Recognise and critique social ideologies and theories which shape public spending on health and aged care and health policy development;

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Assessment 2: Policy Analysis and Critique Weighting: 60% Word count: 3000 words

Aim of Assessment
This assessment provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of how health care policies are constructed. You are required to analyse the process of health care policy development with reference to ONE policy or one component of a policy within the Hong Kong health care system. The policy could be one that has been developed for the Health Care System in general.
Alternately you may choose a policy that has been developed specifically for your immediate work context. This policy may be one that has been developed to support the implementation of a government policy. The required readings and learning activities in the Learning Modules for Module 1 and Module 2 provide detailed information about the policy development process and make suggestion for how best to approach and conduct a policy analysis and critique.
Aim of Assessment
The purpose of this assessment task is to facilitate the development of your skills and expertise in all of the following learning objectives:
1. Recognise and critique social ideologies and theories which shape public spending on health and aged care and health policy development;
2. Develop and utilise insight into the relationships between politics and power in the construction of health and aged care policy;
3. Explore the concept that interest groups exert power and influence in the area of health and aged care policy formulation;
4. Examine significant historical, structural and environmental factors which affect health and aged care policy development and translation;
5. Consider the global evolution of health and aged care policies and the organisational patterns of health and aged care services, with respect to the World Health Organisation�s commitment to Primary Health Care;
6. Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and legal dilemmas and constraints involved in formulating and enacting health and aged care policies;
7. Examine the impact that social, health and aged care policies have on disadvantaged groups in society;
8. Undertake a critique of workplace practices that are bound by policy.

Marking Criteria and Standards: Assessment 2 Policy Analysis and Critique
Introduction (20%) Choice of policy or component chosen to critique is of an acceptable level for assignment (has depth and complexity and has significance to the health care system) (5) Reason for policy selection is provided (5) Clear concise summary of health policy being discussed (10)
The policy or component chosen is at the level expected for the assignment and has sufficient depth and complexity and has significance for the health care system. The reason for the selection is provided but more detail could be given to reinforce the importance to the health care system in Hong Kong. The summary of the health policy chosen is clearly discussed but more depth could be included to more fully orientate the reader to the policy reinforces its significance to health care policy in Hong Kong

Policy Analysis (15%) Demonstrated understanding of policy issues (10) Evidence of critical discussion and analysis (5)
Strong discussion that demonstrates understanding of the policy issues related to the topic chosen.
Evidence of analysis of relevant literature is presented and integrated to support the analysis of policy.

Conclusion (15%) Conclusions are logical and drawn from the policy analysis.
Conclusions are based on policy and related literature and demonstrate their potential significance for the health services. Suggestions for changes to the policy or reasons for not doing this are critically explained.
Conclusions are based on the policy and related literature and demonstrate their potential significance for the health services. Suggestions for changes/no change to the policy are mentioned.

Presentation (10%) Writes in a clear and succinct academic style.
Uses correct grammar, spelling and punctuation You correctly apply the conventions of in-text citations and for the reference list for APA referencing style
Your writing is clear and succinct but you may sometimes revert to an informal or subjective style; you sometimes use relevant technical language effectively and qualify some assertions. You have eliminated most errors in grammar, spelling and/or punctuation and the remaining errors do not interfere with meaning. You apply most conventions of APA correctly; you use direct quotation sparingly but may paraphrase inconsistently. You use the correct bibliographical format for most sources and sequence them alphabetically

P.S. I have choosen one health policy within Hong Kong and draft an essay, please see attachment. Writer can write based on my policy topic and information or choose anyother policy topic within Hong Kong and serach information by their own way.

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