In this unit students undertake an independent research project and develop a complete policy for implementation in the real world. This unit is a capstone project that builds on the skills developed in HPOL5008. Students will choose a policy project, which can be drawn from their work experience or identified with the assistance of their academic mentor, and must be approved by the Unit Coordinator. By the conclusion of the project, students will have developed a policy document including: a critical literature review; an appraisal of relevant evidence and possible options; an analysis of the environment in which the policy will be introduced; a communication strategy, and; implementation, evaluation and accountability mechanisms. The project will be presented at the final student workshop. Learning outcomes: By the end of this unit students will be able to: (i) identifyfactors and stakeholders supporting and resisting policy change, and strategies required to facilitate adoption of policy change; (ii) understand and analyse the key components of policy development; (iii) effectively research, write and communicate a new policy.
Block mode 2 x 1 day workshops plus online or online only
1x abstract (5%), 1x5000 word policy document (65%), and 1xclass presentation (30%)
HPOL5003 and HPOL5008