ssessment Task 2 Case Study
Students are to choose one (1) of the case studies available on LEO and answer the associated questions. This assignment is to be presented in a question/answer format and not as an essay
(i.e. no introduction or conclusion). Each answer has a word limit and must be supported with appropriate references.
A Reference List must be provided at the end of the assignment
For more comprehensive information on this assessment task including the case studies for this assessment task please refer to the My Assessments Folder in LEO .
Due date: 20th September 2015 at 2359 hrs
Weighting: 40%
Length and/or format: 1600 words
Purpose: This assessment task is designed to assess the knowledge and
skills related to nursing care of individuals experiencing acute
medical health alterations and the best practice in managing this
exacerbation.
Specific focus will be on students researching the pathophysiology
of the relevant disease the pharmacology of medications used to
manage the disease and the evidence based nursing care required
to look after these patients while supporting this information with
appropriate references.
Learning outcomes assessed: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
How to submit: Students will be required to submit this assignment through the
Turnitin dropbox
Return of assignment: Case study submissions will be returned to students 3 weeks after
the due date via the Turnitin dropbox
.Assessment criteria: This assessment task will be marked according to the marking
rubric over the page.
Assessment Task 2: Case Study Marking Rubric (40%)
Criterion High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Unsatisfactory
Linked to case study Linked to case study Linked to case study Linked to case study Not linked to case study
Q1 Provides comprehensive Provides a solid indication of Provides an identification of Provides minimal identification of Does not identify appropriate
Outline the causes incidence and risk identification of causes causes incidences and risk causes incidences and risk causes incidences and risk factors causes incidences and risk
factors of the selected disease and how it incidences and risk factors. factors. factors. Provides minimal understanding factors.
Provides comprehensive Provides a solid understanding of Provides an understanding of the of the diseases impact on patient Does not identify the impact on
can impact on the patient and their family
understanding of the disease the disease impact on patient and disease impact on patient and and family the patient and family
(400 words 20%)
impact on patient and family family family
Q2 Provides a comprehensive look at Identifies five (5) signs and Identifies five (5) signs and Identifies five (5) common signs Does not identify five (5) signs and
List five (5) common signs and symptoms the identified five (5) common symptoms symptoms and symptoms symptoms
of the selected disease and for each one signs and symptoms Provides a thorough link to Provides a solid link to Provides basic links to Does not link to appropriate
provide a link to the underlying
Provides a comprehensive link to pathophysiology pathophysiology pathophysiology. pathophysiology.