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Ability to interpret and address topic


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Presentation: Written Report
Assessment criteria: This assessment will be marked against the following criteria:

Ability to interpret and address topic
Written expression
Using the literature effectively
Structure, logical sequencing & flow of information
CDU APA referencing
Task: Community assessment is described as a tool and intervention. As a tool, it enables the identification of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in a community, providing information that assists a health practitioner to work with a community to address their needs. As an intervention, it promotes community participation in the assessment process, ownership of the findings and engagement with the outcomes. This ownership promotes community growth and development. (McMurray & Clendon, 2015).

Undertake a literature search and write a report on the steps involved in undertaking a community assessment.


Read the question/task carefully and identify the key areas you need to address. Revise lectures and readings; post any questions on the discussion board under the relevant thread. Revise CDU Governance Documents under ‘Unit Information’. When writing your report, ensure that you follow the three documents listed below, as this is what your markers will be using:

The assessment task
The marking criteria/rubric
The CDU APA referencing guide

This is a written report of 1000 words (+/-10% i.e. 900-1100 words). The word limit does NOT include the end-of-text reference list. Format your assessment with 1.5 line spacing, size 12 point Arial font and use page numbering. Complete the footer i.e. last name, first name, student number, unit code, assessment number. Use headings in your report to signpost your work. A minimum of three evidence based references (1 journal article, 1 textbook, 1 government website) not more than 5 years old are required, however, use as many as relevant. You must use CDU School of Health recommended referencing style (APA 6th). Save the final word version of your assessment using the filename of lastname_firstname_student number_unitcode_assessment2. Assessments MUST be uploaded to the Learnline submission point.