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Assignment guidance for XXXXXXXXXXInter-professional learning in practice (HSC_5_007)

Summative Assessment

Select one of the seven priorities to address poor health identified in the Public Health England document: From Evidence into action: opportunities to protect and improve the nation’s health (Public Health England 2014) and explore the issues linked to a chosen London locality.

Critically review the role of inter-professional working in achieving your chosen target/priority.

(3000 word equivalent)

(100% weighting with 40% pass mark)

Module learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

You will need to demonstrate you meet the following module learning outcomes in your assignment.

Knowledge and understanding:

· Use the theory of inter-professional and collaborative working in practice

· Understand how patient centred care aims to meet the needs of patients/service users/families at the centre of inter-professional health and social care delivery

· Understand the context and culture of the inter-professional health and social care environment that facilitates or inhibits inter-professional working and collaboration

· Identify ways in which individual team members’ values impact on team dynamics and team decision making

· Recognise the role and value of service user and carer involvement in the provision and development of services

Intellectual skills:

· Analyse and discuss the values, roles and responsibilities of other health and social care providers and how the team collaborates to provide care

· Examine, through case elaboration, the factors that may facilitate or hinder inter-professional / inter-agency collaboration

· Reflect on the development of inter-professional capabilities

Practical skills:

· Communicate one’s role and responsibilities clearly to patients/service users, families, carers and other professionals

· Listen actively, and encourage/explain ideas and opinions to team members involved in patient/service user care

· Use information technology in professional practice

Transferable skills:

· Respect of cultural diversity and individual differences that characterise patients/service users, families/populations and the health care team

· Demonstrate reflective practice in relation to personal, professional and team values


Submission dates

Assignments to be submitted electronically via VLE Moodle.

Assignment due date: 12/05/2020 at 23.55hrs.

DDS Assignment due date: 26/06/2020 at 23.55 hrs

(This latter date is only applicable to students with extenuating circumstances and disabilities)

Small group tutorials: To be arranged

Feedback available to students via VLE Moodle on: 2nd June 2020

Results will be released following the Subject Area Examination Board (SAB)

Resubmission of Assignment date: 13th July 2020.


All coursework must be submitted as a PDF file only.

Font –

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· Arial, size 11;

· Palatino, size 11;

· Geneva, size 11

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· Page numbers: to be provided centrally, at the bottom of the page.

· The file name should include your student number and the module code e.g XXXXXXXXXXHSC XXXXXXXXXXdocx. You should not include your name on your assignment to maintain anonymity.

Draft submission

Reading draft material - Policy

1.You may submit a single draft to the module co-ordinator either:

a) An outline of the broad structure of the intended assessment (no more than one page)

b) 500 words (maximum) from within the assessment (two sides of A4 in no less than 10pt font size).

2. Subsequent drafts are not accepted; it is expected that the feedback offered will be sufficient.

3.You may not submit draft material within two weeks of the final submission date (or for DDS your extended date)

4. Staff will not give any indication of expected mark or outcome.

Group tutorials

Small group tutorials:

To be confirmed



Resubmission Group tutorial:

Exceptional 3rd attempts

Tutorials by appointment.

Content of assignment guidance

What is the assessment asking and what are PHE’s Big Ambitions?

PHE stands for Public Health England, and the big ambitions can be found in Public Health England (2014) From evidence into action: opportunities to protect and improve the nation’s health. Available from:

The assessment is asking you to pick one of the Big Ambitions on page 14. You will then need to write about the issues of doing this in one London locality.

Suggested Structure (3000 word limit):

Introduction (+-300 Words):

· Introduce your topic by identifying the big ambition and the locality you have chosen

· Explain why you have chosen this locality

· Explain why you have chosen this big ambition.

· Outline what you’re going to explore in your essay.

Issues for a London Locality (900 Words):

· Identify the key variables which determine health for your chosen PHE ambition

· Describe the impact of inequality on health for your chosen PHE ambition

· Explain the main challenges facing this issue in the UK and in your chosen locality

· Describe what is being done in the London locality to address it

· Outline any problems there have been with this implementation and the impact of life style choices on public health

· Investigate the key facets of health promotion in relation to your chosen topic

Critical review (1500 Words):

· Explore the concept of inter-professional working in contemporary health and social care

· Evaluate all relevant literature in terms of advantages and disadvantages for inter-professional working in practice.

· Outline any national policies that might have recommendations for inter-professional working how this might work in the chosen London locality

· Review the factors that apply and discuss how these are linked to achieving the chosen target for a London locality

Conclusion (300 Words):

· Emphasise or reinforce the key discussion points you have mentioned in your essay, but DO NOT introduce a new idea here.

· Summarise what you have explored

· Discuss areas for additional development.

