HLSC122 Inquiry in Health Care Assessment Task 3 – EVALUATING the usefulness of evidence Assessment

HLSC122 Inquiry in Health Care Assessment
Task 3 – EVALUATING the usefulness of evidence
Assessment Format
This 1800 word assignment is to be written and presented in three parts: Part 1-appraisal paper 1;
Part 2-appraisal paper 2; and
Part 3-justification of strongest evidence related to scenario.
Students are directed to the ACU Study Guide: Skills for Success to identify skills required for academic writing. Headings are permitted for this task. Students should use APA style to cite all references within the body of their essay and in the reference list. There is a chapter on the APA style in the text ACU Study Guide: Skills for Success (https://handbook.acu.edu.au/43380).
• Students are required to appraise the quality of each article/paper (i.e. type of evidence, location on an evidence hierarchy, level of evidence, strengths and weaknesses).
• Students are required to identify and justify the article that provides the strongest evidence related to the scenario.
Students are instructed to refer to the HLSC122 Inquiry in Health Care unit outline (pp. 18) and the marking rubric (pp. 19-20), as well as this guide when completing this assessment task.
HLSC122 Inquiry in Health Care Assessment
Task 3 – EVALUATING the usefulness of evidence
Scenario
Mariana is a first year health sciences student at an Australian university. As a single mother with an 18 month old daughter, she is concerned she might find it difficult to mix with other students as her priorities will be different. She had a difficult childbirth and her daughter suffers from severe asthma. When Mariana is at university her daughter attends the local child care centre. Mariana herself suffers from diabetes and a rare blood disorder. Mariana has limited family support and lives in a small unit a bus ride away from the university.
You know that you must appraise the quality of each paper and you would like to know which of the two papers provided is most relevant to Mariana regarding stress reduction and mood improvement.
Paper 1.
von Haaren, B., Haertel, S., Stumpp, J., Hey, S., & Ebner-Priemer, U. (2015). Reduced emotional stress reactivity to a real-life academic examination stressor in students participating in a 20week aerobic exercise training: A randomised controlled trial using Ambulatory Assessment. Psychology Of Sport & Exercise, 20, 67-75. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.acu.edu.au/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1469 029215000357
Paper 2.
Kim, J., Yang, H., & Schroeppel, S. (2013). A Pilot Study Examining the Effects of Kouk Sun Do on
University Students with Anxiety Symptoms. Stress & Health: Journal Of The International Society For The Investigation Of Stress, 29(2), 99-107. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.acu.edu.au/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smi.2431
Assessment Task 3: Written Assignment – Evaluating the usefulness of evidence – Marking Rubric
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No Attempt (Zero)
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Paper 1:
Describe the quality of evidence (type,
hierarchy, level, strength & weakness)
LO2, 4
(GA4, 6, 8)
Correctly, clearly & concisely describes the quality of evidence with insightful explanation.
Correctly describes the quality of evidence with clear explanation.
Describes the quality of evidence with good explanation.
Describes the quality of evidence with minimal explanation.
There is no description of the quality of evidence.
No attempt made /20
Paper 2:
Describe the quality of evidence (type,
hierarchy, level, strength & weakness)
LO2, 4
(GA4, 6, 8) Correctly, clearly & concisely describes the quality of evidence with insightful explanation. Correctly describes the quality of evidence with clear explanation. Describes the quality of evidence with good explanation. Describes the quality of evidence with minimal explanation. There is no description of the quality of evidence.
No attempt made /20
Identification of strongest evidence (paper
1 or 2) related to the scenario and provides justification
LO1,2,7
Correctly, clearly & concisely identifies the strongest evidence related to the scenario with insightful explanation.
Correctly identifies the strongest evidence related to the scenario with clear explanation
Identifies the strongest evidence related to the scenario with good explanation.
Minimal explanation and identification of evidence related to the scenario.
No explanation and identification of evidence related to the scenario No attempt made
/40
(GA2, 3, 9)
Sources and
Referencing
Accurate use of APA referencing style on all occasions in text and in the reference list.
Accurate use of APA referencing style on most occasions in text and in the reference list
Inaccuracies with use of APA referencing style on some occasions either in text or in the reference list
Many inaccuracies with the APA referencing style in text or in the reference list.
APA style is not used in text or in the reference list.
No references
/10
Mechanics – Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation
There are no errors with grammar, spelling and punctuation, and the meaning is easily discernible. Minimal use of direct quotes. Kept to the word limit
There are minimal errors with grammar,
spelling and punctuation.
However, the meaning is readily discernible. Minimal use of direct quotes. Kept to the word limit
There are some errors with grammar, spelling and punctuation. The meaning is discernible. Minimal use of direct quotes.
Kept to the word limit
There are errors with grammar, spelling and punctuation. The errors detract, but the meaning is discernible with some effort. Use of some direct quotes.
Within +/- 10% or word limit
There are substantial errors with grammar,
spelling and punctuation that detract significantly from the meaning.
Excessive reliance on direct quotes. More than 10% over the word limit.
Grammar, spelling and punctuation are such that the reader cannot make sense of the content.
/10
Grade: /100
/50
Comments:
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