Evidence Based Health Care – Semester 2 2015

| August 26, 2015

Evidence Based Health Care – Semester 2 2015
Assessment 2 must be completed in 2200-2500 words (excluding the reference list) – 60 marks.
You are required to use the Assessment 2 Template (includes grading guide at the end), which is also
provided (with instructions) in the Assessment section of the Unit website in LearnOnline. The word
limits show the minimum and maximum word count (excluding the reference list).
Assessment 2 asks you to select three out of the four papers in one of the Assessment Topics
provided in LearnOnline.
You must only use the research papers listed in the Assessment Topics on the Unit website for
Group 1 (Week 1-7 students) or Group 2 (Week 9-15 students).
The Assessment 2 Template, which includes the grading guide, is located in the Assessment section
of the Unit website in LearnOnline.
Assessment 2 reflects the content from all lectures and tutorials, but especially from Weeks 4, 5 and 7
(Group 1), and Weeks 12, 13 and 15 (Group 2).
Please adhere to the following structure.
a. Write an introduction to your paper, including some background information on the topic
b. For each of the three papers being appraised, you need to:
* State the full reference of the research paper
* State the study type
* Write your critical appraisal, reflecting relevant components of the Research Paper Critical
Appraisal Tool (Tutorial 4 & 12 and 5 &13)
c. Having appraised the three papers, discuss:
* What you consider to be the potential implications of the aggregated research findings for
nursing practice
* How you might work toward introducing the evidence into practice into a clinical setting.
d. Write a summative conclusion to your paper.
e. Ensure you use correct English grammar, spelling and sentence construction, and properly
reference your paper using the UC APA 6th referencing style.

Marking criteria for Assessment 2 (60%) – critical appraisal of three of research papers included in one of the Assessment Topics (2200-2500 words).
1.

Introduction (5 / 60)

Criteria

HD [4.3-5.0]

D [3.8-4.2]

C [3.3-3.7]

P [2.5-3.2]

Not pass [< 2.5]

• Review topic
• Succinct
introductory
outline to paper
• Writing style,
grammar, spelling
& expression

Exemplary
achievement in
crafting and
presenting an
introduction to
the paper.

High level of
achievement in
crafting and
presenting an
introduction to
the paper.

Good level of
achievement in
crafting and
presenting an
introduction to
the paper.

Acceptable level
of achievement
in crafting and
presenting an
introduction to
the paper.

Did not reach an
acceptable level
of achievement
in crafting and
presenting an
introduction to
the paper.

2.

Comments

Marks

Comments

Marks

Comments

Critical appraisal of three papers (25 / 60)

Criteria

HD [21.2-25.0]

D [18.8-21.1]

C [16.2-18.7]

P [12.5-16.2]

Not pass [< 12.5]

• Three papers in a
topic each with:
o Full reference
o Study type
o Critical appraisal
of the report
quality and results
• Writing style,
grammar, spelling
& expression

Exemplary
achievement in
crafting and
presenting a
description and
critical appraisal
of each research
report.

High level of
achievement in
crafting and
presenting a
description and
critical appraisal
of each research
report.

Good level of
achievement in
crafting and
presenting a
description and
critical appraisal
of each research
report.

Acceptable level
of achievement
in crafting and
presenting a
description and
critical appraisal
of each research
report.

Did not reach an
acceptable level
of achievement
in crafting and
presenting a
description and
critical appraisal
of each research
report.

3.

Marks

Integration and implications (10 / 60)

Criteria

HD [8.5-10.0]

D [7.5-8.4]

C [6.5-7.4]

P [5.0-6.4]

Not pass [< 5.0]

• Integration of
analysis outcomes
• How and in what
context(s) the
outcomes may be
applied to nursing
practice
• Writing style,
grammar, spelling
& expression

Exemplary
achievement in
crafting and
presenting a
statement
integrating the
evidence, and
the implications
for nursing
practice.

High level of
achievement in
crafting and
presenting a
statement
integrating the
evidence, and
the implications
for nursing
practice.

Good level of
achievement in
crafting and
presenting a
statement
integrating the
evidence, and
the implications
for nursing
practice.

Acceptable level
of achievement
in crafting and
presenting a
statement
integrating the
evidence, and
the implications
for nursing
practice.

Did not reach an
acceptable level
of achievement
in crafting a
statement
integrating the
evidence, and
the implications
for nursing
practice.

4.

Introducing the evidence into practice (10 / 60)

Criteria

HD [8.5-10.0]

D [7.5-8.4]

C [6.5-7.4]

P [5.0-6.4]

Not pass [< 5.0]

• Your approach to
introducing the
evidence into a
clinical practice
setting
• Writing style,
grammar, spelling
& expression

Exemplary
achievement in
crafting and
presenting how
you might
introduce the
evidence into
practice.

High level of
achievement in
crafting and
presenting how
you might
introduce the
evidence into
practice.

Good level of
achievement in
crafting and
presenting how
you might
introduce the
evidence into
practice.

Acceptable level
of achievement
in crafting and
presenting how
you might
introduce the
evidence into
practice.

Did not reach an
acceptable level
of achievement
in crafting and
presenting how
you might
introduce the
evidence into
practice.

Criteria

HD [4.3-5.0]

D [3.8-4.2]

C [3.3-3.7]

P [2.5-3.2]

Not pass [< 2.5]

• Succinct
summation and
concluding
remarks
• Writing style,
grammar, spelling
& expression

Exemplary
achievement in
crafting and
presenting a
conclusion to the
paper.

High level of
achievement in
crafting and
presenting a
conclusion to the
paper.

Good level of
achievement in
crafting and
presenting a
conclusion to the
paper.

Acceptable level
of achievement
in crafting and
presenting a
conclusion to the
paper.

Did not reach an
acceptable level
of achievement
in crafting and
presenting a
conclusion to the
paper.

5.

6.

Marks

Comments

Marks

Comments

Marks

Comments

Conclusion (5 / 60)

Structure, presentation and referencing (5 / 60)

Criteria

HD [4.3-5.0]

D [3.8-4.2]

C [3.3-3.7]

P [2.5-3.2]

Not pass [< 2.5]




Exemplary
achievement in
adhering to the
structure,
presentation,
word limit and
referencing
requirements.

High level of
achievement in
adhering to the
structure,
presentation,
word limit and
referencing
requirements.

Good level of
achievement in
adhering to the
structure,
presentation,
word limit and
referencing
requirements.

Acceptable level
of achievement
in adhering to
the structure,
presentation,
word limit and
referencing
requirements.

Did not reach an
acceptable level
of achievement
in adhering to
the structure,
presentation,
word limit and
referencing
requirements.

Structure
Presentation
Word limit
Referencing

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