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ASSESSMENT
3 Report: Analysing a contemporary Australian public health policy using a theoretical framework – domestic violence
Due Date 30 October 11.59PM
Weighting 45%
Length 2500
Task Theoretical frameworks assist us to understand a policy area in a way that makes relationships of influence more clear (Sabatier 2002).
This assessment will give you the opportunity to integrate the major themes of this course and apply them to understand one aspect of the public health policy area of Family and Domestic Violence.
•Explore and discuss the international policy actions which influence national, regional and local decisions
•Use a theoretical framework to analyse the Australian policy agenda for an aspect of domestic violence
•Identify the strategies and unique perspectives for the stakeholders
Assessment
Criteria 1. Select and describe a theoretical framework for public policy development.
Briefly identify a framework of your choice and explain its origin. 2. Describe the Family and Domestic Violence policy area using the chosen framework.
Explain how the policy area translates into the elements of the framework:
•Identification of stakeholder groups
•Identification of existing policies
•Identification of political context
3. Review current Family and Domestic Violence policy using the framework to organise your response. Provide:
•Succinct summary of what has been implemented at national and regional levels
•Comments on the effectiveness of reviewed policies and an explanation of how effectiveness was evaluated
•Discussion of current policy impact on public health principles – equity; social justice; social determinants.
4. Discuss alternative strategies. Discuss:
•Tensions and alliances within the stakeholder groups
•Evidence of the benefits of policy alternatives
•Potential impact of the alternative policy on public health principles – equity; social justice; social determinants
5. Give an analysis of the usefulness of the theoretical framework in this policy context and in general.
Was the theoretical framework you chose useful? In what way?
What are the uses and limitations of theoretical frameworks?
6. Structure and presentation of paper.
12 font, one and a half line spaced
Introduction, paragraphs, conclusion
References (including correct in-text referencing)
Diversity of academic literature, use of compulsory readings /5
/10
/10
/10
/7
/3
Assessment
Minimum attendance requirements
Students are expected to attend all classes. Attendance records are kept for tutorials and students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of all tutorials. Where attendance is affected due to illness or misadventure an application for academic consideration will need to be lodged. Failure to comply may result in a failure in the subject.
Minimum performance requirements
All assessment tasks must be submitted. To achieve a passing grade in the subject students must achieve a total mark of 50% or over and obtain a minimum of 45% in each task weighted 40% or higher. Students who do not meet the minimum performance requirements (i.e. complete all assessment tasks) may be given a TF (Technical Fail) grade on their Academic Transcript.
Where Professional Experience is attached to a subject, students must receive a satisfactory grade for their Professional Experience, as well as the coursework to receive a pass for the subject. An unsatisfactory grade for Professional Experience regardless of performance on coursework will result in a TF (Technical Fail) grade on their Academic Transcript. See the General Course Rules at
http://www.uow.edu.au/handbook/generalcourserules/index.html
See also the Code of Practice – Student Professional Experience http://www.uow.edu.au/about/policy/UOW058662.html
Scaling
Marks awarded for any assessment task (including examinations) may be subject to scaling at the end of the session by the School Assessment Committee (SAC) and/or the Faculty Assessment Committee (FAC). Marks may be scaled in accordance with University policy. Scaling will not affect any individual student’s rank order within their cohort. For more information refer to Standards for Finalisation of Student Results http://www.uow.edu.au/about/policy/UOW039331.html
Supplementary Assessment
Supplementary assessment may be offered to students whose performance in this subject is close to that required to pass the subject, and are otherwise identified as meriting an offer of a supplementary assessment. The precise form of supplementary assessment will be determined at the time the offer of a supplementary is made. For more information refer to the Supplementary Assessment Guidelines http://www.uow.edu.au/about/policy/UOW116801.html
Grades of Performance for a subject
• High Distinction 85% to 100%
• Distinction 75% to 84%
• Credit 65% to 74%
• Pass 50% to 64%
• Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory completion (e.g. Professional Experience placements) • Fail 0% to 49%
• Technical Fail (where minimum performance level requirements are not met)
Faculty of Social Sciences Grade & Mark Descriptors
Grade Mark Descriptor
High Distinction
HD 85-100 A high distinction grade (HD) is awarded for performance that provides sufficient evidence of an outstanding level of attainment of the subject learning outcomes, demonstrating all of the attributes of a distinction grade plus:
• consistent evidence of deep and critical understanding in relation to the subject learning outcomes
• substantial originality and insight in identifying, generating and communicating competing arguments, perspectives or problem solving approaches
• critical evaluation of problems, their solutions and their implications
• creativity in application as appropriate to the discipline
Distinction D 75-84 A distinction grade (D) is awarded for performance that provides sufficient evidence of a superior level of attainment of the subject learning outcomes, demonstrating all of the attributes of a credit grade plus:
• evidence of integration and evaluation of critical ideas, principles and theories
• distinctive insight and ability in applying relevant skills and concepts in relation to subject learning outcomes
• demonstration of frequent originality in defining and analysing issues or problems and providing solutions
• the use of means of communication appropriate to the discipline and the audience
Credit C 65-74 A credit grade (C) is awarded for performance that provides sufficient evidence of a high level of attainment of the subject learning outcomes, demonstrating all of the attributes of a pass grade plus:
• evidence of learning that goes beyond replication of content knowledge or skills relevant to the subject learning outcomes
• demonstration of substantial understanding of fundamental concepts in the field of study
• demonstration of the ability to apply these concepts in a variety of contexts
• convincing arguments with appropriate coherent
justification
• communication of ideas fluently and clearly in terms of the conventions of the discipline.
