Clinical placement

Clinical placement – Project question, describing the problem/issue  Due Date: Completed by end 1st week Clinical placement

Weighting: Hurdle Requirement

The first task for this project is to identify your problem/ issue.

To do this:

  • Describe why this problem/issue is of interest to you and how it came to your attention (This information will be included in your project report)
  • You will then need to formulate at least one question from the problem/issue that you would like to explore in more detail.
  • Your question needs to be submitted via dropbox in the assessment block on the NRSG370 LEO site
  • Your LIC/Tutor will give you feedback related to the appropriateness of your question.
  • Once your question has been discussed and approved you will receive a validation certificate via the LEO submission dropbox.
  • This validation certificate needs to be attached to your Part B project submission as one document.
  • If your speciality clinical placement is in area in which you have done previous clinical placement then you can use this experience to help you formulate your question/issue

Validation certificate will include these.

  Validation Certificate    Assessment task 1 NRSG370: Portfolio Project Student Name: Student ID:
The project question(s) is/are clearly identified and unambiguous.
The project question(s) is/are realistic and relate to the specialty area.
The project question(s) is/are nursing focussed.

Assessment Task 1B – Project Report Due Date:

Weighting:   30%

Length: 1000 words

Format: Report format- please review the ACU study guide for further information (link)

  • Discuss your approved project question including background and rationale for choice (100 words)
    • Find three (3) – five (5) journal articles related specifically to your approved question and provide a synopsis of your understanding of these articles. These articles MUST be either peer-reviewed primary research journal articles or systematic reviews. (400 words)
    • Whilst on placement take some time to critically observe the practices in your clinical area, in relation to your question, and record your findings.  Critical observation can include: discussion, dialogue with clinicians in your area of speciality and/or observation of practice in other areas.
    • Discuss your observations in light of your readings. (500 words)

MARKING GUIDE: Assessment Task 1, Part B Project Report

Student Name:                                                                                                                                   Student Number:

CriterionHigh DistinctionDistinctionCreditPassFail
Part A Validation Certificate     YES  NO
 Part B Question 10% Extensively discusses the background of the question providing insightful analyses of the rationale and identifying alternative questionsThoroughly discusses the background of the question providing insightful analyses of the rationale and identifying alternative questions  Provides a thorough description of the background and rationale for questionProvides an adequate description of the background and rationale for question  No critique of the position evident
   Evidence       30% Provides extensive and detailed synopsis of the literature. Thoroughly critiques articles considering strengths and weakness of evidence provided. Clarifies evidence in support of alternative views. All literature is peer reviewed or primary resources from credible contemporary sources  Provides detailed synopsis of the literature. Thoroughly critiques articles considering strengths and weakness of literature provided. All literature is peer reviewed or primary resources from credible contemporary sources  Provides adequate synopsis of the literature. Some analysis of the strengths and weakness of literature provided. All literature is peer reviewed or primary resources. Some resources are from credible contemporary source  Synopsis of the literature is descriptive only.  Most literature is peer reviewed or primary resources. Some resources are from credible contemporary sources  Literature is described with no analysis evident. Literature is NOT peer reviewed or primary resources. Resources are not  from credible contemporary sources
 
  Observation, Analysis & Evaluation   50%Thoroughly analyses clinical practice in relation to the question. Discriminates rationally using reasonable judgment when evaluating and critiquing clinical practice against contemporary literature. Provides extensive consideration for changes to practice based on findingsThoroughly analyses clinical practice in relation to the question. Evaluates and critiques clinical practice against contemporary literature. Provides some consideration for changes to practice based on findings  Analyses clinical practice in relation to the question. Provides some evaluation and critique of clinical practice against contemporary literature.  Describes clinical practice in relation to the question.  Minimal evaluation and critique of clinical practice against contemporary literature  Does not provide relevant analysis of clinical practice in relation to question. No evidence of evaluation or critique of practice in relation to literature used
Referencing 5%Accurate use of APA referencing style in all instances. A range of in- text citations has been used.Accurate use of APA referencing style on most occasions. A range of in-text citations has been used.Accurate use of APA referencing style on most occasions. There is limited use of a range of in-text citation formatsAccurate use of APA referencing style on most occasions. There is no variation of in-text citation format  Many inaccuracies with the APA referencing style.
Mechanics- grammar, spelling and punctuation 5%  There are no errors with grammar, spelling and punctuation, and the meaning is easily discernible. The report reads without interruption.  There are minimal errors with grammar, spelling and punctuation, and the meaning is easily discernible.  There are some errors with grammar, spelling and punctuation. However, the meaning is readily discernible.There are substantial errors with grammar, spelling and punctuation. The errors detract significantly, but the meaning is discernible.  Grammar, spelling and punctuation are such that the reader cannot make sense of the content.

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