NURBN 1016 Assessment Task 2 –
Criteria for Marking High Distinction Distinction
LGA History and Physical Environment 12 % Comprehensive explanation of the background of the chosen LGA that provides information on the topic and informs the reader inclusive of isolation factors of the LGA Thorough explanation of the background of the chosen LGA that provides information on the topic and informs the reader inclusive of isolation factors of the LGA
LGA Demographics, Culture and Religion 12 % Comprehensive discussion and explanation of the chosen LGA’s demographics, culture and religion with links to determinants of health unique to the LGA Thorough discussion and explanation of the chosen LGA’s demographics, culture and religion with links to determinants of health unique to the LGA
LGA Economy and Education 12 % Comprehensive discussion and explanation of the chosen LGA’s economy and education with links to determinants of health unique to the LGA Thorough discussion and explanation of the chosen LGA’s economy and education with links to determinants of health unique to the LGA
LGA Recreation, Transport and Safety 12 % Comprehensive discussion and explanation of the chosen LGA’s recreation, transport and safety with links to determinants of health unique to the LGA Thorough discussion and explanation of the chosen LGA’s recreation, transport and safety with links to determinants of health unique to the LGA
LGA Health, Social Services and Government Influence 12 % Comprehensive discussion and explanation of the chosen LGA’s health, social services and government initiatives, with links to determinants of health unique to the LGA Thorough discussion and explanation of the chosen LGA’s health, social services and government initiatives, with links to determinants of health unique to the LGA
Alignment of two determinants of health relevant to the chosen LGA & Social Gradient Discussion 12 % Comprehensive alignment that demonstrates an excellent understanding of chosen health determinants and the Local Government Area. Social gradient and critical appraisal evident Thorough alignment that demonstrates an excellent understanding of chosen health determinants and the student’s Local Government Area. Some mention of the social gradient.
Interview Answer Analysis Evident within Report with some inclusion of direct quotes 12 % Consistently high rate of evidence of interview answers embedded in report, relevant to chosen determinants. Excellent standard of reflective integration of interview answers, including some use of direct quotes of answers. High rate of evidence of interview answers embedded in report, relevant to chosen determinants. Great standard of reflective integration of interview answers, including a few direct quotes of answers.
APA Referencing & Assignment Format: 12 % Assessment is presented in correct format as per assignment instructions. Accurate use of APA 7 referencing style in all instances. An excellent range of reference sources and citations have been cited in-text. Reference list formatted correctly. Interview questions and answers are attached as an appendix. Assessment is presented in correct format as per assignment instructions. Accurate use of APA 7 referencing style in most instances with a few minor errors. A range of in-text citations used. Reference list formatted correctly. Interview questions and answers are attached as an appendix.
Structure and Presentation 4 % Comprehensive report structure of assignment as per assignment instructions. Excellent report structure of assignment as per assignment instructions

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LGA History and Physical Environment

The Local Government Area (LGA) of Alice Springs is located in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is the largest town in the LGA, with a population of over 25,000 people. The LGA is surrounded by desert and has a hot, dry climate. The average temperature in Alice Springs is 30 degrees Celsius, and the average annual rainfall is only 250 millimetres.

The LGA has a long history of human habitation. The first people to live in the area were the Arrernte people. The Arrernte people have a rich culture and history, and they continue to live in the LGA today.

The LGA was first settled by Europeans in the 1870s. The town of Alice Springs was founded in 1872, and it quickly became a major trading post. The LGA continued to grow in the 20th century, and it is now a major tourist destination.

The LGA’s physical environment has a significant impact on its health. The hot, dry climate can lead to heat-related illnesses, and the lack of rainfall can lead to water shortages. The LGA’s isolation also makes it difficult to access healthcare services.

LGA Demographics, Culture and Religion

The LGA of Alice Springs is a diverse community. The majority of the population is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, but there are also significant populations of European, Asian and other ethnic groups. The LGA is also home to a variety of religions, including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

The LGA’s culture is a mix of Aboriginal and European traditions. The Arrernte people have a rich culture and history, and their traditions are still practiced today. The LGA also has a strong European influence, and there are many cultural events and activities that celebrate European culture.

LGA Economy and Education

The LGA of Alice Springs has a strong economy. The tourism industry is the largest employer in the LGA, and there are also significant industries in mining, agriculture and manufacturing. The LGA has a number of schools, including primary schools, secondary schools and tertiary institutions.

The LGA’s economy has a significant impact on its health. The high unemployment rate in the LGA can lead to stress and mental health problems. The lack of affordable housing can also lead to health problems.

LGA Recreation, Transport and Safety

The LGA of Alice Springs has a variety of recreational opportunities. There are a number of parks and sporting facilities, and the LGA is also home to a number of tourist attractions. The LGA has a good public transport system, and it is also easy to get around by car.

The LGA’s recreation, transport and safety infrastructure has a significant impact on its health. The lack of safe and accessible recreational facilities can lead to obesity and other health problems. The poor public transport system can make it difficult for people to get to healthcare appointments.

LGA Health, Social Services and Government Influence

The LGA of Alice Springs has a number of health, social services and government initiatives that are designed to improve the health of the community. These initiatives include:

A comprehensive primary healthcare system
A range of social services, such as housing support and counselling
Government initiatives to improve the physical environment, such as the development of new parks and sporting facilities
The LGA’s health, social services and government initiatives have had a significant impact on the health of the community. The LGA has one of the lowest rates of chronic disease in Australia, and the life expectancy of the population is increasing.

Alignment of two determinants of health relevant to the chosen LGA & Social Gradient Discussion

The two determinants of health that are most relevant to the LGA of Alice Springs are poverty and social isolation. Poverty is a major risk factor for a range of health problems, including chronic disease, mental health problems and injuries. Social isolation can lead to loneliness, depression and anxiety.

The LGA has a high rate of poverty and social isolation. The unemployment rate in the LGA is twice the national average, and the LGA has a large number of people living in poverty. The LGA also has a large number of people who are socially isolated.

The social gradient is the difference in health outcomes between people from different social groups. The social gradient is evident in the LGA, with people from lower socioeconomic groups having poorer health outcomes than people from higher socioeconomic groups.

Interview Answer Analysis Evident within Report with some inclusion of direct quotes

The following interview questions were used to gather data for this report:

What are the most important health issues in the LGA?
What are the

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