CQUniversity Unit Profile
NURS20172 Nursing and Professional Practice 2
Nursing and Professional Practice 2
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General Information

Overview

This unit continues from Nursing and Professional Practice 1 and extends your nursing knowledge and skills to consolidate your professional nursing confidence and competence in managing complex patient problems. You will be able to validate your nursing judgements and clinical decisions through professional reflection and critical thinking. You will also be able to support others in the management of technologies in a variety of clinical contexts and advocate for the patient and their family in the interprofessional context. This unit will be undertaken in the hospital health service where you are employed.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: NURS20171 Nursing and Professional Practice 1

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2021

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Portfolio
Weighting: Pass/Fail

Assessment Grading

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate advanced clinical skills within a health context
  2. Advocate for patients and families within the interprofessional context
  3. Initiate clinical evaluations and interventions in clinical settings
  4. Support others in the management of treatment technologies
  5. Use evidence based practices to improve patient outcomes
  6. Role model professional attributes
  7. Apply reflection-in-action to ensure person centered care and the necessity of self-care.

NA

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical Assessment - 0%
2 - Portfolio - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical Assessment - 0%
2 - Portfolio - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • CQUniversity Library
  • CQUniversity Library website
  • Endnote bibliographic software. This is optional for formatting references.
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Julie Shaw Unit Coordinator
j.m.shaw@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 - Module 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Welcome to the Unit

Self-directed Learning

Moodle site

Student Support

Something about the Unit

Chapter

Check out the Moodle site and click on all the links.

Assessment?

Whats in the Library?

Visit  the Academic Learning Centre

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom: Mondays 6pm


Week 2 - Module 1 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board - Scope of Nursing Practice

Advanced clinical skills of new graduates.

Specialty and advanced clinical skills

Demonstrating advanced clinical skills within a health context

Chapter

Readings and activities in Moodle

Activities: Self-rating and self-development of skills and communication related to advanced clinical skills.

Events and Submissions/Topic

 Zoom Mondays 6pm

Week 3 - Module 2 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Advocate for patients and families within the inter-professional context

Inter-professional team roles and responsibilities

Chapter

Readings and activities in Moodle



Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Mondays 6pm


Submit Artefact 1- your updated CV - to your e-Portfolio on Moodle. Due 5pm (AEST) Friday 26th March 2021.

Week 4 - Module 3 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Initiate clinical evaluation and interventions in clinical settings

Deliberate practice and upskilling

Chapter

Readings and activities in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Monday 6pm

Week 5 - Module 3 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Current issues in clinical interventions and evaluations

Initiate clinical evaluation and interventions in clinical settings

Identifying commonly missed care in clinical practice

Chapter

Readings and activities in Moodle



Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Monday 6pm

Due Date Assessment 1: 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 7th April 2021 (Week 5)


Reflective Practice Assignment Due: Week 5 Wednesday (7 Apr 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 - Module 4 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Support others in the management of treatment technologies

The future of technology

Chapter

Readings and activities in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Monday 6pm



Week 7 - Module 4 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Support others in the management of treatment technologies

Clinical teaching and learning strategies

Chapter

Readings and activities in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Monday 6pm

Week 8 - Module 5 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Using evidence-based practices to support improved patient outcomes

Using evidence to develop your skill to improve patient outcomes

Developing a professional portfolio

Chapter

Readings and activities in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Monday 6pm

Week 9 - Module 5 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Using evidence-based practices to support improved patient outcomes

Background to Evidence-Based Practice

Team approach to implementation

Chapter

Readings and activities in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Monday 6pm

Week 10 - Module 6 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Role model professional attributes

Exploring professional attributes of nursing

Personal attributes for role modelling

Chapter

Readings and activities in Moodle



Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Monday 6pm

Week 11 - Module 7 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Apply reflection-in-action to ensure person centred care and the necessity for self-care

Differentiation and discussion of reflection-in-action and reflection-on-action

Interdisciplinary reflection

Chapter

Readings and activities in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Monday 6pm

Due date: 5 pm (AEST) 28th May 2021 (Week 11) ensure both Artefact 1 & 2 are uploaded.


e-Portfolio Due: Week 11 Friday (28 May 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 12 - Module 7 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

Apply reflection-in-action to ensure person centred care and the necessity for self-care

Self-care during transitions in nursing

Transition shock – theory and practice

Chapter

Readings and activities in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Monday 6pm

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Ensure you have uploaded your documents to your portfolio by 5pm 30th June 2021 after addressing to corrections.

