- Understand the various definitions of needs.
- Explain the importance of needs assessments relevant to the planning and evaluation processes in health services.
- Describe the various typologies of needs.
- Understand and explain the utility of needs assessments in contemporary approaches to planning.
- Describe types of needs assessments.
- Outline the steps in conducting needs assessments.
- Describe the importance and application of data, information and evidence to planning and evaluation in health care.