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NURS20176 Advanced Practice for Registered Nurses 2
Advanced Practice for Registered Nurses 2
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General Information

Overview

This unit continues from Advanced Nursing Practice 1. This unit will consolidate your knowledge of deviations from normal homeostatic mechanisms relevant to your chosen clinical specialisation using a person-centred approach. You will be able to validate your clinical decision making and problem solving in managing episodes of care. You will also analyse legal and bio-ethical issues relevant to clinical practice within your specialisation area.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: NURS20175 Advanced Practice for Registered Nurses 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 2 - 2022

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. Portfolio
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Case Study
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.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from N/A

Feedback

There was no feedback as there were no students enrolled in the unit.

Recommendation

N/A

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Initiate patient management using best practice
  2. Evaluate clinical decision making through psycho-social and bio-ethical frameworks
  3. Critique therapeutic and rehabilitative approaches applicable to clinical specialisation
  4. Demonstrate advanced practice in specialisation
  5. Initiate change to improve patient care and clinical processes.

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
1 - Portfolio - 0%
2 - Case Study - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Portfolio - 0%
2 - Case Study - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Health Assessment and Physical Examination

3rd Edition (2020)
Authors: Estes, M. E. Z., Calleja, P., Theobald, K., & Harvey, T.
Cengage Learning
South Melbourne , South Melbourne , , Victoria , , Australia
ISBN: 9780170426183
Binding: eBook
Prescribed

Pharmacology for Health Professionals

Edition: 5th (2018)
Authors: Bryant, B., & Knights, K., Rowland. A., & Darroch, S
Mosby Elsevier
Sydney Sydney , NSW , Australia
ISBN: 9780729542753
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • CQUniversity library literature search tools
  • CQUniversity Library Website (e-Journals)
  • CQUniversity library all other resources
  • CQUniversity Library Nursing Resources
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
Lorraine Thompson Unit Coordinator
l.m.thompson@cqu.edu.au
Julie Shaw Unit Coordinator
j.m.shaw@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Module 1 - Weeks 1 & 2 - Unit introduction; plus advanced clinical reasoning related to comfort and rest Begin Date: 11 Jul 2022

Module/Topic

TOPIC

  • Introduction
  • Outline of course and assessments
  • Revision of standards of practice and regulations
  • Pain and sleep assessment

Chapter

Readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom: Weekly - Mondays 18.30 - 19.00 hrs (AEST)

Welcome to Unit and Moodle site


Module 2 - Weeks 3 & 4 - Advanced clinical reasoning related to Begin Date: 25 Jul 2022

Module/Topic

TOPIC

Completing the health assessment of the complex patient in contemporary settings and using advanced clinical reasoning in the care of persons with real or potential skin integrity issues and wounds. Incorporating:

  • Self-assessment of your practice
  • Standards of practice
  • Leading the clinical team

Chapter

Readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom - Weekly - Mondays 18.30 - 19.00 hrs (AEST)

Forum discussion


Module 3 - Week 5 - Advanced clinical reasoning related to elimination Begin Date: 08 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

TOPIC - Part 1
  • Assessment of elimination plus
  • Using evidence to support best practice
  • Epidemiology - population diversity and condition prevalence in your community
  • Developing guidelines for practice

Chapter

Readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

ZOOM - Weekly - Mondays 18.30 - 19.00 hrs (AEST)

Vacation Week Begin Date: 15 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Module 3 - Week 6 - Advanced clinical reasoning related to elimination Begin Date: 22 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

TOPIC 

Completing the health assessment of the complex patient in contemporary settings, and using advanced clinical reasoning in the care of persons with real or potential elimination issues.

Chapter

Readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom: Weekly - Mondays 18.30 - 19.00 hrs (AEST)

Assessment 2: Case study.

Due date: Week 6: Wednesday 24th August 2022, 5 pm.


