PUBH426 Disease Specific Health Promotion and Education
Assessment Item 1: Portfolio Part A Literature Review
You need to SUBMIT (but you do not need to receive a pass mark) all parts of
your project to pass this course.
Disease-specific health promotion and education refers to health promotion strategies
and programs focused on a specific disease, for example, diabetes or cancer. The
World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (1986) is
arguably health promotion’s benchmark document and laid the foundation for the
health promotion movement. However, in more recent times, the Charter has been
criticised for failing to be inclusive of all populations. These populations include those
at risk of specific diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Disease-specific health
promotion and education adopts the same principles and values as other models of
health promotion and education.
The aim of your project overall (that is, all three parts combined) is to report the current
international health promotion activity of a specific disease situated within health
promotion values and competencies. The aim of this assessment item is to review and
synthesize the current and relevant international evidence about health promotion
related to a specific disease.
Due date Week 6, Thursday 5 October 2023 11.59pm
Objectives CLO# 2
Length Total word count = 1000 words (+/- 10%).
Grading Letter grading scale (provided in syllabus).
There are three interlinked assessment items in this course. Here is a visual
representation of the activities you need to do and the artifacts you need to submit for
each assessment item.
What you need to do… What you need to submit…
Project Part A:
Access, analysis and synthesise
current and relevant international
evidence about health promotion
related to a specific disease.
link to online YuoTube clip
1,000 word literature review
Project Part B:
Critique health promotion
initiatives for a specific disease
using the Ottawa Charter (1986).
2,000 word critique
Project Part C:
Correlate and reflect upon IUHPE
Core Competencies for Health
Promotion with a specific disease.
TED Talk audio (up to 12 min)
TED Talk script
This document explains Assessment Item 1: Portfolio Part A Literature Review.
This literature review will help you understand the status of health promotion and
education about a specific disease in preparation for undertaking Portfolio Part B and
Firstly, you should choose a specific disease….
Your choice of disease can be physical, for example, diabetes or cancer but it does
not have to be a ‘physical’ disease. It can be within the realm of social and emotional
health and wellbeing. For example, you might like to explore mental health. If you have
an idea about any other diseases, just check with me first.
Now, you need to find a YouTube clip…
The YouTube clip should be international, no more than a year old and about health
promotion related to your disease on interest. For example, you might find YouTube
clip about lung cancer in Vietnam, mental health in the US or cardiovascular diseases
in Brazil. This YouTube clip will be the starting point for your literature review. For
example, the YouTube clip about lung cancer in Vietnam might cover several ideas –
for example, perception of risk, health literacy, culture of masculinity, innovative health
promotion strategies. You should consider the ideas in your YouTube clip and select
one which interests you. You should use this as the focus for your databases search
and literature review
Next, you should conduct a data base search…
Firstly, you will need to undertake a database search to identify the current and
relevant international evidence about health promotion related to your chosen disease.
You should access the literature which presents evidence about health promotion
strategies related to your chosen disease. You can use quantitative, mixed methods
and qualitative research. You should not include discussion articles, editorials,
systematic reviews of any type or other journal articles which do not present research
findings. The key to this assessment is sourcing 10 (and only 10) research articles
(from the last 5 years), that is, articles which include an intervention of some type and
report the findings of the intervention.
You should access literature about the disease you have chosen. The most important
thing is that you access intervention articles which report findings about the disease
of interest so you are accessing the current evidence base. Collecting data can be
considered an ‘intervention’ if the article presents findings, for example, values and
attitudes about a particular behaviour.
Next, you should write your literature review…
You can assume the reader is familiar with the topic of health promotion broadly, for
example, you do not need to explain concepts such as the World Health Organisation
or Ottawa Charter or what a setting is. However, be careful not to assume the reader
knows everything and make sweeping references without explanation. Definitions of
terms and diagrams, if relevant within the context of the assessment item, help the
uninitiated understand what you are talking about. You can add these as footnotes,
endnotes or appendix rather than in the body of your assessment.
Most importantly, you should explicate the research methodology (so, how did they
collect and analyse the data) in each article, highlight the findings and provide an
You should do more than just present a list of synopses of the findings of your chosen
research articles. You should demonstrate your understanding of the findings by
considering each article in the context of the others. You should analyse each article.
Then you should compare and contrast the methodologies and the findings of each
article. You may find it valuable to do this by developing a spreadsheet identifying the
critical elements, for example, methodology, methods, findings, of each article. This
will help you see the similarities and differences. You should present a balanced
argument for workplaces as a setting for health promotion and arrive at a conclusion.
You should arrive at the conclusion from synthesising your 10 articles. Generic, broad
conclusions like “There should be more research into …” do not demonstrate you have
an overall understanding and ability to critique and synthesise your articles as a whole.
This assessment item should be prepared according to the style guide recommended
by Qatar University.
You are expected to use non-discriminatory language at all times.
You should write your literature review in the third person in academic writing style.
The structure of your literature review should be according to the standard academic
structure of an assignment – introduction, main section (core points and arguments
presented logically) and conclusion. The introduction and conclusion should be about
10% (each) of the word count. You should follow the library guidelines for writing a
This is standard critical literature review so please see the Library helpdesk for guidance.
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sure you address all the criteria. The grading criteria sheet is available in the
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10 references only qalitative or quantitative or mixed method only
and should be last 5 years only