Journal article

The importance of program evaluation: how can it be applied to diverse genetics education settings?

Sylvia A Metcalfe, MaryAnne Aitken, Clara L Gaff

Journal of Genetic Counseling | Published : 2008

Abstract

The role of a genetic counselor often entails providing education to patient, community and/or health professional groups. While counseling supervision assists genetic counselors to be reflective about their clinical work and to enhance clinical skills, evaluation is a rather analogous process in the provision of education. Program evaluation of education activities can be applied to provide information about the needs of the target group (needs assessment), the delivery of the program (process evaluation) as well as determining the extent to which the education activity has met its intended aims (summative evaluation). Evaluation assists the educator to assess the impact of their program an..

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