Case Study Due: Week 6 Wednesday (24 Aug 2022) 5:00 pm AEST
Module 4 - Weeks 7 & 8 - Advanced clinical reasoning related to mobilisation Begin Date: 29 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

TOPIC

Part 1: Assessing movement and mobility

Part 2: Completing the health assessment of the complex patient in contemporary settings and using advanced clinical reasoning in the care of persons with mobilisation concerns.

Chapter

Readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

ZOOM - Weekly - Mondays 18.30 - 19.00 hrs (AEST)

Discussion forum

Module 5 - Weeks 9 & 10 Begin Date: 12 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

TOPIC

Part 1: Hygiene assessment

Part 2: Review of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and adopting a multidisciplinary approach to the care of persons in contemporary settings.

Chapter

Readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

ZOOM - Weekly - Mondays 18.30 - 19.00 hrs (AEST)

Discussion forum

Revision Weeks 11 & 12 Begin Date: 26 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

TOPIC

Working within the multidisciplinary team

  • providing effective clinical handover
  • managing and reporting findings
  • working as part of the clinical team.

Revision

Chapter

N/A

Events and Submissions/Topic

    Zoom: Weekly - Mondays 18.30 - 19.00 hrs (AEST)

    Assessment 1: Portfolio.

    Due date: Week 11: Wednesday 28th August 2022, 5 pm.


    Professional Portfolio Due: Week 11 Wednesday (28 Sept 2022) 5:00 pm AEST
    Assessment Tasks

    1 Portfolio

    Assessment Title
    Professional Portfolio

    Task Description

    Type: Written assessment

    Due date: 5 pm (AEST) Wednesday 28th September 2022 (Week 11)

    Weighting: Pass/Fail

    Length: 3,000 words +/- 10%

    Unit Coordinator: Dr Lorraine Thompson

    Aim

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

    Assessment

    This assessment is the review of a case study from your area of specialty practice.

    Follow the steps below to finalise your essay (portfolio artefact) and add it to your Portfolium.

    Step 1: Recall a complex patient you have previously cared for in clinical practice within your work area. The patient you choose must have multiple co morbidities and be at risk of a critical illness and/or a serious adverse event shortly after their admission to your unit.

    Step 2: Describe the patient’s health conditions on admission, their health history, your nursing assessment, and your initial management of the patient using best practice.

    Step 3: Consider a critical incident or a key turning point in the patient’s condition. Critically analyse what occurred with the patient; the therapeutic and rehabilitative approaches adopted, the actions you took to improve patient care and your cognitive processes at the time, justifying your priorities and the decisions you made. Utilise the Clinical Reasoning Model as described by Levett-Jones (2010) to provide a framework for your response.

    Step 4: Document how you have met the standards of practice in your specialty with examples and supporting evidence/discussion.

    Step 5: The discussion should be substantiated with reference to the contemporary literature (last 10 years), with no less than 15 peer reviewed journals cited. Your assignment document should be submitted via Moodle no later than Week 11 – 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 28th September 2022.

    Step 6: In your case study, do not use original patient, staff or hospital details. Use pseudonyms for all individuals and places involved in the situation.

    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

    1. 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).

    2. Include page numbers on each page in a footer

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

    4. Use formal academic language.

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

    6. 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

    1. Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice (2016).

    2. 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. 

    3. We recommend that you access your discipline specific Nursing Resource Guide

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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 Assessment 1 Portal on the unit Moodle site in Microsoft Word format only. 

    Once marked you have two weeks in which to upload your document to your E-Portfolio via the Unit Moodle site

    Marking Criteria

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

    Learning Outcomes Assessed

    1. Initiate patient management using best practice

    2. Evaluate clinical decision making through psycho-social and bio-ethical frameworks

    3. Critique therapeutic and rehabilitative approaches applicable to clinical specialisation

    4. Demonstrate advanced practice in specialisation

    5. Initiate change to improve patient care and clinical processes.



    Assessment Due Date

    Week 11 Wednesday (28 Sept 2022) 5:00 pm AEST

    Submit via TURNITIN on the Assessment portal in the Unit Moodle


    Return Date to Students

    Review/Exam Week Wednesday (12 Oct 2022)

    online


    Weighting
    Pass/Fail

    Minimum mark or grade
    PASS

    Assessment Criteria

    NURS20176 Assessment 1 – Portfolio

    To achieve a pass in this assessment students must be successful in at least 3 of the 6 major criteria.

