Courses Catalogue

Public Policy And Management

COURSE CODE: PAM 7303
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Master of arts in project planning and management
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, program evaluation techniques. It is important to note that new issues, improved leadership, improved governance and the demand for more performance oriented institutions that can compete in a globalized environment are all adding to the importance of public policy and the skills required for developing and managing it.

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