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Health Data for Decision Making
Assignment One (30%):
Length: 800-900 words
Due Date: 20 September, 2015
This assignment is to be completed and submitted by each student working individually.
Identify a Local Government Municipal Public Health Plan and provide a concise report about the sources and use of data presented in the plan. Make sure you address the following areas:
• Identify the sources of the data on which the plan is based
• Describe how the data have been used to inform the plan
• Comment on the reliability of the data on which the plan is based
• Critically analyse the appropriateness of the data for the uses to which they have been put in the report
• Identify other sources and types of data which would also have been useful to have been used and why
Pay attention to the formatting and referencing guidelines for submitting essays, and the general presentation of your assignment.
Assignment One Marking Criteria:

You were asked to address the following areas Marks
Sources of data used in plan /4
How the data have been used /5

Reliability of data used in the context of the plan as evidence
/5
The appropriateness of the data for the uses to which they have been put in the report /5

Other sources and types of data which would also have been useful to have been used, and why
/5
Attention to formatting and referencing and word length
(800-900 words) /3
General presentation /3
Total /30

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