2804NRS Assessment 2: Trimester 1, 2018
Due Date: Week 6; Friday 16th April by 5pm
Learning Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3 & 4
The aim of this case-based assignment is to allow you to demonstrate your clinical reasoning skills, your capacity to
differentiate normal from abnormal presentation and to identify appropriate (evidence-based) investigations and
treatment modalities associated with the assigned case-study, which are skills that are crucial to safe and effective
Individual, Written Assignment, concept map
Total Marks: 100
For this task you need to create a single (1) slide (using PowerPoint) colour coded concept map and 750
word explanation, demonstrating analysis of the case study scenario emailed to you in week 1. A
PowerPoint template file will be made available for you to customise based on your assigned case scenario.
In your concept map you must:
1) Interpret the patient’s risk factors (from the case-study scenario) and determine how these risk factors
relate to the diagnosed disease/disorder;
2) Outline the links between the aetiology, cellular pathology and the pathophysiology of the diagnosed
3) Describe how the pathophysiology of the disease/disorder accounts for the patient’s clinical manifestations
(described in the case-study scenario); and
4) Analyse and interpret evidence-based research to suggest appropriate diagnostic assessments and
treatment modalities for the patient’s diagnosis.
In your 750 word written explanation you must:
1) Explain the links between the patient’s risk factors and aetiology to account for the disease’s/disorder’s
2) Describe how the disease’s/disorder’s pathophysiology manifests through the patient’s signs and
3) Justify your suggested diagnostic tests and treatment modalities listed in the concept map on their
relevance and appropriateness for the diagnosed disease/disorder.
Submission via Turnitin within the course Learning@Griffith site by Monday week 6, 16th April 2018, 5pm.
The concept map (colour coded) should be a maximum of 1 PowerPoint slide in length and the 750 words
written explanation (excluding reference list) should follow on the next slide/s;
You will be presented with a case study scenario electronically (via email) by Friday 2nd March (week 1);
Use APA 6th edition for in-text referencing and in the reference list;
Reference list should be on a separate slide/s following the 750 word written explanation;
Ensure that the majority of your references have been published within the last 10 years;
Marking, moderation, and student feedback will be provided electronically based on a marking criteria that is
in accordance with University assessment policy;
5% late penalties apply for each working day after submission date/time;
Always refer to the marking criteria as this will assist you to determine the depth of response for each section;
No coversheet is required; instead complete the eAssignment Cover Sheet Quiz before submitting your
Refer to the Health Writing and Referencing guide for more information (click here)
2804NRS: Individual, Written Assignment, Concept Map Marking Criteria
Presentation, written communication
Concept map and written explanation has a logical
Uses academic language throughout.
Completed eAssignment Cover Sheet Quiz before
Concept map is appropriately colour coded with a
Correct word count (1 PowerPoint slide for concept
map & no more than 750 words for explanation).
Clearly identifies ALL the risk factors from the
scenario relating to the patient’s diagnosis.
Correctly links these risk factors and the aetiology
with the disease’s/disorder’s pathophysiology.
Clearly identifies and logically sequences the
disease’s/disorders pathophysiological steps.
Clearly identifies ALL the clinical manifestations
from the scenario relating to the
Identifies and links appropriate diagnostic
assessments and treatment modalities within the
broader concept map.
Clearly explains how the listed risk factors and
aetiology contributes to the patient’s diagnosis.
Provides a detailed analysis of the
pathophysiological justification for the patient’s
The listed diagnostic assessments and treatment
modalities are justified for their appropriateness
relating to the patient’s diagnosis, and substantiated
Use of references
Written explanation includes reputable, current and
No fewer than 10 references used.
Referencing as per APA Style 6th Edition, in-text
and in reference list.
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