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Assessment 2: Short Answer Questions (Online submission)
Weighting: 40%
Word count: 1200 words
There is a word limit of 1200 words. Use your computer to total the number of words used in your assignment. However, do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word count. In-text citations will be included in the additional 10% word count. If you exceed the word limit by more than 10% the marker will stop marking at 1200 words plus 10%.
Case study available: Friday 25 March 2016, 1700 hours
Due Date: Week 9, Wednesday 20th April 2016,1700 hours
Marking Criteria and Standards: See pages 14- 16
Aim of assessment
The purpose of the assessment is to enable students to demonstrate knowledge by
analysing accurately information in a case study of a critically ill or deteriorating patient. It will include knowledge and concepts in relation to:
1. Prioritisation and justification of care based on the primary survey including an explanation and understanding of the development of the abnormal physiology (Learning outcomes 1, 4 and 6).
2. Critical analysis of diagnostic results relating to the underlying pathogenesis (Learning outcomes 2 and 6).
3. Pharmacological concepts relating to the underlying pathogenesis (Learning outcomes 3 and 6).
Short Answer Questions
The assessment is based on three areas of one case study that will be related to those studied in weeks 1, 2, 3and 4 tutorial sessions. Using the information in the case study:
Question 1 15 marks
Critically analyse and explain the findings of each component of the primary survey with reference to the pathogenesis of the patients condition or deterioration.
For each component of the survey select one appropriate nursing strategy, including
the rationale. State whether this strategy is a high, medium or low priority in context of the total survey.
(Learning outcomes 1, 4 and 6). Approximately 600 words.
Question 2 10 marks
Critically analyse TWO (2) diagnostic results, and relate to the underlying pathogenesis. (Learning outcomes 2 and 6). Approximately 150 words x 2.
Question 3 10 marks
a) the mode (mechanism) of action of ONE drug, relating to the underlying pathogenesis
b) how you would evaluate the therapeutic effect of the drug and
c) explain how you would monitor for and respond to adverse effects of the drug. (Learning outcomes 3 and 6). Approximately 300 words
Academic writing style 5 marks
See marking criteria for more detail.
See Submission requirements 2.7, p. 19