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Policy, Strategy & Planning

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Code

PGRA702

Start

07/02/2022

Duration

15 Weeks

Attendance

Part time - 30 Credit

Fees

£1,500

Course leader

Judy Moore

Overview

This module has been designed to enable the student to gain insight into how policy is developed, implemented and evaluated within the international, national and local context. Students will develop the ability to critically analyse local and national policy, and consider how this is used to shape national and local strategy. Students will use this working knowledge to provide a report that will identify an area of practice that could be developed to better align service delivery to local policy.  

This module will enable students to demonstrate their achievement in relation to the States of Guernsey Competency Framework (2017) sections:

  • Leadership: Seeing the Big Picture
  • Leadership: Changing and Improving
  • Accountability: Achieving Good Commercial Outcomes

Healthcare Leadership Model (NHS Leadership Academy, 2013) dimensions:

  • Connecting our Service
  • Sharing the vision

Leadership Qualities Framework (Skills for Care, 2016) dimensions:

  • Setting direction
  • Delivering the strategy

Course content

Module aims:
This module will provide the student with the opportunity to critically analyse policy within the international, national and local context. It will also enable students to consider how local policy shapes strategy and future service developments, and to be able to make recommendations in service provision to address local policy direction.

Knowledge (understanding):

  1. Critically analyse how policy is developed, implemented and evaluated within the international, national and local context
  2. Critically evaluate the extent to which Policy influences organisational strategy and service developments.
  3. Critically appraise the nature of the terms Policy, Strategy and Plan.

Skills (competencies):

  1. Critically review an area of local practice within the student’s own sphere of influence to determine how effectively service is provided in relation to the local policy agenda
  2. Identify any gaps between service delivery and policy requirement, and provide a critical and persuasive argument for why they should be addressed.

Syllabus:

The student will have the opportunity to explore the following

  • Definition of policy, strategy, plans, project and other related terms
  • Types of public policies
  • The policy process
  • Policy theory
  • Policy development, implementation and evaluation
  • Analysing policies at a local, national and international level.
  • Stakeholder involvement in Policy and Planning
  • Strategic leadership
  • The Learning Organisation

Teaching

The students will undertake 300 hours of independent and facilitated learning over one semester of 15 weeks.

Our pedagogical approach, aligned to Universal Design for Learning (CAST 2018), is to offer a range of teaching and learning experience to enable deep learning and mastery of the subject. Using a blended learning multimedia approach, teaching content will be available using technology such as videos, narrated PowerPoints and podcasts through the Institute’s Learning Pod. Knowledge and understanding, as well as application to the student’s area of practise, will be developed through a range of teaching methods and formative assessment suited to the module content.

To undertake this module students will be expected to apply the knowledge gained to investigate aspects of policy and strategy related to an identified area of their practice, developing strategic leadership skills to recommend a service improvement. They will deliver a poster presentation and develop report writing and presentation skills.
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There will be embedded sessions to address the expectations of studying at Masters level for all students who are new to this level of study, which will also be available to continuing students, as well as access to additional optional study skills sessions, both online and workshop based


Assessment methods
The assessment methods for this module comprise three tasks comprising different methods, and with an option for Task 3. This assessment strategy is designed in accordance with the programme’s pedagogic approach for inclusive learning.
Task 1 will be submitted for summative assessment approximately half way through the module timetable to enable the student to build on the feedback received in their final task.

Task 1:
An on-line forum entry which will critically appraise the concepts of policy, strategy and planning. This will comprise approximately 1,000 words
This assessment will demonstrate the student’s achievement of Learning Outcomes 1. It will contribute to 20% of the total module mark.

Task 2:
A 2,500 word essay which will evaluate how local, national and international Policy have influenced local organisational strategy and service development. It will also appraise the centrality of the need for service development to align with the organizational strategic objectives. 
This assessment will demonstrate the student’s achievement of Learning Outcomes 2 and 3. It will contribute to 40% of the total module mark.

Task 3 Option 1:
A 2,500 word written management report which will identify an area that could be developed to better align service delivery to local policy, organisational strategy or planning”

Or

Task 3 Option 2:
A 20 minute oral presentation which will brief management stakeholders on the analysis as in option 1. the content will be equivalent to 2,500 words of written work.

This assessment will demonstrate the student’s achievement of Learning Outcomes 4 and 5. It will contribute to 40% of the total module mark.

Entry requirements

Students accessing this programme will normally hold a relevant first degree (2:2 or above). Consideration will be given to applicants who have extensive experience and can demonstrate that they have the equivalent 'graduate level' skills by virtue of this experience. These individuals will be able to seek alternative entry through the accreditation of prior learning process. International students must demonstrate competence in English language through IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Funding may be available for States of Guernsey employees. Please discuss with your manager. 

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