TOPICAL PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM

Prepare a food policy respond to Food insecurity among the newly arrived humanitarian and refugee to Australia.

Please follow the attached criteria and if possible use as heading.

Food insecurity among the newly arrived humanitarian and refugee to Australia.

Assessment criteria

The assessment will be based on your ability to demonstrate application of the knowledge and skills covered in the unit. This assignment relates to learnings in modules 1–4 and 6, and is designed to assess students against Unit Learning Outcomes 1–4.

Specifically, the assignment will be marked according to the following criteria (adapt these to structure the sub-headings in your report):

Description of the food policy problem (~400 words, 7/60 marks)

  • Define the policy problem.
  • Assess its prevalence and seriousness.

This criteria relates to Food Policy and Public Health learnings in Modules 1 and 2, and Unit Learning Outcomes 1 and 2.

Assessment of the cause of the problem and who is responsible for tackling this cause (~600 words, 10/60 marks)

  • Discuss if the cause relates to dietary behaviour, the food supply, the broader food system, genetics, or something else.
  • Identify who is responsible for tackling this cause(s).

This criteria relates to Food Policy and Public Health learnings in Modules 2, 3 and 4, and Unit Learning Outcomes 2 and 3.

Review of the evidence for policy interventions to achieve change(s) (~600 words, 12/60 marks)

  • Identify the type of policy intervention(s) to achieve the change.
  • Review the evidence (if any) of the risks and benefits for these interventions.
  • If relevant to your policy problem/solution, identify the order of change.

This criteria relates to Food Policy and Public Health learnings in Modules 3 and 4, and Unit Learning Outcomes 3 and 4.

Analysis of the contexts and politics that might challenge/support the effectiveness of the identified policy interventions (~1000 words, 16/60 marks)

  • Broader policy agendas (if any).
  • International developments (if any).
  • Competing interests (stakeholders with different beliefs, values, and interests).

This criteria relates to Food Policy and Public Health learnings in Module 4 and Unit Learning Outcomes 3 and 4.

Recommended a food policy solution to the policy problem (~400 words, 7/60 marks)*

  • Describe the aim of the policy solution, e.g. the extent it will solve the policy problem.
  • Explain which policy intervention(s) is required.
  • Discuss how and when the policy intervention will be developed, implemented and evaluated.

* The policy solution must be ‘politically feasible’ to appeal to the Prime Minister, i.e. the overall proposal must be sufficiently persuasive to support budgetary, timeframe and political implications.

This criteria relates to Food Policy and Public Health learnings in Modules 1–4 and 6, and Unit Learning Outcomes 1, 3 and 4.

Tables, figures, references (excluded from word count, 4/60 marks)

  • Tables and figures are not compulsory, but may be inserted to help illustrate your analysis.
  • References are compulsory (minimum of 10 references) and to be formatted in the Harvard style.
  • Accurately and appropriately cite references.

Clarity and presentation (4/60 marks)

  • Present your work in a logical, scientific manner with clear expression and accurate citations.
  • Use discrete, relevant headings and subheadings to address one common point or theme to support the development of your argument.
  • Stay within the word count (3000 words ± 10%).
  • Ensure your writing is free from spelling and grammatical errors.