Pass
P 50-64 A pass grade (P) is awarded for performance that provides sufficient evidence of a satisfactory level attainment of the subject learning outcomes, demonstrating:
• understanding and application of fundamental concepts of the field of study
• routine arguments with acceptable justification;
• communication of information and ideas adequately in terms of the conventions of the discipline.
Fail
F 50 A fail grade (F) is given for performance that does not provide sufficient evidence of attainment of the subject learning outcomes.
Technical Fail TF Minimum performance level requirements for at least one assessment item in the subject have not met despite the student achieving at least a satisfactory level of achievement.
Submission and Return of Assessment Items
Procedures for submission and return of assessed work
• Written assignments should be word processed in 12 point font and double-spaced.
• All assignments should be submitted with a coversheet (see back of the outline for appropriate templates). Students are responsible for ensuring that the receipt (at the bottom of the coversheet) is signed and that they retain it until the assignment is returned. Electronic receipts must also be kept until the assignment mark is posted.
• Copies of assignments made before submission should be retained by students.
• Hard copy assignments should be submitted in tutorials to the tutor unless alternative arrangements are made by the Subject Coordinator.
• Online/Electronic Submission – Special requirements for online submission and return of work will be provided by your lecturer or Subject Coordinator where relevant. A coversheet (using the appropriate template) must be submitted for all online work.
• An assignment may only be posted by arrangement with the Subject Coordinator. The date of submission will be the postmark date-stamped on the assignment envelope. Posted assignments should be sent to:
Belinda Giles
School of Health and Society University of Wollongong, Wollongong 2522.
• Assignments to be emailed should be marked to the appropriate email address.
• Unless directed otherwise, marked assignments will be available within 3 weeks of submission. The Subject Coordinator will advise students of the procedure for returning marked assignments.
• Assignments will be retained for 21 days after distribution of mark or release of final grade. For further information refer to Code of Practice – Teaching and Assessment: http://www.uow.edu.au/about/policy/UOW058666.html
Late submission
Faculty of Social Sciences guidelines specify the following penalties:
Up to one week late 20% of marks will be deducted.
Up to two weeks late 50% of marks will be deducted.
More than two weeks late no marks for the assessment will be awarded – please note that assignments should be submitted even when no mark is to be awarded so that subject requirements are met. Refer Code of Practice Teaching and Assessment: http://www.uow.edu.au/about/policy/UOW058666.html
Extensions
Extensions of time to submit material for assessment can only be granted in exceptional circumstances such as illness, injury, other serious cause, or extenuating circumstance - further details are available at http://www.uow.edu.au/about/policy/UOW058721.html
Extensions are considered only when applied for through a Student Academic Consideration.
N.B. This Subject Outline provides details of requirements for the subject and this information includes the dates for the submission of work for assessment. Pressure of work, either from employment or from other subjects, is not an acceptable reason for seeking an extension of time.
Student Academic Consideration
Applications from students for academic consideration should be made only on the grounds of serious or extenuating circumstances. You can apply for academic consideration in Student Online Services (SOLS). Applications for academic consideration are governed by the University’s Student Academic Consideration Policy at http://www.uow.edu.au/about/policy/UOW058721.html
Do not assume that an application for academic consideration will be automatically granted.
Referencing
The Harvard referencing system is used in the School of Geography & Sustainable Communities and the School of Health & Society. The APA referencing system is used in the School of Education and the School of Psychology. These are also known as author-date systems due to the order of the information presented. Failure to document adequately and fully is to ignore scholarly rules – and run the risk of plagiarism. Please consult the UOW library website for further information:
http://www.library.uow.edu.au/resourcesbytopic/UOW026621.html
Plagiarism
The University’s policy on acknowledgement practice and plagiarism provides detailed information about how to acknowledge the work of others: http://www.uow.edu.au/about/policy/UOW058648.html
The University’s Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Policy, Faculty Handbooks and subject guides clearly set out the University’s expectation that students submit only their own original work for assessment and avoid plagiarising the work of others or cheating. Re-using any of your own work (either in part or in full) which you have submitted previously for assessment is not permitted without appropriate acknowledgement. Plagiarism can be detected and has led to students being expelled from the University.
The use by students of any website that provides access to essays or other assessment items (sometimes marketed as ‘resources’), is extremely unwise. Students who provide an assessment item (or provide access to an assessment item) to others, either directly or indirectly (for example by uploading an assessment item to a website) are considered by the university to be intentionally or recklessly helping other students to cheat. This is considered academic misconduct and students place themselves at risk of being expelled from the University
Turnitin
Assignments submitted to this subject will be requested in electronic format. An originality check through Turnitin or other text matching software may be undertaken for any submitted assignment.

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