BTEC HND Healthcare and Social Care

Rules and regulations:

Plagiarism is presenting somebody else’s work as your own. It includes: copying information directly from the Web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint coursework as an individual effort; copying another student’s coursework; stealing coursework from another student and submitting it as your own work. Suspected plagiarism will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be dealt with according to the procedures set down by the College. Please see your student handbook for further details of what is / isn’t plagiarism.

Coursework Regulations

1 You are required to submit your coursework on-line through online e-learning system http://stponline.org.uk. Detailed information about this is available in the student handbook submission
2 Details of submission procedures and penalty fees can be obtained from Academic Administration or the general student handbook.
3 Late coursework will be accepted by Academic Admin Office and marked according to the guidelines given in your Student Handbook for this year.
4 If you need an extension (even for one day) for a valid reason, you must request one, using a coursework extension request form available from the Academic Admin Office. Do not ask the lecturers responsible for the course – they are not authorised to award an extension. The completed form must be accompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick.
5 General guidelines for submission of coursework:
a) All work must be word-processed and must be of “good” standard.
b) Document margins shall not be more than 2.5cm or less than 1.5cm
c) Font size in the range of 11 to 14 points distributed to including headings and body text. Preferred typeface to be of a common standard such as Arial or Times New Roman for the main text.
d) Any computer files generated such as program code (software), graphic files that form part of the course work must be submitted either online with the documentation.
e) The copy of the course work submitted may not be returned to you after marking and you are advised to have your personal copy for your reference.
f) All work completed, including any software constructed may not be used for any purpose other than the purpose of intended study without prior written permission from St Patrick’s International College.

Assessment Criteria

Outcomes Assessment requirements
To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to:
LO 1. Understand the socioeconomic influences on health 1.1 Explain the effects of socioeconomic influences on health.

1.2 Assess the relevance of government sources in reporting on inequalities in health.

1.3 Discuss reasons for barriers to accessing Healthcare
LO2 Understand models of health promotion 2.1 Analyse the links between government strategies and models of health promotion

2.2 Explain the role of professionals in meeting government targets for health promotion

2.3 Discuss the role of routines in promoting healthy living

LO 3. Understand factors which influence health promotion
3.1 Explain how health beliefs relate to theories of health behaviour.

3.2 Discuss the possible effects of potential conflicts with local industry on health promotion

3.3 Explain the importance of providing relevant health related information to the public

LO4.Be able to plan a health promotion campaign 4.1 Plan a health promotion campaign to meet specific objectives
4.2 Explain how the health promotion campaign supports health promotion strategies
Merit descriptors Indicative characteristics Contextualised Indicative characteristics ?
M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions
• Effective judgment has been made and effective approach to study and research has been applied.

• M1 can be achieved when a learner has made effective judgment in assessing the relevance of government sources (statistics) in reporting inequalities in Health LO1.2 and has shown an effective approach to study and research by submitting work on the agreed due date.
M2 Select/design and apply appropriate methods/ techniques • A range of sources of information has been used

• M2 can be achieved where a range of sources of information have been used throughout the essay. It needs to be supported with relevant in-text citation following the Harvard referencing system
M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings
• Appropriate structure and approach has been used
• M3 can be achieved when appropriate structure and approach has been used by the learner throughout the essay.

Distinction Descriptors Indicative characteristics Contextualised Indicative characteristics ?
D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions

• Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified
• D1 can be achieved when learner has arrived at a conclusion after comparing and contrasting different models of Health promotion through synthesis of information and have arrived at a justifiable conclusion linking them to government strategies. LO2.1

• D1 can be achieved when the learner has assessed the relevance of government sources in reporting on inequalities in health and have concluded how these information can be used by the government to develop future strategies. LO1.2
D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities
• Substantial activities, projects or investigations have been planned, managed and organised

• D2 can be achieved when a learner has effectively planned, managed, and organised a health promotion campaign to meet specific objectives. In addition, has produced a health promotion campaign poster to support the campaign. LO3.3 & LO4.1

D3 Demonstrate convergent/ lateral/creative thinking • Innovation and creative thought have been applied
• D3 can be achieve when learner has applied innovative and creative thought when explaining how health beliefs relate to theories of health behaviour. LO3.1
INSTRUCTIONS

Read the following carefully and proceed to do the tasks in your assessment. The instructions below apply to all parts of the assignment.

1. You must have read extensively, using diverse sources of information.

2. For each source of information you use in doing this assignment, ensure that you give the source of your information by giving a reference in the text of your assignment, followed by a list of the references you use at the very end of the body of your text. You should use the appropriate referencing system-Harvard referencing system.

