Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is critical as donors, governments, and other relevant stakeholders attempt to validate their investments and improve public health program performance. Students with a Certificate in Methods in M&E can expect to acquire the necessary skills to assess the performance, effectiveness, and impact of global public health programs. The courses offered will enable students to work effectively with global public health organizations involved with M&E and program implementation. The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is recognized for its expertise in M&E, and for producing students with strong marketable skills in this area. Students with this certificate will be prepared for jobs within the public and private sector that focus on M&E across a broad range of public health areas. Jobs in this area include M&E specialists and advisors, technical advisors, data analysts and program managers.
Students will meet the following learning objectives to earn a certificate in M&E:
- Utilize and apply the basic terminology and definitions of M&E including basic epidemiological measurements, impact evaluation, indicators, precision, bias, internal and external validity, logical frameworks and public health program goals, measurable objectives, inputs, outputs, outcomes and impacts;
- Calculate basic measures commonly used in M&E;
- Draw appropriate inferences from M&E data;
- Work with stakeholders to conduct evaluations and improve programs; and
- Communicate M&E information and findings to other lay and professional audiences.
Students enrolled in a MPH, MSPH, MPH&TM degree program at Tulane SPHTM.
Students obtaining a certificate in M&E can expect to acquire teh following competencies:
- Understand the theory and role of M&E of global public health programs, and explain the importance of M&E data for informing public health programs and decision making (courses providing competencies include GCBH 6280, GHSD or GCHB 6270, and TRMD 6200);
- Ability to monitor and assess the implementation, effectiveness, and impact of public health programs (courses providing competencies include: GHSD or GCHB 6270, TRMD 6200, TRMD 7440, GCHB 8250, BIOS 6040, BIOS 6800, EPID 7120); and
- Ability to work effectively with donors, governments, implementing organizations and other relevant stakeholders to validate investments and improve global public health program performance (courses providing competencies include: GCHB 6270 and TRMD 6200).
Number of Credits Required for Completion: 15
|SPHL 6050||Biostatistics for Public Hlth||3|
|SPHL 6060||Epidemiology for Public Health||3|
|Proficiency in the use of statistical packages.|
|TRMD 6200||Impact Evaluation in GH ( OR)||3|
|Evaluation of GLBL HLth Prgms|
|SBPS 6340||M&E of Health Programs||3|
|EPID 7120||Epidemiologic Methods II||3|
|BIOS 6040||Intermediate Biostatistics||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Advnced Rsrch Mthds in GH|
|Houshld Smplng Apps in Dvlping|
|Montrg/Eval of HIV/AIDS Prgms|