Project #26349 - Media analysis

Assessment task 1: Assessment 1 - Media analysis of a current or potential policy

 

Intent:             This assessment item focusses on understanding the power of the media in setting the policy agenda and influencing health policy and politics. 

 

Length:          1000 words (essay style)

 

 

Task:              1. Select a policy or potential policy with a health focus that has received attention in the Australian media (or in your home country if you are an international student) in the past two years. Clearly state the policy or potential policy on the front page of the assignment.

 

NB This assignment cannot focus on the Australian anti-smoking policy or protection of aboriginal children from sexual abuse policy, as they form the options for Assessment item 3.

 

2. Research the issue that led to the policy or the issue that is putting pressure on the government to develop a policy.

 

3. Provide an analysis of how the media has portrayed the issue and justified or criticised the policy, or is justifying what the future policy should address.

 

 

Criteria:          20% Analyses and reframes the issue within the context of the policy formulation process demonstrating a depth of knowledge

10% Assesses the impact of the policy on the community and its citizens clearly and succinctly

40% Justifies how the policy is portrayed by the media in relation to senior management, government and interest groups

10% Formulates a clear and logical approach to analysis of the policy or potential policy

10% Validates perspectives through correct interpretation of relevant and current literature (> year

2003)

10% Produces correct grammar, spelling, formatting, style (essay) and referencing

 

Subject Medicine
Due By (Pacific Time) 04/02/2014 12:00 am
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