2.1Summative assessment grid Type of Assessment* Word Count or equivalent Threshold (if Professional Body-PSRB applies) Weighting Pass Mark Submission due-date & time Method of Submission & Date of Feedback Formative Assessment 1- group presentation on annotated bibliography (not graded) N/A TBC Written Assignment Essay (Learning Outcome 2) 1000 40% 40% 40% 8.21 15.00 Blackboard 8.21 at 17.00 Formative Assessment 2 Presentation of essay plan for assignment 2 ( not graded) N/A TBC Written Assignment Essay (Learning Outcomes 1 and 3) 2000 40% 60% 40% 11.21 15.00 Blackboard 12.21 at 17.00 Assessment Types* Written Examination a seen or unseen examination Oral Examination a face to face discussion with a panel of examiners Written Assignment report, essay, short-essay, review, analysis, case study, creative and professional written brief, dissertation, thesis, literature review, research method essay, research proposal, MCQ, mathematical/statistical problem, online task, web-based exercise, translation Oral Assignment individual or group presentation, discussion, defence, pitching, performance, teaching Portfolio a series of short written, creative, linguistic or mathematical tasks collected as part of one assignment Artefact Visual, audio, software, composition, design, culinary or artistic output Practical experiment, clinical, educational, hospitality practice-based assignment brief including criteria mapped to learning outcomes This module assessment comprises of two elements, Assessment 1 and Assessment 2. Assessment 1: Annotated Bibliography Module Learning Outcomes to be addressed: Learning Outcome 2: Locate and reference appropriate information relevant to nursing and healthcare practice. Submission date: Provide an annotated Bibliography of two primary research articles: one Qualitative and one Quantitative. This assessment task is part 1 of the two assessments towards developing your theoretical and practical understanding of evidence-based practice. You are required to engage in a literature search and submit annotated bibliography (1,000 words). In order to meet your learning outcomes you will need to choose one of the following themes: • Infection Control Hydration and Nutrition Person-centred Care • Communication Once you have a chosen theme, identify two research articles from a peer reviewed journal related to nursing practice that highlights an area of practice that links to the themes above (). One article must be based on QUALITATIVE and another QUANTITATIVE research method. The articles you select MUST be primary research published with in last 5 years (systematic reviews /opinions/ literature reviews are not allowed). Essay structure Guidelines Introduction (150 words) An introduction generally needs to answer these 3 questions. What? The introduction must clearly explain what the essay is about. You should also explain in your own words a summary of the assessment brief given above. How? The second part of the introduction needs to outline how the essay is going to be structured. You need to summarise the details given in points 2-5 below. Why? The introduction needs to articulate why the topic under consideration is of significance. Background (150 words) Explain what evidence-based practice is and its importance in nursing. Provide an evidence-based rationale for your chosen theme and its relevance to nursing practice. Perform and summarise the search strategy (in narrative / full sentences) where relevant (200 words) Identify the key concepts. Sources searched with rationale ., databases. Boolean operators used. Truncation used for the search. limiters used for the search with rationale Inclusion criteria with rationale. Exclusion criteria with rationale. Terms used for the search. Total articles search and describe how you obtained two primary research articles for annotated bibliography? Annotated Bibliography article 1 (200 words) Each annotation will include: Citation details (set out in the same style as an UWL recommended Harvard referencing list- See Cite them Right for referencing guide) A short statement that explains the main focus or purpose of the research paper Briefly discuss the usefulness and/or limitations of the paper (. reliability of the text, limitations of the paper, credibility of the author) An evaluative comment on the paper that may take into account how the findings will improve nursing practice and benefit patient care. Annotated Bibliography article 2 (200 words) Each annotation will include: Citation details (set out in the same style as an UWL recommended Harvard referencing list- See Cite them Right for referencing guide) A short statement that explains the main focus or purpose of the research paper Briefly discuss the usefulness and/or limitations of the paper (. reliability of the text, limitations of the paper, credibility of the author) An evaluative comment on the paper that may take into account how the findings will improve nursing practice and benefit patient care. Conclusion (100 words) Summary. Summarise the key learning points that have emerged from your discussion above. Recommendations. Make recommendations on what needs to be done in light of your findings and conclusions. References: Appropriate referencing is an important element of academic writing. Ensure that you have used the most up-to-date UWL referencing guide available from the library. Please be aware that the referencing guide is regularly updated. Assessment 2: Choose and critique one of the provided research articles Module learning outcomes to be addressed: Learning Outcome 1: Discuss the different types of evidence and the importance of evidence-based interventions for safe, person centred care to maintain or restore health and well-being. Learning Outcome 3: Appraise a piece of research and reach a judgement about its quality and applicability to practice using an identified appraisal tool. Submission date: Assessment 2 is the second part of the two assessments for developing your theoretical and practical understanding of evidence-based practice. You are required to critique a primary research paper (2,000 words) using the CASP tool. You will then need to apply the principles of evidence-based practice outlined in the module; to effectively critique your chosen article and consider its application to clinical practice. A range of articles will be available in the Assessment section of the Blackboard from which you will select one article to critique. Essay Structure/Guidelines Introduction (200 words). introduction generally needs to answer these 3 questions. What? The introduction must clearly explain what the essay is about. You should also explain in your own words a summary of the assessment brief given above. How? The second part of the introduction needs to outline how the essay is going to be structured. You need to summarise the details given in points 2-5 below. Why? The introduction needs to articulate why the topic under consideration is of significance. Discussion (1600 words) Discuss evidence-based practice and the significance of evidence-based nursing in the current health and social care environment? Briefly outline the chosen research paper and provide a rationale for your choice. Analyse the chosen study using the CASP framework Discuss and justify whether or not the findings are robust enough to be used to change or support nursing practice. Reflect on how the findings of the paper will contribute to your professional development and nursing practice. Conclusion (200 words) Summary. Summarise the key learning points that have emerged from your discussion above. Recommendations. Make recommendations on what needs to be done in light of your findings and conclusions. References. Appropriate referencing is an important element of academic writing. Ensure that you have used the most up-to-date UWL referencing guide available from the library. Please be aware that the referencing guide is regularly updated. 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