For this assessment task, you are required to write a 2000 word report answering the questions from
the scenario. You will need to explore the pathophysiology, pharmacology and psychosocial aspects of
the scenario and demonstrate your understanding in the answers you provide. Your answers should be
informed by your reading of current research and literature.
A report format includes an introduction and conclusion, but headings are used in the body of the text.
Use the question you are answering as your heading. Do not use dot points for your answers. Do not
write in the first person. Appropriately referenced and labelled tables, diagrams or images may be
used in the body of the paper. You may reproduce the tables used in the questions in your answers.
Use APA referencing throughout your assignment. References must be current, preferably from the past
five years. You are required to cite no less than 10 references, and the majority of these should be
current journal articles. We are looking at information informing current clinical practice, and your
choice of references must reflect this.
Consider the quality of the references you use. Wikipedia, Web MD, the Better Health Channel and
blogging websites are not acceptable references. Any non-reliable sources in your reference list will not
count toward the number of required references, and this will result in a loss of marks. At this point in
your BN you are expected to engage with best practice literature.
Criteria for grading
Marking of this assessment task will be undertaken by academic and teaching staff. Pre and post
moderation will be undertaken for this assessment task.
The marking rubric for the assignment is provided on Moodle. Marks will be allocated for each section
according to the rubric. Use the rubric as a guide when writing your assignment to identify the depth of
the answer expected.