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IHSC1003 Assessment Two – Group Presentation
Value: 25%
Presentation time: 20 minutes (maximum)
Length: 20 content slides (maximum)
Figures & tables slide, reference list slides are additional slides and not counted

One of the challenges facing health professionals is providing health and social support to
vulnerable groups, including those who are marginalised on the basis of identity, association,
experience and lifestyle. Marginalisation is the social process of being made marginal (being
separated from the rest of society, occupying the fringes, and of lower social standing).
Marginalisation, which is often the outcome of stigmatisation and discrimination, has a negative
impact on health because marginalised people have poor access to the social determinants of
This assignment will provide students with an opportunity to understand the impact of
marginalisation on vulnerable populations in Australian society and to propose processes for
ameliorating the effects of marginalisation on health and wellbeing.
Students will be allocated to a presentation group.
Group members will make contact with each other to organise tasks and the group process.
Each group will develop a presentation based on their assigned marginalised population.
The presentations will critically analyse (i.e., not just describe) the health and social status of the
marginalised population, with reference to:

  1. How/why this population group is marginalised
  2. The role of the Social Model of Health in understanding the issues
  3. The role of the three sectors: government, private and civil society (which includes nongovernment organisations)
  4. Barriers to accessing services/support
  5. A human rights approach to improving health and reducing marginalisation
    Design and Content
    • Create a presentation in PowerPoint
    • Include a list of figures and tables on a separate slide and reference list on separate slide(s)
    • Provide a clear Introduction and Conclusion
    • Demonstrate research in the form of references from academic, government and nongovernment sources
    IHSC1003 Assessment Two – Group Presentation

    • Use APA (7th ed.) referencing on slides and in the end reference list (see Library Guide)
    • Aim for visual engagement (e.g. written text, colour, photographs, links to videos)
    • Include individual student’s name on the slides for which they provided the
    research/content –this is essential for the individual component of the marking guide
    • Include a brief summary of the verbal presentation, expanding on the points in the slides, in
    the Notes section of PowerPoint. NB referencing in the Notes is not required, however,
    correct in-text referencing on slides is mandatory.

Introduction (all group members are responsible for the content in the introduction and

• The title slide should clearly identify the marginalised population and the names of the
students who have contributed to the presentation.
• Use the Introduction to tell the audience about your main stance or position on the needs of
the marginalised group.
In other words, provide a thesis statement: What are the main health issues? What would
improve the current situation?
• Do not use the Introduction to provide a Table of Contents (your tutor and the audience
already know what you will cover, generally).
Students will briefly define key terms as they apply to their marginalised population. The content
may be sourced academic literature, government and non-government sources, including webbased reports. The content areas may overlap, so group members will need to share information
with each other and develop a coherent and comprehensive presentation. Your presentation will:
• Critically discuss issues and factors contributing to the marginalisation, stigma and/ or
discrimination of your allocated population in Australian society.
• Explain how the social model of health contributes to an understanding of the health and
social issues faced by people within this marginalised population.
• Identify and analyse current services for members of your marginalised population (as
provided by government, private sector and/or civil society). Do these sectors work in
partnership or do they have different agendas and goals?
• Identify barriers to the uptake of appropriate health and social services and propose
recommendations to improve health equity. For example, consider ways that structural
and cultural factors, such as age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, migrant
experience, socio-economic status or religion affect access.
• Explain how a human rights approach could reduce the marginalisation, stigmatisation
and/or discrimination of your target population. Is there a “success story” from another
country or an international agency where the human rights of this marginalised group have
been improved by positive intervention?
Provide some critical discussion of findings before the Conclusion. Is the group left with questions
about the issues the target population faces?
Provide a Conclusion that re-states the thesis statement made in the Introduction, perhaps with a
view to the future. Any recommendations

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