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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Title
PUBH6000: Social, Behavioural and Cultural Factors in Public
Health
Assessment
Assessment 1: Report – Social Determinants of Health
Individual/Group
Individual
Length
1,500 words
Learning Outcomes
This assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:
1. Analyse the impact of social, environmental and
behavioural factors on the health of different
populations
2. Analyse population health outcomes and the major
social, economic, political and cultural forces that
contribute to health inequalities
3. Apply theoretical frameworks to develop effective
health promotion interventions.
Submission
Due Sunday Week 4 (end of Module 2) at 11:55pm
AEST/AEDT*
Weighting
25%
Total Marks
100 marks
*Please Note: This time is Sydney time (AEST or AEDT). Please convert to your own time zone (eg.
Adelaide = 11:25pm).
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Task description:
Background
Tobacco consumption in any form, lack of physical activity, a diet high in fats and sugars,
hypertension, obesity and diabetes are well-known behavioural risk factors for heart disease.
Populations with lower socioeconomic status are more likely to have increased behavioural risk
factors for heart disease, including smoking and lack of physical activity (Australian Institute of
Health and Welfare, 2010). Although behavioural risk factors might be evident causes of diseases,
public health professionals also consider social and environmental factors that contribute to the
social gradient of health.
Instructions
Choose a population group in Australia (e.g. men/women, low socioeconomic status,
rural/remote, people with disabilities/mental illness). In 1500 words, address the following:

Describe the burden of heart disease within your chosen population. Please describe burden
of disease in terms of any two of following: incidence, prevalence, mortality, morbidity,
survival or quality of life.
Discuss how the social determinants of health can explain the burden of heart disease within
your chosen population.
Propose a public health intervention to prevent heart disease in your chosen population


that addresses at least one social determinant of health (e.g. working conditions/
unemployment, social support, transport, housing conditions, education, access to
healthcare).

Explain what other sector/s could be involved aside from the health sector (e.g education,
local government, transport, housing) in your public health intervention.
This task can be addressed by including two sections in the body of your assessment. Section 1
focuses on the burden of heart disease for your population and the social determinants relating to
this. Section 2 proposes an intervention to address a social determinant and prevent heart disease
in your chosen population. Please see the template below for more details about how to address
this task.
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Assessment 1: PUBH 6000
Report: Social Determinants of Health.
Assessment 1 Template.
Introduction
 Provide a short introduction which gives the reader an overview of the whole
assignment. Briefly introduce the public health problem (heart disease) and identify
the specific population group that your report will focus on. Explain that your report
will propose an intervention to address a social determinant of health for this
population group.
Section 1: Social determinants of Heart disease for [Chosen population]
 Burden of heart disease within your chosen population
Provide an overview here of the burden of heart disease in your chosen population:
referring to two of the following: incidence, prevalence, mortality, morbidity, survival or
quality of life. In this section, you should summarise and appropriately reference
information you have found from sources such as the Australian Institute of Health of
Welfare (AIHW).
 Discuss how the social determinants of health can explain the burden of heart disease
within your chosen population.
Here you should discuss how the burden of heart disease in your chosen population can be
explained by social determinants. Consider t health inequities and the social gradient here,
and how disadvantaged or advantaged your population is relative to the broader
Australian population. Identify any particular social determinants that are relevant for
understanding the burden of heart disease in this population group. Make sure you
support all your points with evidence from appropriate sources.
Section 2: An intervention to address social determinants of Heart disease for [Chosen
population]
 Propose a public health intervention to prevent heart disease in your chosen population
that addresses at least one social determinant of health (e.g. working conditions/
unemployment, social support, transport, housing conditions, education, access to
healthcare).
Propose an intervention here to prevent heart disease in your chosen population. This
can be a completely new idea or you can draw on ideas from research you have done on
existing interventions (for example, physical activity or nutrition interventions). Either
way, it must be clearly explained how your intervention could prevent heart disease, and
how it addresses one social determinant of health. Clearly identify what this social
determinant of health is. In terms of justifying that this intervention can contribute to
reducing heart disease, and why taking action on the particular social determinant of
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health is important, make sure you support all your points with evidence from
appropriate sources.
 Explain what other sectors can be involved aside from the health sector
Identify here what other sectors could be involved in your intervention. Examples of
other sectors include (but are not limited to) education, housing, transport, local
government. Identifying one sector is fine. Clearly explain how this sector/s would be
involved in the intervention and justify why including this sector is important.
Support all your points with evidence from appropriate sources.
Conclusion
 Provide a brief conclusion which does not introduce any new information, but ‘ties
the assessment together’. It should provide a recap of the information discussed in
regard to the burden of heart disease for your population and social determinants of
this. It should also give a short overview of the intervention that was proposed. This
provides a useful overall summary for the reader.
General points
 Please use sub headings for sections 1 and 2 as per this assessment brief.
Introduction and conclusion do not need subheadings.
 Appropriate scholarly sources include peer review journal articles, subject readings,
academic books and book chapters and publications from reputable grey literature
sources. Reports from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) are
likely to be particularly useful, as well as other Australian Government sources, and
reputable NGOs such as the Heart Foundation. The World Health Organisation
(WHO) is also an important source of publications.
Please look for publications from these sources such as reports, rather than relying
only upon information available on their webpages.
 Please cite at least 10-12 scholarly sources for this assessment.
 Ensure your report is written in a clear manner, including spelling, grammar,
structure, tone, and accurate referencing in accordance with the latest APA
guidelines (APA 6th).
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Assessment Criteria:
 Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the social determinants of health (30%)
 Shows ability to interpret and analyse relevant information and literature on the social
determinants of health (30%)

