The impact of chronic diseases on health and social care
This early, low-stakes assessment item focuses on understanding the impact of the increase of chronic diseases on the health and social care systems.
This assessment task addresses the subject learning objectives:
A: Consider the key imperatives for meeting health service objectives related to safety, quality, cost-effectiveness and jurisdictional legislative requirements within a governance context;
B: Critically appraise contemporary strategies and frameworks designed to manage quality, risk and cost within the healthcare environment;
C: Propose improvements in safety, quality and cost-effectiveness at a local healthcare organisation level by identifying issues, considering ethical implications, offering policy direction and formulation and recommending priorities for action;
D: Create a variety of ways in which complex issues can be effectively communicated for a variety of target audiences.
Course intended learning outcome(s):
1.1 Critique, interpret and synthesise data and research findings to develop safe, effective and creative evidence-based solutions to healthcare challenges.
2.1 Justify and demonstrate appropriate leadership styles and skills necessary to effectively manage, evaluate and innovate healthcare services utilising contemporary local, national and international perspectives.
3.1 Create and lead social and ethical accountability to ensure efficient use of resources and equity of access to optimal and safe health care.
Length: 750 words (Reference list is not included in the word count)
References: APA 7th* (No minimum number or range of references)
*Please note that if you provide no referencing or incorrect/incomplete referencing you will lose marks on your assessment.
Formatting requirements: 12pt, double-spaced - no other requirements.
Scenario: Diabetes in Postcode 2770
Chronic disease is a major concern in Australia and across the world.
Population ageing, rising disability and complex and co-morbid conditions have profound impacts on people’s lives including individuals, families and communities. They are also expensive to treat and can follow a progressive, episodic pathway to increased frequency and severity, up to and including acute interventions.
Diabetes in 2770:
One of these conditions is diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes which is growing in prevalence in many communities across Australia. General Practice data indicates rates have been rising, not falling, in recent years.
2770 has a very diverse community with a substantial Indigenous population and an immigrant demography with many cultures, languages and cultural backgrounds. It is also, generally speaking, a lower socio-economic environment although urban development is pushing west into the 2770 area, and more medium to high rise apartments are being built.
As health managers involved in clinical services, programs and event-specific projects, this is the kind of scenario you will encounter as you progress in your career. If you work in aged care, disability and related fields, these health problems will often be major factors in your client’s lives.
Demographic map for 2770 (Click on the link below)
2016 Census Community Profiles: 2770, NSW (abs.gov.au)
Thinking about the scope, complexity and burden of chronic disease what do you see as
(a) the major drivers for, and
(b) consequences of rising chronic disease for the health and social care systems?
• Write 375 words in total for each of the two points (a) and (b) from the perspective of your current service.
• If you are in healthcare, write from that perspective, if you are in aged or disability care or a related field, use that as your focus. This just means we expect you to write from your area of experience and professional comfort.
• Assessment 1: The impact of chronic diseases on health and social care
Assessment 1: The impact of chronic diseases on health and social care
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSynthesize the scope of the chronic disease problem.
Provides a concise synthesis of the scope of the chronic disease problem from their perspective. 30 to 25.5 pts
HD (High distinction)
Clearly and logically describes the scope of the chronic disease problem in the case study community and provides a critical analysis of all the relevant issues. 25.5 to 22.5 pts
Clearly describes the scope of the chronic disease problem and provides an analysis of most of the relevant issues. 22.5 to 19.5 pts
Describes the scope of the chronic disease problem in the case study community. Includes descriptions of issues and provides an analysis of some of the relevant issues. 19.5 to 15.0 pts
Describes the scope of the chronic disease problem in the case study community and provides some analysis of the relevant issues. 15 to 0 pts
Limited or no description of the scope of the chronic disease problem in the case study community.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeUse brief but specific examples in the assessment of the chronic disease scenario.
Provides some specific but brief examples that illustrate their assessment of the chronic disease scenario 40 to 34.0 pts
HD (High distinction)
Clearly and logically describes the scope of the chronic disease problem in the case study community and provides a critical analysis of all the relevant issues. 34 to 30.0 pts
Provides specific, relevant and comprehensive examples that illustrate most of chronic disease scenario 30 to 26.0 pts
Provides appropriate examples that illustrate much of the chronic disease scenario. 26 to 20.0 pts
Provides some examples that illustrate some of the chronic disease scenario. 20 to 0 pts
Limited or no examples relating to the chronic disease scenario Use of unreliable sources.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvaluate perspectives and interpretates relevant and current literature.
Validates perspectives through the correct interpretation of relevant and current literature. 20 to 17.0 pts
HD (High distinction)
Explicit links between the chronic disease scenario and a review of the literature. 17 to 15.0 pts
Link between the chronic disease scenario and health or social care and the literature is described. 15 to 13.0 pts
Link between the chronic disease scenario and the literature is apparent. Discussion to health and or social care is largely appropriate. 13 to 10.0 pts
Link between the chronic disease scenario and the health and or social care literature is somewhat apparent. 10 to 0 pts
Limited or no description of the link between the chronic disease scenario and the literature in health and or social care not apparent.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar, formatting, style and referencing
Produces correct grammar, spelling, formatting, style and reference list. 10 to 8.5 pts
HD (High distinction)
Fluent writing style with consistent report-style formatting, use of headings and sub-headings, and accurate referencing. 8.5 to 7.5 pts
Clear language with consistent formatting, use of headings and sub-headings, and accurate referencing. 7.5 to 6.5 pts
Generally clear language with mainly consistent formatting and few errors in referencing. 6.5 to 5.0 pts
Writing is less clear, with deficits in spelling, grammar, punctuation or referencing. Inconsistent formatting. 5 to 0 pts
Writing is unclear, with numerous deficits in spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, or referencing.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAcademic English Language Level (Does not count toward final grade)
If you receive a Level 1 or Level 2 please refer to assessment instructions for further information.
threshold: 2.0 pts 3 pts
Level 3 - Satisfactory - The writing is well expressed; it is comprehensible and coherent throughout. There are very few grammatical errors and vocabulary is appropriate to the context. The sentences and paragraphs have a logical flow and are clearly linked. 2 pts
Level 2 - Needs Developing - The writing is generally comprehensible. There may be errors in grammar and vocabulary but they do not affect clarity. Sentences and paragraphs are mostly well structured. 1 pts
Level 1 - Unsatisfactory - The writing requires effort and concentration to understand. There are some serious errors in grammar and vocabulary that affect clarity of communication. Sentences are incomplete or poorly structured.
Total Points: 100