1.1 Assessment Details 1.1.1 Literature critique Weight: 10%Type of Collaboration: IndividualDue: Week 5 17th August 2020 at 5pmSubmission: Refer to Section 2.5 of the LG – General Submission RequirementsFormat: Literature CritiqueLength: 400 wordsCurriculum Mode: Aim of assessment This assessment is designed to assess your ability to critique and apply research findings to professional practice. Details For assessment 1 you will be required to undertake a literature search to identify one article on leadership styles relevant to midwifery clinical practice. You may choose either a qualitative or quantitative research article from a peer reviewed journal. You are then required to use the CASP tool to undertake a brief critical appraisal of the article and develop a summary discussion identifying and critically reflecting on how the results of the study might inform midwifery practice. You will upload the completed CASP tool along with your brief summary via turnitin. In addition you will need to provide an electronic copy of your chosen article to your tutor on the date of submission. Resources: There are a number of textbooks and resources available through the Western Sydney University Library that may assist you. Please refer to the unit’s vUWS site for specific unit resources Marking Criteria: Criteria High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Unsatisfactory Identifies and critically appraises relevant literature on a topic Correctly identifies required/relevant up to date research.Consistently demonstrates a clear and cogent understanding of the elements of critical appraisal, accurately critiquing each piece of research by correctly answering all the questions provided using the CASP tool in a concise and coherent manner without unnecessary description. Is able to accurately interpret the evidence, identify strengths and/or weaknesses of the research and apply to relevant populations. Correctly identifies required/ relevant up-to- date research.Consistently demonstrates a clear and cogent understanding of the elements of critical appraisal, by critiquing each piece of research correctly answering the questions provided using the CASP tool in a concise and coherent manner (only a minimal mistake) without excess description. Is able to accurately interpret the evidence, identify strengths and/or weaknesses of the research and apply to relevant populations. Correctly identifies required/relevant up-to-date research.Demonstrates a more than satisfactory understanding of the elements of critical appraisal. Is able to critique each piece of research by answering the questions using the CASP tool in a clear manner with only small errors. Uses some extra descriptive information not necessarily required to answer the question. Is able to interpret the evidence, identify some of the strengths and/or weaknesses of the research and apply to relevant populations. Correctly identifies required/ relevant up to date research.Has demonstrated a basic/satisfactory understanding of the elements of critical appraisal. Not all questions answered correctly in the CASP tool. Limited assessment of the strength and weaknesses of the research. Has not identified the correct examples of research.Fails to accurately appraise the research. Numerous mistakes in answering the questions. Demonstrates a lack of /or poor interpretation and application of evidence to appropriate populations /10 8.5-10 7.5-8 6.5-7 5-6 0-4.5 Identify and critically reflect on how the results of the study might inform midwifery practice Exceptional, original, concise and clear identification and critical reflection of how the results of the study might inform midwifery practice.Expert substantiation from relevant, current high quality academic literature. Comprehensive, clear, and concise identification and critical reflection of how the results of the study might inform midwifery practice.Very good substantiation from relevant, current, quality academic literature Good, clear and concise identification and critical reflection of how the results of the study might inform midwifery practice.Good substantiation from relevant, current academic literature Satisfactory identification and critical reflection of how the results of the study might inform midwifery practice.Adequate substantiation from current relevant academic literature Absent or inadequate identification and critical reflection of how the results of the study might inform midwifery practice.Absent or inadequate substantiation from current, relevant academic literature. /10 8.5-10 7.5-8 6.5-7 5-6 0-4.5 Academic writingCorrect sentence, paragraph, grammatical construction, Correct spelling, grammar and use of punctuation Sentences free of errors in vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style. Meaning consistently communicated through a complex range of language. No major errors and most sentences free of minor errors in vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation and style. Meaning communicated through an appropriate rangeof language. Most sentences free of errors of vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style. Meaning is communicated through a simple but appropriate range of language. More than half of the sentences are free of errors in vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style. Meaning is usually communicated through simple, sometimes appropriate language. More than half of sentences contain errors in vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style.Communication of meaning is impeded because of inappropriate use of language. /5 4.5-5 4 3.5 2.5-3 0-2 Criteria