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Assessment 1-Guidance Annotated power-point presentation

Assessment 1: Annotated power-point presentation – ‘The COVID-19 pandemic in Europe’. (Provide 16-20 slides and a word (1000 words) document with references describing the slides).

For the first assessment, you are asked to prepare an annotated power-point presentation on the topic ‘The COVID-19 pandemic in Europe’. Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has marked 2019-2020 all over the world and has therefore been characterised as a pandemic. In this assessment you are requested to present the COVID-19 epidemic in Europe, including the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).

This assessment will demonstrate the ability to comprehend and critically appraise core epidemiological concepts and measures, as well as, to critically examine the role of public health surveillance and the limitations of monitoring data.


Learning outcomes assessed


  1. Criticallyappraise the core epidemiological concepts and 
  1. Criticallyexamine the role of public health surveillance and the limitations of monitoring 

The presentation should be split into sections described in the table below and use these subheadings to guide the content:

1. Introduction

Short introduction to the COVID-19 pandemic.

5 marks

2. Epidemiological measures of COVID-19 in Europe

This section should present epidemiological measures of morbidity and mortality in the EU/EEA reported by reputable sources. Explain clearly the epidemiological terms used i.e. incidence or prevalence, morbidity and mortality proportions.

20 marks

3. Critical assessment of the epidemiological measures

Critically assess the epidemiological measures and explain what these mean regarding the impact of the epidemic in Europe i.e. low or high fatality, very contagious or not, etc.

20 marks

4. Surveillance and monitoring in Europe

Examine and present how is the monitoring data for COVID-19 collected for Europe i.e. surveillance systems.

20 marks

5. Critical appraisal of the surveillance system

Critically appraise the quality of the monitoring data and identify any limitations.

20 marks

6. Public Health Response to COVID-19 in Europe

Briefly present the response policies and interventions applied in Europe to combat the COVID-19 epidemic and discuss any disadvantages.

10 marks

Guidance followed; Key sections covered; Appropriateness of the sources;

Citing of the sources and referencing.

5 marks

As a starting point, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ecdc) source can be used, WHO (World Health Organization) also has a range of relevant data and resources.

Even though potential data sources and places to search for information are provided, you are reminded that you should demonstrate original work and critical thinking and refrain from plagiarism.

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