Critically appraise current strategies used to address the health need

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7HW011 Assessing the Health Needs of Populations 

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Assessment Brief
Identify a health need within a specific geographical area or for a specific population and outline the stages you would follow to carry out a health needs assessment. 

Using appropriate section headings, provide a clear rationale for the choice of the health need under examination, your chosen area/population and the health needs assessment approach adopted.  The following structure should be used:

  1. Introduction which identifies a health need within a specific geographical area, or for a specific population – providing relevant statistical information and background details
  2. Outline the main health needs assessment approaches available to examine this issue, briefly apply them to your topic and then identify an appropriate approach that you will explore further in your essay
  3. Explore the stages involved in your chosen health needs assessment approach and explain how each of these would be carried out
  4. Critically appraise current strategies used to address the health need
  5. Identify and make hypothetical recommendations to address the identified need, including details around how the success of these could be evaluated
  6. Support your points with relevant academic literature and use Harvard referencing

Word count – 3,000.  If your work is more than 10% over or under this word count your grade will be reduced. (Reference lists and appendices are not included in the word count)

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Should you be unsuccessful at your first attempt, you may be allowed to resubmit your work, in such as case you will be advised about a resubmission date.
By completing this module, you will be able to:

  • LO1 - Critically evaluate the theoretical and conceptual components of needs assessment and evaluation.
  • LO2 - Critically examine and define health and social needs and distinguish between population needs and individual needs.
  • LO3 - Critically appraise needs assessment as a tool for planning, priority setting and evaluation of services.

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