The aim of this unit is to increase students' understanding about the links between evidence and policy and practice and to build skills for making an evidence based case for change and implementing evidence based policy. The teaching of this course will include: lectures, guest presentations from leading policy makers and researchers on current health policy issues and student presentations of how evidence from research can assist them to address real world issues in their jobs. Learning outcomes. By the end of this unit student will be able to: (i) Use evidence to identify areas that require policy change; (ii) Search for and critically appraise evidence for policy design and implementation; (iii) Understand key theories of the use of evidence in policy and practice; (iv) Critically analyse the role of evidence in policy and political processes; (v) Identify facilitators and barriers to the use of evidence in policy; (vi) Use evidence effectively in a case for policy change.
Block mode with compulsory Intensive workshops on Campus. 2 x 2 day workshops. Course Coordinators will assist students with online advice and supervision for their assignments
1 x literature search strategy (10%), 1 x 2000 word evidence based case for a policy or practice change (30%), 1 class presentation of the case for change(20%), 1 x 2500 word evidence based submission to a government consultation or inquiry (40%)
HPOL5000 and HPOL5001