AHS205 - Assessment 2 Poster Report: Context of Healthcare Policies

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Assessment Task

In this assessment, you will investigate and discuss the influence of policies on the provision of healthcare. This information will be presented in a poster format.

Please refer to the Instructions for details on how to complete this task.


Healthcare services, regardless of who delivers them (government, non-government or private individuals and organisations) are influenced by politics and the societies within which they operate. Politics and societal expectations determine the health care priorities, policies, funding and delivery of healthcare services. As a health professional comprehending the context of your work and employment, and its influence on the provision of healthcare services, is of paramount importance.


Choose one (1) of the following health policies for discussion:

You will visually present an analysis of your chosen health policy in poster format.

Title: Choose a title that reflects the content of your poster.

Discuss the following in relation to your chosen health policy:

  1. Provide an overview of context/background of the topic and purpose of the public policy as an introduction
  2. Identify the key ‘players’ or stakeholders who influence decisions for the policy and briefly describe their roles in the sector.
  3. Identify 2-3 current health service challenges and/or problems in this sector?
  4. Identify which challenges or problems this policy addresses and how these are addressed?
  5. How might the current policy (and related healthcare services) impact 2 social determinants of health for someone with this health issue within this sector? (For example, how does the policy affect the social determinants of health for someone with a disability, or someone living in an aged care facility?)

Conclusion: Summarise your main points about how your health policy influences the provision of healthcare services.

Read ‘Creating an Academic Poster’ for more instructions on developing a poster. There are also templates available for you to use, these are optional.


A minimum of six references should be included. It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing in the Academic Skills webpage.

Submission Instructions

Submit your assessment task via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in AHS205 The Australian Healthcare System within a Global Context. The learning facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.

Academic Integrity

All students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately referenced and academically written according to the Academic Writing Guide. Students also need to have read and be aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure and subsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are viewable online.

Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts.


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