SH4001 Social Determinants of Health Report Assessment2

Introduction to the Report – 2ndAssessment

SH4001 Aims of today’s session

  • To provide details on the requirements of the 2nd Assessment: Report
  • Recall academic skills needed for the report


Assessment 002:

Write a 2,000 word report (70%) identifying one social determinant of health and analyse how it is being addressed in the selected area/setting which draws on their learning from the presentations and relates to the same selected area/setting (LO3,LO4) (Nursing Assignment)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe selected health and social care policies
  2. Identify the social determinants of health and the relationship to health inequalities

Assessment 2: Report

  • Students should present a written report which
  • Identifies at least one social determinant of health
  • Describe how it is being addressed in the selected area or setting (describe a relevant policy)
  • Draws on your learning from the poster presentation and relates to the same selected area and issue ( if you want to change your issue, you must discuss this with your seminar leader).
  • The work must demonstrate achievement of Learning Outcomes 3 & 4 (see module handbook).

Report Simplified….


  • Profile of the borough
  • Health or social care issue
  • Health Inequality
  • Social Determinants of health


  • Describe a relevant Policy
  • What does it suggest?
  • what does it leave out?


  • Identify a relevant Public Health Provision
  • How are they addressing the health inequality? What are the gaps?

Report in detail…

In the assessment folder on webelarn, you will find supporting materials for your report.

I have included a detailed example of how you may wish to structure your report.

You may follow this as a guideline for your final submission, however it does not guarantee you a pass!

Let’s take a look….

Support with report (drafts)

Students are allowed to submit a draft of their report onto turnitin on the 19th March 2019 by 3pm.

Drafts after this time will not be accepted

The draft should follow the same format as the report

Comments will be provided on turnitin

One – to-one tutorials will be offered on the 02 April 2019 by appointment only. Details of how to book appointment will be sent out closer to the time.

Final Submission Details

Reports should be submitted via turnitin – the links will be on the module weblearn in the ONLINE SUBMISSION folder.

You can submit versions of your report before the deadline to check the plagiarism level – leave enough time to make necessary changes.

Notes on style

  • Number the pages
  • Use a legible font such as Arial, Times, Calibri, veranda.
  • Do not use italic fonts
  • Only use bold in headings
  • Double space your writing

Report format

  • A title page with a clear title
  • A table of contents
  • An introduction detailing the plan for your report
  • Key headings of areas to be discussed
  • A reference list should be included following the Harvard referencing system (imperial guidelines)

Remember: Core Academic Skills

Why does this matter?

  • Completing your report will require that you have EVIDENCE to discuss how your selected topic relates to social determinants, working with policy, etc.
  • Where will you find your evidence?

Finding evidence: Where do I start?

Good place to start is the class reading list in your module handbook

  • Each week has readings – these are good place to start
  • You must have deep understanding of these readings and the phenomena, theories, or studies they refer to

Independent research for further articles on some of the sites we have suggested, (recall library sessions on how to find evidence/items at the library)

Academic reading: laying the foundations for writing

Your report, essay or presentation

Supported by strong foundations: evidence from your academic reading example from Lawrence et al, 2014:

‘Disadvantaged populations are simultaneously most at risk of chronic disease, and least likely to meet current guidelines for healthy lifestyles or to make changes to their health behaviours’ (Buck and Frosini, 2012).

Managing academic reading

Effective academic reading is:

  • Selective/Targeted
  • Relevant
  • Purposeful

This means….

  • You don’t have to read everything!
  • But you still have to master the material recommended in the module handbook

Selective, time-efficient reading


Identify your purpose (e.g. are you reading for a general overview or specific focus)

Use contents/index (books) or abstract (journal article) to establish/find relevant sections

For a general overview: skim for gist/main ideas (not necessarily expected to understand everything)

For targeted read: scan for specific focus (and then read in more detail)

Ctrl-F to ‘find’

Academic Reading: Managing unfamiliar language

May not be necessary to stop and check individual words if skimming for gist

Can often work out meaning from context or component parts e.g.

  • Trained practitioners demonstrated significantly greater use of these clientcentred skills … compared to their untrained peers up to 1 year post-training.
  • Current public health policy stresses the potential of cumulative, small changes in individual behaviour…

Can use online dictionaries, or or specialised Health and

Social care glossaries, or build your own glossary of terms

Writing effectively

A Contextual Approach to Writing – as a student

University – What are the expectations, the rules, the laws of writing in university?

A student – what are the values that Shape you? How well do you want to do? Are you committed to particular cause E.g. social justice?





Audience: >>Lecturers


Final remarks…

You do not have to wait until you have submitted your poster – start the 2nd assessment as soon as possible

However, do use the feedback you receive from your poster/podcast to improve your report

Organise your time to ensure you make the most of the support we are offering

Best of luck!