Health Assessment


This curricular unit intends to promote the training of researchers/professionals in research and evaluation of health interventions/programs that contribute for the adoption of practices more active, critic and reflexive in their work. After this unit, students should be able to:
1. Know and adequate the types of evaluation and methodological approaches to the complexity of interventions and contextual diversity.
2. Conduct a systematic review of program documentation complemented by the contribution of the literature to modeling the evaluated actions.
3. Conduct consensus techniques for the construction and validation of criteria and measures.
4. Plan and execute institutional or community evaluation projects.
5. Understand, organize, judge and communicate the results of the evaluation to different audiences.
6. Adopt in the professional practice the norms and ethical standards that should guide the evaluation research.
7. Facilitate and promote the use of evaluation to improve the interventions.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Zulmira Hartz


Weekly - 7

Total - 32

Teaching language



Not applicable


• HARTZ, ZMA (2015). Contextualizando a implantação das intervenções e a avaliação em saúde. In I Samico; E Felisberto; PG Frias PG, ACG do Espírito Santo, Z Hartz. Formação Profissional e Avaliação em Saúde Desafios na Implantação de Programas. Rio de Janeiro: Editora MedBook pp 3-20.
• HARTZ Z, REGINA BODSTEIN R E POTVIN l (2014). Porque uma antologia de avaliação em promoção da saúde. Introdução. In Zulmira Hartz, Regina Bodstein e Louise Potvin. Avaliação em Promoção da Saúde: Uma antologia comentada da parceria entre o Brasil e a Cátedra de Abordagens.
• Comunitárias e Iniquidades em Saúde (CACIS), da Universidade de Montreal, de 2002 a 2012.
• Avaliação no campo da Saúde: conceitos e métodos. Rio de Janeiro: Fiocruz, 292p.
• CDC-Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs: A Self Study Guide. 2011.
• HARTZ Z E PAULO FERRINHO P (2011). Avaliação de desempenho dos sistemas de saúde: um contributo para o Plano Nacional de Saúde 2011-2016 In A Nova Saúde Pública. A Saúde Pública da Era do Conhecimento. Livro de Homenagem a Sakellarides. Lisboa: Editora Gradiva, pp.58-79.
• HARTZ ZMA, FELISBERTO E, VIEIRA DA SILVA LM. (org) (2008) Meta-avaliação da atenção básica à saúde – teoria e prática. Organizado por Rio de Janeiro: Editora FIOCRUZ.
• HARTZ, Z M A; Vieira-da-Silva, L.M. (org) (2005). Avaliação em saúde: dos modelos teóricos à prática na avaliação de programas e sistemas de saúde. Rio de Janeiro: Ed.Fiocruz.

Teaching method

The curricular unit by b-learning with individual and group educational activities, supported in the literature previously distributed, encouraging self-learning and critical thinking to facilitate the acquisition of the desired skills.
At the end of each module, students will be assessed in the activities planned:
- Accomplishment of tasks with sending files and final work
- Participation in discussion forums and webinars

Evaluation method

The execution of the activities within the deadline demonstrates their level of organization and, ultimately, interest and availability in the learning process. So this will be a requirement observed in the evaluation process. The final average will be calculated through the arithmetic weighted average considering the defined weights of the Modules Final Evaluation and the Assessment of the Final Work.

Subject matter

I. Concepts and methods of evaluation:
Concepts, characterization and contextualization of health interventions.
Types of normative evaluation and evaluation research.
Concept and parameters of meta-evaluation.
II. Stages of Evaluation I:
Identification and involvement of stakeholders in evaluation.
Logical representation of the program’s components.
Procedures in the identification and selection of evaluation questions.
Importance of guiding the evaluation to the main users.
III. Stages of Evaluation II:
Methods and techniques of data collection and analysis.
Evaluation plan.
Value judgment of the program.
Dissemination and use of the lessons learnt.
IV. Professional practice in evaluation:
Evaluation culture or “mainstreaming evaluation”.
The roles of the external and internal evaluators.
Skills of the evaluator.
Ethical difficulties encountered in the evaluation process.