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HNB3224: Written Assessment: Essay Plan and Essay
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Assessment Item 2: Written Assessment
Part 1: Essay Plan: Complete a comprehensive essay plan (500 words)
Using the essay template, ensure all sections are completed. This task counts to 10% of this assessment. This is a plan for the essay and is due in week four. The academic learning hub (located at St Albans library) is a useful service that can assist in the essay planning process.
Part 2: Essay: Write a structured essay (1500 words)
This counts towards 50% of this assessment. The essay is due in week eight.
You are to choose one of the topics covered in either Module 3 (Managing Challenging Behaviours) or Module 4 (Physical Illness and Comorbidity).
Choose from one of two available essay topics:
1. Discuss the assessment, prevention and management of (aggression/behaviours of concern), for persons living with a mental illness
Include the following in your discussion:
o The prevalence of (aggression/behaviours of concern) in consumers with mental illness o The risk factors for (aggression/behaviours of concern)
o Identify from the literature the consumers’ perspectives and lived experience relating to the topic o Describe best practice approaches/models/standards/guidelines
o Discuss the mental health nurse’s role and nursing interventions to minimise (aggression/behaviours of concern) o Highlight any barriers to those interventions
Include the following in your discussion:
o The prevalence of different physical illnesses that tend to occur comorbidly with severe mental illnesses o The risk factors for those physical illnesses
o Identify from the literature the consumers’ perspectives and lived experience relating to the topic o Describe best practice approaches/models/standards/guidelines
o Discuss the treatment options and the mental health nurse’s role and nursing interventions o Highlight any barriers to those interventions
Then, develop an essay that enables you to explore and investigate aspects of that topic in greater detail:
Your essay should include the following:
• Review and critically analyse the literature
• Use high-level quality contemporary evidence-based literature (i.e. peer reviewed journals) to inform the discussion and critical analysis
• Word limit for the essay: 1500 words, including in-text citations (but excluding words contained in the reference section)
Length (Word limit)
Essay Plan: 500 words.
Essay: 1500 words including in-text citations (but excluding words contained in the reference section)
Weighting: Essay plan 10% and Essay 50 %
Due Date: Essay Plan due week four & Essay is due in week eight, See VU Collaborate
Assessment Criteria
Your essay should be structured as follows:
Introduction
• Start by setting the context and providing relevant background information.
• Include a thesis statement that is a response to the essay question, and that summarises the main aim or argument of the essay. • Outline the main ideas to be discussed in the essay, in the order they appear in the body of the essay.
Body
• Each paragraph should cover a single idea expressed in a topic sentence, followed by supporting evidence and examples from contemporary academic literature, including peer-reviewed journal articles.
Conclusion: A summary of your appraisal.
• Restate your thesis and sum up your arguments
• Make recommendations for future directions
All written assessments must align to the following academic standards:
• use high-level quality contemporary evidence-based literature to inform the discussion and critical analysis
• use of the third person, unless specifically indicated otherwise;
• APA 6th edition for in-text citations and reference list;
• the following structure: an introduction, body and conclusion or as per directions in the assessment instructions; • adherence to the word count;
• a 12 size font in either Arial, Times New Roman or Calibri;
• 1.5 line spacing; and
• submitted using an MS word document only.
All assessments should have a title page that specifies:
• Unit Code & Unit Name
• Student Name
• Student Identification number
• Title of assignment
• An accurate word count that includes in-text citations, but excludes the reference section at the end of the essay
Students should refer to VU Assessment for learning policy regarding word count and late submission penalties.
Rubric and Submission Details
• See rubrics provided for these assessment tasks in VU Collaborate.
• Submit your assessment tasks to the Assessment drop boxes.
• Note that your submission will be checked for originality via Turnitin.

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