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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

NUFF5550M Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programmes

15 creditsClass Size: 65

Module manager: Ricky Kalliecharan

Taught: 01 Jun to 30 Jun (1mth) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- explain the concepts of project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and their usages;
- draw the links between project formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the context of a logical framework;
- appreciate the importance of monitoring and evaluation in project management;
- identify important health services and management functions they wish to monitor or evaluate, select key indicators and describe methodologies and the use of information;
- design a framework (action plan) for monitoring or evaluating a health project or programme of their choice, following the basic steps to planning monitoring and evaluation procedures.

Skills outcomes
Applying knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles to specific cases.

Planning and management of monitoring and evaluation process: setting objectives; defining stakeholders, criteria, indicators; collecting and analysing information, implementation; awareness of gender and poverty equity.

Drawing conclusions and recommendations for policy and programme management, utilising results of M&E.


The module consists of a series of lectures, tutorials and group work exercises.

The basis of programme/project monitoring and evaluation will be covered during the five weeks as follows:
- The use of the logical framework in project monitoring and evaluation
- Purposes and methodologies (quantitative and qualitative) in monitoring and evaluation
- Process of setting criteria, indicators and standards
- Facilitating the utilisation of monitoring and evaluation results
- Participatory monitoring and evaluation.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Group learning70.503.50
Independent online learning hours60.00
Private study hours69.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

- 60 hours: reading and independent online learning
- 69 hours: assignment preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Verbal feedback given by lecturer and other students during teaching sessions.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/05/2024 11:42:15


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