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Table 1 Structure of the master's programme in 2005–2006

From: Programme evaluation training for health professionals in francophone Africa: process, competence acquisition and use

Blocks and modules Course titles Number of lessons and %
BLOCK 1 Fundamentals and issues in population and health 31 (16%)
Module 1.1 Fundamentals 19
Module 1.2 Issues 12
BLOCK 2 Analysis of population and health issues 62 (31%)
Module 2.1 Introduction to empirical research methodology 4
Module 2.2 Quantitative data sources and basic descriptive statistics 8
Module 2.3 Elements of demography and epidemiology 20
Module 2.4 Elements of qualitative analysis 14
Module 2.5 Introduction to multivariate statistical methods 16
BLOCK 3 Analysis of policies and intervention strategies 48 (23%)
Module 3.1 Fundamentals of public policy analysis 16
Module 3.2 Analysis of health systems 13
Module 3.3 Evaluation 19
BLOCK 4 Communication 13 (7%)
Module 4.1 Communication as a tool for influencing individual and collective health and well-being 7
Module 4.2 Advocacy and information management 6
BLOCK 5 Planning and implementation of interventions 47 (23%)
Module 5.1 Principles of planning for interventions 9
Module 5.2 Operational planning of interventions (programmes, projects) 17
Module 5.3 Implementation of interventions: resource management 13
Module 5.4 Monitoring interventions 8
BLOCK 6 Internship (3 months)
TOTAL   201