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Public Policy PG (6268.5)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis

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  • Teaching Period 4, 2020, SP-DITRDC, BRUCE (199022) - View

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Syllabus

Topics covered include: policy design; the role of values in policy making; the management of policy development and the implications for evaluation of managerial change. Extended case studies are used to develop and exemplify concepts, techniques and approaches.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have:

1. An enhanced capacity to understand policy processes and undertake policy analysis;

2. Knowledge and understanding of the challenges of policy development and a capacity to apply these insights to real world policy challenges; and

3. Relevant knowledge and research skills for practical application in the public, private and non-profit sectors, and for further academic study.

Assessment Items

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Contact Hours

At least 39 hours per semester of lectures, seminars and structured learning.

Prerequisites

Course entry requirements.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.


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