Health Protection_YR_19

Health Protection_YR_19

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Re-assessment

  • Re-assessment
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
    • Re-assessments and exams will take place online. Further information and updates will be communicated by your School.
    • You will receive the outcome of your re-sit assessment(s) via your student email address no later than three working days after the exam board.
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    • Assessment 1 (PRAC1): Practical response to a health protection incident scenario
      The scenario re-assessment will again be an individual assessment where you will be responding to a developing health protection incident. This could be a communicable disease outbreak or an environmental health hazard-related scenario. You will be given information about the various stages of the incident and asked to complete tasks in response to the incident. The scenario used for the re-assessment will be different to the scenario used in May 2020.
      We want you to focus on responding to the issues in this scenario, so to avoid potential confusion and complication whilst completing the tasks, please assume that the Covid-19 pandemic has not occurred – i.e. there are no requirements about social distancing/mask-wearing, health & care services are operating ‘as normal’, etc. You can also assume that the events covered in the May 2020 scenario have not occurred.
      The scenario will be divided into several ‘episodes’. Each episode will provide you with:
      • The latest information about the development of the health protection incident that you are responding to
      • Supporting information e.g. extracts from relevant public health guidance documents
      • A specific task or tasks that you must now complete based on the information available. Some tasks may also provide you with a template that you should use to provide your answer.
    • For each task, you will need to submit your response individually via the link that will be provided.
      To simulate the situation that you would face in a real incident, tasks will be released sequentially. This means that you must submit your response to the first episode before you will be able to access the second episode, and so on. You will only submit once to each task – so you will not be able to alter earlier responses based on what you later find out – in a real-world health protection situation, you have to get it right the first time!
      For this reason, we are giving you a week to complete the assessment overall. Do not leave it all until the last minute!
      The scenario will be made available in this section of the Moodle module on Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 9.00 a.m. UK time.
      You must have completed and submitted all the tasks by Tuesday 18th August 2020, 4.00 p.m. UK time.
      This part of the assessment contributes towards 80% of the total module mark.
      Please review the pre-event information provided in the Assessment Guidance section as this will continue to be relevant to this re-assessment.
    • Introduction
      Welcome to the assessed health protection scenario. This scenario consists of 6 episodes.
      Each episode will require you to complete a task. Each task will be worth a certain amount of marks, specified in each task. The total marks available across all the episodes is 100.
      We are treating this assessment as roughly equivalent to a 4000-word assignment, though we are not expecting you to provide fully-referenced answers or do extensive additional research – if there is reference information that you need, we will provide it within the scenario.
      We have given you a guideline word count for each task. This is not a strict limit but just to give you an idea of roughly how much we are expecting you to write in response to each task.
      The table below summarises the marks available and suggested word counts for each episode, so that you know how the marks will be spread across the different episodes. Remember that you won’t get to see Episode 2 until you have completed Episode 1, and so on.
EpisodeMarks availableSuggested word count
120800
220800
320800
420800
510400
610400


  • Use this information to help you plan your time and how you approach completing this assessment.
    You may wish to refer to the pre-assessment information provided in the Assessment Guidance section, which includes:
  • Good luck!
  • Episode 1 (20 marks available)
  • Inject 1
  • File
  • This is the first inject – read this to find out what is happening, then respond to the task.
  • Public health risk assessment worksheet
  • File
  • Use this template to help you respond to the task in Episode 1.
  • Task A
  • Assignment / TurnItIn
  • Submit your response to Task A here. Please ensure that you submit the correct file – you can only submit once so it will not be possible to correct mistakes.
  • Submitting to this task will release the next episode of the scenario.
  • Episode 2 (20 marks available)
    Restricted Not available unless: The activity Task A is marked complete
  • Episode 3 (20 marks available)
    Restricted Not available unless: The activity Task B is marked complete
  • Episode 4 (20 marks available)
    Restricted Not available unless: The activity Task C is marked complete
  • Episode 5 (10 marks available)
    Restricted Not available unless: The activity Task D is marked complete
  • Episode 6 (10 marks available)
    Restricted Not available unless: The activity Task E is marked complete
  • Assessment 2 (WRIT1): Personal reflection
    Write a personal statement reflecting on changes and developments in your own practice, skills and competence related to your experience of completing the health protection incident scenario.
    Word limit: 1000 words. This part of the assessment contributes towards 20% of the total module mark.
    Please refer to the detailed guidance provided in the Assessment Guidance section to help you prepare your re-assessment attempt.
  • Reflective statement (WRIT1) submission link (August)
  • Assignment / TurnItIn
  • Use this assignment link to submit your personal reflection on your experience of the health protection scenario.
  • If you are re-attempting this assessment, you can base your reflection either on your experience of the scenario in May, or the August scenario (if you are also attempting that re-assessment). Please review the specific feedback that was given on your first attempt so that you know where to focus your improvements.
  • If you were unable to attempt the scenario and reflection in May, you should base your reflection on your experience of the August scenario.
  • To give you a little more time to reflect after completing the August scenario, the deadline for this assessment has been set to Thursday 20th August 2020 (4.00pm UK time).
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MAIN AIM AND LEARNING

Assessment 1: Practical response to a health protection incident scenario (now an individual online assessment)

The main module assessment will now be an individual assessment. You will be responding to a developing health protection incident. This could be a communicable disease outbreak or an environmental health hazard-related scenario. You will be given information about the various stages of the incident and asked to complete tasks in response to the incident.

The scenario will be divided into several ‘episodes’. Each episode will provide you with:

  • The latest information about the development of the health protection incident that you are responding to
  • Supporting information e.g. extracts from relevant public health guidance documents
  • A specific task or tasks that you must now complete based on the information available. Some tasks may also provide you with a template that you should use to provide your answer.

For each task, you will need to submit your response individually via the link that will be provided.

To simulate the situation that you would face in a real incident, tasks will be released sequentially. This means that you must submit your response to the first episode before you will be able to access the second episode, and so on. You will only submit once to each task – so you will not be able to alter earlier responses based on what you later find out – in a real-world health protection situation, you have to get it right the first time!

Aim, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Summary

Aim

The aim of the module is to enable students to protect the public from environmental hazards and communicable diseases, addressing inequities in risk exposure and outcomes, and promoting sustainable development.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:

  • Measure, analyse, interpret and evaluate complex data and information on risks to population health arising from environmental hazards and communicable diseases including inequities in risk exposure and outcomes
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programmes, services, plans and/or interventions to address inequities in risk exposure and outcomes, protect health and promote sustainable development
  • Implement programmes, services, plans and/or interventions to prevent and/or respond to threats to population health arising from environmental hazards and communicable diseases
  • Communicate complex information and concepts to diverse audiences using appropriate techniques and technologies
  • Act professionally and ethically, valuing diversity, promoting equity, and reflecting on their own behaviour, skills and competencies to continually develop their practice in a pressurised situation