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ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title PUBH6002: Global and Environmental Health Issues
Assessment Assessment 2: Report - Environmental Risk Assessment
Individual/Group Individual
Length 2500 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include:
a) Examine environmental factors from the local to the global levels that influence health and interpret the relevance to the health of populations.
b) Interpret and analyse the impacts of globalisation on the social, economic, and political determinants of global and local health.
c) Critically analyse ethical elements relevant to environmental health protections, policies, and industry practices, including identification of vulnerable groups.
d) Investigate the relationships between environmental risk factors and social, economic, and political determinants of illness and injury.
e) Critically apply frameworks and interventions to mitigate environmental health issues
Submission Due Sunday following the end of Module 9 (Week 9)
11:55pm AEST/AEDT
Weighting 45%
Total Marks 100 marks
Context
One of the most important strategies to understand the impact of global and local environmental health issues is to conduct a critical analysis of the factors that lead to the problem. The DPSEEA (Driving forces, pressures, state, exposures, effects, actions) framework was developed on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO), to establish and analyse the cause-to-effect chain of environmental issues. The DPSEEA frameworks enables the analysis of each factor that impact the health of a given population (WHO, 1999).
The DPSEEA was designed to support actions to reduce the burden of disease linked to the environmental health issue and to improve communication between key stakeholders. Completing this assessment, the student will develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of establishing the structural drivers of environmental health issues, and the causal relationship between them. Critical analysis of these factors allows for a clear understanding of the nature of the health crisis, and the potential gaps in policy, procedure and legislation that trigger it.
Task:
Write a report using the Driving forces, Pressures, States, Exposures, Effects and Actions (DPSEEA) framework to analyse the impact of an environmental health issue from in a specific region. Describe the links between cause and effect and develop actions to target the chosen issue. Please follow the task instructions below.
Instructions:
Choose a SPECIFIC geographical region in the world (such as a suburb, city, state, region, country) facing the impact of an environmental health issues CAUSED by one of the following:
- Unsafe drinking water/Water insecurity/Sanitation
- Solid waste and Hazardous/toxic substances management
- Housing and the built environment (including noise and traffic accidents)
- Disasters due to natural or man-made hazards
- Food security and safety
- Vector-borne disease
- Climate and geography
- Ocean pollution
WHO DPSEEA framework link:
World Health Organization. (2002). Health in sustainable development planning: the role of indicators (No. WHO/HDE/HID/02.11, pp 107-120). World Health Organization.
https://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/IndicatorsChapter7.pdf?ua=1
Write a report of the environmental health issue impacting your chosen region addressing the following key points:
o Describe and link each of the Driving forces, Pressures, State changes, Exposures, Effects and current Actions relevant to the impact of the environmental health issue in the chosen region.
o Identify and describe any vulnerable populations that are disproportionately affected by the problem.
o What are the legislative and regulatory measures intended to control this health risk at the national, regional, and local levels? o Identify and describe any social, political, or economic influences that are not captured by the DPSEEA framework.
o Research and discuss the gaps in management in different sectors (Government and non-government) that triggered the environmental health issue in the chosen region (based on your framework investigation).
o What is the role of existing health agencies and other agencies, key stakeholders including community groups, critical infrastructure addressing the environmental health issue?
o Based on your findings, review and analyse the literature related to the environmental health issue and propose 3-4 evidence-based recommendations addressing the gaps in current policy, regulation, and management in your chosen region.
Referencing
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here https://library.torrens.edu.au/academicskills/apa/tool
Submission Instructions
Submit this task via the Assessment 2 link. Please save your Assessment and submit it as the title of your submission using the following naming convention: subj code_Module#_surname_first name initial_assessment title
E.g. PUBH6002_M2_Jones_S_case study
Academic Integrity Declaration
I declare that except where I have referenced, the work I am submitting for this assessment task is my own work. I have read and am aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure viewable online at http://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms
I am aware that I need to keep a copy of all submitted material and their drafts, and I will do so accordingly.
Assessment Rubric
Assessment Attributes 0-49%
(Fail)
Poor
50-64%
(Pass)
Functional
65-74%
(Credit)
Proficient
75-84%
(Distinction)
Advanced
85-100%
(High Distinction)
Exceptional
Grade description
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.
Exhibits knowledge and understanding of evidence-based approaches to environmental risk assessment and
management (30%)
Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge/understanding of the use of the DPSEEA framework, the causal chain of events and understanding health challenges of a specific environmental health issue.
Key components of the assignment are not addressed
Limited or no summary of concepts of the cause and effect of environmental health .issues Demonstrates a functional Knowledge/understanding of the use of the DPSEEA framework, the causal chain of events and understanding health challenges of a specific environmental health issue.
Often conflates/confuses assertion of personal opinion with information substantiated by evidence from the research/subject materials.
Resemble a recall or summary of key concepts of the cause and effect of environmental health issues.
Demonstrates thorough knowledge/understanding of the use of the DPSEEA framework, the causal chain of events and understanding health challenges of a specific environmental health issue.
Support personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research/subject materials.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts cause and effect of environmental health issues.
Demonstrates advanced knowledge and highly developed understanding of the use of the DPSEEA framework, the causal chain of events and understanding health challenges of a specific
environmental health issue
Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts cause and effect of environmental health issues.
