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AGHE 800 – Evaluating Aging-Related Programs and Services

To enrol in this course, please visit: https://www.rehab.queensu.ca/academic-programs/aghe

This course introduces learners to evaluation principles and practice as applied to programs that address social, physical and economic determinants of wellness and participation for older adults. Learners will acquire skills necessary to identify and apply program evaluation methods to inform ongoing program development. Topics will include theoretical aspects of program evaluation, as well as strategies for program development, monitoring and change with a focus on participatory approaches. Current debates in the field will be discussed, with particular attention to issues underlying research and evaluation with older adult populations in community and institutional contexts. Attention will be given to knowledge mobilization strategies that foster inclusion, empowerment and innovation. 

After completing this course, students are expected to be able to demonstrate: 

  1. Skills in articulating and critiquing various approaches to program evaluation and development. 
  2. The ability to describe programs through depiction of the underlying program logic. 
  3. The ability to critique existing evaluation plans and reports in the context of aging-related programs and services. 
  4. The ability to prepare a plan for the evaluation of age-related programs and services. 
  5. Skills in applying evaluation knowledge to decision making. 
  6. Knowledge and understanding of strategies for reporting evaluation results to program administrators and other stakeholders for maximum utilization. 

Course is offered in:
Master of Science in Aging and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University

Sessions taught: Winter 2020, Winter 2019