Applied Bioscience for Critical Condition

Faculty of Health Sciences

GMED3009 Assessment 2: Report

Worth: 30% of the total unit mark         Due date: Friday 16 October 2020, 11:59 pm WST (Week 11)

For this assessment, you are required to write a report on congestive cardiac failure in Australia. The assessment is designed to enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of congestive cardiac failure by clearly describing the incidence, prevalence and aetiology of congestive cardiac failure in Australia, critiquing one type of treatment for a patient with congestive cardiac failure, and discussing one resource that is available to patients or health care professionals to support people with congestive cardiac failure . Completion of this assessment will help you achieve unit learning outcomes 1, 2 and 4.

Your report must have:

  1. APA contents page
  2. References no more than 7 years old
  3. Minimum of 10 references with a max of 5 reputable websites (e.g. Government); journal articles and textbooks are preferred.
  4. Correct spelling and grammar
  5. APA 7th edition referencing style
  6. Word count:  1,500 words +/- 10%

Your report MUST include the following:

  1. Introduction
  2. Provide a clear description of your topic and objectives of the report
  3. Discuss the epidemiology of this condition in Australia with respect to the following: Incidence, prevalence, and aetiology. Include the most recent statistics available.
  4. Critique in detail one type of treatment for a patient with congestive cardiac failure. You will need to CRITIQUE the literature, including benefits and limitations of the treatment. You must include literature from journal articles.
  5. Identify one resource that is available for either patients or health care professionals to support people with a diagnosis of congestive cardiac failure. Include in your report what the resource provides and how it impacts on the patient/health care provider. The resource can be a website, program/service, written material, digital material etc.
  6. Conclusion
  7. Provide a clear summary of your report on congestive cardiac failure

Formatting

  • 11 or 12 point readable font (e.g., Calibri, Times New Roman, Arial etc.)
  • 1.5 line spacing throughout (including the reference list)
  • Include page numbers 
  • Full sentences (no dot points unless the question asks you to list);
  • Contractions (where two words have been shortened into one e.g., doesn’t, wouldn’t, couldn’t etc.) should not be used in academic writing.
  • Numbers under 10 should be in written format (e.g., ‘five’); numbers over 10 should be in numeric format (e.g., ‘20’).
  • All numbers (no matter how big) at the very beginning of a sentence should be in written format (e.g., “Thirty-five patients had a trauma.”)
  • E.g. and i.e. should only be used when in parentheses (AKA brackets). When outside parentheses use “For example,” for e.g. and “that is” for i.e.
  • Always try and paraphrase from your source rather than quote as it demonstrates that you have understood the material
  • First-person (i.e. “I”, “we” etc.) should not be used for this assessment.
  • Australian spelling rather than US spelling (e.g., “behaviour” rather than “behavior”).
  • Careful proofreading of your paper and at least a spelling and grammar check before submission.

Academic integrity

You are advised to avoid any form of academic misconduct when completing this assessment. Academic misconduct means conduct by a student that is dishonest or unfair in connection with any academic work. This includes all types of plagiarism, cheating, collusion, falsification or fabrication of data or other content, and Academic Misconduct Other, such as falsifying medical certificates for an extension. Students may also be charged with academic misconduct if they are involved in the following: sharing their work with another student so there are similarities between the two case studies, submitting work that has been previously submitted in the unit or another unit, not correctly paraphrasing or referencing.

Please note that if academic misconduct is determined it will result in penalties, which may include a warning, a reduced or nil grade, a requirement to repeat the assessment, an annulled grade (ANN) or termination from the course. Some penalties may impact on future enrolment.

Criteria for marking the assessment

The marking rubric on the following page provides the criteria by which the assessment will be marked. Please refer to both the assessment guidelines and marking rubric when writing this assessment.

Report Grading Rubric GMED 3009
Total Marks 30 Below StandardApproaching StandardAt StandardExceeds Standard
Introduction- Provide a clear description of your topic and the objectives of the report.2.5 MarksFails to describe the topic and objectives. (Mark= 0 -0.5)The description of the topic and objectives is inadequate.  (Mark= 0.75-1)The description of the topic and objectives is adequate. (Mark=1.25- 2)The description of the topic and objectives is concise and well written. (Mark= 2.25-2.5)
Discuss the epidemiology of this condition with respect to the following: Incidence, prevalence, and cause of congestive cardiac failure in Australia. Include the most recent statistics available.5 MarksThe information is missing or poorly constructed. (Mark= 0-1)The information is inadequate. (Mark=1.5-2)The information is adequate.  (Mark=3-4)The information provided is concise and well written. (Mark=4.5-5)
Critique in detail 1 type of treatment for a patient with congestive cardiac failure.  10 MarksShows little critique of treatment. (Mark= 0-2)Shows some critique of the treatment. (Mark = 3-4)Shows adequate critique of the treatment. (Mark= 5-8)Shows comprehensive critique of the treatment. (Mark= 9-10)
Identify one resource that is available for either a patient or health care professional to provide support for a patient with a congestive cardiac failure diagnosis. Include in your report what the service provides and how it impacts on the patient/health care provider.  5 MarksShows little understanding of the service, what it provides, and how it impacts on the patient/health care provider. (Mark= 0-1)Shows some understanding of the service, what it provides, and how it impacts on the patient/health care provider. (Mark= 1.5-2)Shows adequate knowledge of the service, what it provides, and how it impacts on the patient/health care provider. (Mark=3-4)Shows superior knowledge of the service, what it provides, and how it impacts on the patient/health care provider. (Mark= 4.5-5)
Summary – Summarise the report on congestive cardiac failure. 2.5 MarksThe summary shows a poor understanding of the topic. (Mark= 0-0.5)The summary shows a limited understanding of the topic. . (Mark= 0.75-1)The summary demonstrates an adequate understanding of the topic. (Mark=1.25- 2)The summary demonstrates a thorough understanding of the topic. (Mark= 2.25-2.5
  Proper organisation, professional writing, logical flow of analysis, and APA formatting: Logically organisedProper grammar, spelling, punctuation, professional writing, and syntax.APA Cover and contents pageReferences no more than 7 years’ oldMinimum of 10 references with a max of 5 websites; Journal articles and textbooks are preferred.Strict APA 7th edition style referencingWord count within 10% – 1500 words  5 MarksMajor difficulties in English and academic language expression, vocabulary or grammar. Contains too many errors in spelling, formatting or punctuation that comprehension is impeded.   In-text references and/or reference list are absent (plagiarism). Referencing not APA (7th ed.). References more than 7 years old. More than five website sources are used. APA cover and contents page not included.   Word count over 10% (Mark= 0-1)Significant difficulties in English and/or academic expression. Several grammar errors and/or use of limited vocabulary. Contains numerous spelling, formatting or punctuation errors.   References are insufficient (plagiarism). Referencing is APA (7th ed.), but there are many errors. References more than 7 years old. More than five website sources are used. APA cover and contents page not included.   Word count over 10%.   (Mark=1.5-2)Clear academic English expression. A range of contextually appropriate vocabulary used. Few, if any, errors in grammar. Contains very few spelling, formatting or punctuation errors.   References are sufficient. Referencing is APA (7th ed.) and there are no errors. References no more than 7 years old. No website references are included. APA cover and contents page are included.   Word count within 10%. (Mark 2.5-4)  Clear and effective academic English. Wide range of contextually appropriate vocabulary. Free of grammatical errors. Free from spelling, formatting or punctuation errors.   References are plentiful. Referencing is APA (7th ed.) and there are no errors. References no more than 7 years old. No website references are included. APA cover and contents page are included.   Word count within 10%.   (Mark= 4.5-5)

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