The culmination of individual needs assessments will mean that your group now has a comprehensive and complex understanding of your target population. It’s now time to start planning! In Assessment 2 your group will be required to present a blueprint of your program plan to your fellow students. In this presentation (10 min) your group needs to outline your programs objectives and strategies, and present your logic model. You will also be expected to answer questions (3 min) from your peers and your learning facilitator.
The ability to communicate and present ideas clearly is essential for your success as a public health professional. Public health professionals rarely work in isolation, and as such collaboration skills are essential to your career in Public health. In this assessment you will have the opportunity to learn skills required to present and interact efficiently with stakeholders, as well as amongst your group members. The successful completion of this assessment requires strong collaboration and engagement from all group members.
In this task you are required to create and present a 10 minute group presentation that provides a blueprint of your program plan. This presentation needs to include the following.
1. Include an overview of your group’s presentation:
• A brief introduction of your group and topic.
• A brief overview of your public health issue based on need assessment.
2. Program and Evaluation Plan blueprint:
• Program Logic model
Based on prioritised need for a chosen population.
• Overarching Goal
The overall aim that you want to achieve via your program following criteria.
There should be at least 3 objectives following SMART criteria.
How you will go about achieving your goal and objectives;
The activities that will contribute to the achievement of the objectives.
A clear relationship between activities and outcomes Which activities are being implemented through engagement of stakeholders to produce
progress on which outcomes?
3. Risks and Challenges
• Identify any potential challenges to the program
• What may occur that can put the program at risk, what are the challenges, and how will you address them? For example, people may not enrol?
4. Brief Conclusion and summary
5. Slide with references
• Each group will spend 3 minutes answering questions from the Learning Facilitator and from fellow students. Groups will be marked on both the quality of the answers they provide and the quality of the questions they ask other groups.
• You can record your group presentation using the web conferencing app of your preference, for example, Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, etc.
Please note that ad-hoc university tech support for web conferencing apps is not available.
• Please refer to the following useful information to guide you in compressing and uploading your video presentation:
Steps required to record your video presentat
You will be teamed up with another group by your Learning Facilitator. You will need to organise a time that suits all members, and meet via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, or via Zoom, to present your presentations to each other. Each group must ask and answer 3 minutes of questions. This session is to be recorded and the recording link and slides need to be uploaded to the Assessment 2 link in the main navigation menu in Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation.
Groups will be allocated a time to present during the Module 8 class each group must ask and answer 3 minutes of questions. Presentation slides will need to be uploaded to Assessment 2 link in the main navigation menu in Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation the completion of the Module 8 class.
The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the Blackboard portal.
Feedback can be viewed in My Grade
Public Health Program Portfolio Assessment Overview
In this subject, the process of public health program design, implementation and evaluation is broken into two individual submissions and two group submissions that together address each step in the creation of a public health program to target a health challenge/issue with your chosen community.
Group Formation and Topic Choice
You will be organised into groups by your learning facilitator in the first module of the trimester.
Once in your groups, you need to choose a health problem/challenge that relates to one of the public health themes listed below. Your health challenge/issue should have a clear target audience.
You will design a program to address this challenge/issue in this target population.
Public Health Themes
• Mental health
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
• Population health
• Non-communicable disease
• Infectious disease
• Social and behavioural sciences
• Health system
• eHealth/mhealth/digital health
• Geriatric health
• Cultural and diverse communities health
Assessment 1: Needs Assessment (Individual)
Needs assessment are crucial in program design, implementation and evaluation in public health, as they form the foundation for the evidence-based approach required to design and evaluate relevant, credible and contextually appropriate public health programs. In this assessment, each individual in the group will need to perform a needs assessment associated with your groups chosen health challenge/target population. To generate a comprehensive understanding of the community need, the group discussion should inform the need that each student will focus on under a particular public health theme. Each individual will submit a 1,000 word (+/–10%) needs assessment report.
Assessment 2: Design, Plan, Implementation and Evaluation (Group)
Part A: Group Presentation: Objectives, Strategies and Logic Model
The culmination of individual needs assessments will mean that your group now has a comprehensive and complex understanding of the need within your target population. It is now time to start planning! In Assessment 2, your group will be required to present a blueprint of your program plan to your fellow students. In this presentation (10-minyour group needs to outline your s objectives and strategies and present your logic model. You will also be expected to answer questions (for 3 minutes) from your peers and your learning facilitator.
Part B: Group Report: Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
Incorporating the feedback provided by your learning facilitator and your peers from Part A, your group now needs to complete your program plan. This report (1,500 words +/–10%) will be a clear and concise presentation of the results of your group’s collaboration through each phase of the program planning, implementation and evaluation process. All key diagrams also need to be presented in this report. Assessment 3: Reflection on Program Planning Process and Collaboration (Individual) Critical reflection is an important part of your professional development as a public health practitioner. The final assessment in this subject provides each individual group member with the opportunity to write a reflection (800 words +/–10%) on the process of public health program planning. A template is provided with questions to help facilitate your reflection on the challenges you have faced and the growth you have experience working in
a collaborative environment to create a complex and comprehensive public health program.