Demonstrates exceptional knowledge and a sophisticated understanding of the use of the DPSEEA framework, the causal chain of events and understanding health challenges of a specific environmental health issue.
Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Exceptional capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts about cause and effect of environmental health issues.
Critical reasoning, presentation, and defence of an argument and/or position:
Critical analysis of the
DPSEEA framework causal links and the identification and discussion of the economic, social and
political drivers of environmental health issues.
Critical analysis of the relationship between the above factors and how they drive health crisis.
Critical analysis of the legislative/procedural/poli cy gaps that lead to crisis
(35%)
Specific position
(Perspective or argument) fails to take into account the complexities of the issue(s) or scope of the assignment.
Limited or no analysis and limited reasoning of the relationship between the above factors and how they drive health crisis.
Limited or no analysis and reasoning of the legislative, procedural and policy gaps that lead to crisis.
An acceptable analysis, reasoning and defence of the DPSEEA framework causal links and the identification and discussion of the economic, social and political drivers of environmental health issues with some argument not completely justified.
An acceptable analysis and reasoning of the relationship between the above factors and how they drive health crisis showing some limitations in the analysis.
An acceptable analysis and reasoning of the legislative, procedural and policy gaps that lead to crisis missing some links between the gaps and the issue.
A proficient analysis, reasoning and defence of the DPSEEA framework causal links and the identification and discussion of the economic, social and political drivers of environmental health issues.
A proficient analysis and reasoning of the relationship between the above factors and how they drive health crisis showing some limitations in the analysis
A proficient analysis and reasoning of the legislative, procedural and policy gaps that lead to crisis missing some links between the gaps and the issue.
An advanced analysis, reasoning and defence of the DPSEEA framework causal links and the identification and discussion of the economic, social and political drivers of environmental health issues.
An advanced analysis and reasoning of the relationship between the above factors and how they drive health crisis showing some limitations in the analysis
An advanced analysis and reasoning of the legislative, procedural and policy gaps that lead to crisis
A sophisticated analysis, reasoning and defence of the DPSEEA framework causal links and the identification and discussion of the economic, social and political drivers of environmental health issues.
A sophisticated analysis and reasoning of the relationship between the above factors and how they drive health crisis.
An exceptional analysis and reasoning of the legislative, procedural and policy gaps that lead to crisis.
Analysis and application with synthesis of new
knowledge
Understanding of current policies, regulation, and management of the issue, and use of evidence to make recommendations for improvements (25%)
Limited synthesis and analysis of the literature related to the environmental health issue and proposed 3-4 evidence-based recommendations addressing the gaps in
current policy, regulation, and management in your chosen region.
.
Demonstrated analysis and synthesis of new knowledge of the literature related to the environmental health issue and proposed 3-4 evidence-based recommendations addressing the gaps in current policy, regulation, and management in your chosen region.
Well-developed analysis and synthesis of the literature related to the environmental health issue and proposed 3-4 evidencebased recommendations addressing the gaps in current policy, regulation, and management in your chosen region.
Thoroughly developed and creative analysis and synthesis of the literature related to the environmental health issue and proposed 3-4 evidencebased recommendations addressing the gaps in
current policy, regulation, and management in your chosen region.
Highly sophisticated and creative analysis and synthesis of the literature related to the environmental health issue and proposed 3-4 evidencebased recommendations addressing the gaps in
current policy, regulation, and management in your chosen region.
Recommendations are
clearly justified based on the analysis/synthesis.
Substantiation/research
(5%)
Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas.
The report does not discriminate personal opinion and information and shows limited or no evidence of independent research.
Demonstrates consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed.
The report shows some mistakes between assertion of personal opinion and information with some evidence from independent research.
Demonstrates consistent use of high quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas.
The report discriminates between
assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from independent research.
Consistently demonstrates expert use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop appropriate arguments and statements. Shows evidence of reading beyond the key reading.
The report discriminates between
assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from independent research.
Demonstrates expert use of high-quality, credible, and relevant research sources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows extensive evidence of reading beyond the key reading.
The report systematically
and critically discriminates
between
assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from independent research.
Grammar and referencing (5%) Poorly written, does not adheres to the academic genre e.g., with introduction, conclusion,
or summary) and has errors in spelling, grammar, sentence, and paragraph construction.
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.
There are some mistakes in using the APA style.
Is well-written, adheres to
the academic genre (e.g., with introduction, conclusion, or summary) and has accurate spelling, grammar, sentence, and paragraph construction.
There are no mistakes in using the APA style. Is very well-written, adheres to the academic genre and has accurate spelling, grammar, sentence, and paragraph construction.
There are no mistakes in using the APA style.
Expertly written, adheres to the academic genre and has accurate spelling, grammar, sentence, and paragraph construction.
There are no mistakes in using the APA Style.
The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment
SLO a) Examine environmental factors from the local to the global levels that influence health and interpret the relevance to the health of populations.
SLO b) Interpret and analyse the impacts of globalisation on the social, economic, and political determinants of global and local health.
SLO c) Critically analyse ethical elements relevant to environmental health protections, policies, and industry practices, including identification of vulnerable groups.
SLO d) Investigate the relationships between environmental risk factors and social, economic, and political determinants of illness and injury.
SLO e) Critically apply frameworks and interventions to mitigate environmental health issues
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