This short two-weekend CPD course for multi-professional healthcare workers will commence with consideration of a key question “what is the difference between evaluation and research” by way of an introduction to evaluative approaches in health services and how evaluation can take into account the complexity of health services.
Dates and time:
Fri 15th – Sat 16th March 2019, 9.00-17.00 and
Fri 17th – Sat 18th May 2019, 9.00-17.00.
Convenor – Professor Patricia Wilson
Attendance and Venue:
You will be required to attend the course at UoK Medway campus on the above dates. Venue: University of Kent Medway Building, Chatham Maritime, Medway, ME4 4AG. Certificates of attendance will be issued to those who successfully complete the course.
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Topics covered will include: Case study design and Participatory methods.
The course will also take into consideration the contexts and potential areas of conflict when conducting evaluation in health care settings through a session on the politics of evaluation, this will be followed by topics on:
•Different approaches to evaluation within implementation science.
•Putting evaluation to practice.
On successful completion of the course you will be able to:
•Demonstrate knowledge of the differences between different evaluative approaches.
•Competently choose between the different evaluation approaches in an informed way.
•Apply an understanding of a variety of approaches to evaluate professionally relevant interventions and to ascertain impact of professionally based interventions.
The course is delivered by the University of Kent’s Centre for Professional Practice (CPP). CPP programmes build on your professional knowledge and skills, underpinning them with theories and research in the areas of evidence-based practice, learning and development.