case study addressing a public health issue.
Legal case study addressing a public health issue
For this assessment task you will write a case study, in a report format, addressing the legislative and regulatory requirements of a contemporary public health issue. You are required to select a topic from the list provided below. If you have your own topic that you are interested in, you will need to first seek written approval from the Lecturer in Charge (LIC).
To enable students to develop their legal knowledge of public health reforms, and the likely effect the implementation of these reforms may have on public health practice and individual health
The assignment should follow a report-style format with an introduction, number of sections and conclusion. Headings and sub-headings should be used; they also provide clear ‘signposts’ to your content.
In preparing a report, you should include:
1. A brief introduction (stating rationale, purpose and structure)
2. Number of sections (most of the report)
• describe background and context (historical development, nature and scale of the health problem, political and social context of the legislation)
• explain and analyse the legislative and regulatory framework of the topic
• analyse the legislation in the context of changes and improvements (or otherwise) to public health outcomes
• critique the roles and responsibilities of major stakeholders (government, industry, non-government organisations, etc.) and what role have they played in influencing this legislation? (if applicable)
• analyse and explain whether the national legislation is consistent with international frameworks (if applicable)
• explain the strategies adopted in implementing the legislation.
[Note: The information in the body of the report will vary according to the topic selected for analysis]
3. Conclusion (1 paragraph)
• summarise key points and arguments, and discuss future implications (if applicable). If appropriate, you may also include a number of recommendations in the conclusion.
A list of references documenting the evidence used to support your arguments, should be presented at the end of the report. Refer to References below for additional details.