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Short CPD course on evaluation for multi-professional healthcare workers

Two-weekend short CPD course for multi-professional healthcare workers on Introduction to Evaluation within Professional Context will take place in February/March.

The course 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.


  • Friday 16 – Saturday 17 February 2018, 09.00-17.00 and
  • Friday 23 – Saturday 24 March 2018, 09.00-17.00.

The course is delivered by the University of Kent’s Centre for Professional Practice (CPP), based at Medway Building, Chatham Maritime, Medway, ME4 4AG.

The course will 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 Dr Ferhana Hashem and Professor Patricia Wilson.

For more info and how to book, see the CPP short course webpages.

Flexible, part-time postgraduate and undergraduate programmes offered by the Centre build on your professional knowledge and skills, underpinning them with theories and research in the areas of evidence-based practice, learning and development.