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“The Impact of Lifestyle Choices on the Health of a Demographically Identified Service User Population: A Critical Analysis and Solutions for Positive Change” “Optimizing Public Health: Barriers, Opportunities, and Strategies for Chronic Disease Management”

The summative assessment for this module is
as follows:
Written Assessment
analyse the impact of lifestyle choice on the health of a demographically
identified service user population and consider positive solutions to address
4000 notional words.  
This must meet Learning Outcomes no 1,2,3,4
and 5.
100% of the overall module mark.
In order to pass the module, the mark must be
40% or above.
It is essential that you follow the rules on
confidentiality as detailed in the Programme Handbook. Detailed assignment word
count guidance and information on where to access support are available in the
Programme Handbook in the Programme Area of Blackboard.
Critically evaluate the influence that the
nurse paramedic professional has in supporting others to make positive mental,
physical and behavioural decisions about their health and wellbeing.
Achieve a critical understanding of the
impact of demography, environment, society, culture and economy, both locally,
nationally and globally that influence health and wellbeing.
Interpret and critically analyse patterns and
demographics that influence the nurse paramedic role in social and public
Critically examine chronic condition and
disease management within the context of health inequalities and health choices
and behaviours.
Demonstrate the ability to write concisely to
the assessment brief
Students are required to submit a written
assignment that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the associated
learning outcomes. In formulating a response, it is  necessary to incorporate the following:
Identify a specific lifestyle choice which can lead to a chronic
condition. Some pointers are:
Diet, nutrition and obesity
Excess alcohol intake
Drug misuse
Sexual health
Give context. Briefly explain the evidence. If you choose obesity, are
there clinical definitions of obesity?
LO 2: In determining the problem, engage with
related data to demonstrate the extent of the selected lifestyle choice on a
demographically identified service-user population. Some pointers are:
Maintaining confidentiality of the chosen area
How does your chosen lifestyle choice compare regionally?
How does it compare nationally?
How does it compare to other countries?
What are the health inequalities?
LO 3: Critically analyse and interpret related
associated patterns and demographics that may illustrate the extent of both the
selected lifestyle choice and any related implications. Some pointers are:
If you have chosen to focus on excessive alcohol consumption, is there any
other data available to suggest that this has negative effects on the health of
the service-user population. Eg. Higher than average admissions to hospital due
to alcohol? Liver disease? Is there a high unemployment rate?
Day 4 content
Understanding populations
Measures of the burden of disease
Measures of health of populations
Trends in disease in populations
risk factors for disease and Wider determinants of health
National health challengesHealth and disease in North West England
Health Outcomes Framework- Health care and Premature Mortality
LO 2: Critically discuss associated determinants
of health (social,
economical, environmental, cultural) to illustrate wider impact. Some
pointers are:
If you had chosen to focus on poor nutrition and obesity, is this found in
areas of deprivation?
Is obesity related to education, or early childhood development?
Can everyone afford to eat ‘healthy’ food?
Make sure you are using evidence to support what you are saying.
LO 1: For the identified lifestyle choice,
critically evaluate the role of the nurse paramedic in supporting others to
make positive mental, physical and behavioural decisions about health and
wellbeing. Some pointers are:
What can you as a nurse paramedic do?
What interventions can you make? Signposting? What is available locally?
National guidance? NICE guidance?
What are the barriers to you being able to achieve this? Will you have
time? Does everyone want a conversation about smoking? You need evidence to
support what you are saying here.
Does everyone understand what we tell them? Different cultures?
How do you ensure they get the correct information?
Make Every Contact Count (MECC)
LO 4: With note of the long-term implications and
inequalities in health that arise from the specified lifestyle choice,
critically discuss related opportunities to optimise public health,
susceptibility for change and acceptance for intervention for chronic disease management.
Some pointers are:
Public Health outcome frameworks
Influence and impact on modifiable factors
Universal proportionalism- Day 4 content
Shared decision making- empower service users, carers, families  
Activating and engaging service users who at risk of/have chronic
conditions by use of Motivational interviews and SMART plans
Employing effective models to influence behaviour changes- Day 5 content
Person centred care and promoting salutogenic principles -Day 6 Content
Social Prescribing and Specialist roles such as care co-ordinators, social
prescribing link workers (SPLW) and Health and Wellbeing Coaches  
Use of asset based approaches for individual and community health
improvement and link with NMC frameworks, Ladder of Citizen engagement and
Holistic assessment and approach with involvement of multi-disciplinary multi-agency
health and social care professionals
Awareness of  health protecting and
health damaging behaviour
Make Every Contact Count (MECC)
Link with NMC and HCPC Paramedic Standards of
Proficiencies for preventing ill health and for promoting health and well being.