Project Design and Evaluation focuses on the study to represent a set of core skills and competencies required for students who wish to work as professional in the field of research & development. In that context, this course is designed to help students to develop those skills for professional practice with an emphasis on project proposal / concept note writing, budget preparation, evaluation plan development, and professional presentations. It will give students hands on experience in evaluating health and population project and proposals. Real world project proposals drawn from the government and non-government sectors and case studies from international public policy/public health teaching programs will be used as teaching tools. Critical reading and citing of the public health literature, as the evidentiary basis for proposals will be emphasized. One of the final goal for students of public health is to understand how they can design a project and how a project will be evaluated.
This course is designed for the master’s students in the public health sector and action program, though other types of students may also benefit.
This course has been designed in order to provide the students with a clear understanding of the Project design and evaluation with monitoring a project over the course of time of the project implementation. This three-month long course will enable the students to plan for a suitable study design in order to answer an appropriate research and program questions.
It is the student’s responsibility to attend the class. Regular class attendance is mandatory. Grades allocated for class attendance and participation will be proportionately taken off due to missed classes. According to IUB policy, students must enter the classroom within the first 15 minutes of the class to get the attendance submitted.
The date and syllabus of class assignment, midterm and final exam is already given here, however, announcements will bemade ahead of time. There is NO provision for make-up exams except emergency.
The class materials for each class will be given prior to that class so that student may have a cursory look into the materials. Course will be uploaded in the IUB Course Management and Operating System (CMOS) website ahead of the class.
Students may take tutorials with the instructor during the office hours. Prior appointment is required.
Students must maintain the IUB code of conduct and ethical guidelines offered by the school of Public Health.
Plagiarism – that is, the presentation of another person’s thoughts or words as student’s own without appropriate acknowledgement–must be strictly avoided. Cheating and plagiarism on exam and assignments are unacceptable.
Awarding of Incomplete or ‘I’ grades should be strongly discouraged. ‘I’ will only be allowed for students who have a valid reason (ascertained by the senior management). In situations where the student is unable to complete the course due to unanticipated illness or family emergency and has not attended at least 75% of the classes held, he/she will be asked to withdraw from that course and repeat it. In unavoidable circumstances where students have completed 75% of the classes but are unable to continue (due to illness or family emergency), incomplete grade of ‘I’ may be granted. Incomplete course has to be completed by the end of the next semester, otherwise grade ‘I’ automatically becomes grade ‘F’. The student is not required to register for the course in the next semester.
A ‘W’ grade means withdrawal. A student may decide to withdraw from a course by the University wide deadline. Students must apply to the Program Office for withdrawal from a course with the permission of the concerned course instructor, Academic Advisor, and the Dean. Withdrawal from only one course in a semester is allowed but the students should provide valid reason along with documents while applying for the withdrawal.
A student can misses a maximum of 8 classes for a particular
course. After that the course will be automatically withdrawn. A student
automatically withdrawn from a course will NOT be allowed to UNDO it under any
Change of grade is strongly discouraged. However, an instructor may request a change of grade when a computational or procedural error occurred in the original assignment of a grade. Instructor must submit the ‘Grade Change Form’ to the respective program office within one month of submitting the final grade rolls. A Grade change has to be requested within 1 month of the day of publishing the grades.