Developing Health Programme and Evaluation Summative Assessment
The summative assignment is a 3,500-word formal response to the letter by the health promotion specialist. The response should suggest a comprehensive health promotion programme specifically designed to address the identified need. The good rationale should be provided for all recommendations and all advice should be based upon a critical evaluation of existing literature and the evidence base. The letter is written in the first person by the student in the role of the health promotion specialist.
You must achieve a mark of 50% or greater to pass the module.
Developing Health Programme and Evaluation Summative Assessment Guidelines
The following can be used as a guide to the structure and presentation of your summative assignment. I recommend the use of sub-headings within your main text so to highlight the structure you have applied to your work.
This is the first page of your work and must contain the title of this module, the module code, the name of the module leader, your student number (NOT your name), the date of submission and the accurate word count. Word count is a maximum of 3500 words but final word count can be less than this. The word count DOES NOT INCLUDE your title page, the content of tables/figures in your main text, reference list and appendices. Please ensure that page numbers are included and that your introduction is on page one.
Developing Health Programme and Evaluation Summative Introduction
As you are replying to a letter with a letter, your introduction will start with brief and pleasant formalities (e.g. dear Sir/Madam, thank you for your letter in which you asked for my advice regarding…..). More importantly, your introduction should tell the reader what your aims and intentions for writing are and how you plan to structure the remaining letter (using sub-headings) so to address the various issues and components related to the health promotion intervention you are recommending.
In this section you should provide the following:
A critical appraisal of research literature and audit data relevant to the health promotion need identified in the manager’s letter. This is so you can convince the manager that you are knowledgeable of this specific topic and are aware of the many complex issues involved.
A procession of recommendations so to ensure that any intervention:
Is fully planned in advance and the plans are constructed so to meet specified goals
Is based upon a recognized health promotion framework
Takes into account the philosophy and practice of empowerment and change management
Recognizes how policies at the micro, meso and macro level of society need to be considered and developed together so to promote healthy public policy
Considers the duration, location, cost, and delivery of the initiative
Recognises potential barriers to success and identifies potential contingency measures
Will be properly and effectively evaluated according to its processes, immediate impact and long-term health gains.
Justification, based upon relevant literature, MUST be provided for everything you recommend. Remember, you are writing to convince the manager that your advice is informed, evidence-based, rational and of high quality. If you do not convince the manager then your advice may not be followed and, indeed, the intervention may never occur. The markers of your assignment will be taking the role of the manager and your final mark will be influenced by how comprehensive, inclusive and persuasive your approach has been.
Developing Health Programme and Evaluation Summative Conclusion
This is where you pleasantly end your letter by briefly reminding the manager of the importance of planning, conducting and evaluating health promotion interventions properly. Don’t forget to end with “Yours sincerely” but don’t then proceed to write your name. Remember, this assignment is marked anonymously.
Developing Health Programme and Evaluation Summative Reference list
A reference list would not normally be included in a letter however it is important to include one here so the manager can see the sources of literature that you have used throughout your letter to support and justify your recommendations. The manager may also want to access and read some of this literature you have mentioned so please ensure that all references are correct and are presented using the Swansea University recommended version of the APA referencing system. You are NOT required to present a bibliography for this assignment.
Developing Health Programme and Evaluation Summative Appendix
Please include the letter you wrote for the formative assessment – the letter to which you are replying – as appendix one. Without the inclusion of the formative letter, it is impossible to determine whether the summative assignment is responding in an appropriate and acceptable manner. This may result in marks being unable to be awarded for some content in the summative assignment. Other information may be included as additional appendices so long as it is relevant to your letter. Please ensure that all appendices are properly labeled and are referred to in your main text.