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Analysing Health Policy - HPOL5003

Year - 2018

This unit aims to develop skills for undertaking policy research and analysis. The unit takes a multidisciplinary approach to familiarise students with fundamental frameworks and methodologies that can be applied to analyse policy from multiple disciplines including public health, social and political sciences, behavioural sciences, public policy and history. Learning outcomes. By the end of the unit students will be able to: (i) Apply a critical analysis to questions of policy success or failure; (ii) Understand and explain the different methodological approaches that can be applied in policy analysis and research; (iii) Identify appropriate research methodologies, data collection methods and analysis for specific policy research questions; (iv) Design a health policy research project.

Classes
Block mode with compulsory Intensive workshops on Campus or online only mode. Block mode 2 x 2 day workshops plus online discussion or online only with pre-recorded lectures and online discussion.

Assessment
1x2500 word assignment (35%), participation grade (5 x short online or face-to-face learning activities) (15%), 1x3000 word policy research project proposal (50%)

Textbooks
Sarantakos, S. (2013). Social Research (4th ed.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Other required and recommended readings and reference lists will be available through eLearning.

Assumed knowledge
Students need to demonstrate at least one year's work experience in a related field. A waiver would be granted for studets enrolled in MHPOL or MBA as this is already a course requirement of these programs

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Kathleen Conte
HECS Band: 2
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