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

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Ernestina Coast CON.8.15


This course is available on the 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 Health and International Development, MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies, MSc in Political Economy of Late Development, 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.

Places will be allocated with priority to ID and joint-degree students.  If there are more ID and joint-degree students than DV457 can accommodate, these places will be allocated randomly.  Non-ID/Joint Degree students will be allocated to spare places by random selection with the preference given first to those degrees where the regulations permit this option.

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

(2015/16 - 2017/18 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 19
Merit 71.4
Pass 7.5
Fail 2

Key facts

Department: International Development

Total students 2018/19: 76

Average class size 2018/19: 15

Controlled access 2018/19: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

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