- APA Citation Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- APA Citation and Referencing: 6th Edition (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- What is Peer Reviewed?
The purpose of this assignment is to gain global health perspective of public health topics and to learn how to write a goal statement. Students will then write a brief paper fulfilling all of the requirements below.
- 400 – 600 words (not including in text citations or reference list)
- Double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, 1” margins, essay format
- Less than 20% of the word count should be direct quotes
- Submit to the correct link in assignments. This uploads your paper to TurnItIn a plagiarism detection device. See plagiarism information under Institutional Policies.
- Correct spelling, grammar, and sentence structure
- Use APA referencing style. Must cite all sources of information. See APA Style Citation Guide in Canvas. o Do not need to include APA formatting (for example, title page, running head, or abstract)
- All information must be accurate
- Use current (within 10 years), peer-reviewed journal articles or non-partisan data (example: World Health Organization). Be wary of non-credible sources or biased sources.
- 1 reference must be a peer-reviewed journal article published within the past 10 years
- All information must be from reputable and reliable academic sources
- Note: Governmental publications, such as the MMWR, are credible but do not qualify as peer-reviewed journal articles. Peer-reviewed journal articles are externally reviewed for accuracy and content.
- Students who submit a paper written on a topic other that one approved/assigned by the instructor will automatically receive a 50% point deduction.
- Background information about the country in 1 paragraph (This is your introduction paragraph)
- Include at least 3 different pieces of background information that are relevant to your topic.
- Some examples may include access to health services, population distribution by age, human rights and/or political issues, economic issues such as poverty, urban or rural distribution of population, social, religious, or cultural norms as it pertains to your topic. The connection to your topic should be made obvious.
- This section should not deal directly with your health problem. It should help the reader understand your country from an outsider’s perspective, yet be relevant to the health problem.
- Brief description of the health problem in 1 – 2 paragraphs
- Define the health problem
- Include risk factors and consequences
- Include at least 2 pieces of epidemiologic data published within the past 10 years, which may include incidence rates, prevalence rates, and/or death rates
- At least one reference for this section must be from a peer-reviewed journal article published within the last 10 years.
- Create an original goal statement (1-2 sentences) that addresses a way to improve the health problem/improve health. It must follow the structure as described below by being concise, measureable, specific, and realistic. In addition, it must include the following:
- Who is the target population? All citizens of country does not represent a specific target population.
- What is the health problem? Choose just one problem to address in your one
- How much change (represented by a percent) do you anticipate? Tip: A 10% change within 10 years is a realistic goal.
- By when will the change occur? This should be represented by a specific end date.
- If you are unsure about a goal’s realism, I recommend you review goal statements from Healthy People 2020: http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Example goal statement for the problem of Hearing loss among German elderly adults, leading to social isolation:
- Our goal is to improve the identification of hearing loss in elderly adults. German adults between the ages of 70 – 85 (who) will experience an increase hearing screenings (what) by 10% (how much) within the next 10 years (by when).
- Notice the goal statement includes the 4 required components: who, what, how much, and by when. It is also realistic.
Global Health Paper Grading Rubric (F16)
Global Health Paper Grading Rubric (F16)
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTechnical requirements (excluding grammar and APA)
5.0 ptsAdhered to all technical requirements
2.5 ptsIncluded 1 technical requirement error
0.0 ptsIncluded 2 or more technical requirement errors
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCorrect grammar, spelling, sentence structure, etc.
6.0 ptsvery few or no grammatical, spelling or sentence structure errors
4.0 ptssome errors, but they do not interfere with communication
2.0 ptsfrequent errors, but they do not interfere with communication
0.0 ptsfrequent errors that interfere with communication
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA style: In-text citations and reference page
4.0 ptsAPA style used correctly (only 1 type of error)
2.0 ptsIncorrect use of APA (at least 2 types of errors)
0.0 ptsNo APA used for either in text citations OR reference page
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeData Collection
5.0 ptsIncluded both of the following: Used only reliable data sources AND included at least 1 peer reviewed journal article published within 10 years
2.5 ptsMissing 1 of the following: Used only reliable data sources AND included at least 1 peer reviewed journal article published within 10 years
0.0 ptsMissing both of the following: Used only reliable data sources AND included at least 1 peer reviewed journal article published within 10 years
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePublic Health Problem Description
5.0 ptsIncludes 2 pieces of epidemiologic data from the past 10 years, definition of the health problem, risk factors, and consequences
2.5 ptsDoes not include ONE of the following: 1) 2 pieces of epidemiologic data from the past 10 years, 2) risk factors, 3) consequences, or 4) definition of the health problem
0.0 ptsDoes not include at least TWO of the following 1) 2 pieces of epidemiologic data from the past 10 years, 2) risk factors,3) consequences, or 4) definition of the health problem
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCountry Background Information
5.0 ptsIncludes 3 pieces of background information that are relevant to the health problem
2.5 ptsIncludes 2 pieces of background information that are relevant to the health problem
0.0 ptsFewer than 2 pieces of background information OR it is not clear how the information is relevant to health problem OR described the health problem instead of the country
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresence of a Goal Statement
5.0 ptsComplete goal statement including all 4 content requirements (who, what, how much and by when)
2.5 ptsMissing 1 of the 4 content requirements in a goal statement (who, what, how much and by when)
0.0 ptsMissing 2 or more of the 4 content requirements or no goal statement (who, what, how much and by when)
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGoal Statement quality
5.0 ptsThe goal realistically addresses the health problem unique to this country. The population, amount of change, and time frame are all appropriate. The goal is creative and concise.
2.5 ptsSlightly unreasonable goal. This goal has some merit but is still slightly unrealistic in amount of change, time frame, or population. For example: the goal assumes a large amount of change in a short time frame for a resource poor population OR goal was not concise.
0.0 pts Unrealistic goal. This goal is unattainable within the timeframe, population (chose all people in a country), or specific health problem OR unable to determine a goal’s realism because the goal statement was absent or incomplete OR was not an original goal statement 5.0 pts