Courses & Units

Needs Assessment and Evaluation in Health CAM618



This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the theories behind, and practical application of needs assessment and evaluation of health programs. Students will be required to demonstrate the application of needs assessment and evaluation through assessment tasks such as preparing an evaluation plan and report. The unit will include an advanced introduction to the structure and theoretical basis for different types of health needs assessments, and examples of their appropriate use. The rest of the unit will focus on health program evaluation, including different types of evaluation, and investigation of the data sources that can be used for health evaluations, and how such data can be linked to program outcomes. National and international case studies of successful and unsuccessful health program evaluations will be presented in order for students to explore the utility and effectiveness of health program evaluation in practice.


Unit name Needs Assessment and Evaluation in Health
Unit code CAM618
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Teaching staff

Dr Linda Murray

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,168.00 069999

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Teaching Pattern



Assignment 1 (2000 words) (50%), Assignment 2 (1500 words)(30%) Contribution to discussion boards and exercises (20%)

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