    To be successful in each of the major criteria students must meet be successful in one half of the given minor criteria i.e. 2/4; 3/6.

    Students may have a second attempt if unsuccessful in the first attempt.

    PASS

    FAIL

    CONTENT

    CONTENT

    Case study Introduces a complex case study and states how it will be used in the paper

    • Describes the patient’s health condition on admission, current health history, including current treatments.
    • Succinctly details the initial nursing assessment of the patient
    • Describes the initial management of the patient using best practice.

    Case study
    • Does not introduce a complex case study or state how it will be used in the paper
    • Does not describe the patient’s health condition on admission, current health history, including current treatments.
    • Does not succinctly detail the nursing assessment of the patient
    • Does not describe the initial management of the patient using best practice

    Critical Incident
    • Concisely explains the critical incident or key turning point
    • Critiques therapeutic and rehabilitative approaches adopted in the situation
    • Demonstrates advanced practice in specialisation
    • Explains the clinical priorities and justifies actions to improve patient care

    Critical Incident
    • Does not concisely explain the critical incident or key turning point
    • Does not critique therapeutic and rehabilitative approach adopted in the situation
    • Does not demonstrate advance practice in specialisation
    • Does not explain the clinical priorities or justify actions to improve patient care

    Clinical Decision Making
    • Utilises the Clinical Reasoning Cycle as a framework to guide documentation of the case study
    • Clearly articulates the cues / information collected in the critical incident including the problems / issues and the goals of care
    • Justifies priorities and decisions made in the critical incident
    • Evaluates outcomes and reflects on learning from the critical incident

    Clinical Decision Making
    • Does not utilise the Clinical Reasoning Cycle as a framework to guide documentation of the case study
    • Does not clearly articulate the cues / information collected in the critical incident including the problems / issues and the goals of care
    • Does not justify the priorities and decisions made in the critical incident
    • Evaluates outcomes and reflects on learning from the critical incident

    PASS

    FAIL

    Structure, presentation and referencing

    Structure, presentation and referencing

    Structure
    • An opening paragraph that contextualises the written paper and clearly identifies its aim
    • A logically constructed discussion that flows and follows the approach indicated in the introduction
    • A concluding paragraph that summarises the overall argument in the assignment without introducing new information
    • Well-constructed sentences and paragraphs throughout the paper

    Structure
    • The opening paragraph does not contextualise the written paper or clearly identify its aim
    • The discussion is not logically constructed and does not flow. It does not follow the approach indicated in the introduction
    • Does not have a concluding paragraph that summarises the overall argument. The conclusion introduces new information
    • More than 3 sentences or 3 paragraphs are poorly constructed

    Presentation according to the APA Formatting Checklist (Academic Learning Centre, 2021)
    • Title page correct
    • Page numbering correct throughout the case study
    • Font and double line spacing correct throughout the case study
    • No more than 3 different spelling errors throughout the paper
    • No more than 3 different grammar and 3 different punctuation errors throughout the paper
    • Adheres to the 3000-word limit

    Presentation according to the APA Formatting Checklist (Academic Learning Centre, 2021)
    • Title page incorrect
    • Page numbering is not correct throughout the case study
    • Font and double line spacing are not correct throughout the case study
    • More than 3 different spelling errors throughout the paper
    • More than 3 different grammar and 3 different punctuation errors throughout the paper
    • Does not adhere to the 3000-word limit

    Referencing using the American Psychological Association (APA) CQU abridged guide.

