The third assessment task is to write a report that could be presented to the Local
Government Authority of your topic location. This report must: 1) identify and
critique the social epidemiological data that is currently available that could
be used to inform public health practice on your topic; 2) outline what
additional social epidemiological data would need to be collected as well as
how and why it would be needed prior to, during, and after any strategy was
implemented; and 3) outline how the social epidemiological data would be used
to inform other practitioners, researchers and policy makers. This is an INDIVIDUAL assessment.
The report must identify and critique the social epidemiological
data that is currently available that could be used to inform public health
practice on your topic. In addition, it must outline any additional social
epidemiological data that would be required as well as how and why it would be
needed prior to, during, and after any strategy was implemented. The report
must also outline how the social epidemiological data would be used to inform
other practitioners, researchers and policy makers
Only peer reviewed scholarly material should be used. Journals
articles are often more relevant than books due to the long lead time between
the writing and publication of books and because journals are often the forum
where the latest thinking on a topic appears.
Students are expected to conform to the requirements of academic
convention and integrity in all their work. Direct quotations must be clearly
and properly indicated. All non-quotation text must be written in the student's
own words. ALL submissions will be checked for originality using Turnitin.
The report should be a maximum of 1500 words, must use in text
references where appropriate, and have a reference list using the Harvard
style. For specific marking criteria, you can refer to the marking sheet on the
The format for the report should be as follows:
Use the following subheadings (bold). The context of each section
should be as described.
ONE paragraph outlining the nature of the problem in the specific
location you are addressing. This will depend on the topic you chose. Your
introduction MUST state the target population groups that are most at risk in
the context of the topic you have chosen.
SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGICAL DATA
THREE or FOUR paragraphs. Using what you learned from your
literature review, briefly discuss the social epidemiological data. This
includes the findings of what social factors are relevant to your topic AND the
quality of the data as you assess it. You must provide a critique (assessment
of this data) specifically aimed at public health practice. In other words, you
must discuss whether the available data is adequate as a basis for developing
programs in the location you have chosen. If it is not adequate, you must
clearly outline what additional data is needed and why it is needed. That is,
you must state what questions about the topic are NOT answered by available
data and what you would need to know to answer these questions.
APPLICATIONS TO PUBLIC HEALTH
THREE to FOUR Paragraphs. Based on your assessment in the previous
section, discuss how the available and additional data could be used to develop
new public health policy and practice relating to your topic. You will need to
identify possible strategies to address specific target groups and also
indicate what the data discussed above suggests about these target groups.
ONE paragraph summing up what you have discussed and how the users
of your report could proceed in addressing the issue you are addressing.
A list in alphabetical order using the Harvard style. If you are
not familiar with referencing conventions, you can refer to the guide on this
site or seek help from the Academic Learning Centre.
My Topic is diabetes