Examine the external and internal factors that may influence the health behaviours and choices of individuals and groups that impact on the health of the population

Assessing Population Health

SUMMATIVE ASSSSMENT GUIDELINES
Assignment Brief

This assessment takes the form of a 2000 word essay of a community profile of a student’s local population in LONDON BOROUGH OF SUTTON SM1 2SF.
Below is where to get the information on your community profile.
Sources of Information
http://www.apho.org.uk/
click then click on public Health observation welcome to the APHO websites
THEN CHOOSE ONE PROFILE
1. I HAVE DECIDED TO Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles – http://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/sexualhealth/data#gid/8000058/pat/6/ati/102/page/1/par/E12000007/are/E09000002

LOCATION:- LONDON BOROUGH OF SUTTON SM1 2SF.

ESSAY STRUTURE

Introduction – You need to answer the following questions:
a. What? The first paragraph needs to focus on outlining the focus of the essay. This is what is given in the assignment brief above.
b. How? The second paragraph needs to give a brief outline of how the essay is structured. In other words give a brief chronology of how issues are addressed in the essay.
c. Why? The third paragraph needs to focus on why you chose to focus in the issues under study. A good example is the need to meet the module learning outcomes. Other reasons could be you own learning needs or personal interests.
Remember your introduction needs to set the seen clearly and this normally gives the marker an impression of the quality of the essay.
Discussion – This is the main body of the study.
a. Describe the population you have chosen, explaining briefly why it is of interest to you. Explore the factors that influence this population such as such as geographical location, neighbourhood, educational attainment, family, peer groups, culture, socioeconomic factors. (Learning Outcome 2).
b. Provide a detailed health profile of the population, exploring the factors that underlie the profile. (Learning Outcome 4).
c. Analyse the main factors, both past and present, which you believe influence most strongly the contemporary health of the population. This analysis must be related to the determinants of the population’s health, indicators of the population’s risks and morbidity rates. (Learning Outcome 3).
d. Discuss the health needs of the population in relation to theories of health and population trends. (Learning Outcome 1).
e. Examine the external and internal factors that may influence the health behaviours and choices of individuals and groups that impact on the health of the population. (Learning Outcome 2).

Conclusion – The conclusion must not contain any new information.
a. Summary – The first paragraph summarises the key learning points in the essay. Remember there must not be any new information. You can use bullet points to highlight the key issues addressed in the essay.
b. Recommendations – Make any recommendation as to what you think what needs to happen next. An example of this could be what you need to do yourself to understand the subject better.
References – Only sources cited in the essay need to be included in the reference list. Remember you need to use the key sources, which are in your module study guide. You need to obtain a referencing guide from the library to ensure that your referencing is consistent with the recommended system.

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