Courses & Units

Public Policy HPP302

Introduction

The public policy arena presents a complex framework of actors, politics, instruments, and practices. This unit examines the broad range of theories, models, influences, and players that shape the development of Australian public policy. It aims to equip students with the knowledge of both the theoretical underpinnings and real-world challenges of the field. The unit examines the economics of public policy, agenda-setting, the policy process, policy instruments, policy implementation, the role of the media, policy consultation, and evidence-based policy-making versus politics, values and ideas. The assessment, which includes a policy briefing paper, provides students with opportunities to select, investigate, and critically analyse real-world governance and public policy problems.

Summary

Unit name Public Policy
Unit code HPP302
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator Doctor Hannah Murphy-Gregory
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain and apply key concepts and theories in public policy.
  • Compare, contrast and evaluate concepts in public policy.
  • Compare contrast and evaluate theories and case studies in public policy.
  • Communicate your ideas coherently in written and/or oral formats applying referencing and style conventions as appropriate.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090103 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

HIR101 OR HPP101

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:

1 hour lecture and online materials, 1x weekly

1 hour tutorial, 1x weekly

Off Campus:

1 hour lecture and online materials, 1x weekly

1 hour online tutorial discussion, 1x weekly

AssessmentTake-home exam (40%)|Tutorial participation (10%)|Minor essay (15%)|Major essay (35%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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