Written Task – in-depth reflection on specific health issue affecting Indigenous populations

Pick one health issue from the following list. Examine this health issue in an Indigenous population of your choice (does not have to be the Australian Indigenous population). Discuss how the social determinants of health influence this population with regard to this health issue and critically examine what interventions have been implemented for this health issue in this population.

Use the following reference for a starting point in your research: United Nations, 2009, The State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

 Health Issues:

  • ·  Diabetes
  • ·  Maternal Mortality
  • ·  Trachoma
  • ·  Substance misuse
  • ·  Obesity
  • ·  Infectious disease (choose one specific
  • ·  Teenage pregnancy
  • ·  Sexual health
  • ·  Suicide

Weighting    40% of final Grade

Format / Length / Duration

2000word report (12 point Arial font, double spacing including references) Report should include appropriate headings and sub-headings but there is no need to include an executive summary or table of contents. At a minimum must have the following sections: Introduction, Health issue – from a Social Determinants of Health perspective, Interventions – critique, Conclusion and References.

Assessment Criteria

  1. Description of health issue (10%)
  2. Discussion of the social determinants and critique of interventions related

to the health issue with the indigenous population (15%)

  • Use of research and appropriate evidence (10%)
  • Presentation and referencing (5%)

Subject Learning Outcomes Assessed

1. Discuss the relationship between health inequalities and the social gradient of health.

2. Critically analyse social, economic, cultural and environmental influences on health and health outcomes, particularly the concepts of class, gender and ethnicity.
3. Explain and apply the different theoretical approaches to the social determinants of health.

4. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of social determinants of health approaches to current public health issues.

Method of Submission

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Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of Assignment: Report
Subject: Healthcare & Medicine
Pages/words: 8/2000
Number of sources: 0
Academic level: Master’s
Paper format: Harvard
Line spacing: Double
Language style: AU English

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