Short Answer responses to Modules 1 and 2
Directions Short answer questions – Students will write a brief response (300 words) in response to eachquestions provided.
1. Why is a policy cycle an appropriate tool for developing a new policy? (your response must include referenced materials and do not use dot points).
2. How is a health policy different to a government policy document? (your response must include referenced materials and do not use dot points).
3. If you were to create a new policy to develop a smoke free environment for the university what are at least 4 factors you would include and why? (your response must include referenced materials and do not use dot points).
4. In what ways are “interconnected systems” problematic for health care policy development? (your response must include referenced materials and do not use dot points).
Aim and purpose of Assessment
The aim of this assessment task is to respond to a self-selected group of topics that are based on the modules (1 & 2) and the associated readings. This assessment task will enable the student to test their knowledge and understanding of concepts such as sociology of health, social health determinates and policy development based on their readings of the modules (1 & 2) and the associated literature.
The purpose of this assessment task is to facilitate the written development of your skills and expertise in all of the following learning objectives:
1. Recognise and critique social ideologies and theories which shape public spending on health and aged care and health policy development;
2. Develop and utilise insight into the relationships between politics and power in the construction of health and aged care policy;
3. Explore the concept that interest groups exert power and influence in the area of health and aged care policy formulation;
4. Examine significant historical, structural and environmental factors which affect health and aged care policy development and translation.