Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials up to 20 x 30 min tutorials


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 3000 word written report  70%
Semester Assessment Oral report (20 minute)  The content of each report will be developed in negotiation with the sponsoring organisation's needs.  30%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmit failed component 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Develop evaluation objectives in negotiation with a sponsoring organisation, and in light of relevant policy and literature.

Develop a suitable evaluation design and refine discipline-related skills for data collection.

Produce satisfactory ethics applications based on current legislation and professional practice.

Organize and collect data relevant to negotiated objectives and with due consideration for the sponsoring organization’s physical and social environment.

Analyse, interpret, and present data that allow evaluation of objectives and are coherent with the sponsoring organization’s values and culture.

Communicate findings in forms that meet the sponsoring organization’s needs, values, and culture.

Brief description

This module is focused on developing students’ ability to conduct high quality, ethically defensible, and culturally responsive evaluations of health and well being interventions and programmes. Under the guidance of a supervisor, students will negotiate an agreement with an existing organisation to undertake an evaluation of a health and well being-based intervention programme. The evaluation will involve the establishment of objectives, the collection of relevant qualitative data, quantitative data, or both, and a discussion of the results in light of relevant scientific or other literature and policy, and the production of written and oral reports. The structure of the reports will be developed in association with the sponsoring organization’s needs and culture.


Indicative content includes:

Research approaches and methods used in programme evaluation settings
Data analysis and interpretation
Ethical and cultural responsiveness in programme evaluation
Designing and conducting programme evaluation research
Critical analysis of programme evaluation research in light of policy, relevant literature and sponsoring organization’s needs, values, and culture.


In addition to funding research that is typically conducted in academic settings and focused on developing knowledge, advancing theory, and providing evidence for intervention efficacy, public and private organizations (e.g., Countryside Council for Wales, Ramblers Cymru) also fund evaluation projects designed to assess the effectiveness of existing applied programmes and interventions with a health and well-being agenda. Key outcomes of these applied programme evaluations include informing policy, contributing to sustainment plans, and programme improvement. Values inherent in such applied programme evaluations may be encapsulated in the American Evaluation Association’s professed values promoting high quality, ethically defensible, and culturally responsive practices that contribute to effective and humane organizations, sound professional decision making, intervention and policy improvement, and the enhancement of public well being. The purpose of the current module is to provide students with experience in conducting a high quality, ethical, and culturally responsive evaluation of a programme with an applied health and well being agenda.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Data analysis and interpretation.
Communication Written and oral reports.
Improving own Learning and Performance Independent study, but not specifically assessed.
Information Technology Data analysis and report construction requires the use of multiple IT packages.
Personal Development and Career planning
Problem solving Implicit in the process of conceptualizing and conducting a research project.
Research skills Exposure to the programme evaluation process from initial design to presentation of reports.
Subject Specific Skills Data collection and analysis in subject specific contexts.
Team work Through negotiation and completion of project with sponsoring organisation.


This module is at CQFW Level 7