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Reflective Practice Assignment

Task Description

Type: Written assessment

Due date: 5pm Time (AEST) Wednesday 7th April 2021 (Week 5)

Weighting: Pass/Fail

Length: 3000 words + 10%

Unit Coordinator: Dr Julie Shaw

Learning Outcomes Assessed

  1. 1. Demonstrate role modelling of professional attributes.

  1. 2. Communicate effectively with patients and co-workers to improve patient outcomes.

  1. 4. Reflect critically on personal outputs and professionalism within the clinical workplace.

Aim

The aim of this assessment is to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate how you role model professional nursing and use effective communication to improve patient outcomes.

Instructions

Reflect on your professional nursing practice and analyse how you demonstrate effective communication and role model professionalism. In your reflection, you will provide examples of your personal outputs as evidence of your professionalism and positive impact on patient outcomes. Substantiate your analysis with the current literature.

Please follow the steps below to complete your assessment task:

Step 1: Introduce your essay and the approach your reflection will take.

Step 2: Research the current literature on nursing professionalism and effective communication to inform and substantiate your reflection.

Step 3: Review the video explaining reflective writing to guide your reflection.

Step 4: Analyse your examples of professionalism and communication.

Step 5: Analyse how your personal outputs impact patient outcomes.

Step 6: Substantiate your discussion using current, relevant, peer reviewed literature.

Step 7: Conclude with a succinct summary of your essay.

Literature and references

In this assessment use at least 15 contemporary references (<7 years) to support your discussion. You may also use seminal scholarly literature where relevant. Suitable references include peer-reviewed journal articles as well as textbooks and credible websites. When sourcing information, consider the 5 elements of a quality reference: currency, authority, relevance, objectivity, and coverage. Grey literature sourced from the internet must be from reputable websites such as from government, university, or peak national bodies: for example, the Australian College of Nursing or the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Requirements

  • Use a conventional and legible size 12 font, such as Times New Roman or Arial, with 1.5 line spacing and 2.54cm page margins (standard pre-set margin in Microsoft Word).

  • Include page numbers on each page in a footer.

  • Write in the third-person perspective, examples provided may be in the first person.

  • Use formal academic language.

  • Use the seventh edition American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style. The CQUniversity Academic Learning Centre has an online APA Referencing Style Guide.

  • The word count is considered from the first word of the introduction to the last word of the conclusion. The word count excludes the reference list but includes in-text references and direct quotations.

Resources

  • You can use unit provided materials and other credible sources (e.g. journal articles, books) to reference your argument. The quality and credibility of your sources are important.

  • We recommend that you access your discipline specific library guide: the Nursing and Midwifery Guide.

  • We recommend you use EndNote to manage your citations and reference list. More information on how to use EndNote is available at the CQUniversity Library website.

  • For information on academic communication please go to the Academic Learning Centre Moodle site. The Academic Communication section has many helpful resources including information for students with English as a second language.

  • Submit a draft before the due date to review your Turnitin Similarity Score before making a final submission. Instructions are available here.

Submission

Submit your assessment via the unit Moodle site in Microsoft Word format only.

Marking Criteria

Refer to the marking rubric on the Moodle site for more detail on how marks will be assigned.

References

Academic Skills, The University of Melbourne. (2017). Reflective writing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SntBj0FIApw


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Wednesday (7 Apr 2021) 5:00 pm AEST

submit online via Moodle


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Wednesday (28 Apr 2021)

