Recent Question/Assignment

Due Date Sunday 4 June 2017, 11.45pm
Method of Submission Submit online through turnitin on the Moodie site
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Weighting 40%
Length 2000 words (excluding executive summary, referencing and appendices)
Subject Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Task Choose a public health issue that is of interest to you and:
Briefly describe what is currently known about this issue and the population group(s) most likely affected
Compare and contrast at least three interventions that have been implemented to produce change for your chosen issue and critically evaluate them in terms of effectiveness and ethical practice Conclude which intervention was most effective and why
Summarise your findings in an information
leaflet/brochure/infographic that could be understood by a lay person affected by the issue and include it in your Appendix.
Use a report format including an executive summary (maximum 200 words on a separate page); a 12-point font, and double line spacing; and show your actual word count on the front page of the assignment.
You are expected to read widely in the scholarly literature (i.e. peer-reviewed journals) for this assignment. Fifteen to 20 references would be considered adequate for this topic.
Assessment Criteria Search Strategy - You must include a copy of your search strategy as an Appendix. It will show:
A list of the electronic databases and Internet sites you chose
(NOT search engines). Briefly justify your choice in terms of how you thought they would contribute to the quality, relevance, and comprehensiveness of your search results.
The key words and other terms you used when analysing the question and explain how and why you combined your search
terms to widen or limit your search with connectors AND / OR.
The inclusion and exclusion criteria you used to select the final articles for your assignment from the list of articles that resulted from your
searches. 5 marks
Executive summary - as per Self-assessment Checklist Item 1
4 marks
Introduction - as per Self-assessment Checklist Item 2 3 marks Body - as per Self-assessment Checklist Item 3, including
The importance of the issue to public health is clearly explained Supported by up-to-date data
National and international literature, as appropriate, is used to investigate the identified areas
Relevant, and comprehensive arguments are clearly stated Strengths and weaknesses of current knowledge and practice are evaluated, including the ethical practice of interventions reviewed 10 marks
Conclusion - as per Self-assessment Checklist Item 4 4 marks Referencing - as per Self-assessment Checklist Item 5 4 marks
Information leaflet/brochure/infographic content - Clearly communicates up-to-date information about your chosen issue, including effective and ethical practice, expressed in easy to understand language and is visually engaging. 10 marks
You must complete and attach (1) the Report Self-assessment Checklist to your assignment - one mark will be deducted if not included
This is an individual assessment task.