FACULTY OF SCIENCE, MEDICINE & HEALTH

SNUG202
Evidence Based Practice
ASSESSMENTS
SCHOOL OF NURSING
FACULTY OF SCIENCE, MEDICINE & HEALTH
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SNUG202 Assessment Details
OVERVIEW

Assessment Item Form of Assessment Due Date Return/Feedback
Due Date
Weighting
Formative Assessment
*
Online Quiz X By census date 0%
Assessment 1 Online quiz Week 4
(Thursday
26th March,
1700hrs)
After the quiz has
closed.
20%
Assessment 2 Research Critique Week 10
(Thursday
14th May,
1700hrs)
Within 15
working days of
the submission
date
40%
Assessment 3 Report and Presentation Week 14
(Thursday
11th June,
1700hrs)
Release of results 40%
Total Marks 100%

*This formative assessment occurs before semester consensus date and does not contribute to the overall subject mark. It provides
students with an opportunity to seek early feedback to determine if they are on track to meet the learning outcomes of the
subject. The quiz must be completed.
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Formative Quiz
Due date Census Date
Weighting 0%
Submission The Quiz will be conducted via the learning management system, Moodle.
*This formative assessment occurs before semester consensus date and does
not contribute to the overall subject mark. It provides students with an
opportunity to seek early feedback to determine if they are on track to meet
the learning outcomes of the subject. The quiz must be completed.
Type of Collaboration Individual Assessment
Length 20 questions
30 minutes
Details The quiz will examine the first modules which covers weeks 1- 2. It will consist
of both multiple-choice questions.
Style and format Moodle Quiz
Subject Learning
Outcomes
1-2
Assessment 1 Quiz
Due date Week 4 (Thursday 26th March, 1700hrs)
Opens at 12 pm on Wednesday 25th March
Closes at 5pm on Thursday 26th March
The quiz closes strictly at the time noted above; any student who has not
attempted and submitted their quiz will receive 0 marks. The quiz will NOT
REOPEN, and no alternative assessment will be set without extenuating
circumstances and an approved AC.
Weighting 20%
Submission The Quiz will be conducted via the learning management system, Moodle.
Type of Collaboration Individual Assessment
Length 45 mins/40 questions
Details The quiz will examine the first 2 modules which covers weeks 1- 4. It will
consist of both multiple choice and short answer questions.
Style and format Moodle Quiz
Subject Learning
Outcomes
1-2
Marking Criteria The quiz will be marked by the Moodle, each answer has only one correct
answer and feedback will be provided shortly after the due date.

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Assessment 2 Research Critique
Due date Week 10 (Thursday 14th May, 1700hrs)
Weighting 40%
Submission Your assessments will be submitted into a Turnitin submission box within the
SNUG202 Moodle site. You will have the opportunity to review and re-submit
your assignment up to the due date and time.
To learn more about using Turnitin please access the link:
http://www.uow.edu.au/dvca/ltc/tel/resourcehub/students/index.html
Type of Collaboration Individual Assessment
Length 1500 Word Limit
Details You are the RN working on a respiratory ward at a major Sydney Hospital.
Your Nursing Unit Manager asks you to prepare a report that recommends a
change in practice in relation to the self-management of asthma
During your initial search for evidence on the self-management of asthma,
you locate the National Asthma Council guidelines.
https://www.asthmahandbook.org.au/management/adults/self
management/self-management
The purpose of this assessment is to critique 2 research articles using the
checklist supplied on Moodle.
It is recommended that you review the evidence from the above website –
however, you can locate other evidence using the UOW databases. Your 2
articles should be related or have commonalities, e.g. both on the best
methods of using inhalers.
The task includes the following steps:
1. Using the Australian Asthma Handbook or the UOW databases find 2
research articles:
2. Identify the levels of evidence for each article.
3. Critique each research article using the supplied guidelines. (500
words for each article)
4. Select one idea from each of your articles and combine (synthesis)
these 2 ideas into a discussion (500 words) about the change in
practice in relation to the self-management of asthma you have
selected.
Subject Learning
Outcomes
2 and 4
Marking Criteria The marking criteria for this assessment task is available in this guide.
Assessment 3 Report and Pitch Presentation
Due date Week 14 (Thursday 11th June, 1700hrs)

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Weighting Report: 30%
Pitch Presentation: 10%
Submission Part A and Part B: Your assessments will be submitted into a Turnitin
submission box within the SNUG202 Moodle site. You will have the
opportunity to review and re-submit your assignment up to the due date and
time.
To learn more about using Turnitin please access the link:
http://www.uow.edu.au/dvca/ltc/tel/resourcehub/students/index.html
For your presentation pitch:
Submit to Turnitin a word or PDF document with the following:
1. Your name and student number
2. Subject name and assessment
3. The title of your video
4. The URL link of your video (See ‘How to share your video’ below).
How to share your video
Upload your video to your own account on Vimeo or YouTube. Include on the
submission document the unique URL link for your video. If you do not have a
Vimeo or YouTube account or are unsure about how to share your video
assessment, watch the following video tutorial:
“How to share video assessments through YouTube”

