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 Marked by: Final comments: Recommended marks: Final marks awarded: Date: Moderated by: Final comments: / 60 Recommended marks: / 60 Date: / 60