For Assignment 1 are required to complete a SWOT analysis of the Australian Health care System in terms of its ability to deliver universal Health care and positive Health outcomes based on the topics that you have covered in the unit modules. (e.g. the role of government and the private sector, Health care workforce, financing Health care) and submit a SWOT grid as well as a 1500 word report of your SWOT analysis. The aim of any SWOT analysis is to identify the key internal and external factors that are important to achieving the systems objective. ? SWOT analysis groups key pieces of information into two main categories: ? Internal factors ? The strengths and weaknesses internal to the system. ? External factors ? The opportunities and threats presented by the external environment to the system. Strengths Internal Factors that have encouraged exceptional system performance are strengths. E.g. highly trained Medical personnel and top-notch Medical services. Weaknesses Internal Factors that affect Healthcare quality or increase Healthcare costs are weaknesses. E.g. fragmented funding between levels of government Opportunities External factors to the system that can have a positive impact on the system. E.g. Subsidy for Nursing student?s university fees Threats External Factors that could harm the performance of Healthcare system are considered threats. E.g. Budget deficits on state and federal level Take a grid approach as per the following template and brain storm the issues in the Health care system. There is a template below to guide your presentation of assignment 1. Once you have done your brainstorm this must be included in your final report as an appendix. So I can see how and why you chose what subheadings. Final Report Your report should follow the school of public Health guide to assignment presentation, including a contents page, appropriate academic references (APA 6th edition), introduction and conclusion as well as a main title then subheadings, Student declaration and cover page. The purpose of your report is to elaborate on your SWOT grid brainstorm. You may choose to use the findings of your SWOT as subheadings for your report or Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats as your headings. Your Report should conclude with some brief recommendations regarding issues identified. SWOT grid example STRENGTHS Universal coverage WEAKNESS Indigenous Health outcomes. Poor performance in some areas OPPORTUNITIES Improvement in the technology THREATS Other countries competing for Health care workforce.