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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Max Liddell


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%).

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Uschi Bay