PBHL20002 Assignment 4


PBHL20002 Assignment 4


Harvard style

My topic is: Disease transmission on public transport

What is

Photovoice is a communications technique
originally developed for community-based research. It involves a combination of
photographs and text which is intended to reflect the situation as perceived by
the person creating the photovoice. The technique is commonly seen in
ethnographic research and modern art, but for this class, you will use a
modified version of its methodology to analyse a health issue relevant to your
local environment – the places you live, work, and commute.


Choose a topic from the list of health issues in
the next section below. Think about it from the point of view of our four
simple rules (Distinctions, Systems, Relationships, and Perspectives). Identify
some of its components, determine how the issue in question arises from these
components, and figure out how the components you’ve chosen interact with each

Once you have done this, take some photos of the
local environment that illustrate some of these components and interactions.
These photos, along with textual explanations, will form your assignment. The
assignment must include:

Introduction – A section that briefly outlines
your topic and the perspective you have chosen to analyse the system that gives
rise to it.

Visual representation – A diagram that
includes the components you have chosen to highlight and shows their
relationship to each other. This could be a visual map, a part-whole diagram, a
causal loop, or other similar representation.

Photos and text – 4-5 photographs from your
local environment, each one accompanied by a short paragraph (approximately 300
words) explaining which component of the system it illustrates and how it fits
into the system you have described in the previous section.


Select only ONE of these topics for your

Disease transmission on public transport.
is obviously easy for infectious diseases to spread on public transport, as it
is in any location where there are a large number of people. You should also
consider the reasons why so many people need to be in that one place at the
same time (eg. Does it relate to their job? Something else?).

Incidental exercise opportunities. Despite the
popularity of cars, trains, and the like, modern life still involves a lot of
things like walking (among other forms of exercise). Note that some features of
the urban environment support exercise (eg. stairs), and others have an
opposing effect (eg. escalators).

Traffic and accidents. City and town
environments provide a great deal of convenience, with a high concentration of
offices, shops, and the like. While this makes them very advantageous in
certain ways, they also result in a large concentration of people and vehicles
in a relatively small area. Additionally, time pressure often results in people
cutting corners when it comes to traffic rules, right of way, use of pedestrian
facilities, and so forth.

Indoor air quality. The rise of service
industries over the past century has led to many people spending most of their
working time indoors. These jobs are often very desirable because of their high
salaries compared to the older style of work, but the ventilation systems
required (particularly in high-rise buildings) have their own issues. The air
often comes from outside, and its content may be uncertain or variable;
additionally, uneven circulation and temperature issues can result in sometimes
serious discomfort.


Your final assessment item for this unit is to prepare a photovoice illustrating the system behind a public health issue of your choice. Your photovoice should:

  • illustrate different elements and relationships within the system
  • • explain how these elements and relationships impact upon public health outcomes

  • demonstrate how the system can be used to identify potential community partnerships beneficial to health promotion
  • identify how specific elements and relationships in the system can be used to inform public policy/public health interventions
  • referencing in Harvard style

    My topic is: Disease transmission on public transport .

    I need A++ quality work please no plagiarism .

    i attached Grade Rubric criteria please check it carefully.

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