Demonstrates ability to apply knowledge and understanding of the social determinants of
health to an intervention to address an existing public health problem (30%)
 General Assessment Criteria (10%)
o Provides a lucid introduction
o Shows a sophisticated understanding of the key issues
o Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts
o Shows evidence of reading beyond the required readings
o Justifies any conclusions reached with well-formed arguments and not merely
assertions
o Provides a conclusion or summary
o Correctly uses academic writing, presentation and grammar:

Complies with academic standards of legibility, in text citations and
bibliographical details
 Writes clearly, with accurate spelling and grammar as well as proper
sentence and paragraph construction
 Uses appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research
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Marking Rubric:
Assessment
Attributes
0-34
(Fail 2 – F2)
Unacceptable
35-49
(Fail 1 – F1)
Poor
50-64
(Pass -P)
Functional
65-74
(Credit – CR)
Proficient
75-84
(Distinction – DN)
Advanced
85-100
(High Distinction –
HD)
Exceptional
Grade Description
(Grading Scheme)
Evidence of unsatisfactory
achievement of one or more
of the learning objectives of
the subject, insufficient
understanding of the subject
content and/or unsatisfactory
level of skill development.
Evidence of satisfactory
achievement of subject
learning objectives, the
development of
relevant skills to a
competent level, and
adequate
interpretation and
critical analysis skills.
Evidence of a good
level of understanding,
knowledge and skill
development in relation
to the content of the
subject or work of a
superior quality on the
majority of the learning
objectives of the
subject. Demonstration
of a high level of
interpretation and
critical analysis skills.
Evidence of a high
level of achievement
of the learning
objectives of the
subject demonstrated
in such areas as
interpretation and
critical analysis,
logical argument, use
of methodology and
communication skills.
Evidence of an
exceptional level of
achievement of
learning objectives
across the entire
content of the subject
demonstrated in such
areas as interpretation
and critical analysis,
logical argument,
creativity, originality,
use of methodology
and communication
skills.
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Knowledge and
understanding
Demonstrates knowledge
and understanding of the
social determinants of
health. (30%)
Limited understanding of
required concepts and
knowledge
Key components of the
assignment are not addressed.
Knowledge/understand
ing of the field or
discipline.
Resembles a recall or
summary of key ideas.
Often
conflates/confuses
assertion of personal
opinion with
Thorough
knowledge/understand
ing of the field or
discipline/s.
Information is
substantiated by
evidence from the
research/subject
materials.
Demonstrates a
Highly developed
understanding of the
field or discipline/s.
Information is
substantiated by
robust evidence from
the research/subject
materials and
A sophisticated
understanding of the
field or discipline/s.
Information is
substantiated by robust
evidence from the
research/subject
materials and
extended reading.
The relative strength of
different forms of
evidence is considered.
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information
substantiated by
evidence from the
research/subject
materials.
capacity to explain and
apply relevant
concepts.
extended reading.
Well demonstrated
capacity to explain
and apply relevant
concepts.
Mastery of concepts
and application to
new
situations/further
learning.
Analysis and application
with synthesis of new
knowledge
Shows the ability to
interpret and analyse
relevant information and
Limited synthesis and analysis.
Limited
application/recommendations
Demonstrated analysis
and synthesis of new
knowledge with
application.
Shows some ability
to interpret relevant
Well-developed
analysis and synthesis.
This analysis is clearly
linked to a relevant
public health
intervention.
Thoroughly
developed and
creative analysis
which is well linked to
to a relevant public
health intervention.
Highly sophisticated
and creative analysis,
synthesis of new with
existing knowledge.
Analysis is expertly
linked to a creative
and well justified
public health
intervention.
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literature on the social
determinants of health
(30%)
Demonstrates ability to
apply knowledge and
understanding of the
social determinants of
health to an intervention
to address an existing
public health problem
(30%)
based upon analysis.
information and
literature to create a
public health
intervention, although
this needs further
development.
The intervention
is well justified.
General Assessment criteria
Including use of academic
and
discipline conventions and
sources of evidence (10%)
Poorly written with errors in
spelling, grammar.
Demonstrates inconsistent
use of good quality, credible
and relevant research sources
to support and develop ideas.
There are mistakes in using
the APA style.
Is written according to
academic genre (e.g.
with introduction,
conclusion or
summary) and has
accurate spelling,
grammar, sentence
and paragraph
construction.
Demonstrates
consistent use of
credible and relevant
research sources to
support and develop
ideas, but these are not
always explicit or well
developed.
There are no mistakes
in using the APA style.
Is well-written and
adheres to the
academic genre (e.g.
with introduction,
conclusion or
summary).
Demonstrates
consistent use of high
quality, credible and
relevant research
sources to support and
develop ideas.
There are no mistakes
in using the APA style.
Is very well-written
and adheres to the
academic genre.
Consistently
demonstrates expert
use of good quality,
credible and relevant
research sources to
support and develop
appropriate
arguments and
statements. Shows
evidence of reading
beyond the key
reading
There are no
mistakes in using the
APA style.
Expertly written and
adheres to the
academic genre.
Demonstrates expert
use of high-quality,
credible and relevant
research sources to
support and develop
arguments and
position statements.
Shows extensive
evidence of reading
beyond the key
reading
There are no mistakes
in using the APA
Style.
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