Your assignment should be word-processed (handwritten assignments are not accepted), using time new roman size 12 font, double spaced, with numbered pages and your student number printed as a footer on every page. The word limits stated for this assignment excludes the reference list at the end of the assignment but include all text in the main body of the assignment (including direct quotations, in-text citations, footnotes, tables, diagrams, and graphs). Please be aware that exceeding the word count limit will affect the academic judgment of the piece of work and may result in the award of a lower mark. Please make sure you do not provide +/-10% of the word limit.
Appendices are not considered a supplement, and thus, will not be assessed as part of the content of the assignment. As such, they will not contribute to the grade awarded, however it may be appropriate to use an Appendices section for any material which is a useful reference for the reader. Please note that appendices are not included in the word count. The majority of references should come from primary sources (e.g., journal articles, conference papers, reports, etc.) a
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Marking and assessment This assignment will be marked out of 100% This assignment contributes 70% of the total module marks. Passing grade:50% Learning outcomes assessed in this assessment 2 Critically analyze key explanations for inequalities in health and the role of the social determinants of health 3 Critically evaluate policies and strategies aimed at improving health and reducing health inequalities
In the first assignment, you discussed the public health approach to breastfeeding in your country. In the second assignment, please chose a public health issue from the listed below and examine the social determinants of health impacting the chosen issue in your country.
Critically evaluate the policies and strategies aimed at improving the chosen for assignment public health issue and make suggestions of public health actions and evidence-based interventions to tackle the problem. Public Health issues:
1. Poverty reduction
2. Improve working and living conditions
3. Clean water and sanitation
Your work should include and cover the following sections/aspects and content (as shown and stated in the table below). The specific percentage marks allocated to each section/aspect of your work is stated below. Your work should include and cover the following sections/aspects and content (as shown and stated in the table below). The specific percentage marks allocated to each section/aspect of your work is stated below. Section/aspect Content to cover Marks available Introduction Provide an overview and public health importance of the chosen public health issue in your own country.
Discuss the relevant statistics and economic burden of the issue locally (your own country) and globally. 15 Marks
Discussion Identify the social determinants (use one of the theoretical models of social determinants of health) and critically discuss their impact on the chosen issue and health inequalities. 30 Marks Implications Critically evaluate policies, strategies, and regulations currently put in place related to the chosen public health issue in your own country. Suggest evidence-based interventions and public health actions to tackle the identified barriers towards the improvement of the chosen public health issue. 30 Marks
Conclusion Effective summary of key points. 10 Marks
Presentation and Referencing High-quality presentation that conforms to principles of academic writing and contains minimal errors in sentence construction, grammar, and punctuation. The assignment followed appropriate academic conventions regarding in-text citations and references. 15 Marks