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Unit convenor and teaching staff
Admission to MPASR (OUA) or GradDipPASR (OUA) or MPSP (OUA)
Social impact assessment (SIA) is an important assessment tool which applies social science methodologies to the evaluation of a wide range of public policy proposals, including those relating to land use planning, social policies and public health. This unit addresses the theory and methods of SIA, discusses the public policy processes which use this assessment, and applies a critical perspective to the ethical dilemmas facing the SIA practitioner. There is a practical focus to the course work through the use of current case studies, and this provides students with an insight into pressures and political difficulties frequently encountered. Students will learn how to recognise and respond to these problems, and present issues to non-specialist audiences. All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see www.open.edu.au
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Please note the Faculty policy in relation to late assessment submissions is as follows: Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests, etc.
|Research essay||30%||No||23.59 23/08/21|
|Critique of a case study||40%||No||23.59 27/09/21|
|Visual representation of key SIA issues||30%||No||23.59 01/11/21|
1500 word research essay drawing on academic and grey literature to explain social impact issues raised by a proposed project or policy
2000 word critical review of a social impact assessment or similar document
Visual representation of social impact issues in a form suited to an identified audience with 600 words accompanying written commentary
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This course is delivered via recorded lectures, a reading list, recommended learning activities and participation in online discussion forums.
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