Explain and discuss the effects of your chosen health issue. Include either a graph, table or chart with data relating to this issue, and discuss variations with respect to age or ethnicity

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Assignment Brief

QU018799 Government Policy in Relation to Current Health Issues

Access to HE Diploma Title

Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)

Unit Code(s)

Unit Title

Level

Credit Value

QU018799

Government Policy in Relation to Current Health Issues

3

3

Assignment Title

Government Policy and Health Issues Project Report (whole unit assessment)

Tasks

This assignment consists of one task with one deadline.

You are required to produce a 1,500-word (+/-10%) project report in which you examine a current health issue from the list below:

  • Obesity
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Cervical Screening
  • Death from Drug Misuse

Within your project report you must:

  1. Explain and discuss the effects of your chosen health issue. Include either a graph, table or chart with data relating to this issue, and discuss variations with respect to age or ethnicity.  (AC 1.1, AC 2.1)
  2. Evaluate Government policy relating to your chosen issue. This may come from Acts of Parliament, NICE Guidelines and/or publications from Public Health England. Explain the aims of this Government policy in respect to age or ethnicity. Identify relevant charities or pressure groups in relation to your chosen health issue and explain their views on this Government policy. (AC 3.1, AC 3.2, AC 4.1)

Guidance: You should use a report template to complete your work – or a template/report structure advised by your tutor or college. You must ensure that your report meets all the listed assessment criteria (ACs) for this unit. These are listed in full within this assignment brief.

The word count of your report should be approximately 1,500 words, allowing a maximum of 10% either under or over this figure.

QU018799 Government Policy in Relation to Current Health Issues

Grade Descriptor profile awarded for this assignment

GD1

GD2

GD3

GD4

GD5

GD6

GD7

 

✔         

 

✔         

 

 

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Date Handed Out:

Submission Deadline:

Actual Date Submitted:

 

 

 

Extension Request

Formal Extension Request:

Yes ☐     No ☐

Extension Deadline:

 

Tutor/Assessor Signature to Agree Extension: 

 

Actual Date Submitted:

 

Resubmission Deadline

Resubmission Deadline:

 

Date Resubmission Submitted:

 

Date Returned to Student:

 

Referral Request? 

Yes ☐     No ☐

Assessment Information: QU018799 Government Policy in Relation to Current Health Issues

Access to HE Diploma Title

Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)

Assignment Title

Government Policy and Health Issues Project Report (whole unit assessment)

Assessment Criteria

1.1

Explain and discuss the effects of a current health issue.

2.1

Using graphical information such as charts, table and graphs, explain variations in data with respect to age and ethnicity.

3.1

Evaluate Government policy relating to the current health issue.

3.2

Explain the aims of the policy with respect to age or ethnicity.

4.1

Explain views on the policy from relevant charities and or pressure groups.

     

Grade Descriptors –
This assignment is graded using elements from the grade descriptors below. Explain and discuss the effects of your chosen health issue. Include either a graph, table or chart with data relating to this issue, and discuss variations with respect to age or ethnicity

If you achieve all assessment criteria listed above at Level 3, you will be awarded a Pass. To gain a Merit or Distinction, your work must match the performance described in the following grade descriptors.

Grade Descriptor

To achieve a Merit:

To achieve a Distinction:

GD2 Application of Knowledge

To achieve a Merit:

The learner’s work or performance:

a) Makes use of relevant facts with

b) Either breadth or depth that goes beyond the minimum required to Pass and

c) Very good levels of synthesis

To achieve a Distinction:

The learner’s work or performance:

a) Makes use of relevant facts with

b) Breadth and depth and

c) Excellent levels of synthesis

GD4 Use of Information

 

To achieve a Merit:

The learner’s work or performance:

a) Identifies new information from sources which are generally appropriate

To achieve a Distinction:

The learner’s work or performance

a) Identifies new information from sources which are consistently appropriate

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 GD2 at a Merit you must ensure that your resources for your health issue are generally up-to-date and you generally look deeper than just stating legislation or policies.

To achieve GD4 at a Merit you make very good use of reliable data.

To achieve GD7 at a Merit your project will be generally well-written with very good evidence of proof reading for spelling, punctuation and grammar issues. Your work should be generally well-referenced throughout.

QU018799 Government Policy in Relation to Current Health Issues

To achieve GD2 at a Distinction you must ensure that your resources for your health issue are consistently up-to-date and you consistently look deeper than just stating legislation and policies.

To achieve GD4 at a Distinction you make excellent use of reliable data, consistently backing up statements with statistics.

To achieve GD7 at a Distinction your project will be consistently well-written with excellent evidence of proof reading for spelling, punctuation and grammar issues. Your work will be consistently referenced throughout, using a recognised style of referencing. Explain and discuss the effects of your chosen health issue. Include either a graph, table or chart with data relating to this issue, and discuss variations with respect to age or ethnicity

Assignment Feedback and Grading

Access to HE Diploma Title

Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)

Assignment Title

State if this is Assignment 1 of 3 or 1 of 1 (i.e. whole unit assessment)

Government Policy and Health Issues Project Report (whole unit)

Unit Code(s)

Unit Title

Level

Credit Value

QU018799

Government Policy in Relation to Current Health Issues

3

3

Date Handed Out:

Submission Deadline:

Tutor/Assessor:

 

 

 

Internally Moderated:

Yes ☐     No ☐

Moderation Date:

 

Submission Feedback (referring to Assessment Criteria achievement):

Guidance
Where all ACs are NOT met: 
In this situation, provide only feedback which identifies which ACs are incomplete and what the student must produce in order to address the missing AC evidence.  Do not make any summative comment, suggest any corrections or provide developmental feedback at this stage

Where all ACs are met: 
Ensure that annotation appears on the student`s work to show IV/EV where this evidence is found
. Confirm achievement of all ACs in the boxes below.

Explain and discuss the effects of your chosen health issue. Include either a graph, table or chart with data relating to this issue, and discuss variations with respect to age or ethnicity

Assessment Criteria Achieved

LOs

ACs Covered

Achieved

Resubmitted

Referral

LO1

AC 1.1

 

 

 

LO2

AC 2.1

 

 

 

LO3

AC 3.1

 

 

 

LO3

AC 3.2

 

 

 

LO4

AC 4.1

 

 

 

QU018799 Government Policy in Relation to Current Health Issues

Comments

 

Resubmission Feedback (where appropriate)

Guidance:
Complete this section to evidence that the ACs which were missing from above have now been completed.  Ensure that BOTH original and resubmission work is included on the portfolio as evidence.

Resubmission Comments

 

Referral Feedback (where appropriate)

Guidance:
Follow the formal referral process with the approval of the Centre Moderator.  Complete this section to evidence that the ACs which were incomplete, as detailed above, have now been completed.  Ensure that all original, resubmission & referral work is included on the portfolio as evidence.  IV this assignment to confirm that the student has met all the ACs.  Pass grade only for referred work. QU018799 Government Policy in Relation to Current Health Issues

Referral Comments

 

Guidance:

Complete this section to evidence how the element from the GD has been met.

Ensure that ‘very good’ and ‘excellent’ correspond to the actual work quality and match the appropriate grade descriptor.

Grade Descriptor

Grade Awarded

Comment

GD2

Application of Knowledge

 

Guidance:

Complete this section to evidence how the element from the GD has been met, and to what level.

Ensure that ‘very good’ and ‘excellent’ correspond to the actual work quality, and match the appropriate grade descriptor

Do not complete the grading section if you are handing back work which is to be resubmitted. Explain and discuss the effects of your chosen health issue. Include either a graph, table or chart with data relating to this issue, and discuss variations with respect to age or ethnicity

GD4

Use of Information

 

 

 

GD7

Quality

 

 

Indicative unit content

Access to HE Diploma Title

Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)

Unit Code(s)

Unit Title

Level

Credit Value

QU018799

Government Policy in Relation to Current Health issues

3

3

Indicative Content

Learning Outcome 1

You should cover the effects of the following health issues. This should include death rates, impact on the economy in terms of unemployment and work hours lost, cost of treatment to the NHS, social issues related to the health condition and stigma and discrimination that may occur as a result of the condition.

  • Obesity
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Cervical Screening
  • Death from Drug Misuse

Learning Outcome 2

With regards to the above health issues, students will need to look at data in the forms of charts, tables and graphs with specific reference to age OR ethnicity. This data can be from sources such as national office for statistics, NHS, Charities associated with the health issues.

Learning Outcome 3

Students will then need to make specific reference to government policy relating to their chosen health issue. This could include National Guidelines (for example Government guidelines for drinking if looking at drug misuse), NICE Guidelines and publications by Public Health England. With regards to the policies, they must look at the strengths and weaknesses as well as specific reference to either age and/or ethnicity QU018799 Government Policy in Relation to Current Health Issues

Learning Outcome 4

Students will need to look at charities or pressure groups liked to their health issue, for example British Heart Foundation and Obesity, Jo`s Cervical Cancer Trust, Diabetes UK, Alzheimer’s Research, Addaction. Ideally, students should explore relevant local charities. They will then need to explain the groups views on Government Policy. This may be support or opposition, guidance on what needs to be implemented further.

Explain and discuss the effects of your chosen health issue. Include either a graph, table or chart with data relating to this issue, and discuss variations with respect to age or ethnicity

Learner Feedback

Reflect on your academic progress. Critical reflection is a well-established means by which all students, at all levels of study, are encouraged to think about their own progress and development, acknowledging where progress has been made and identifying areas for further improvement and development.

1. What did you know about this topic before you started the assignment and what are the new things you have learnt after completing this assignment?

 

2. What have you learnt about yourself regarding time management and how do you feel about your performance?

 

3. What part(s)of this assignment did you find most challenging and what would you do differently?

 

Learner Signature:  

QU018799 Government Policy in Relation to Current Health Issues

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Explain and discuss the effects of your chosen health issue. Include either a graph, table or chart with data relating to this issue, and discuss variations with respect to age or ethnicity


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