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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Title STAT6001: Public Health Informatics
Assessment Assessment 2: Option A: Summarising eHealth/Telehealth
Individual/Group Individual
Length 1,000 words
Learning Outcomes This ass
1. essment address the following learning outcomes:
Synthesise knowledge of public health informatics
2. Analyse the role of ICT in public health management and healthcare access and service delivery
3. Evaluate the innovative use of ICT, including mHealth, eHealth and social media strategies for health promotion, disease outbreak and risk communication, emergencies and disaster response
7. Evaluate the ways that systems, infrastructure and resources can constrain the effective applications of ICT
Submission Due Sunday following the end of Module 3 at 11:55pm AEST/AEDT*
Weighting 20%
Total Marks 100 marks
*Please Note: This time is Sydney time (AEST or AEDT). Please convert to your own time zone (eg. Adelaide = 11:25pm).
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Instructions:
In this 1,000-word Assignment, you may choose between Option A and Option B:
Option A
Telemedicine in Africa
Read the Bediang et al. (2014) article found in the Week 1 Learning Resources.
Summarise the intended health benefits of the project, and critique it in light of criticisms of pilotitus (i.e. short-term projects), neo-colonialism (where only a certain few control knowledge/expertise) and lack of evaluation of ICT, along with the challenges of introducing the project in resourceconstrained health systems and infrastructure challenges.
Assessment Criteria:
Write a 1,000-word report that:
• Summarises the intended health benefits of the project. (20%)
• Critiques the project in terms of pilotitus (ie short-term pilot projects), neo-colonialism (where only a certain few control knowledge/expertise) and lack of evaluation of ICT. (30%)
• Identifies the challenges of introducing the project in a constrained health system and demonstrates an understanding of the infrastructure challenges of the project. (15%)
• Recommends strategies for addressing the challenges identified from Learning Resources and wider research, (15%)
• Uses academic conventions, including appropriate resources and referencing. (20%)
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Marking Rubric:
Assessment
Attributes
0-34
(Fail 2 – F2)
Unacceptable 35-49
(Fail 1 – F1)
Poor 50-64
(Pass -P)
Functional 65-74
(Credit - CR)
Proficient 75-84
(Distinction – DN)
Advanced 85-100
(High Distinction – HD)
Exceptional
Grade Description (Grading Scheme)
Evidence of unsatisfactory achievement of one or more of the learning objectives of the subject, insufficient understanding of the subject content and/or unsatisfactory level of skill development. Evidence of satisfactory achievement of subject learning objectives, the development of
relevant skills to a competent level, and adequate interpretation and critical analysis skills. Evidence of a good level of understanding, knowledge and skill development in relation to the content of the subject or work of a superior quality on the majority of the learning objectives of the subject. Demonstration of a high level of interpretation and critical analysis skills. Evidence of a high level of
achievement of the learning objectives of the subject demonstrated in such areas as interpretation and
critical analysis, logical argument, use of methodology and communication skills. Evidence of an exceptional level of achievement of learning objectives across the entire content of the course demonstrated in such areas as interpretation and critical analysis, logical argument, creativity, originality, use of methodology and communication skills.
Knowledge and understanding
Summarises the intended health benefits of the project.
(20%)
Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge.
Key components of the assignment are not addressed.
Knowledge/understand
ing of the field or discipline.
Resembles a recall or summary of key ideas.
Often conflates/confuses assertion of personal opinion with Thorough knowledge/understandi
ng of the field or discipline/s. Supports personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence A sophisticated understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by
information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials. Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Mastery of concepts and application to new
situations/further learning.
Critical reasoning, presentation and defence of an argument and/or position
Critiques the project in terms of pilotitus (ie short-term pilot projects), neo-colonialism (where only a certain few control knowledge/expertise) and lack of evaluation of ICT.
(30%)
Specific position (perspective or argument) fails to take into account the complexities of the issue(s) or scope of the assignment.
Makes assertions that are not justified.
Specific position (perspective or argument) begins to take into account the issue(s) or scope of the assignment.
Justifies any conclusions reached with arguments not merely assertion. Specific position (perspective or argument) takes into account the complexities of the issue(s) or scope of the assignment. Others’ points of view are acknowledged.
Justifies any conclusions reached with wellformed arguments not merely assertion.
Specific position (perspective or argument) is expertly presented and accurately takes into account the complexities of the issue(s) and scope of the assignment.
Justifies any conclusions reached with welldeveloped arguments. Specific position (perspective or argument) is presented expertly, authoritatively and imaginatively, accurately taking into account the complexities of the issue(s) and scope of the assignment. Limits of position are acknowledged.
Justifies any conclusions reached with sophisticated arguments.
Analysis and application with
synthesis of new knowledge
Identifies the challenges of introducing the project in a constrained health system and demonstrates an understanding of the infrastructure challenges of the project.
(15%)
Recommends strategies for addressing the challenges identified from Learning Resources and wider research
(15%) Limited synthesis and analysis.
Limited application/recommendations based upon analysis. Demonstrated analysis and synthesis of new knowledge with application.
Shows the ability to interpret relevant information and literature.
Well-developed analysis and synthesis with application of recommendations linked to analysis/synthesis. Thoroughly developed and creative analysis and synthesis with application of pretested models and / or independently developed models and justified
recommendations
linked to analysis/synthesis. Highly sophisticated and creative analysis, synthesis of new with existing knowledge.
Strong application by way of pretested models and / or independently developed models. Recommendations are clearly justified based on the analysis/synthesis. Applying knowledge to new situations/other cases.
Use of academic and discipline conventions and sources of evidence
Use of academic conventions including appropriate resources and referencing (20%) *General assessment criteria shown below
Poorly written with errors in spelling, grammar.
Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas.
There are mistakes in using the APA style. Is written according to academic genre (e.g. with introduction, conclusion or summary) and has accurate spelling, grammar, sentence and paragraph construction.
Demonstrates consistent use of credible and relevant Is well-written and adheres to the academic genre (e.g. with introduction, conclusion or summary).
Demonstrates consistent use of high quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas.
Is very well-written and adheres to the academic genre.
Consistently demonstrates expert use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop appropriate Expertly written and adheres to the academic genre.
Demonstrates expert use of high-quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows extensive evidence of reading
research sources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed.
There are no mistakes in using the APA style. There are no mistakes in using the APA style. arguments and statements. Shows evidence of reading beyond the key reading.
There are no mistakes in using the APA style. beyond the key reading.
There are no mistakes in using the APA Style.
*General Assessment Criteria:
• Provides a lucid introduction
• Shows a sophisticated understanding of the key issues
• Shows the ability to interpret relevant information and literature in relation to your chosen topic
• Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts
• Shows evidence of reading beyond the key reading
• Justifies any conclusions reached with well-formed arguments not merely assertion
• Provides a conclusion or summary
• Use of academic writing and presentation and grammar:
• Complies with normal academic standards of legibility, referencing and bibliographical details (including reference list).
• Is written clearly with accurate spelling, grammar and sentence and paragraph construction
• Appropriate citation and referencing used (using APA style)

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