HEALTH POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

PHE5POL

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the theory and practice of health policy, including health system policy, healthcare policy and public health policy. Students will develop skills to participate competently in the design and critical analysis of policy at a level appropriate to a health policy advisor. The process of policy will be conceptualised in terms of development, advocacy, implementation and evaluation. Key themes are: What is policy? How and when is policy formulated? Who is involved in policy and why? How is policy implemented and monitored?  How is policy reviewed, evaluated and improved? Various theories and frameworks that seek to explain the policy making process are introduced and critiqued. Institutional systems and structures that influence health policy making will be examined. Particular attention is given to exploring the contemporary policy and political environments for policy making, and the use of advocacy, evidence and policy instruments for implementing policy. The roles of interest groups in policy process are explored. Case studies are used to illustrate key policy issues.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsClasses are held at the City Campus. PHE5POL is offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Policy

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorColebatch H.

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Understanding the Australian health care system

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorWillis, E., Reynolds, L., and Keleher, H.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherELSEVIER

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Making health policy

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorBuse, K., Mays, N. and Walt G.

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Health care and public policy: An Australian analysis

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorPalmer, G., and Short, S.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMACMILLAN

ISBNN/A

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Public health practice in Australia: The organised effort

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLin, V., Smith J. and Fawkes, S.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherALLEN AND UNWIN

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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. Identify, analyse and critically appraise the major state, national and international institutions, stakeholders and arrangements that shape and deliver health policy
02. Critically analyse and synthesise different forces involved in the contemporary policy environment within which health policy making occurs
03. Differentiate theories, models and frameworks of the policy process and use them to analyse contemporary health policy issues and arguments
04. Independently evaluate existing policy on a significant public health or health issue, and make recommendations for improvements

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 18 - 23
Six 2.00 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Major policy analysis or retrospective evaluation (2,000 words excluding references)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Change to: Group policy project (total word count equivalent per student 750 words)  group policy analysis presented as a video

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Policy position statement (1,000 words excluding references)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
Six 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
Six 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
Six 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Major policy analysis or retrospective evaluation (2,000 words excluding references)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Change to: Group policy project (total word count equivalent per student 750 words)  group policy analysis presented as a video

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Policy position statement (1,000 words excluding references)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
Six 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
Six 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
Six 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Major policy analysis or retrospective evaluation (2,000 words excluding references)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Change to: Group policy project (total word count equivalent per student 750 words)  group policy analysis presented as a video

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Policy position statement (1,000 words excluding references)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4