High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Unsatisfactory ReferencingCritique supported by relevant literature Recent academic references were used published from 2012 In-text citations and reference list. See the Library APA Guide and APA style guide to electronic references Claims are supported by a balanced use of evidence from multiple sources. More than three current, highly relevant journal articles chosen.The reference list and in-text citations are correctly formatted and punctuated throughout All claims are supported by evidence from sources. More than three current, specifically relevant journal articles chosen.In addition to the standard for credit, most of the reference list is correct formatted and/or punctuated, including complex citations or unusual source materials. Most claims are supported by evidence from sources. At least three current, clearly relevant journal articles chosen.In addition to the standard for pass, more than half of the reference list and in-text citations are correctly formatted (Italics, capitalisation, regular text and spacing) and/or punctuated (alphabetically ordered, double spaced hanging indents, full stops and commas correctly positioned). In-text citations for direct quotes include page numbers. Some claims are supported by evidence from sources.Three somewhat relevant journal articles chosen. The 4 elements of the APA referencing style are present in most of the reference list, (creator, copyright date, title of work and source). Some attempt at appropriate in-text citation, formatting and punctuation has been demonstrated. All cited sources are included in the reference list. The critique was not supported by relevant literature. Less than three recent academic references published from 2011 were used.Reference list is missing or mostly incorrect. In-text citations omitted or used incorrectly. /5 4.5-5 4 3.5 2.5-3 0-2 1.1.2 Literature critique Weight: 30%Type of Collaboration: IndividualDue: Week 9 14th September 2020 at 5 pmSubmission: Refer to Section 2.5 of the LG – General Submission RequirementsFormat: Literature critiqueLength: 1,200 wordsCurriculum Mode: Aim of assessment This assessment is designed to assess your ability to critique and apply research findings to professional practice. Details For this assessment you will select a current midwifery topic in class that will be also used for assessment 3. The marking criteria used is the same as assessment 1. Once you have chosen your topic you will then undertake a literature review to identify the systematic review. Design of assessment Introduction – Provide a background of the topic supported with current research and evidence Body of essay – Using the CASP guideline undertake a critical appraisal of the chosen systematic review Summary – Develop a summary discussion identifying and critically reflecting on how the results of the study might inform midwifery practice. Resources: There are a number of textbooks and resources available through the Western Sydney University Library that may assist you. Please refer to the unit’s vUWS site for specific unit resources Marking Criteria: See Marking Criteria for Assessment 1 1.1.3 Information Resource Weight: 60%Type of Collaboration: IndividualDue: Week 14 19th October 2020 at 5pmSubmission: Refer to Section 2.5 of the LG – General Submission RequirementsFormat: Information ResourceLength: 2,000 wordsCurriculum Mode: Aim of assessment This assessment is designed to assess your understanding and skills in critically appraising research literature and translating it into practice. Details Using the article you critiqued for assessment 2 together with at least 5 other relevant recent peer reviewed papers, you are required to prepare a proposal for a new informational resource for staff or for women and their families. For example; a booklet and/or fact sheet and/ or pamphlet (you will need to assume your area does not currently have this educational resource on the topic area you have chosen). The proposal will include a discussion on the purpose of the information resource, providing a rationale for the expected benefits based on the best available evidence. Based on the literature and using critical analysis you will need to explain why this educational resource/s is needed and how will it improve outcomes, you will discuss recommendations for practice based on the evidence; who will be impacted by the educational resource/s; what might be the barriers and facilitators to implementation of the resource/s, and what will be needed to implement and evaluate this strategy. Please note that this is a detailed proposal for an information resource, you are NOT expected to submit the information resource. Resources: There are a number of textbooks and resources available through the Western Sydney University Library that may assistPlease refer to the unit’s vUWS site for specific unit resources Marking Criteria: Criteria High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass UnsatisfactoryThe purpose of the information resource; the target audience; rationale for the expected benefits are clearly outlined. Provides a strong, well- referenced discussion about the importance of or need for the information resource in an area of midwifery practice.Articulates comprehensively the purpose, rationale and expected benefits using appropriate references. A referenced discussion outlining the importance of or need for the information resource in an area of midwifery practice.Discusses the purpose, rationale and expected benefits using appropriate references. Discussion includes some relevant references to support the need for an information resource in the identified