Advanced Policy Analysis PG (9686.1)
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|0.25||6||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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|Institute For Governance And Policy Analysis||Post Graduate Level|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: 1. Understand different models of and approaches to policy analysis and advising, and their usefulness for policy and management practice;
2. Become more proficient at designing, modelling and crafting policy options for simple and complex issues;
3. Acquire knowledge about citizen-centred policy-making and policy innovation;
4. Develop further understanding of Westminster-style policy systems and their strengths and weaknesses; and
5. Reflect on the features which define 'quality' and 'value' in policy analysis and advisory work, including strategies for enhancing performance and capability of the policy system.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
The learning outcomes listed above were developed through the University of Canberra’s ambition to develop in all graduate students a set of core generic skills and attributes.
In addition, this course will enhance your skills, confidence and attributes in:
- Communication: The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
- Analysis and inquiry: The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
- Problem solving: The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions
- Working independently and with others: The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively
- Professionalism and social responsibility: The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment
Individuals entering our programs bring with them a diversity of attributes and experiences. As students of the University they will develop the qualities of critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice. They will use foresight, initiative and leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. As graduates, they will continue to learn and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change.
Prerequisites8556 Public Administration G;
6260 Managing Government Finance G;
6268 Public Policy Analysis G;
6426 Special Topics in Business and Government PG
Assumed knowledgeIt is normally expected that students will hold a Bachelor's degree in a cognate subject or possess relevant practical experience in a cognate profession.
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All readings identified under Essential Reading are available on the unit's Canvas site
Students are required to notify the convenor if they are to be absent from sessions.
Required IT skills
Ability to use computer word processing programme, basic Excel and any specialised analytical software a student may wish to make use of in completing the course assignments.
Work placement, internships or practicums