PHDA 06 - Health Services Program Monitoring and Evaluation

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This course is now available to individuals residing outside of Canada. Please contact Program Coordinator, Ann Greenwood at or 250-721-8627 for more information.

Does your work team or organization need skills upgrading or project support? We are available to consult with you about customized training within the PHDA  06 course.

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Course description

This course provides hands-on, project-based instruction on the concepts, processes and tools for monitoring and evaluating health services and programs.

It covers:

  • engaging stakeholders
  •  developing evaluation and monitoring questions
  •  theories of change and logic models
  •  selecting indicators and data collection methods and tools
  •  reporting; and ethics and quality assurance in monitoring and evaluation

By the end of the course, students will have developed an evaluation of a health service or program of their choice in order to make recommendations for improvements and facilitate decision-making in their organization.

We will explore a variety of monitoring and evaluation approaches and discuss standards of practice, ethical considerations, and continuous learning in monitoring and evaluation. Special topics on cultural competencies will also be covered.

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Learning objectives

  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan that engages stakeholders; uses culturally appropriate, reliable and valid data collection tools; and facilitates use.
  • Differentiate monitoring and evaluation approaches and uses and identify considerations that influence the choice of approach.
  • Describe the role of theory in monitoring and evaluation and identify a theoretical basis for your evaluation plan.
  • Apply evaluation competencies and standards and appreciate ethical considerations throughout the monitoring and evaluation process.


  • Admission to the PSC in Population Health Data Analysis or permission of the Faculty Advisor
  • Knowledge of research methods is recommended

Instructor: Marla Steinberg

Marla SteinbergMarla Steinberg has been a professional evaluator for over 25 years.  She has conducted evaluations in a wide range of areas including early childhood development, health promotion, research capacity building, organizational development, leadership, partnerships and coalitions, health services, research impact, and knowledge transfer and exchange.  Her work has examined strategies, policies and programs at the federal, provincial, and community levels.  She has extensive experience in teaching and professional development that spans developing and delivering graduate level courses, in-service coaching support for health service professionals, in-person workshops, and e-learning courses.  She brings to her work a passion for evaluation and a focus on engaging and experiential learning.


UVic logoThis program has been developed by Population Data BC in partnership with the Division of Continuing Studies, University of Victoria.

For further details, visit the Division of Continuing Studies webpage.

Course overview

Watch this video for an introduction to the PHDA course.