Module 0. Welcome to the course: this is a preparation or introductory module, where the student will become familiar with the platform, establish contact with the tutor, with other course participants through the forum. Additionally, a generic tour of the course will be made through a video.
Module 1. Project life cycle: the content of this module deals with how a project arises, from a problem that must be solved. The starting point is the identification of the problem, generally associated with a need. Then the problem is analyzed considering the affected population and its environment, and alternative solutions are sought.
Module 2. Tree development methodology: this module reviews tree techniques as a tool to properly identify a problem and find the best possible solution. The process includes the following steps: 1. Definition of the central problem; 2. Determination of effects; 3. Identification of causes; 4. Definition of objectives;
Module 3. Conceptual bases of the Logical Framework: this module contemplates the characteristics of a Logical Framework as a very useful instrument to accompany the project in all phases of the cycle. In its relational content, the logical framework contemplates two logics: in modules 3 and 4 the horizontal and vertical logic are reviewed. 5. Exploration of actions; 6. Approach of alternatives; 7. Selection of the optimal alternative.
Module 4. Conceptual bases of the Logical Framework II: continuation of module 3
Module 5. Specifications for the formulation of indicators, means of verification and assumptions: this module will provide general and basic guidelines for an adequate definition of indicators, means of verification and assumptions that must be defined in each project, to facilitate the monitoring process and evaluation of it.
Module 6. Specifications for the formulation of indicators, means of verification and assumptions II: continuation of module 5
Module 7. Practical exercise of the Logical Framework methodology: in this module all the logical framework methodology for the formulation of projects must be applied to a case study.
Module 8. Closing of the course: in this module the student can improve grades, or catch up with the deliveries that may be pending.
Each unit provides the conceptual, methodological and instrumental elements corresponding to the subject matter and is developed through cases, examples and exercises.