MGF5923 - Public policy - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Deirdre O'Neill

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Deirdre O'Neill

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
  • First semester 2018 (Off-campus)

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0028, 0105, 0200, 0201, 0319, 1065, 1506, 1822, 2099, 2642, 2643, 2778, 3801, 3807, B6006, B6007, B6009, B6012 or seek Chief Examiner approval before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions

MGX9230

Synopsis

This unit assists students to understand how the public policy process operates and the role of stakeholders in policy development. Public policy process theory is discussed in the light of specific cases, and related to a broad range of practitioner experience. Case studies in Australian public policy will be analysed within this course.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define a range of models and theories that help explain how public policy is made
  2. analyse the role of government institutions and processes in policy making
  3. analyse how governments engage with stakeholders in public policy processes.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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