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Program Planning and Evaluation (SCWK90056)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeSCWK90056
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This course introduces a number of approaches to program planning and evaluation, and highlights both practical aspects of the program design and evaluation process, and more conceptual or theoretical aspects.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • critically appraise selected features of program design and implementation;
  • distinguish among, and provide a rationale, for adopting a variety of program planning approaches and program evaluation methods;
  • locate program design within its broader organisation and management context;
  • determine the most appropriate evaluation method for a given evaluation purpose and begin to translate evaluation ‘theory’ into evaluation ‘practice’; and
  • demonstrate base skills in developing a program design plan and/or a program evaluation plan.

Generic skills

Students who complete this subject should be able to:

  • critically analyse texts and practices
  • understand recent developments in social work contexts of practice
  • link theory to practice
  • competently communicate in ways relevant to both academic and practice contexts
  • undertake independent research

Last updated: 16 June 2018