area of midwifery practice.Provides some details relating to purpose, target audience, rationale and expected benefits using appropriate references. Provides a statement about the importance of an information resource in an area of midwifery practice but needs further development in one or more of the following: purpose, target audience, rationale and expected benefits No statement or discussion about the importance of an information resource in an area of midwifery practice.The purpose, rationale and expected benefits are either missing or inadequately discussed. /15 13-15 11.5-12.5 10-11 7.5-9.5 0-7Appropriate demonstration of application of evidence.Clearly outlines recommendations, implementation and evaluation for practice and links these recommendations to the supporting evidence. Identifies the barriers and facilitators to implementation of the resource The potential significance for midwifery practice is clearly and comprehensively presented. A high level of critical analysis evident.Recommendations for practice are made based on the evidence and are clear and comprehensive. Comprehensively identifies the barriers and facilitators to implementation of the resource The potential significance for midwifery practice is clearly presented.Recommendations for practice are made based on the evidence and are clear and, in the main, comprehensive. Clearly identifies the barriers and facilitators to implementation of the resource The potential significance for midwifery practice is underdeveloped in some aspects.Some relevant recommendations for practice are made based on the evidence but these are either not clear or comprehensive. Identifies some of the barriers and facilitators to implementation of the resource A narrow discussion of the potential significance of the findings for midwifery practice.Limited recommendations for practice identified and not always based on the evidence. Limited identification of the barriers and facilitators to implementation of the resource The potential significance for midwifery practice or key findings for the study have been omitted or are inaccurate.Limited recommendations for practice identified and not always based on the evidence Little or no evidence of understanding of the potential significance of the research to midwifery practice is demonstrated. Little or no identification of the barriers and facilitators to implementation of the resource /20 17-20 15-16.5 13-14.5 10-12.5 0-9.5Academic writingCorrect sentence, paragraph, grammatical construction, Correct spelling, grammar and use of punctuation Sentences free of errors in vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style. Meaning consistently communicated through a complex range of language. No major errors and most sentences free of minor errors in vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation and style. Meaning communicated through an appropriate rangeof language. Most sentences free of errors of vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style. Meaning is communicated through a simple but appropriate range of language. More than half of the sentences are free of errors in vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style. Meaning is usually communicated through simple, sometimes appropriate language. More than half of sentences contain errors in vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style.Communication of meaning is impeded because of inappropriate use of language /15 13-15 11.5-12.5 10-11 7.5-9.5 0-7 Criteria High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass UnsatisfactoryReferencingCritique supported by relevant literature. References used in assessment 2 are used and additional references added. Recent academic references were used published from 2012 Claims are supported by a balanced use of evidence from multiple sources.Outstanding use of at least 5 additional relevant high quality sources of evidence. The reference list and in-text citations are correctly formatted and punctuated throughout. All claims are supported by evidence from sources.Excellent use of 5 additional relevant high quality sources of evidence. In addition to the standard for credit, most of the reference list is correct formatted and/or punctuated, including complex citations or unusual source materials. Most claims are supported by evidence from sources.Has used 5 additional pieces of relevant supporting evidence but some are not of high quality. In addition to the standard for pass, more than half of the reference list and in-text citations are correctly formatted (Italics, capitalisation, regular text and spacing) and/or punctuated (alphabetically ordered, double spaced hanging indents, full stops and commas correctly positioned). In-text citations for direct quotes include page numbers. Some claims are supported by evidence from sources.Has used 5 additional pieces of supporting evidence but the quality and or relevance not always evident. The 4 elements of the APA referencing style are present in most of the reference list, (creator, copyright date, title of work and source). Some attempt at appropriate in-text citation, formatting and punctuation has been demonstrated. All cited sources are included in the reference list The critique was not supported by relevant literature. Has used less than 5 additionalarticles. Poor use of literature to support claims Reference list is missing or mostly incorrect. In-text citations omitted or used incorrectly In-text citations and reference list.See the Library APA Guide and APA style guide to electronic references./10 8.5-10 7.5-8 6.5-7.0 5-6

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