2023-2024 / METO1007-1

Project development and change management


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)3 crédits 


Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course will present a series of analytical tools to approach public health projects, mobilizing diverse proposal from the fields of policy analysis and program evaluation.
It will follow a sequential analysis logic: problematization and agenda setting, intervention design, implementation and evaluation. For each step, various tools will be presented to allow the student to analyse a public health project and engage in its planification, implementation and evaluation.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the lectures, the student should master different theoretical and methodological tools, allowing them to develop a critical understanding of past, present and future public health projects, but also to engage in project planification, implementation and evaluation. These tools will allow, at least:

  • to identify the different key steps in a project or a program
  • to identify the social and contingent nature of a public health problem, its embeddedness in a specific context
  • to master the planification of a project (strategic objectives, operational objectives, actions, SMART objectives, GANTT diagram,...)
  • to develop relevant evaluation methods to answer various assessment questions

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, readings, practical exercises and exchanges with the students.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

e-learning: the texts and recorded lectures will be available through e-campus/MyULiège. The exchanges with the students will be organized via e-campus - blackboard collaborate, as scheduled.

Recommended or required readings

Leveque A., (2008) Chapitre 2. La sociologie de l'action publique. In Jacquemain, M., & Frère, B. (dir.) Épistémologie de la sociologie: Paradigmes pour le XXIe siècle. (lecture requise des pp. 56-65) De Boeck Supérieur.
Fassin D., (2008), Faire de la santé publique (2e eds.), Presses de l'EHESP: chapitre 2. Sociologies. De la nature à la culture. (lecture requise des pp. 35-63)
The powerpoint slides for each lectures will be made available through MyULiège; other resources will be distributed throughout the course.

written test with open-ended and/or closed questions

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


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