In order to achieve full marks, you must submit your work before the deadline. Work that is submitted late – up to five working days after the published submission deadline - will be accepted and marked. However, the element of the module’s assessment to which the work contributes will be capped with a maximum mark of 40%.
Work cannot be submitted if the period of 5 working days after the deadline has passed (unless there is an approved extension). Failure to submit within the relevant period will mean that you have failed the assessment.
Knowledge and Understanding
Critically review key sources of information to underpin comparative analysis.
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferrable skills
Applying comparative research methodologies.
You work for the World Health Organisation, as a Health Systems Analyst and have been asked to write a report on the following -
Using comparative methodology, compare and contrast the contributions of ONE stakeholder in the United Kingdom’s and United States of America’s healthcare systems.
Choose One stakeholder from the following -
- Private Sector
The ARU generic report writing structure is recommended, please see guides on the VLE for further information.
In writing your report you are expected to use theoretical perspectives, you have studied during the course or from your research, and make reference to national evidence.
It is expected that you will use 8-10 independently researched academic sources from the ARU library
Assignment submissions will be marked with reference to the below criteria, as summarised in Table 1, based on ARU Level 6 generic grading criteria.
- Application of comparative methodology theory to healthcare systems analysis. (40 marks)
- Evidence of critical and comparative analysis of the role of a stakeholder specific to a health issue in the UK and USA (50 marks)
- Demonstration of academic skills (10 marks)