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Type of Collaboration Individual Assessment
Length Part A Report: 2000 words
Part B Presentation: 10 minutes
Details This assessment uses and builds on the articles that you used in assessment 2.
However, it is expected that you use additional references for this
assessment.
There are 2 parts to this assessment.
Part A Report:
You are asked to prepare a report that recommends a change in practice in
the self-management of asthma.
In your report, you must include a discussion that includes the following
points:
1. Describe the practice change – the practice change must be
informed by the evidence that you have collected. This evidence can
include the articles used in assessment 2 and other articles/evidence
you may have found. We suggest a minimum of 5 primary research
articles. (800 words)
2. Discuss the need for the change in practice in the self-management
of asthma. (400 words)

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3. Reflect on the barriers that might impact or hinder the
implementation of your practice change and describe how these
barriers maybe overcome or managed. (500 words)
As this is a report, you should include an executive summary (150
words); this is placed at the start of your report. References, headings
and incidentals (150 words). An introduction/conclusion is not
required.
Part B: Pitch Presentation:
Prepare a 10-minute pitch that will be used to convince the ward staff of the
need to change their practice. Your ‘pitch’ will be uploaded as a verbal
presentation. Your pitch can be delivered in any way that conveys your ideas
but should summarise the practice change and why this is important. You may
use voice over PowerPoint or use a combination of speaking directly to the
camera with images, music or other creative video production techniques.
You may use any video software e.g. iMovie or Windows Movie Maker. There
are also free online video editing websites. References are not required for
the pitch presentation.
Subject Learning
Outcomes
1-5
Marking Criteria The marking criteria for this assessment task is available in this guide.

Assessment 2 Rubric – Research Critique
Please note: When using this rubric, you must fulfil all the lower criteria before being awarded a higher grade.

Criteria Fail Pass Credit Distinction High Distinction
Evidence selection and level of evidence
Uses appropriate primary
research and classifies each piece
of evidence accurately
Inaccurately classifies the
evidence as per the levels of
evidence.
Does not use primary research.
Classifies one piece of evidence
as per the levels of evidence
accurately.
Uses one primary research
article.
Classifies one piece of evidence
as per the levels of evidence
accurately.
Uses two primary research
articles.
Accurately classifies both pieces
of evidence according to type
and level of evidence. Uses two
primary research articles from
credible sources.
Uses high quality primary
research articles that relate to
self-management of asthma.
Critique
There is concise and clear critique
that addresses the components
of a research critique.
The arrangement of content is
haphazard and difficult to follow.
There is no evidence of critique
or analysis.
Some evidence of analytical and
evaluative skills, but the writing
largely describes the key ideas..
The checklist is used as a
framework for the critique.
Well-reasoned argument using
the evidence. Evidence of
analytical and evaluative skills.
The overall arrangement is
logical but is occasionally difficult
to flow.
Clear evidence of analytical and
evaluative skills. The reader is
guided smoothly through the
logically arranged paper.
Demonstrates imagination and
independent thought. There is
evidence of highly developed
analytical and evaluative skills.
Synthesis
There is integrated evaluation
and discussion of the concepts.
There is no synthesis of ideas. There is minimal synthesis with
disjointed ideas.
The synthesis is collated and
summarised but is mostly a
descriptive.
The synthesis is well integrated
and provides a comprehensive
discussion as to the strengths
and weaknesses of the
effectiveness of the evidence;
The synthesis is advanced,
integrated and comprehensive;
The analysis is clear and precise,
identifying competing points of
view.
Academic Writing – 10%
Uses correct spelling and
paragraph structure throughout.
Structured as per UOW
assessment Handbook
Language hinders the effective
flow of ideas & meaning.
Sentences lack structure & are
consistently too short or too
long. Multiple errors in spelling,
grammar and style. Not
structured as per UOW
Assessment Handbook.
Adequate communication of
information. Attempts to use
paragraphs. Some sentences
may be too long/short. Meets
almost all style requirements
including spacing, page numbers,
font, headings.
Evidence of sound academic
writing. Paragraphs are 5-7
sentences in length and
sentences are clear & concise.
Minor errors only in syntax,
spelling & grammar. Meets all
style requirements.
Evidence of superior academic
writing skills. Correct use of
paragraphs. Discussion in each
paragraph provides sufficient
depth to demonstrate
understanding. Superior spelling,
grammar, & syntax < 5 minor
errors. Meets all style
requirements.
Outstanding academic writing.
Introductory sentence used at
the start of paragraphs. Main
subject matter is developed
within each paragraph.
Concluding sentence used at the
end of paragraphs. Exemplary
spelling, grammar & syntax with
no errors. Meets all style
requirements.
References – 10%
Uses APA style. Both in-text
referencing and reference list
included.
Absent in-text referencing or
reference list. Reference list & in
text referencing has major
errors.
Attempts to use APA style. Some
errors in reference list & in-text.
References included in reference
list not in-text & vice-versa.
Complies with referencing style
requirements. Some referencing
errors in in-text or referencing
list.
APA referencing style is
consistently accurate. Less than
5 minor referencing errors.