The influence of media on population health

 
Background

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People’s health and wellbeing is the result of the complex interplay of societal, environmental, socioeconomic, biological and lifestyle factors, known as the determinants of health. Most of these factors can be modified to some extent. Understanding why groups have different health outcomes can be achieved by measuring and monitoring these determinants, and contributes to the development and evaluation of policies and interventions that prevent disease and promote health.

Your task

You are to write a report on the influence of media on population health.

What is the evidence about the impact of media on population health? You will need to narrow your area of interest to a specific aspect of media or population health to be able to provide a comprehensive analysis in 2500 words.

Your report needs to include:

1.An introduction – including a clear identification and statement of how your topic addresses the influence of media on population health.

2.The identification and critical analysis of the qualitative and quantitative evidence from a range of population health studies that have examined the influence of media on population health.

3.The identification and critical analysis of the evidence of the causal pathways through which media influences population health.

4.Consistent integration of appropriate quantitative measures relating to the characteristics of media, their relationship or impact on health outcomes and the health outcomes of interest.

5.Consistent integration of appropriate data visualization (graphs, figures, diagrams) that enhances the communication of quantitative or qualitative evidence relating to the topic.

6.A conclusion which highlights your main points and links back to your introductory statement .The conclusion should NOT contain recommendations.

Assessment criteria:

Your report will be assessed based on the following criteria:

Structure and Referencing (25%)

1

Clear and succinct communication of ideas.

2

Correct spelling, grammar and sentence construction.

3

Logical flow to the development of ideas throughout the report.

4

Report addresses all the specified inclusions (above).

5

Consistent and accurate referencing of ideas, data, and information utilizing either Harvard or APA referencing style.

Content (75%)

6

Clear and comprehensive analysis of the quantitative and qualitative evidence of the influence of media on population health.

7

Clear and comprehensive analysis of the evidence of the influence and causal paths of media on population health.

8

Effective use of data visualization to support the analysis.

9

Consistent and appropriate integration of population health measures to support the analysis.

10

Consistent and appropriate integration of peer reviewed evidence to support the analysis.

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