media critique

media critique

Order Description

Compose a full academic essay. Include a beginning, middle, and end. Your begining (introduction) must contain a thesis statement, as per the course definition. Include a one paragraph summary maximum half a page of the narrative of your source text. Include at least two, non assignment toolkit course terms in your analysis, carefully defining and applying them to your own analysis of the source text. Broaden and deepen your analysis with additional film discourse, or by revisiting your academic scholar and/or the full version of John Berger (ways of seeing) text. Include both in text citation and works cited in MLA style only.This paper should be written in academic style, using author vacated prose. Remember that your overall frame work is one of cultural analyanalysis.you should be able to use your topic sentences as an outline. Do they each connect with your thesis statement in some way?(dont forget your transitions). Make reference in your writing to your text’s preferred how (how does the author want their text understood by the audience?). Your paper must contain substantial movement and tthought-reflection (analysis). Dont forget your answer to the “so what” question using the principles of cultural analysis. Remember that the text in this assignment is “ways of seeing” by john berger.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents    2
1    Introduction to the Unit    3
1.1.    Unit details    3
1.2.    Handbook summary    3
1.3.    Staff    3
1.4.    Essential requirements    4
1.5.    Changes to unit as a result of student feedback    4
2    Assessment information    5
2.1.    Course level learning outcomes    5
2.2.    Learning outcomes    5
2.3.    Engaging with the unit    6
2.4.    Assessment summary    7
2.5.    To pass this unit    7
2.6.    Assessment details    8
Assessment 1: Short Answer Questions    8
Assessment 2: Critical Analysis    10
2.7.    Submission requirements    11
Late submission    12
Extension of due date for submission    12
Resubmission    12
Special consideration    12
3    Teaching and learning activities    13
4    Learning resources    13
4.1.    Essential library resources    14
4.2.    Literacy and numeracy resources    14
4.3.    Citing resources and referencing    14
5    Important Information    15
5.1.    What is expected of you    15
5.2.    What you can expect from the teaching team    15
5.3.    Raising concerns    15
5.4.    Links to policy    16
5.5    Links to other resources    16
Marking Criteria and Standards: Assessment 1 – Short Answer Questions    18
Marking Criteria and Standards: Assessment 2 – Critical Analysis    20

1    Introduction to the Unit

1.1.    Unit details
Unit Code and Unit Name: 400238 – Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision
Teaching Session and Year: Autumn 2015 Credit Points: 10
1.2.    Handbook summary
This unit enables students to gain an understanding of the political and social constructions that underpin health care services such as social determinants of health. It also provides students with the opportunity to explore and critically analyse issues related to the development, implementation and outcomes of health and aged care policies.

1.3.    Staff

Position    Contact Details
Unit Coordinator    Name:  Ana Smith    Email: ana.smith@uws.edu.au    Phone: 0432 187 928
Academic Course Advisor    Name: Dr Lauretta Luck Phone:  9685 9568    Email: lauretta.luck@uws.edu.auTeaching Staff
Please refer to the unit vUWS site for a full list of teaching staff.
Contact Protocol    The unit coordinator is the point of first contact for students who have queries relating to the unit.
Email communication with academic staff must be via UWS student email accounts only. Emails sent from any non-UWS address will not receive a response. Student Email Accounts can be activated via the UWS Home page from MyUWS. Please include telephone contact details in the email message.
If the unit coordinator does not answer when making telephone contact please leave a clear message that includes the reason for calling, student name and telephone contact details.
Student Consultation    Student consultations can be in person, via email or by telephone. Consultation times are flexible and a meeting can be arranged by contacting the unit coordinator via email ana.smith@uws.edu.au or telephone 04321879328.
If the unit coordinator is not available when you call please leave a telephone message advising of the reason for your call and your contact details. Alternately you could send an email

1.4.    Essential requirements
Essential equipment
Access to a computer and the internet is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session.  See http://www.uws.edu.au/students/onlinesupport for further information.

