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Assignment Briefs 05-07-2023

Briefly describe the infectious disease and long term condition, and in both cases summarise the prevalence and causes of this condition/issue in your chosen country context.

Department of Psychology, Sociology & Politics

Assessment Brief


Module Code: 77-702040

Level: 7                     

Module Leader:                    

Academic year: 2021/22

Semester: 1         

Task number: 1



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Assessment Brief

Write a 3000 word report based on the guidance below.

References and any appendices are not included in the overall word count.

Select an infectious disease AND a long term health condition and critically examine the response of ONE country to the public health problems these present.

You must gain approval from a tutor for your choice.

  1. Briefly describe the infectious disease and long term condition, and in both cases summarise the prevalence and causes of this condition/issue in your chosen country context.
  2. Critically examine why these conditions present a public health problem; considering the physical, psychological and socio/economic impacts.
  3. Critically assess how these conditions are being addressed by public health organisations/institutions and policies in your chosen country. What are the challenges which remain to be addressed?
  • You may use examples from other countries to support your assessment of the situation facing your chosen country, where appropriate.
  • All data and claims must be supported with reference to relevant evidence and literature.
  • Further guidance about the report will be available in class and on the module Blackboard site.


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