Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is intended for professionals who have responsibility for planning, monitoring and evaluation of programs and services in public health, health care and human services sectors. Students will develop their understanding of and gain experience in applying jajor frameworks, models and approaches for planning and evaluating health programs in different contexts. Students will learn how to undertake needs assessments and interpret the influence of contextual factors on program design and implementation. Ways to anticipate and deal with technical, resource and other issues and problems that may arise during planning, implementation and evaluation will be addressed. Students will gain skills in using project management methodology and program logic models. Real-world case studies will be used extensively.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorZhanming Liang

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Classes are held at the city campus. The subject is a core subject for the Master of Public Health(HMPHC) and Master of Health Administration (HMHA). A quota applies to this subject due to space limitations at the City Campus.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsProject management in health and community services: getting good ideas to work. 2nd Ed.PrescribedDwyer, J., Liang, Z., Thiessen, V. & Martini, A. (2013)ALLEN & UNWIN: SYDNEY
ReadingsA wide range of readings including journal articles pertaining to the different topics covered in this subject are documented in the subject guideRecommendedN/AN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size65

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorZhanming Liang

Class requirements

Two 3.0 hours lecture per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Three 2.0 hours lecture per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Three 7.0 hours lecture per study period and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Group presentation25
one 2,000-word class assignment30
one 3,000-word essay45