    • Current literature used to substantiate discussion
    • 15 peer reviewed papers identified
    • No more than 3 different in-text citation errors
    • No more than 3 different reference list citation errors

    Referencing using the American Psychological Association (APA) CQU abridged guide.
    • 3/15 or more sources used to substantiate discussion are more than 7 years old
    • Less than 15 peer reviewed papers identified
    • More than 3 different in-text citation errors
    • More than 3 different reference list citation errors


    Referencing Style

    Submission
    Online

    Submission Instructions
    Submit on the Assessment portal in the Unit Moodle

    Learning Outcomes Assessed
    • Initiate patient management using best practice
    • Evaluate clinical decision making through psycho-social and bio-ethical frameworks
    • Critique therapeutic and rehabilitative approaches applicable to clinical specialisation
    • Demonstrate advanced practice in specialisation
    • Initiate change to improve patient care and clinical processes.


    Graduate Attributes
    • Knowledge
    • Communication
    • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
    • Research
    • Self-management
    • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
    • Leadership

    2 Case Study

    Assessment Title
    Case Study

    Task Description

    Type: Written assessment

    Due date: 5 pm (AEST) Wednesday 24th August 2022 (Week 6)

    Weighting: Pass/Fail

    Length: 3,000 words +/- 10%

    Unit Coordinator: Dr Lorraine Thompson

    Aim

    The aim of this assessment is to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your advanced practice knowledge, skills and abilities in your clinical specialty.

    Assessment

    Using an example from your clinical specialty, identify a clinical innovation you could develop into a project (Note: “Project” is used as a generic term to describe initiatives, programs, models of care), ensuring :

    • Alignment – the project addresses a current health system priority and is relevant to clinical innovation and improvement.
    • Usefulness – the project is able to be used for a practical purpose.
    • Practicality – the project is concerned with doing something rather than theory.
    • Conciseness – the project contains a summary which is brief yet comprehensive.

    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

    1. The case study should be written in essay format with an introduction, main body of discussion, and conclusion

    2. 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).

    3. Include page numbers on each page in a footer

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

    5. Use formal academic language.

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

    7. 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

    1. Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registered nurse standards for practice (2016).

    2. 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. 

    3. We recommend that you access your discipline specific Nursing Resource Guide

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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 Assessment 2 Portal on 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.

    Learning Outcomes Assessed

    1. Initiate patient management using best practice
    2. Evaluate clinical decision making through psycho-social and bio-ethical frameworks
    3. Critique therapeutic and rehabilitative approaches applicable to clinical specialisation
    4. Demonstrate advanced practice in specialisation
    5. Initiate change to improve patient care and clinical processes.


    Assessment Due Date

    Week 6 Wednesday (24 Aug 2022) 5:00 pm AEST

    Submit via TURNITIN in the Unit Moodlesite


    Return Date to Students

    Week 8 Wednesday (7 Sept 2022)

    Online


    Weighting
    Pass/Fail

    Minimum mark or grade
    PASS

    Assessment Criteria

    To achieve a pass in this assessment students must be successful in at least 3 of the 6 major criteria.

    To be successful in each of the major criteria students must be successful in one half of the given minor criteria i.e. 2/4; 3/6.

    Students may have a second attempt if unsuccessful in the first attempt.

    PASS FAIL
    CONTENT CONTENT

    Case study

    • Introduces the case study and how it will be used in the paper
    • Succinctly details the nursing assessment, including health history, of the person in the case study
    • Describes the current health situation of the patient including current treatment.
    • Explains the nursing evaluation that indicated the need to introduce the selected clinical innovation

    Case study

    • Does not introduces the case study or state how it will be used in the paper.
    • Does not succinctly detail the nursing assessment, including the health history, of the person in the case study.
    • Does not describes the current health situation of the patient.
    • Does not explain the nursing evaluation that indicated the need to introduce the selected clinical innovation

    Clinical innovation

    • Concisely introduces and explains the rationale of the selected clinical innovation.
    • Justifies the need for implementing the clinical innovation.
    • Clearly details and explains the background the selected clinical innovation.
    • Explains the benefits of the selected clinical innovation on patient outcomes, both physiological and psychological.

