Assessment Task: 1. Select one of the broad topics (see below) from assessme
Assessment Task: 1. Select one of the broad topics (see below) from assessme
Assessment Task: 1. Select one of the broad topics (see below) from assessment 1. You can choose the same topic area as your assessment 1 critical analysis or you can choose a different topic. · HIV 2. Refine the topic area by (these should be clear in the writing): · Focusing on a particular country (i.e. your own) · Identifying the relevant sectors and healthcare structures for the topic area within that country · Focusing on a particular outcome or outcomes i.e. reduction, prevention, · Identifying a relevant service area or intervention to meet the identified outcome(s). 3. The essay should critically analyse methods for improving quality in your topic area. You should reference the quality improvement literature (utilising relevant models, processes and/or tools). Your essay should be supported by evidence for effectiveness for interventions which improve the defined outcome(s) in your topic area. You will need to refine the topic areas given above to focus on specific interventions and outcomes. The essay should discuss governance in relation to ensuring quality in reference to the particular country. Learning Outcomes Addressed 1. Critically evaluate the differences in organisational structure and function and discuss various models of health service financing. 2. Analyse the principles, nature, methods and models of quality improvement in health care in the context of public health. 3. Critically discuss principles and concepts of governance and suggest practical ways to improve health and reduce inequalities using good governance. Grading Criteria: Introduction · Clear introduction to the quality and practice area, using appropriate information and evidence · A specific quality issue is identified within the six broad topic areas, which is relevant to public health and discussed within a particular country · Evidence based rationale given for the need for quality improvement; Could identify a quality standard, guideline etc · There is linking to the domains of quality /20 Quality improvement methodology · Relevant methodology is selected and referenced appropriately. The choice of method should be justified in relation to the quality issue · Methods are critically applied to the quality area (this includes explicit linking to the evidence presented in the introduction and building on this) /20 Governance and health service organization · The essay shows an understanding of the relevant health (in its broadest sense) organisations involved in quality (in relation to the specific identified issue) and (briefly) shows an understanding of healthcare financing. · Governance structures and mechanisms are critically discussed in relation to assuring quality making use of relevant evidence i.e. the discussion of how quality should be improved is informed by principles of governance. /30 The essay is coherent, takes an evaluative approach and focuses on outcomes (note this is judged across the whole essay – this does not need to be a specific section) · Overall the essay is coherent – there is a thread throughout the essay which shows a good understanding of the quality improvement process · There is an outcomes focus – outcomes to be improved are made clear in the introduction and this is reflected across the whole essay. · There is an evaluative approach to improving quality /20 Academic conventions: · Accurate referencing, using Harvard referencing style · Clear writing including: structure, progression of ideas and flow · Well-formatted (double-line spaced, justified text, Arial font size 12) with accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. /10 I uploaded 2 additional documents as well as the assessment guidance to help guide the essay

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