DV457      Half Unit
Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes: Design, Implementation and Evaluation

This information is for the 2018/19 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Ernestina Coast CON.8.15


This course is available on the MSc in African Development, MSc in Development Management, MSc in Development Studies, MSc in Gender, MSc in Gender (Sexuality), MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation, MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities, MSc in Global Health Policy, MSc in Global Population Health, MSc in Health and International Development, MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies, MSc in Social Research Methods and MSc in Women, Peace and Security. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

Course content

This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be able to critically appraise data and evidence for assessing sexual and reproductive health programmes. This course deals with the effectiveness of sexual and reproductive health programmes, especially those that deliver services. The key issues addressed are the design of programmes, their effective implementation, and their evaluation. The course focuses on the critical production and consumption of data and evidence – both quantitative and qualitative - for assessing sexual and reproductive health programmes. The course takes a global approach, incorporating evidence from a range of contexts, countries and populations.


15 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars in the LT.

There will be a reading week in Week 6.

Formative coursework

Students are expected to prepare a seminar presentation and an annotated bibliography during the term.

Indicative reading

Lecture and seminar electronic reading lists are available in Moodle.


Coursework (100%) in the ST.

Coursework assignment to be a maximum of 15 A4 pages.

Student performance results

(2014/15 - 2016/17 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 12.6
Merit 73.9
Pass 10.9
Fail 2.5

Key facts

Department: International Development

Total students 2017/18: 62

Average class size 2017/18: 13

Controlled access 2017/18: Yes

Lecture capture used 2017/18: Yes (LT)

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication