Assessment Task 3 – Report
Assessment Task 3 – Report
1500 words, 40%
This assessment requires students to write a report on the links between SES, health and their chosen topic.
Topic choices include:
- Older adults
This report will involve students outlining the topic and its importance, an exploration of the factors impacting the SES of your chosen topic drawing on a theoretical model, and critically analysing the health implications of SES for the selected topic. In order to write the report, students will need to draw on a range of relevant information and be able to critically synthesize the information.
What do I have to do?
Prepare a 1500 word report on a topic that we have covered in HSH207.
Do I have to pick from the list of topics?
Yes you will need to pick one topic from the two options as this relates back to the content for this unit.You are able to narrow it down within this but make sure this is clear in your introduction and consistent throughout your discussion.
What do I need to include in my report?
- A discussion of why the topic is important: This part extends on the introduction to define the topic, their SES and why it is important to explore and understand this (i.e. why is the SES and health of children important? Why is the SES and health of olderadults important?). In this section you need to provide current information on the SES of your group drawing on Australian and international research – comparing and contrasting differences and/or similarities.
- An exploration of at least fourfactors impacting theSES of the topic/group drawing on a model of theoretical framework that we have covered in the unit (i.e. Dahlgren and Whitehead, Turrell or Christensen). You only need to draw on one model, and you don’t need to discuss every section of it, rather this discussion requires a thorough analysis of your topic in respect to the model and the impacts on the SES drawing on Australian and international research – comparing and contrasting differences and/or similarities.
- A critical analysis of at least four health implications of SES for this topic. In this section you need to provide current information on the health implications of SES drawing on Australian and international research – comparing and contrasting differences and similarities.
- Reference list
How many references do I need?
As per the marking rubric, in order to receive a HD for this category you need to include 15 or more credible, relevant and current sources. It is really important that you are drawing from a range of sources including journals, books, reports and government websites (lecture notes are NOT an appropriate source). To ensure that your references/sources are current they need to be published between 2007 and 2017 (the only exception to this is the reference for the model which may be older). For this assignment you need to use Harvard style referencing.
What are the presentation requirements?
All assignments should be 12 point font and 1.5 spaced with the default page margins. Assignments also need to include the word count and page numbers. You will be marked on these in the writing and referencing criteria. Please notes that sticking to the word count is part of the assessment criteria (+/-10%) so you need to make your discussion concise.
Where do I submit?
All students submit on-line via Cloud Deakin.
How will I be marked?
There will be a marking rubric put on Cloud Deakin.