Courses & Units

Special Topic in Policing HSP200



Please note: this unit is only available to students accepted into the In-Service Pathway of 13D Bachelor of Social Sciences (Police Studies) as part of QP1 or TP3 Advanced.

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Provides the opportunity for students to undertake study in a prescribed topic of special interest in Policing. Unit is taught at advanced, pre-Honours level and is normally restricted to students who have demonstrated potential for honours. Enrolment in this unit requires the specific approval of both the relevant staff member (your supervisor) and the Police Studies Coordinator before enrolling. For this reason students are unable to enrol online. This unit builds on the work you learned in a range of policing, law, social science, policy, politics and/or criminology units. It provides you with an opportunity to analyse a case study, whilst taking your first research steps (by way of finding, perusing and analysing related literature, under the supervision of your lecturer).


Unit name Special Topic in Policing
Unit code HSP200
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management

Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron

Teaching staff

QP1: Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron

TP3A: Dr Romy Winter

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the key concepts and theories related to the subject matter.
  2. Compare, contrast and evaluate concepts, theories and case studies related to the subject matter.
  3. Undertake secondary research using information literacy skills related to the subject matter.
  4. Communicate knowledge and research results related to the subject matter.


A fee waiver applies to students who study this unit as part of a Faculty approved police cohort in 13D Bachelor of Social Sciences (Police Studies - In-Service) in 2019.

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091105 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $1,812.50

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



Tasmania Police member approved by the police academy.


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern



QP1: Critical analysis of police procedure (2,000 words) and Critical review of police powers and legislation (3,000 words)

TP3 Advanced: Reflection on a case (500-750 words)

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