1.5.    Changes to unit as a result of student feedback
The University values student feedback in order to improve the quality of its educational programs. As a result of student feedback, the following changes and improvements to this unit have recently been made:
1.    Addition to handbook summary
2.    Change to unit content
3.    Assessments tasks have been re-developed and updated.
4.    Change to library resources and new prescribed text

2    Assessment information

2.1.    Course level learning outcomes
Course level learning outcomes can be accessed via the Postgraduate vUWS site.

2.2.    Learning outcomes
The Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision unit is part of the Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership). The unit provides the foundation for developing comprehensive, coherent and connected knowledge in the nursing discipline and introduces and develops interaction skills which will be required by graduates in their work environments.
Learning outcomes for the unit are outlined below.

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;
5.    Consider the global evolution of health and aged care policies and the organisational patterns of health and aged care services, with respect to the World Health Organisation’s commitment to Primary Health Care;
6.    Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and legal dilemmas and constraints involved in formulating and enacting health and aged care policies;
7.    Examine the impact that social, health and aged care policies have on disadvantaged groups in society;
8.    Undertake a critique of workplace practices that are bound by policy.

2.3.    Engaging with the unit

Activity    How will teaching activities support achievement of learning outcomes?
Learning Modules    This unit comprises four Learning Modules each with selected readings that enhance knowledge and understanding. Working through compulsory learning tasks and associated readings within each Learning Module will assist students to meet the learning outcomes, and to satisfactorily complete assessment requirements for this unit of study.
Blended Learning Activity    Through the use of blended learning strategies the 400238 vUWS site will provide both external students, and internal students studying in the DAY mode with essential learning resources for the unit.
Access to a computer and the internet is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.uws.edu.au/students/onlinesupport for further information..Workshops    On campus workshops with compulsory attendance are offered to international students studying in the day mode. These workshops are designed to assist with clarification of issues generated by the Learning Modules and unit readings.
They facilitate student discussion of unit content and its application in clinical practice. Workshop discussion enhances student learning and enable, informed thoughtful preparation of assessment tasks. Students are expected to prepare for the workshops by completing nominated readings, and corresponding learning activities in each Learning Module.

Compulsory on-campus workshops have been scheduled for the Parramatta Campus in Building EB 3.21, from 10.00 to 13.00 hours (10am to 1pm) on: Thursday, March 5th 2015,
Thursday, March 26th2015
Thursday, April 9th2015 Thursday, April 30th 2015 Thursday, May 14th 2015

2.4.    Assessment summary

ASSESSMENT NUMBER    ASSESSMENT ITEM AND DUE DATE    LEARNING OUTCOMES    WEIGHTING
1.    Short Answer Questions Word count: 2000
Due Date: Tuesday 7th  April 2015
1,2,3,4 & 5
40%
2.    Critical Analysis Word count: 3000
Due Date: Tuesday 19th May 2015
2,4,6,7 & 8
60%

2.5.    To pass this unit
•    Achieve at least 50% when all assessment marks are totalled AND
•    Complete and submit all assessment tasks at the required time and required academic standard AND
•    International students are to attend the five three hour workshops provided to them at the Parramatta campus throughout the Autumn semester
??You should note that, consistent with the Criteria and Standards Based Assessment policy, the
final marks and grades are subject to determination of School and University Assessment and
Progression Committees. Please see Assessment policy; http://policies.uws.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00227

2.6.    Assessment details

Assessment 1: Short Answer Questions
Weighting:    40%
Word count/duration:    1800 – 2000 words Due Date:    Tuesday 7th  April 2015

Submission details: On-line only – through ‘Turnitin’ and marking through ‘GradeMark’. Refer to Submission Requirements

Marking criteria and standards:  See pages 18 and 19 of this guide.
Each response to a short answer question can attract a maximum score of 6 (maximum possible total for the 6 responses is 36/40). There is an overall maximum score of 4 for written expression and appropriate use of recent (approximately 5 years) literature.
Total possible score is 40.

