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PUBH744 Healthy Public Policy

Introduction to public policy and its crucial role in population health. Investigation of New Zealand policymaking, process and analysis. Roles of evidence, the media, interest groups and corporations in policy development.

The goals of this paper are to develop an appreciation of the key role that public policy plays in population health and to develop skills in understanding, analysing and intervening in the making of healthy public policy. To this end, the paper is designed to critically investigate public policy and policymaking; understand the policy process and the role of evidence within it; and apply policy evaluation.

Paper title Healthy Public Policy
Paper code PUBH744
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points 15 points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 23 August 2019), 1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 23 August 2019), 1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 23 August 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,400.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,934.75

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Restriction
PUBH 702
Limited to
MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealMgt, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
Notes
(i) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper. (ii) This paper runs for the first half of the second semester.
Eligibility
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
Contact

Wellington Campus: publichealth.wellington@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.christchurch@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff
Wellington Campus: Professor Louise Signal and Dr Sarah Donovan
Christchurch Campus: Associate Professor Gillian Abel (Overall Convenor)
Dunedin Campus: Dr Rebecca Brookland
Paper Structure
Topics:
  1. Introduction to health and public policy
  2. Block Day - Analysing policy
  3. The policy cycle and process
  4. Agenda setting
  5. Institutions and stakeholders in policymaking
  6. Policy implementation and evaluation
Assessment:
  • Assignment 1 - 45%
  • Assignment 2 - 55%
Teaching Arrangements

Wednesday mornings: 9am-12pm
One block day: Wednesday 17 July, 9am-5pm (to be confirmed)

Textbooks
Text to be confirmed. Please contact the Department.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Assess the historical, socio-political and economic forces that shape public policy
  • Use policy analysis skills to critique existing policy
  • Build on the foundational knowledge to demonstrate a critical understanding of the process of development of public policy, including the role of evidence

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 23 August 2019)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 23 August 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 28, 30-33

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 29

1st Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 23 August 2019)

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Introduction to public policy and its crucial role in population health. Investigation of New Zealand policymaking, process and analysis. Roles of evidence, the media, interest groups and corporations in policy development.

The goals of this paper are to develop an appreciation of the key role that public policy plays in population health and to develop skills in understanding, analysing and intervening in the making of healthy public policy. To this end, the paper is designed to critically investigate public policy and policymaking; understand the policy process and the role of evidence within it; and apply policy evaluation.

Paper title Healthy Public Policy
Paper code PUBH744
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points 15 points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 21 August 2020), 1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 21 August 2020), 1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 21 August 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,428.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,181.50

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Restriction
PUBH 702
Limited to
MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealMgt, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
Notes
(i) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper. (ii) This paper runs for the first half of the second semester.
Eligibility
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
Contact

Wellington Campus: publichealth.uow@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff
Wellington Campus: Professor Louise Signal and Dr Sarah Donovan
Christchurch Campus: Associate Professor Gillian Abel (Overall Convenor)
Dunedin Campus: Dr Rebecca Brookland
Paper Structure
Topics:
  1. Introduction to health and public policy
  2. Block Day - Analysing policy
  3. The policy cycle and process
  4. Agenda setting
  5. Institutions and stakeholders in policymaking
  6. Policy implementation and evaluation
Assessment:
  • Assignment 1 - 45%
  • Assignment 2 - 55%
Teaching Arrangements

Wednesday mornings: 9am-12pm
One block day: Wednesday 15 July, 9am-5pm

Textbooks
Text to be confirmed. Please contact the Department.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Assess the historical, socio-political and economic forces that shape public policy
  • Use policy analysis skills to critique existing policy
  • Build on the foundational knowledge to demonstrate a critical understanding of the process of development of public policy, including the role of evidence

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 21 August 2020)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 21 August 2020)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 28, 30-33

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 29

1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 21 August 2020)

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle