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SWM5140 - Policy, program planning and evaluation I

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Associate Professor Max Liddell


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Theories and models of policy making, program planning and evaluation for human service programs. Organisation contexts and political implications. Key steps in planning and evaluation. Students participate in a planning or evaluation project for a community agency and negotiate the plan with that agency. Students will also take SWM5150 in semester 2 and finalise the project.


This unit prepares students to plan for the implementation of a planning or evaluation project via learning:

  1. relevant social theories and organisational theories and models of planning and evaluations;
  2. integrating this knowledge into the preparation of a plan for a human service organisation.


A major report for the community agency (6000 words: 67%); planning and evaluation exercises 3000 words: 33%).