Application of the Science and Practice of Public Health Assessment

The Application of the Science and Practice of Public Health Assessment.

Task 2 –  2000 word assignment to support the theoretical elements of the resource – individual work

Task 2- (70% of the total mark).The assignment will be 2000 words (+/- 10%); the content will support the development of your Health Promotion Resource. It will reflect the learning outcomes of the module in association with your chosen area of Health Promotion. It is expected that the theoretical elements discussed during the seminars will be applied and examined in relation to the client group within your resource. Critical analysis will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the public health interventions associated with your chosen subject for the resource, along with the skills required by the nurse to implement the public health agenda of the resource. This part of the assignment is to be completed individually. You need to achieve a PASS mark for this piece of work.

Aim of the Assignment

Within this assignment you will be expected to address the marking criteria –

 

  1. The rationale for the health promotion resource is evidence based and addresses the wider political, social, economic and cultural determinants of health

(LO 2 and 4)

 

  1. The role of the nurse in implementing the resource is clearly identified from an individual, group, community and population perspective

(LO 1 and 3)

 

  1. The communication of the resource fits the purpose of the health promotion strategy and employs collaborative strategies to address the needs of the identified population

(LO 3)

 

 

  • Appraise the rationale for your chosen public health topic and client group (1)
  • Critically analyse how political, social, economic and cultural determinants influence your chosen Public Health resource (1)
  • Support the discussion using relevant theory from the areas of Sociology, Social Policy, Public Health and Health Promotion.(1)
  • Apply the evidence base throughout (1, 2 and 3)
  • Apply the resource to practice (2)
  • Evaluate the impact of the resource on your chosen client group or clients with your chosen condition regarding the potential improvement in their wellbeing with regard to relationship centred care. (2)
  • Appraise the role of the nurse and how specific personal skills will enable collaborative working during the implementation of the resource. (2 and 3)
  • Through your assignment you will demonstrate:-
  1. a) Your knowledge, understanding and skill in implementing the health resource.
  2. b) How the effectiveness of the resource after implementation can be assessed at individual, group, community and population levels
  • Refer to the health promotion resource throughout the summary. This link should be clear and explicit.(1, 2 and 3)
  • Present the work in accordance with SHU guidelines ensuring referencing conforms to SHU Harvard principles

 

NB – The numbers (1) relate to the numbers in the marking criteria.

Ensure the assessment answer conclusively answers the following LUs

Learning outcome 1.
Debate the role of the nurse in implementing Public Health perspectives and health promotion strategies at individual, group, community and population levels.
Learning outcome 2.
Appraise evidence based public health interventions for their effectiveness in improving health and well-being and promote recovery in Relationship centred care.
Learning outcome 3.
Differentiate and apply the specific communication and personal skills required for collaborative health care planning with multi-agency teams and diverse service user groups
Learning outcome 4.
Critically analyse the political, social, economic and cultural factors which influence public health, individual and community wellbeing in a global arena.

 

To help you improve your performance in future work, you are advised to:

[Please highlight applicable feedback]

Develop your writing skills

 

There are some useful on-line resources to help with writing skills on the ‘Skills for learning’ site.

 

Click on the ‘Learning Essentials’ tab or follow this link

http://libguides.shu.ac.uk/skills/

 

This link also identifies workshops available you can attend to help

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Increase critical analysis in your work

 

Evaluate the literature you have read rather than just describing it.

There are some useful on-line resources to help with writing skills on the ‘Skills for learning’ site. Click on the ‘Learning Essentials’ tab or follow this link. http://libguides.shu.ac.uk/skills/

 

This link also identifies workshops available you can attend to help

 

Read more widely

 

Improve your searching strategies by Click on the ‘Learning Essentials’ tab or follow this link

http://libguides.shu.ac.uk/skills/

 

Look at ‘Finding information’ section

 

Use good quality sources of information to support your work

 

Try to avoid ‘googling’ to find information.

Note that NHS choices is not an acceptable source for academic work.

You need to use good quality information from good quality sources such as academic journals, government documents, or from recognised and respected organisations

Improve your searching strategies by Click on the ‘Learning Essentials’ tab or follow this link

http://libguides.shu.ac.uk/skills/

 

Look at ‘Finding information’ section

 

Pay particular attention to spelling/ punctuation/ sentence & paragraph construction/ expression

 

This can affect the meaning of what is written. Effective written communication is an essential skill in nursing

Carefully proof read work before submission

 

Again, lack of attention to detail can affect the meaning of what is written. Effective written communication is an essential skill in nursing.

Follow SHU referencing guidelines

 

There is no shortcut to learning how to do this. You need to refer to this guide for all work

 

http://libguides.shu.ac.uk/referencing

 

Ensure your work reflects the assessment brief and module learning outcomes

Review your assessment guidelines within the module site.

Ensure you attend sessions that prepare you for your assessments

Look at FAQs in assessment guidance

 

 

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