Posted: August 16th, 2015
Health in Action : Planning for sustainable change
Topic : Health in Action : Planning for sustainable change
Assessment task : Essay ( 1000 words )
Task context :
• The capacity to critique concepts and models
• Select a socio-ecological model and provide a brief overview of it, discuss and critique how it can be used to demonstrate the links between Health, Planning and Sustainability.
Learning Outcomes assessed😕
• Manage knowledge and skills to compare and critique socio-ecological models relevant to health, planning and sustainability by analysing and critiquing a socio-ecological model for its relevance to health, planning and sustainability.?
• Demonstrate the skills required to communicate information relating to the nexus between health, planning and sustainability by preparing a written critique of a socio-ecological model’s relevance to health, planning and sustainability.
Task to complete:
1. Select and describe a socio-ecological model : Recall from Bentley,(2013) that socio-ecological (or social ecological) models are “built in part on notions of reciprocal determinism, which recognize interplay among individuals, groups, and their proximal and distal social environment…[they] are visual depictions of dynamic relationships among individuals, groups, and their environments…” To address this requirement, you could draw on the content and readings of Ottawa Charter, Bronfenbrenner’s Socio-Ecological Model to help you select a relevant model.
2. Discuss how the selected model can be used to demonstrate links between health, planning and sustainability : To address this requirement ,you should draw on examples of how the model has been previously applied to demonstrate these links and /or suggest how it could be used effectively demonstrate the links. Revisit content Topics System Thinking (ref Nam C.Nguyen , Nut Beam, Helen. J )
3. Critique the selected model . To address this requirement , please outline the strengths and limitations of the model in terms of demonstrating the link between Health, Planning and Sustainability. Why is this model an effective tool for demonstrating the links or what additional elements does the model require to make it in Effective Tool for practitioners working for the promotion of Health, Planning and Sustainability ( ref Don Nutbeam , Cecile J,Dabuko)
Reference : 13 sources of credible evidence.
1. Aisha Dow . The 20 things that threaten Melbourne’s liveability
2. The Lancet recently released their document on Health and Climate Change: Policy responses to protect Public Health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWho e9xTC4A#t=14
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