Portfolio Task 5 is a short essay of 400-500 words in length on the topic: “Discuss the impact of physical environments on population health and wellbeing”. For the purposes of this essay a physical environment may be considered a place where people live, work or engage in recreation (play). How to complete the assessment In your short essay you will need to describe, with supporting evidence from the literature, how the physical environment you have chosen impacts the health and wellbeing of a population. Impact on sub-populations or individuals within a population may also be considered where appropriate. It will be necessary to link the determinants of health you have learnt about in the course. It should also be clear whether the impact/s on health discussed are adverse (harmful) or beneficial, with sound reasoning provided. In completing your short essay, ensure you refer to the Portfolio Task 5: Rubric for detail on how your work will be marked. Structure: Your short essay must include a brief introduction, followed by the body text and a short conclusion. In your introduction include a description of the physical environment you have chosen and population affected. The body text of your short essay is where you discuss the topic. What impact does this physical environment have on the health and wellbeing of the population? Relate your discussion to the determinants of health. The arguments presented must be relevant, concise, and supported by evidence. You may choose to detail a maximum of two aspects of the same physical environment, however the link between the two need to be well argued and supported within your description. Format: Academic essays are typically presented and formatted in full paragraphs without headings, dot points or any visual elements (tables, graphs, etc). As such, use of figures in your essay is discouraged, and use of subheadings is not required. For this short essay, we advise that you avoid quoting, and present your argument in your own words. See the following Study Resource: Essays for more information on general expectations for essay assessments. References: When considering references and evidence for your essay, you may use course readings, but are also expected to retrieve research information more widely and refer to additional literature. A minimum of five references including at least three peer-reviewed references must support your short essay. You must reference any sources cited in your work using the UniSA Harvard Referencing style. This includes academic references, quality primary sources e.g. Government websites, and online articles. Examples and guides for how to include both in-text and end references are found on the UniSA Harvard Referencing resources page. The end reference list is NOT included in the word count, however, in-text references ARE included in the word count.