Systematic Development of Interventions: The Role of Evidence, Theory and Practice



The module teaches systematic evidence- and theory-based development of interventions. The module includes needs- and capacity assessments, development of program theories with use of health behavior theory, empirical data and user involvement, development of practical educational and environmental intervention strategies. The aim of the module is to:

give the students a basic understanding of the purpose and use of theory in relation to intervention development
to increase the students' ability to use systematic planning tools when developing, planning and implementing interventions, to plan and conduct a needs and capacity assessment, outline program theories based on theoretical methods and best available evidence
qualify the students to discuss strength and limitations of different approaches to intervention development and different types of intervention strategies
For an in-depth description of how this course contributes to the overall qualification profile of the programme, please see the competency matrix. Here you will see the connection between the learning objectives for each course and the qualification profile of the programme.
Period01/02/2021 → …
Target groupMaster
ECTS credits7,5 ECTS