HEALTH POLICY ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

PHE5HPA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this advanced health policy subject, students learn how to do policy analysis, methods for policy research and how to evaluate health policy interventions. Students are given the opportunity to explore, within the health field, political institutions, operation and function of government in regulating and funding the health system, and development and implementation of public and other policies. Different theories and frameworks for health policy analysis are explored in depth and applied to a range of health policy problems. Quantitative and qualitative methods used in doing health policy research are discussed (including, for example, case study research, observatory studies, and experimental studies focusing on individual problems and their solutions, political and policy processes, or systems and contexts), and issues involved in designing policy research studies explored. Case studies from domestic and international areas of health policy are presented to illustrate some of the enduring issues of policy analysis as well as exploring specific policy areas.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVijaya Sundararajan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHE5POL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPHE5HPI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOffered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers. Assumed knowledge: a basic understanding of evaluation methods and research methods.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Public policy: An introduction to the theory and practice of policy analysis

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorParsons, W.

Year1995

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PublisherEdward Elgar

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Analysing health policy: A problem-oriented approach

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBarraclough, B., and Gardner, H.

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherElsevier

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Conceptualise the policy process using a range of models and theories.
02. Choose appropriate theories and frameworks to analyse particular health policy problems.
03. Analyse and apply appropriate data sources for health policy research.
04. Design, adapt and use analytic methods for undertaking health policy research.
05. Critically analyse a range of issues in the design and application of policy analysis and research.

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City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVijaya Sundararajan

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 37 - 42
Six 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 20 minutes group presentation - 1,000 word equivalent total (500-words per student)
Group presentation exploring applicability of theories/frameworks to particular problems. 4 students in a group.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Minor written assignment (1,000 words excluding references)
Critique of a health policy analysis study

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO5

Critique of a health policy analysis study (3,000-words, excluding references)
Major written assignment applying a theory/framework to analysing a policy issue

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVijaya Sundararajan

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
Six 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 20 minutes group presentation - 1,000 word equivalent total (500-words per student)
Group presentation exploring applicability of theories/frameworks to particular problems. 4 students in a group.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Minor written assignment (1,000 words excluding references)
Critique of a health policy analysis study

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO5

Critique of a health policy analysis study (3,000-words, excluding references)
Major written assignment applying a theory/framework to analysing a policy issue

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5