3. You should cover all the topics in the assessment requirements below, When doing your presentation, poster and writing your answers.
Background Information for Learning Outcome 1.

The aim of this assignment is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of pertinent issues and factors, which prevent some individuals from accessing health support. You will investigate a range of influences on health and reasons for the varied success of health promotion campaigns and strategies. Moreover, this assignment also requires you to develop your understanding to the role of national and regional strategies and professionals. You will need to develop your understanding around the theories of Health Behaviour, models used in Health Promotion, and government strategies to improve the health of individuals in society. You will have to develop your knowledge and understanding around potential conflicts between local industry, and health promotion campaigns are for example, anti-smoking campaigns and parents employed within the tobacco industry. Your competency level will be assessed on planning a Health Promotion Campaign for a target audience of yours.

On completion of this unit and assignment, you will have a clear understanding of:
1. Understand the socio-economic influences on health (Learning outcome 1)
2. Understand models of health promotion (Learning outcome 2)
3. Understand factors which influence health promotion (Learning outcome 3)
4. Be able to plan a health promotion campaign (Learning outcome 4)
Group work (Formative Assessment)
This group work requires you to gather baseline information about your local community in order to identify needs, socio-economic factors influencing health, inequalities, barriers to accessing health etc. Community profiling is the art of collecting such baseline information about a community or place of interest. In completing this task, you are required to work as a team. At the end of this task, each group must produce their work in PowerPoint of not more than 12 slides. A time slot of 15 minutes will be allocated to each group for a short audio-visual presentation covering learning outcomes in LO1 (1.1, 1.2 & 1.3).
Note 1: This is a group activity, each student must participate actively in completing the PowerPoint presentation. From your group, you will be allocated a task for which you must complete as part of own contribution towards the presentation. As an individual, you must produce not more than 2 slides covering the given assessment criteria, and this must be handed over to the group leader for final presentation. You will be required to present your own slides and each member of the group will submit the group PowerPoint (12 slides) individually.
Task 1- Essay
You need to write an essay of approximately 1000 words covering entire LO1 (1.1, 1.2 & 1.3). (Opportunity to achieve M1 & D1). The essay needs to be based on baseline information that you have gathered about your local community in order to identify needs, socio-economic factors influencing health, inequalities, and barriers to accessing health as discussed above.
PART 1: DELIVERABLES
Learning Outcomes Assessment requirements
To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to:
LO 1. Understand the socioeconomic influences on health 1.1 Explain the effects of socioeconomic influences on health.

1.2 Assess the relevance of government sources in reporting on inequalities in health.

1.3 Discuss reasons for barriers to accessing Healthcare
Task 2- Essay
Background Information
Having been recently employed by a G.P practice in the role of a smoking cessation officer. You task is to reduce the number of patients registered at the practice who smoke. Using knowledge from the lectures and your reading say why this is an important target for the practice and which model would you use to help smokers quit. Explain what your role would be in this intervention relating to theory and discuss how you could help the patients to become long term non-smokers (LO2.1, 2.2, 2.3) (M1, M3, & D1). Your essay should not be more than 1,200 words long.

DELIVERABLES

Learning Outcomes Assessment requirements
To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to:
LO2 Understand models of health promotion 2.1 Analyse the links between government strategies and models of health promotion
2.2 Explain the role of professionals in meeting government targets for health promotion
2.3 Discuss the role of routines in promoting healthy living

Task 3 – Essay
From the following health promotion topics, breastfeeding, tackling Obesity, stopping smoking, increasing regular exercise etc. write an essay covering any subject of your interest. Secondly, produce a health promotion campaign poster, which is appropriate for your target audience, partly covering LO 3.3 and 4.1 (opportunity to meet D2). Your report should not be more than 1,300 words covering the points in LOs 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1 and 4.2 relating to your health promotion topic. You must cover the learning outcomes 3 and 4 in this section. (Opportunity to achieve M2, and D3)

DELIVERABLES

LO 3. Understand factors which influence health promotion
3.1 Explain how health beliefs relate to theories of health behavior.

3.2 Discuss the possible effects of potential conflicts with local industry on health promotion
3.3 Explain the importance of providing relevant health related information to the public
LO 4. Be able to plan a health promotion campaign
4.1 Plan a health promotion campaign to meet specific objectives
4.2 Explain how the health promotion campaign supports health promotion strategies
NOTE: The total word count for your written piece of work covering LO1, LO2s; LO3s and LO4s is approximately 3500.

Task1, 2 & 3 are to be submitted together as one piece of written coursework through turnitin checking against plagiarism. Your poster should be included in your appendix.
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