimental and quasi-experimental designs to estimate program impacts, as well as evaluation of program implementation. Case studies drawn from health field illustrate various types of evaluations. Prerequisite: background in introductory statistics. Instructor Course Description: David Grembowski
HSERV 560 Adult Learning: Theory and Practice (3)
Designed to help students apply Popular Education theory and practice to preparation, presentation, and evaluation of health education. Students design, teach, and evaluate four separate teaching sessions (one between each seminar) using theory and principles of Popular Education learned to date. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
HSERV 561 Introduction to Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation ([0-3]-, max. 3)
Links practice to theory between the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion intervention and behavior change theory. Uses PRECEDE/PROCEED planning model by Green and Kreuter as framework.
HSERV 581 Strategies of Health Promotion (4)
Assessment of health promotion planning, implementation, and evaluation strategies for their strengths, weaknesses, and effectiveness. Students critique strategies to modify behavioral factors that influence lifestyles of individuals, including decisions influencing their reciprocal relationship with environmental factors affecting the health of individuals, organizations, and communities. Prerequisite: HSERV 511. [recommended by previous CHN students]
HSERV 582 Theoretical Perspectives on Health Behavior Change ([3-4]-, max. 4)
Overview of theoretical perspectives in health behavior at the individual, interpersonal, and community level. Focuses on increasing skills in describing, applying, and integrating these frameworks in the design and evaluation of health promotion interventions. Prerequisite: HSERV 511 or permission of instructor.
HSERV 588 Community Approaches to Health Promotion (3)
Provides opportunities to critically examine community-based health promotion interventions and the design, evaluation, and implementation issues they raise. A wide range of disciplinary perspectives is presented. Case studies and class projects are designed to give students the skills needed to critically assess community projects around health promotion. [recommended by previous CHN students]
PBAF 562 Introduction to Neighborhood Planning and Community Development (3)
Provides introduction to basic practices in neighborhood planning and community development, including theoretical/historical bases; developing neighborhood plans/projects; indicators and evaluation of neighborhood quality; community participation; institutional framework, ethical dilemmas, and professional roles. Addresses current issues, including Seattle's experience, NIMBYism, security, neighborhood character, housing segregation, environmental racism. Offered: jointly with URBDP 562.
PBAF 589 Risk Assessment for Environmental Health Hazards (3/4)
Context, methodologies, types of data, uncertainties and institutional arrangements for risk assessment. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches to the identification, characterization, and control of environmental hazards to health emphasized through didactic and case studies. Offered: jointly with CEE 560/ENV H 577. Instructor Course Description: Elaine M. Faustman