Courses Catalogue

Public Policy Management

COURSE CODE: PAD 2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Administration, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the public policy-making process, to the basics of policy analysis, and to the substance of some of today’s major policy debates. Public Policy and Management introduces students to the strategic, analytical and professional knowledge and skills necessary for their careers in the government, non-profit and private sectors. Students will learn what it means to analyze, design and implement policy in current institutional and regulatory environments.

COURSE AIM

This course aims to introduce to students the theory and practice of public policy for current and future public servants and those interested in knowing more about how policy is made.

Course Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Enhancing the ability to understanding and analyzing public policy
  • Have an advanced understanding of theories and contemporary developments in the field of public policy
  • Analyze critically, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities within the field of public policy
  • Analyze, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems within the field of public policy
  • Apply their knowledge and skills within the field of public policy to demonstrate autonomy and display well developed judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner