HUMN 7035 Research and Public Policy

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 800212

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Description Public policy can effect change in society at global, national and local levels. This subject examines public policy and the role of research in its development. Students will explore, analyse and understand the link between research and public policy, will receive guest lectures from experts in public policy development, and have the opportunity to produce a peer-reviewed public policy paper or article.

School Graduate Research School

Discipline Studies In Human Society

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) HUMN 7038 AND
HUMN 7005 AND
HUMN 7026 AND
HUMN 7037

Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in a Doctoral (HDR) program and 8111 - Graduate Certificate in Researcher Engagement, Development and Impact.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Analyse public policy in local, national and global contexts
  2. Recognise and appraise the sources of existing public policies, their purpose and the processes used in their development.
  3. Evaluate how policies can be designed to support basic principles of social justice.
  4. Examine the contribution of a number of alternative approaches to the identification of issues, research methods, implementation and analyses of public policy.
  5. Prepare an outline of public policy journal article or draft of public policy general audience article addressing a topic relevant to the student�fs research area.
  6. Reflect on own performance and identify own development needs.

Subject Content

Role of public policy
Ethics and public policy
Theory of public policy
Development of public policy
Role of public policy
Ethics and public policy
Theory of public policy
Development of public policy

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Reflection 2 x 750 (1,500 words total) S/U Y Individual
Proposal (a) 800-word draft OR (b) 1,250-word outline of article S/U Y Individual
Report 2,000 words S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

1st Half (2022)

Bankstown

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2nd Half (2022)

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Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Liverpool

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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1st Half (2023)

Bankstown City

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2nd Half (2023)

Bankstown City

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Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Liverpool

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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