online


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

PASS FAIL
PRESENTATION
  • Attention to detail is without fault and all requirements of task have been met.
  • There is an introduction to the essay which outlines the approach to reflection taken.
  • Conclusion provides a succinct summary of the essay.
  • Written in the third-person perspective and used first person where appropriate.
  • Academic writing satisfactory.
  • Adheres to word count.
  • Attention to detail is faulty and all requirements of task have not been met.
  • There is no introduction to the essay and no or unsatisfactory outline of the approach to reflection taken.
  • Conclusion missing or provides an unsatisfactorily summary of the essay.
  • Not written in the third-person perspective and first person used inappropriately.
  • Academic writing requires improvement.
  • Does not adhere to word count.
REFLECTION
  • Reflection is guided by DIEP as per the video.
  • Description of experience is clear.
  • Feelings and thoughts are identified.
  • Interpretation of role modelling of professionalism is clear.
  • Interpretation of role modelling communication is clear.
  • Evaluation of how personal outputs impact patient outcomes is clear.
  • Discussion of action to take in the future is clear and logical.
  • Reflection is not guided by DIEP as per the video.
  • Description of experience is unclear.
  • Feelings and thoughts are not identified.
  • No interpretation of role modelling of professionalism is evident.
  • No interpretation of role modelling of communication is evident.
  • Evaluation of how personal outputs impact patient outcomes is unclear.
  • No discussion of action to take in the future.
PROFESSIONALISM AND COMMUNICATION
  • Current literature on professionalism is used to inform the discussion.
  • Examples of professionalism are provided and analysed.
  • Current literature on communication is used to inform the discussion.
  • Examples of professionalism are provided and analysed.
  • The concept of role modelling is discussed.
  • Current literature on professionalism is not used to inform the discussion. 
  • Unsatisfactory examples of professionalism are provided and are poorly or not analysed.
  • Current literature on communication is not used to inform the discussion. 
  • Unsatisfactory examples of professionalism are provided and are poorly or not analysed.
  • The concept of role modelling is not discussed.
REFERENCING
  • Discussion is substantiated with peer reviewed literature.
  • The literature cited is relevant and current (≤ 7 years).
  • At least 15 references used.
  • APA 7th referencing (CQU style) has been used.
  • Discussion is not substantiated with peer reviewed literature.
  • The literature cited is not relevant and/or not current (≤7 years).
  • Less than 15 references used.
  • APA 7th referencing (CQU style) has not been used.
ALLOCATED GRADE – PASS / FAIL                                                                          MARKER


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Assessment is undertaken at your local health service

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate advanced clinical skills within a health context
  • Advocate for patients and families within the interprofessional context
  • Initiate clinical evaluations and interventions in clinical settings
  • Support others in the management of treatment technologies
  • Use evidence based practices to improve patient outcomes
  • Role model professional attributes
  • Apply reflection-in-action to ensure person centered care and the necessity of self-care.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

2 Portfolio

Assessment Title
e-Portfolio

Task Description

Type: Written assessment

Due date: 5 pm (AEST) 28th May 2021 (Week 11)

Weighting: Pass/Fail

Length: 2500 words +/- 10%

Unit Coordinator: Dr Julie Shaw

Learning Outcomes Assessed

  1. 1. Demonstrate role modelling of professional attributes.

  1. 2. Communicate effectively with patients and co-workers to improve patient outcomes.

  1. 3. Demonstrate advanced clinical skills in clinical assessment and evaluation, and the implementation of evidence-based nursing interventions, in clinical settings

Aim

The aim of this assessment is to add artefacts to your professional portfolio to demonstrate your knowledge, experience, skills, abilities and professional development in your specialty.

Instructions

You will complete the following artefacts and add them to your portfolio.

  • Artefact 1 Curriculum Vitae (CV) – the CV provides a summary of your career covering your qualifications and experience and provides insight into your current professional associations and capabilities.

  • Artefact 2 Specialty NMBA Standards document (available on Moodle) to demonstrate your professionalism as a registered nurse in specialty.

Step 1: Access your specialty standards document and Portfolio (on Moodle) by the end of Week 1. The standards documents are available on Moodle or via your specialty organisation. If your specialty does not have standards of practice, please contact your Unit Convenor in Week 1.

Step 2: Artefact 1 - Add your updated Curriculum Vitae to your e-Portfolio (Portfolium) by the end of Week 3 - Friday 26th March 2021.

Step 3: Using Artefact 2 your Specialty NMBA Standards document, discuss how you have met the standards of specialty practice including examples and supporting evidence substantiated with the current literature.

Step 4: Submit Artefact 2 via the assessment portal on the unit Moodle by Friday 28th May 2021 (Week 11) for grading.

Step 5: Once marking has been completed and any corrections made, add the document to your Portfolio by 30th June 2021.