Directions
Short answer questions – Students will write a brief response (300 words) in response to each of six
(6) of the eight (8) choices 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.    How does the ‘new public health’ differ from the old public health approach? (your response must include referenced materials and do not use dot points).

4.    What are key sociological issues and how do they determine a person’s state of health? (your response must include referenced materials and do not use dot points).

5.    What is meant by the term ‘power’ in policy development and change? (your response must include referenced materials and do not use dot points).

6.    What policy considerations should be included in a national obesity health campaign? (your response must include referenced materials and do not use dot points).

7.    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).

8.    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.

Assessment 2: Critical Analysis
Weighting:    60%
Word count:    3000 words
Due Date:    Tuesday 19th May 2015

Submission details: Refer to Submission Requirements (p.Error! Bookmark not defined.).

Marking Criteria and Standards:  See pages 20 to 22 of this guide.

Details
This assessment provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of how health care policies are constructed. You are required to analyse the process of health care policy development with reference to ONE policy or one component of a policy within the Australian health care system.

Please choose/select a policy from the list of 12 Australian (10 NSW) policy documents that are provided via the vUWS site.

Alternately you may choose a policy that has been developed specifically for your immediate work context however you will need to contact the Unit Coordinator to arrange a copy of the policy for the marker.

The required readings and learning activities in the Study Guides for Module 1 and Module 2 provide detailed information about the policy development process and make suggestion for how best to approach and conduct a policy analysis and critique.

Please see the criteria (rubrics) sheet (pages 20-22) for details and links to learning objectives.

Aim of Assessment

The purpose of this assessment task is to facilitate the 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;
5.    Consider the global evolution of health and aged care policies and the organisational patterns of health and aged care services, with respect to the World Health Organisation’s
commitment to Primary Health Care;
6.    Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and legal dilemmas and constraints involved in formulating and enacting health and aged care policies;
7.    Examine the impact that social, health and aged care policies have on disadvantaged groups in society;
8.    Undertake a critique of workplace practices that are bound by policy.

2.7.    Submission requirements
All assignments must be submitted electronically by the due date and time as specified in this document. Once completed, submit the electronic copy of your assignment as per instructions below.

Format
All assignments are to be typed.
Typing must be according to the following format. Required format:
Length: as designated by assignment 3 cm left and right margins
Double Spaced
Font: Arial or Times New Roman
Font size: 12pt
Referencing:
All ideas and/or words taken from any readings, texts or other sources must be properly referenced throughout the assignment (ie author/s of ideas and/ words are acknowledged in-text). A reference list must be incorporated at the end of the assignment. All authors cited in-text must have a corresponding citation in the reference list.
General information about assignment submission:
•    Students are to submit an electronic copy only of each assignment via the blue Turnitin Assignment tab located on the left of the page in the 400238 vUWS site.
•    On submission an electronic confirmation of the submission (including date and time) is provided. It’s essential to keep this confirmation as evidence of submission
•    Students must keep a hard copy of their submitted assignments for their own records
•    Students are not required to submit a hard copy of any assignment into an on- campus assignment box, or via Australia Post
Electronic submission
Step    Electronic copy only
1.    Electronically submit each assignment through the “Turnitin” link on the unit vUWS site.
2.    Students are to upload each assignment with the following heading;
Surname_Firstname_Student ID_assignment title
3.    Each assignment must be submitted in .doc, docx. or.pdf format.
4.    All assignments in this unit are marked online. No paper copy will be accepted for marking. Marks, comments and the marking criteria will be released online. If your marked assignment is not available, when all other students have had theirs made available, it is your responsibility to contact the unit coordinator for assistance.
5.    Feedback
Feedback will be provided in accordance with the approved marking standards and criteria for this of this learning guide.
6.    Further instructions for Turnitin: http://library.uws.edu.au/FILES/turnitin/Turnitin_Student_Instructions_2010.pdf??Note: In some cases, the unit coordinator may not be the marker for submitted assignment.

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