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|
|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|
- PUBH 702
- Limited to
- MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealMgt, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
- (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.
- Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
- More information link
- View more information on postgraduate studies in Public Health
- 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
- Introduction to health and public policy
- Block Day - Analysing policy
- The policy cycle and process
- Agenda setting
- Institutions and stakeholders in policymaking
- Policy implementation and evaluation
- Assignment 1 - 45%
- Assignment 2 - 55%
- Teaching Arrangements
Wednesday mornings: 9am-12pm
One block day: Wednesday 15 July, 9am-5pm
- 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,
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