Answered Same Day Jul 02, 2021


Anju Lata answered on Jul 08 2021
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Inter-professional learning in practice (HSC_5_007)
Childhood Obesity in ‘London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’
The assessment is going to discuss the Big Ambition of ‘Tackling Childhood Obesity’ in the chosen locality of ‘London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’. I have chosen this locality as it is London’s fastest growing borough and it has highest proportion of obese children in London (Shaw, 2018). It involves largest proportion of school going children, out of all the localities in Wales and England. The preschool population is also among the fastest growing in this part of London. The area is estimated to have total population of 212906 people, with 27% population comprising children of age 0-14 years, and 63% of population involving people from 16 to 65 years of age (Barking & Dagenham, 2018). Among the age of 2-10 years old children, more number of boys are obese than the girls. In the age group 11-15 years, more girls are obese than the boys. The variations in obesity rate at different locations of London may be attributed to different ethnic profiles of different people.
I have chosen Childhood obesity as big ambition as the obesity in children is associated with elevated risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and other health issues at younger age. The prevalence of obesity is very high in deprived communities in London. Children living in poor areas are more affected by obesity which imparts adverse consequences on their health and well being. The number of children getting obese gets double as the children attain the age of 6 years (Public Health England, 2014). It is a highly prevalent social norm in this locality.
In this essay, I am going to explore the issues related to childhood obesity in London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The essay will also critically review the inter-professional working in this locality, evaluating the relevant literature, outlining national policies and review the factors applicable to achieve the target outcomes in this locality.
Issues for London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Key variables which determine the health for childhood obesity involve high level of TV watching, parental inactivity, low levels of physical activity, and higher consumption of daily ca
ohydrate, fat and sweetened drinks. The young people or the parents do not understand the implications of obesity on health as they have limited awareness about the weight status of their child. According to NHS Report, each one in 4 children of age 6 years children is obese in this locality. The kids aged 10 and 11 years old are more than twice at the risk of obesity than the boroughs having lowest obesity rate in children. 13.9% of children of age 4-5 years are obese in London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (Shaw, 2018). The condition is complex and requires the people to understand the ba
iers which do not let the people change their behaviors.
Majority of food options available for children in this locality are unhealthy, cheap and sweetened drinks. There are a number of fast food shops which make the junk food too readily available. Moreover the young children do not receive adequate exercise. The waiting and refe
al times for the NHS have also grown in recent years which imposes financial burden on the health services. There is shortage of nurses also, which makes it less encouraging for the people to visit the hospitals for regular checkups.
Impact of Inequality: The obesity is found highest in the areas which are most deprived. The children belonging to certain ethnic groups of minorities like Black Ca
ibean, Bangladeshi and Black African are at an elevated risk of obesity. The deprivation is decided on the basis of seven areas of deprivation: education, health, housing, income, environment, employment and crime. Deprivations in any form in the families affect the childhood obesity. In most of the families there are socioeconomic conditions like economic uncertainity, precarious housing conditions, lack of open green spaces for exercise and playing for kids, and less infrastructure for cycling and walking. The health of citizens varies from place to place. Barking and Dagenham have lowest levels of people indulged in physical activity. Since 2017-18 only half of these residents are availing the required 150 minutes of medium level exercise every week (Ba
ett, Brown & Belcher, 2019). The obese children are in highest proportions in poorer boroughs like Barking and Dagenham (45%) while it is lowest in proportion in wealthier boroughs like Kingston (23%) and Richmond (26%) (Centre for London, 2019). In poorer living conditions and uncertain housing the children aged 5-19 years incept behavioral disorders at an early stage. One possible reason for this may be the greater use of social media by the kids and the pressure created by certain public image. Other possible cause of mental issues in children may be attributed to increased exam pressure.
Main Challenges facing this issue in UK and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
In UK: Nearly half of the pregnant women attending their first appointment with midwife are obese. The obese mothers are at higher risk of giving birth to babies with more than normal body weight and further development of childhood obesity. Also the children who live in families where at least one parent is obese, are at higher risk of getting obese in future. Due to poverty, the unhealthy diet alternatives and low levels of physical activity are main causes of excess weight gain in children. In UK most of the children eat more than the recommended daily level of sugar intake in form of sugary drinks.
Obesity increases the risk of high blood pressure, stroke while imposing high burden on healthcare resources. NHS is already spending £5.1 billion annually on treatment of obesity related health conditions (WHO, 2019). Deprivation ad obesity is strongly associated. With increase in deprivation, the number of overweight children increases. The cities having most deprived areas have higher number of obese children for example In England 25.8% and in Scotland 18% (Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, 2018).
The children are living increasingly sedentary lives in front of TV and mobile screens which increase their cravings for food. Eating more while watching TV and playing video games, increase body calories. There are high numbers of ca
onated sugary drinks, the food companies doing aggressive marketing of these junk foods, increased power of purchasing in customers, and low prices of energy dense foods, which are readily available for the children. Also 47% of the parents of obese children have poor knowledge about the healthy body weight (Ministry of Defense UK, 2019).
In London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, there are low number of children involved in physically active lifestyle, there is poorer infrastructure for cycling and playing in form of green spaces in locality. The parents are not aware of how to...

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