    Clinical innovation

    • Does not concisely introduce and explain the rationale of the selected clinical innovation.
    • Does not justify the need for implementing the clinical innovation Does not clearly detail and explain the background of the selected clinical innovation.
    • Does not explain the benefits of the selected clinical innovation on patient outcomes, both physiological and psychological.

    Demonstration of advocacy and/or change agent role

    • Introduces and explains the registered nurse advocacy and/or the change agent role/s.
    • Clearly demonstrates the need for the registered nurse advocacy and/or change agent role in the case study.
    • Distinctly explains how the registered nurse advocates for the patient through the delivery of the clinical innovation.
    • Clearly articulates the impact on both the patient and self of the registered nurse advocacy and /or change agent role/s in this case study

    Demonstration of advocacy and/or change agent role

    • Does not introduce and explain the registered nurse advocacy and/or the change agent role/s.
    • Does not clearly demonstrate the need for the registered nurse advocacy and/or change agent role in the case study. 
    • Does not explain how the registered nurse advocates for the patient through the delivery of the clinical innovation.
    • Does not clearly articulate the impact on both the patient and self of the registered nurse advocacy and /or change agent role/s in this case study
    Structure, presentation and referencing Structure, presentation and referencing

    Structure

    • An opening paragraph that contextualises the written paper and clearly identifies its aim.
    • A logically constructed discussion that flows and follows the approach indicated in the introduction.
    • A concluding paragraph that summarises the overall argument in the assignment without introducing new information.
    • Well-constructed sentences and paragraphs throughout the paper

    Structure

    • The opening paragraph does not contextualise the written paper or clearly identify its aim.
    • The discussion is not logically constructed and does not flow. It does not follow the approach indicated in the introduction.
    • Does not have a concluding paragraph that summarises the overall argument.
    • The conclusion introduces new information More than 3 sentences or 3 paragraphs are poorly constructed

    Presentation according to the APA Formatting Checklist (Academic Learning Centre, 2022)

    • Title page correct.
    • Page numbering correct throughout the case study.
    • Font and double line spacing correct throughout the case study.
    • No more than 3 different spelling errors throughout the paper.
    • No more than 3 different grammar and 3 different punctuation errors throughout the paper.
    • Adheres to the 3,000 word limit


    Presentation according to the APA Formatting Checklist (Academic Learning Centre, 2022)

    • Title page incorrect.
    • Page numbering is not correct throughout the case study.
    • Font and double line spacing are not correct throughout the case study
    • More than 3 different spelling errors throughout the paper
    • More than 3 different grammar and 3 different punctuation errors throughout the paper
    • Does not adhere to the 3,000 word limit

    Referencing using the American Psychological Association 7th edition(APA) abridged guide.

    • Current literature used to substantiate discussion
    • 15 contemporary peer reviewed papers cited 
    • No more than 3 different in-text citation errors.
    • No more than 3 different reference list citation errors.

    Referencing using American Psychological Association 7th edition (APA7) abridged guide.

    • 3/15 or more sources used to substantiate discussion are more than 10 years old.
    • Less than 15 contemporary peer reviewed papers cited
    • More than 3 different in-text citation errors.
    • More than 3 different reference list citation errors.


    Referencing Style

    Submission
    Online

    Submission Instructions
    Submit online via submission portal on unit Moodle site

    Learning Outcomes Assessed
    • Initiate patient management using best practice
    • Evaluate clinical decision making through psycho-social and bio-ethical frameworks
    • Critique therapeutic and rehabilitative approaches applicable to clinical specialisation
    • Demonstrate advanced practice in specialisation
    • Initiate change to improve patient care and clinical processes.


    Graduate Attributes
    • Knowledge
    • Communication
    • Research
    • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

    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?