As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to prepare a Public Health report. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.
After completing the module, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and principles underpinning modern public health.
- Examine key elements and evaluate the quality of public health Interventions.
- Examine and apply tools and evidence to make judicial decisions to address a public health problem.
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct an evaluation of the effectiveness of a public health intervention on a topic and make recommendations to address identified problems.
Graduate attributes: Responsible Global Citizenship Understand global issues and their place in a globalised economy, ethical decision making and accountability. Adopt self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in culture.
Please note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will result in a reduction in grade by the same percentage that the word count is exceeded.
You must not include your name in your submission because Arden University operates anonymous marking, which means that markers should not be aware of the identity of the student. However, please do not forget to include your STU number.
This assignment is worth 100% of the marks for the module.
Obesity is a major public health problem. Identify a public health initiative in a country of your choice that addresses obesity. Use this to answer the following questions.
1.Discuss the concepts and principles of modern public health that underpin the initiative you have chosen.
2.Identify and explain the key elements of this public health intervention and how they would be evaluated
3.Review the evidence that supports this intervention and determine if the intervention could be replicated in the neighbouring country to the one it was carried out.
4.Describe ways to evaluate a public health intervention. Which method would you use to evaluate this intervention and justify why.
Student are given opportunity to submit their completed draft to the tutor for formative feedback. This opportunity is for one submission only. To benefit from this, your work must be submitted to the course tutor via email at least 9 working days till the deadline. The feedback is designed to help you develop areas of your work and it helps youdevelop your skills as an independent learner.
If you are a distance learning student, you should submit your work, by email, to your tutor, no later than 2 weeks before the actual submission deadline. If you are a blended learning student, your tutor will give you a deadline for formative feedback and further details. Formative feedback will not be given to work submitted after the above date or the date specified by your tutor - if a blended learning student.
An exceptional information base exploring and analysing the discipline, its theory and any associated ethical considerations. There is sophisticated use and management of learning resources and a high degree of autonomy is demonstrated. Writing is exceptionally well structured and accurately referenced throughout. Where appropriate, outstanding professional skills are demonstrated. The work is original and with some additional effort could considered for internal publication.
An excellent knowledge base within which the discipline is explored and analysed. There is a good degree of originality in the approach. The work demonstrates confidence and autonomy and extends to consider ethical issues. Learning resources have been managed confidently. Writing is exceptionally well structured and accurately referenced throughout. Where appropriate, an excellent level of professional skills are demonstrated and the work demonstrates a high level of intellectual and academic skills.
A very good knowledge base which explores and analyses the discipline, its theory and any associated ethical issues. There is evidence of some originality and independence of thought. A very good range of learning resources underpin the work and there is evidence of growing confidence and self-direction. The work demonstrates the ability to analyse the subject and applytheory with good academic and intellectual skills. Academic writing skills are good, expression is accurate overall and the work is consistently referenced throughout