Frances Mortimer Oxford September 30, 2009

I am working with the Public Health Educators in Medical Schools network to coordinate pilots on teaching climate change and the determinants of health to medical students in the UK. So far 8 medical schools are taking part.

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching, we are selecting/developing a shared evaluation tool which can be used in each of the medical schools participating. In addition to assessing knowledge gained, we would like to evaluate changes in attitudes and behaviour as a result of the teaching.

Does anyone know of any simple tools for evaluating behaviour change, which might be suitable for our purpose? Is there any scale of attitudes which correspond to behaviour changes in relation to environment/sustainability?

Frances Mortimer
Medical Director
The Campaign for Greener Healthcare
United Kingdom