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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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TERKAN12 Evaluation Research 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
Person in charge
Professor Antti Uutela
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Health Sciences
Curricula 2011 – 2012


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

The course aims at familiarizing the student with the concept, methods and practices of health promotion evaluation, and at the implementation of this knowledge in population and community interventions.

Learning outcomes

After passing the course the student has acquired the essential skills for public health intervention evaluation. The student is familiar with main approaches used in evaluation research; knows how to evaluate public health interventions done with different methods; is aware of and capable of using principles of economic evaluation; and knows how to choose and implement optimal methods in evaluating measures and programmes used to promote population and community health.


Challenges of public health and measures to meet them; evaluation as concept; methods of evaluation and choosing optimally between them; economic evaluation as a special form of evaluation; and a course paper done in small groups.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Written exam 
In English
In English

Course entering exam; lectures with final exam; tutored practice sessions leading to a course paper produced in groups

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
The whole course and lecture exam will be evaluated on the scale 1-5; course entering exam and study paper on the scale passed/failed

Further information

Offered every other year, next time in spring 2015.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Health Sciences