604.604.86 Global Epidemiology Policies and Programs

SWOT Analysis Rubric

Grading Criteria Possible Points

Evaluation Comments

Clearly defined program or policy with specific geographic scope supported with evidence;

5 2 This portion reads like what should be your public health

significance portion. Here we are looking for the components of

the program (how do they aim to mitigate and prevent infection?

What are the targeted populations?)

Strengths (S) correctly identified and justified;

5 5

Weaknesses (W) correctly identified and justified;

5 4 Political interference is an external factor, making it a threat

rather than a weakness

Opportunities (O) correctly identified and justified;

5 5

Threats (T) correctly identified and justified;

5 5

Public health significance is clearly stated and supported with evidence;

3 1 The public health significance is more of a description of the

program… What is the burden of Brucellosis? Why is it important

to control it?

The analysis follows directions and is of professional quality, free from errors of grammar, spelling and typing;

2 2

Total 30 24

Specific Feedback:

604.604.86 Global Epidemiology Policies and Programs

From your SWOT table I can tell that you have an understanding of the process of the SWOT

analysis, but going forward be careful of what is considered internal vs. external. To strengthen

your future assignments, please expand your background section with more detail. I can’t tell

what the program consists of; is it surveillance? Treatment? And the burden of the disease is

important for the public health significance (what is the current prevalence in Afghanistan?

Current coverage of treatment?)