Literature and references 

In this assessment use at least 15 contemporary references (<10 years) to support your discussion. You may also use seminal scholarly literature where relevant. Suitable references include peer-reviewed journal articles as well as textbooks and credible websites. When sourcing information, consider the 5 elements of a quality reference: currency, authority, relevance, objectivity, and coverage. Grey literature sourced from the internet must be from reputable websites such as from government, university, or peak national bodies: for example, the Australian College of Nursing.

Requirements

  • Use a conventional and legible size 12 font, such as Times New Roman or Arial, with 1.5 line spacing and 2.54cm page margins (standard pre-set margin in Microsoft Word).

  • Include page numbers on each page in a footer

  • Write predominantly in the third-person perspective and use first person where appropriate.

  • Use formal academic language.

  • Use the seventh edition American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style. The CQUniversity Academic Learning Centre has an online APA Referencing Style Guide.

  • The word count is considered from the first word of the introduction to the last word of the conclusion. The word count excludes the reference list but includes in-text references and direct quotations.

Resources

  • You can use unit provided materials and other credible sources (e.g. journal articles, books) to reference your argument. The quality and credibility of your sources are important. 

  • We recommend that you access your discipline specific Nursing Resource Guide

  • You may like to manage your citations and reference list. Information on how to use academic referencing software (EndNote) is available at the CQUniversity Library website should you wish to learn how to use it.

  • For information on academic writing and referencing please go to the Academic Learning Centre Moodle site. The Academic Communication section has many helpful resources including information for students with English as a second language.

  • Submit a draft before the due date to review your Turnitin Similarity Score before making a final submission. Instructions are available here.

Submission

Submit your assessment via the unit Moodle site in Microsoft Word format only. 

Marking Criteria

Refer to the marking rubric below for more detail on how marks will be assigned. 

Standard Exemplar of standards document (238 words)

Standards of Practice

(NMBA, 2016)

How does your practice demonstrate the standard?

What do you need to demonstrate change or advancement in your practice to ensure that the standard is consistently met?

How could you further develop evidence of competency or strengths in areas of particular interest or aptitude in relation to this standard?

Standard 3: maintains the capability for practice

RNs actively engage with the profession and lifelong learning for the benefit of self and others. RNs educate others. They are accountable for their practice and the practice of those they have delegated. RNs demonstrate capability of practice and respond constrictively to feedback on practice.

As a nurse currently working in neonatal care, I strive to maintain clinical competency and my capability for practice. Soroush, Zargham-Boroujeni, and Namnabat (2016). Identify the importance of nurse’s clinical competency as essential in the care of preterm infants.

I ensure I attend relevant study days and lead and participate in the monthly journal club held in the neonatal unit.

I ensure I maintain competency in all relevant nursing interventions for example, intravenous administration of medications.

I am required by the NMBA to complete a minimum of 20 hours of CPD per registration period, as well as educating students and colleagues.

There are a number of technological advancements in neonatal care and it is essential for all nurses to ensure they deliver safe, quality (Häggman‐Laitila, Mattila and Melender 2016). This is an area of interest to me and one where I need to ensure I am aware of current research, and evidence- based practice in order to meet the standard.

Soroush, Zargham-Boroujeni, and Namnabat (2016) identify the need for neonatal nurses to be competent in the application of technical and communicational skills, knowledge and clinical reasoning. It is the area of recent technological advances in CO2 monitoring that I would like to present at the next journal club. These meetings are identified by Häggman‐Laitila, Mattila and Melender (2016) as applicable to a variety of nursing contexts and provide the dissemination of evidence- based practice.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (28 May 2021) 5:00 pm AEST

Assessment is negotiated at your local health service


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (11 June 2021)

online


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

Please add more rows if your specialty has more than 7 standards. Students may have a second attempt if unsuccessful in the first attempt

To achieve a pass in this assessment students must be successful in half of the major criteria. To be successful in each of the major criteria students must be successful in half of the minor criteria e.g. 1/2; 2/4; 3/6.

