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Intervention Design and Evaluation


Module description

This module covers the main theories and methods used in the design and evaluation of health-related interventions in both controlled and real-world situations. It will explore the role of behaviour in health outcomes and how health outcomes can be measured, methods used to develop interventions and evaluating interventions using randomised controlled trials and alternatives. We will also look at alternatives to traditional health behaviour change approaches such as nudging and social marketing.

In addition to general topics there will be more in-depth examination of specific groups including interventions with cancer patients and in public health settings.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will:

  • be aware of the role of behavioural and psychological interventions in supporting health outcomes
  • understand intervention development methods
  • understand the role of randomised controlled trials and alternatives in intervention evaluation
  • have undertaken a small-scale systematic review of intervention studies.