5.1 Explain the nature of mental as opposed to physical illness

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Assignment Brief

Access to HE Diploma Title

Nursing and Midwifery

 

Unit Code(s)

Unit Title

Level

Credit Value

QU007094

SOC3: Sociology of Health (Task 2)

3

6

Learner Name:  

 

ID

 

Tutor/Assessor: 

 

Group

Jan21

Assignment Title

The Medicalisation of Mental Health (Literature Review)

Tasks

Research, plan and submit a Literature Review (1500 words) that:

shows a clear distinction between mental illness and physical illness (5.1); explains the growth and influence of medical and pharmaceutical professions in mental health issues (5.2); and offers an evaluation of some of the main sociological explanations of the medicalisation of mental illness (6.1).

Make sure all your information is properly sourced and referenced, with key texts clearly mentioned and summarised in your work, with explanations and evaluations expressed in your own words.

Show all your sources and include a detailed bibliography.

 

Grade Descriptor profile awarded for this assignment

GD1

GD2

GD3

GD4

GD5

GD6

GD7

 

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Learner Declaration:  I declare that all the work submitted for this unit is my own, and that where I have drawn on the work of others, I have referenced this in accordance with the College Policy.

 

Learner Signature:

Date:

 

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Date Handed Out:

Submission Deadline:

Actual Date Submitted:

04/10/2021

03/11/2021

 

Extension Request

Formal Extension Request:

Yes ☐     No ☐

Extension Deadline:

 

Tutor/Assessor Signature to Agree Extension: 

 

Actual Date Submitted:

 

Resubmission Deadline

Resubmission Deadline:

15/11/2021

Date Resubmission Submitted:

 

Date Returned to Student:

 

Referral Request? 

Yes ☐     No ☐

Assessment Information

Access to HE Diploma Title

Nursing and Midwifery

Assignment Title

The Medicalisation of Mental Health (Literature Review)

Assessment Criteria

5.1

Explain the nature of mental as opposed to physical illness

5.2

Explain the medicalisation of mental illness

6.1

Evaluate sociological explanations of mental illness

     

 

 

ACs and assessment method

GD

1

GD

2

GD

3

GD

4

GD

5

GD

6

GD

7

 

Task 1

Report  1.1  2.1  2.2  3.1  4.1   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Task 2

Literature Review  5.1  5.2  6.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade indicators (in order)

 

 

Final Grade for Unit

PASS  MERIT  DISTINCTION

 

‘Split’ grade decision

 

 

                                 

Grade Descriptor

To achieve a Merit:

To achieve a Distinction:

GD2 Application of Knowledge

To achieve a Merit:

 

The learner’s work or performance:

Makes use of relevant facts with:

a) Breadth or depth that goes beyond the minimum required to pass and

b) Very good levels of accuracy

To achieve a Distinction:

 

The learner’s work or performance:

Makes use of relevant facts with both:

a) Breadth and depth

and

b) Excellent levels of accuracy

GD7

Quality

To achieve a Merit:

The learner’s work or performance:

c) Taken as a whole, demonstrates a very good response to the demands of the brief

To achieve a Distinction:

The learner’s work or performance:

c) Taken as a whole, demonstrates an excellent response to the demands of the brief

 

Additional Guidance

To achieve a Merit:

To achieve a Distinction:

To achieve a Merit in GD2 you should show sound research that enables you to make very good use of relevant facts and details around the growth in awareness and treatment of mental illnesses. 

There should be some attempt to use your research on key texts to explain the key arguments around the medicalisation of mental health and offer some kind of evaluation of how sociologists explain this. 

To achieve a Merit in GD7 your writing should be well structured (paragraphing) with minimal spelling, punctuation and grammar issues.  

Your work should show some of the main relevant sources, referenced appropriately and include a bibliography. 

To achieve a Distinction in GD2 you should show sound research that enables you to make excellent use of key ideas and concepts, relevant facts and relevant details around the growth in awareness and treatment of mental illnesses. 

 

There should be a clear attempt to use your research using key texts to explain the crucial arguments around the medicalisation of mental health and offer a detailed evaluation of how sociologists explain this. 

To achieve a Distinction in GD7 your answers should be excellently structured with minimal spelling, punctuation and grammar issues.  

Your work should show all the relevant key sources, properly referenced with a detailed and well-set out bibliography. 

 


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