safe and effective nursing practice.

2804NRS Assessment 2: Trimester 1, 2018
Weighting: 30%
Due Date: Week 6; Friday 16th April by 5pm
Learning Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3 & 4
Task aim/purpose:
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
nursing practice.
Individual, Written Assignment, concept map
Total Marks: 100
Task description:

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.
Due Date:
Submission via Turnitin within the course Learning@Griffith site by Monday week 6, 16th April 2018, 5pm.
Other elements:

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

Brief comments

Presentation, written communication

 Concept map and written explanation has a logical
 Uses academic language throughout.
 Completed eAssignment Cover Sheet Quiz before
submitting assignment.
 Concept map is appropriately colour coded with a
respective key.
 Correct word count (1 PowerPoint slide for concept
map & no more than 750 words for explanation).

Concept map

 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
disease’s/disorder’s pathophysiology.
 Identifies and links appropriate diagnostic
assessments and treatment modalities within the
broader concept map.

Written explanation

 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
clinical manifestations.
 The listed diagnostic assessments and treatment
modalities are justified for their appropriateness
relating to the patient’s diagnosis, and substantiated
with citations.

Use of references

 Written explanation includes reputable, current and
appropriate references.
 No fewer than 10 references used.
 Referencing as per APA Style 6th Edition, in-text
and in reference list.

Total Mark

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