2009 HSD243 Understanding Public Policy

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: second year core unit for Public Policy major

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HSD243 H,L
Distance(H,L,W,I,N)

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009
Sem 2 H On Campus 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009
Sem 2 I Distance 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009
Sem 2 L Distance 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009
Sem 2 L On Campus 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009
Sem 2 N Distance 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009
Sem 2 W Distance 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Offered in Courses: [R3A] [R3C] [R3K] [S3M]
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DESCRIPTION

Examines the initiation, development, implementation and evaluation of public policy. The unit takes a policy cycle approach and discusses opportunities and difficulties associated with public policy making. The first section of the unit examines conceptual approaches to public policy. The second section studies key areas of the policy process: agenda setting, policy development, implementation and evaluation. The final section examines public consultation, and questions of reform within the public policy process. The unit introduces students to practical elements of policy design and implementation and focuses on the way in which policy is developed.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 200 level: 500-word paper (10%), 2,500-word assignment (40%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
300 level: 500-word paper (10%), 3,000-word assignment (40%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Int: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Fully online - H,L,I,N,W
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,I,N,W
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq HSG101 and HSG102 or equiv
M.Excl HSD206/306, HSD209/309

TEXTS
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr Joanna Vince (Coordinator)

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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