At Rollins School of Public Health
GH 560: Monitoring and Evaluating Global Health Programs
Provides students with the technical skills to conceptualize and design process and impact evaluations of international public health programs or projects. Helps students understand the role of monitoring and evaluation in policy analysis, planning, program design and management.
GH 565: Development Monitoring and Evaluation Plans for Public Health
This course provides students with an introduction to monitoring and evaluation for public health, including theory of change and the development of problem trees, logical frameworks, and indicators. Students will learn how to develop monitoring systems, conduct process and adequacy evaluation. We discuss the role of m&e in global public health, common pitfalls and challenges, the role of m&e in setting policy, and stakeholder engagement. The course will include a mix of didactic lectures, in-class activities, and breakout group sessions. By the end of the course, students will have developed the understanding and skills to develop an m&e plan for global health projects and programs. The final group project is due at the end of the semester.
EH 590R: Design, Delivery and Assessment of WASH in Schools Programs
This course was taught yearly to UNICEF staff, NGO staff and government and policy stakeholders. Five rollouts, including over 300 participants from 70 counties have participated in the 4 month, biweekly course. The course is live-taught online. This course covers the key lessons learned from peer-reviewed and grey literature and relies on participants to share their experiences on WASH in schools programs. Participants share challenges, successes, and lessons learned from a variety of experiences. Participants come to this course with a wide variety of experience and background in the sector. Some may have experience with WASH programming in general, WASH in schools programs in particular, or may be new to the field. As such, the course has been designed to cover the basics of WASH in schools programming, as well as provide enrichment for those with significant experience. We will likely find that similar challenges are echoed across field staff from different country contexts.
EH 594: Capstone Seminar: Skills for Environmental Health Professionals (currently taught by Tom Clasen)
This course provides a productive, supportive and critical environment for Environmental Health (EH) and Global Environmental Health (GEH) students who are completing a capstone project for their culminating experience. The course prepares them, using their capstone project as a platform, with skills and competencies needed for successful careers in environmental health. Students identify topics of interest, engage with scholars and literature on their topic, and through a series of written, poster and oral presentations, make an original, substantive contribution to the field. Environmental health skills gained during the EH and GEH programs are applied and integrated, including critical thinking on methodological and policy issues surrounding the topical issues presented; effective communication strategies for complex environmental health topics; and applying environmental health theory and principles to practical public health situations and professional practice.
EH 549: Approaches to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Research (currently taught by Tom Clasen)
This seminar covers new and emerging topics in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) research. Through reading of current literature, students will be exposed to different study designs and methods, theoretical approaches, and current debates among researchers. Each semester will focus on 3-4 different topics based on recent publications and topics of interest. Course work will focus on the ability to critically read and assess literature, understanding of the breadth of methods available to address WASH research topics, writing of research papers, and summaries of key findings for lay audiences. Potential topics include: women and water, climate, animal-borne WASH illness, sanitation marketing, food safety, cholera in Haiti, point-of-use water treatment sustainability, integrated water resource management, menstrual hygiene management, water safety plans, WASH in emergency settings.
UNCIEF WASH in Schools Course (currently rolled out as EH590R)
The materials in this e-course were developed and piloted in late 2013 through Emory University's Center for Global Safe Water and The Task Force for Global Health. We are pleased to present these materials for free download and access.By utilizing these materials, WASH practitioners will be able to:
- Explain the impact of WASH on the NTDs;
- Promote increased planning of WASH-sector activities for targeted implementation in NTD-endemic areas for sustainable health gains;
- Promote the measuring and evaluation of health outcomes specific to the NTDs;
- Promote communication of health outcomes specific to the NTDs through advocacy and policy development.
Each module includes:
- A recorded lecture from experts involved in the intersection of WASH and NTDs
- PowerPoint presentations of lectures
- Supplemental readings
The website www.washntds.org provides additional materials to supplement the e-course, as well as country-specific versions of "WASH and the NTDs: A Manual for WASH Implementers."