PASS FAIL
Artifact 1 – CV - Week 3                                                                      Professional Portfolio (Portfolium) contains a current CV              Contact details provided                                                                            Education qualification included                                              Professional Portfolio contains a list of current competencies      Previous employment detailed                                                Professional body memberships detailed                                        Awards identified Artifact 1 CV - Week 3                                                                  Professional Portfolio (Portfolium) does not contain a current                  CV Contact details not provided                                                                    Education qualifications not included                                          Professional Portfolio does not contain a list of current competencies Previous employment not detailed                                              Professional body memberships not detailed                                    Awards not identified
Artefact 2: Specialty Standards artefact - Week 11                        The professional portfolio contains the completed Specialty Standards artefact                                                                                                The Specialty Standards artefact has an introduction identifying the nursing specialty and the standards to be addressed Artefact 3: Specialty Standards artefact - Week 11                            The professional portfolio does not contain the Specialty Standards artefact                                                                                                          The Specialty Standards artefact does not have an introduction identifying the nursing specialty and the standards to be addressed
Standard 1:                                                                                      Good outline of current practice relevant to standard.                      Clear indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                            Overall, the standards artefact demonstrates critical analysis of the professional self. Standard 1:                                                                                            Very limited or no outline of current practice relevant to standard.        Very limited indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                      Overall, the standard’s artefact does not demonstrate professional self, critical analysis
Standard 2:                                                                                          Good outline of current practice relevant to standard.                      Clear indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                        Overall, the standards artefact demonstrates critical analysis of the professional self. Standard 2:                                                                                              Very limited or no outline of current practice relevant to standard.          Very limited indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                      Overall, the standard’s artefact does not demonstrate professional self, critical analysis.
Standard 3:                                                                                            Good outline of current practice relevant to standard.                      Clear indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                        Overall, the standards artefact demonstrates critical analysis of the professional self Standard 3:                                                                                            Very limited or no outline of current practice relevant to standard.              Very limited indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                            Overall, the standards artefact portfolio does not demonstrate critical analysis of the professional self
Standard 4:                                                                                            Good outline of current practice relevant to standard.                      Clear indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                        Overall, the standards artefact demonstrates critical analysis of the professional self. Standard 4:                                                                                                Very limited or no outline of current practice relevant to standard.              Very limited indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                                Overall, the standards artefact does not demonstrate professional self, critical analysis.
Standard 5:                                                                                      Good outline of current practice relevant to standard.                      Clear indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                            Overall, the standards artefact demonstrates critical analysis of the professional self Standard 5:                                                                                                   Very limited or no outline of current practice relevant to standard.         Very limited indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                                 Overall, the standards artefact does not demonstrate professional self, critical analysis
Standard 6:                                                                                        Good outline of current practice relevant to standard.                      Clear indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                        Overall, the standards artefact demonstrates critical analysis of the professional self. Standard 6:                                                                                             Very limited or no outline of current practice relevant to standard.         Very limited indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                       Overall, the standards artefact portfolio does not demonstrate professional self, critical analysis
Standard 7:                                                                                   Concise outline of current practice relevant to standard.                  Clear indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                  Overall, the standards artefact demonstrates critical analysis of the professional self Standard 7:                                                                                            Very limited or no outline of current practice relevant to standard.          Very limited indication of evidence required to demonstrate competency / strengths development.                                                                            Overall, the standards artefact does not demonstrate professional self, critical analysis.
Presentation & Structure                                                                 Writing within the portfolio is coherent and logically structured.      There is no more than 3 different grammatical and 3 different punctuation errors.                                                                              The Portfolio is consistently substantiated with reference to the current literature.                                                                                            APA6 referencing is used throughout with 5 or less different citation errors. Presentation & Structure                                                                      Writing within the portfolio is not coherent nor logically structured                There is more than 3 different grammatical and 3 different punctuation errors.                                                                                                        The Portfolio is not consistently substantiated with reference to the current literature.                                                                                                        APA6 referencing is not used throughout with more than 5 different citation errors


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Submission Instructions
Assessment is undertaken at your local health service

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate advanced clinical skills within a health context
  • Advocate for patients and families within the interprofessional context
  • Initiate clinical evaluations and interventions in clinical settings
  • Support others in the management of treatment technologies
  • Use evidence based practices to improve patient outcomes
  • Role model professional attributes
  • Apply reflection-in-action to ensure person centered care and the necessity of self-care.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Leadership

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?