Question Assignment 1- Learning About Public Health Policy

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Introduction : Question Assignment 1- Learning About Public Health Policy.
This assessment allows the students to show that they have integrated the learning about public health policy into their own experience.

Task : Assignment 1- Learning About Public Health Policy.

  • Create a new or choose an existing health policy which addresses an important health issue, excluding policies on seat belts, smoking or helmets
  • Provide a brief description of your health policy e.g. policy title and purpose (200 words)
  • Explain why this policy is important for health using evidence from the literature (with at least 4 references) (550 words)
  • Explain how this policy could be implemented. Include in your discussion the mechanisms required to ensure compliance with your policy e.g. how it might be enforced, encouraged through education etc. (550 words)
  • The word limits for each sections are guides only based on marking weightings, overall your essay should not exceed 3000 words

This assessment allows the students to show that they have integrated the learning about public health policy into their own experience.

Criteria

Follow the checklist as it may  be helpful
  • Do you state the question at the beginning and have you provided an introduction?
  • Do you provide the policy title and explain the purpose of the policy?
  • Have you stated what health issue is addressed by the policy?
  • Have you provided evidence that shows how the policy addresses the health issue?
  • Have you discussed how your policy could be put into practice and incorporating how you will ensure compliance to the policy?
  • Do you make a conclusion?
  • Note you must be concise in your discussion to ensure you do not exceed the word limit