Certificte in Monitoring & Evaluation of Health Projects

Course description

Skills in monitoring and evaluation of health projects are crucial to the successful design, and implementation of monitoring and control of health programs. Monitoring and evaluation, and sharing of results have been increasingly emphasized by national and international policymakers and program managers. This training course focuses on building the capacity of health professionals by providing training in monitoring and evaluation tools and techniques.

Target group

This course targets students, Managers in Project or Programme Monitoring and Evaluation, Evaluation advisors and consultants, Internal and external evaluators, Evaluation units of International NGOs and international agencies in the health field

Learning outcomes

After completing the course participants should be able to:

  • Understand basic principles of monitoring and evaluation
  • Understand the basic concepts and practical approaches for performance monitoring and evaluation
  • Gain hands-on experience in designing monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Understand the concept of Data Analyses


Course content

Training covers the fundamental concepts and tools in monitoring and evaluating programs including:

  • Overview of the project cycle and key M&E concepts
  • Problem identification, problem analysis, objective analysis
  • Stakeholders’ analysis and Risk/SWOT analysis
  • Program strategic direction: vision, mission, objectives, strategies, activities, resources
  • Developing SMART health indicators
  • Logical and results frameworks
  • Developing health project implementation plans
  • Setting up an M&E health system/documentation of the M&E plan
  • Tools, methods, and sources of M&E data
  • Reporting in M&E: data, health indicators, interpretation
  • Quality assurance of M&E data
  • M&E report writing
  • Project/program evaluation: planning, designing, implementation

Training methods

This course will be available on face-to-face and Online. It will encompass specific facilitator inputs (e.g. lecture presentations), combined with a variety of interactive learning activities, including structured group work, demonstrations, group and individual reflection, role plays, self-study and writing, and plenary discussions

Mode of assessment

The course will be assessed using pre and post-tests, continuous progressive tests, presentations, and group discussions


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate from Uganda Christian University.

Training venue

The training will be conducted at UCU School of Medicine campus Mengo or any other venue communicated in advance.



To register for the course, download a copy of the application form here or pick one from our administrative office at UCU School of Medicine Mengo near Namirembe Cathedral. Application forms cost a non-refundable fee of UGX 30,000 


A training fee of UGX 450,000 will be charged for the course. This covers tuition fees, learning materials, and training venue. Payment should be sent to our bank account before the start of training and proof of payment sent to ucusom@admin.ucu.ac.ug NOTE: Foreign currencies will be converted using prevailing forex rates.   

Visit https://ucu.ac.ug/payments for a variety of payment options. The Administrator shall avail an Access Code to Distance Learners upon presentation of proof of payment.


Training Schedule

The course will be available: -

Study options



Study time

Week days (Day)

Monday – Friday

For 2 weeks

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Week days (Evening)

Tuesdays & Thursdays

For 1 month

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Weekends (Day)

Fridays & Saturdays

For 1 ½ months  

9:00 am – 4:00 pm


At convenience

Course must be completed within 3 months from the time of registration  

Course Intakes

The course will be available during the specified times below

Intakes for Face-to-face

Starts on

Easter Intake

February 11th, 2020

Trinity Intake

June 8th, 2020

Advent Intake

September 28th, 2020

The Online platform is accessible throughout the year


Organizational Training

This can also be offered as a tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. To find out more contact us on: ucusom@admin.ucu.ac.ug OR +256 794770215 / +256 775264136 / +703737065


How to Apply

You can download an application form here (You will have to pay for it on submission) OR obtained one at a non refundable application fee at any of our Campuses Country-wide.
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