Aim of Assessment

Aim of Assessment

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The aim of this assessment is to provide you with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the application of PHC concepts and health promotion practice with

particular reference to the health of Indigenous Australians. The following learning outcomes are targeted:
4. Explain the principles and practices of Primary Health Care (PHC).
5. Explain health promotion as a strategy within a PHC framework.
6. Explain strategies for negotiating collaborative partnerships when working in a PHC setting.
7. Using a PHC framework, identify strategies for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities, in urban, rural and remote settings

for the improvement of health.
Students will be required to respond to questions relating to the PHC principles and health promotion elements identified in a DVD from a TV program.
In order to complete the assessment you will:
– View the TV program a few times so that you can become familiar with the content.
– Reflect on the content and identify ways in which the principles of PHC and Health Promotion (HP) are demonstrated.
– Review on-line learning materials. Reflect on what you have been taught about the health of Aboriginal Australians and factors influencing their health.
– Read and watch the additional learning materials and do some searches yourself for background material about PHC, HP and Aboriginal health, as well as other programs

aimed at improving the social determinants of health for Aborigines.

• This short answer paper has a word limit of 750 words (maximum)
• Additional to the written component, a health promotion poster will also be submitted
• The poster does not contribute to the word limit
• A DVD concerning Australian Indigenous health issues will be used as a trigger for students to respond to 5 questions relating to the PHC principles and health

promotion elements identified in the DVD
• Answers to questions 1-4 will have a maximum word limit that will total 750 words. Word limit for each question will be identified on vUWS with the questions
• The fifth question will involve preparation of a health promotion poster
• The Marking Criteria and Standards show allocation of marks for each section of the assessment. Note that the assessment will be scored out of a possible 80 marks.

As Assessment 2 is weighted at 40%, your mark will be adjusted accordingly.
• Access to the DVD and assessment questions and detailed assessment instructions
o In the PHC in Action vUWS site, click on the “assessment tab” and then open “Assessment 2: written assessment”  Resources
i. Examples may be available on the vUWS site.
ii. There are a number of textbooks and resources available through the UWS Library that may assist you. Please refer to the unit’s vUWS site for specific unit



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