Courses Catalogue

Public Policy Management

COURSE CODE: PAD7101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Administration, PGD
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The course covers the conceptualizations of public policy, the basic concepts, policy processes, models and policy cycle that guide the practice of public policy and management.  The students are exposed to policy typology; the distributive policies, regulatory policies and constituent policies. The course covers, policy formulation process, actors involved in the policy making process, the policy making models, policy analysis, and program evaluation techniques

COURSE Objectives
This course is designed to:

  • Expose students to the dynamics and concepts of public policy making
  • Equip students with policy analysis techniques
  • Ground students to models and theories as employed in public policy making process.
  • Identify the actors and forces involved in the policy making process

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course, the students should be able to;

  • Identify and explain the dynamics and key concepts in the process of Uganda’s public policy formulation
  • Explain vital issues in policy analysis and specific areas of concern for contemporary Ugandan policy makers
  • Differentiate the various models and theories as employed in public policy making process.
  • Identify key actors and forces involved in public policy making