Summative Assessment Brief:
LO1: Construct a problem/issue/need identified from practice that impacts on individual outcomes
LO2: Formulate a focus-based enquiry on the identified problem/issue/need utilising an area of individual learner interest
LO3: Critically evaluate the evidence base to support the proposal of the solution focused initiative
LO4: Develop your personal and professional skills, exercising initiative and personal responsibility in line with the NMC Code.
As you have been working on the module you will have noticed that your sessions have guided you to a practice focused project, based on a framework encompassing 5 stages: the problem identification, a literature search stage, an evaluation of the evidence, an analysis of the evidence and finally a presentation of practice based solutions. This framework will guide you to completing and writing your project and can be used also to help you structure your assignment.
Presentation of your project:
This is a 3,500 word assignment with a focus on a solution-based project. Your project should be written in the 3rd person. You should include a declaration that it is your original work and patient/client confidentiality has been maintained.
Submission and feedback details:
You should submit your project to Canvas before 14.00 on the date of submission. Your work will be marked by a member of the module team and independently second marked. Feedback will be available four weeks following your submission deadline via Canvas. Students with an identified TAS will have the opportunity for a further one week extension to the published submission date.
Students will have the opportunity to attend online workgroups using the Big Blue Button conferencing facility in canvas. During these sessions you will be able to discuss lead session content further and explore your own project ideas, supported by a group facilitator. Assessment cafe’s will also allow you to discuss your summative assessment.
Students will also be allocated an academic supervisor for this module and will be entitled to 5 hours of one to one supervision
|Outline of your project
|Introduce your topic and a brief summary of your project. Tip: write this section last
|What is the practice related problem? Stage One
|In this section you will need to justify your particular area of practice enquiry. What is the problem/need? Why is it a problem? How does this impact on patients/service users/carers/practitioners? What solutions have been previously attempted or not, and what are you now suggesting/presenting, may address the problem?
|LO1 & LO4
|Literature search and review – Stage Two Appraisal/evaluation of the literature evidence – Stage Three Analysis of the literature evidence – Stage Four
|In this section you will need to demonstrate you have investigated options to address the problem/issue/topic. How have you searched the literature? Discuss the results of a search history and present these in your appendices. What is your appraisal of the evidence within the literature? Provide a summary of the evidence (synthesis). You can refer to a tabular or matrix summary that you would provide in your appendices. Present an analysis of the evidence by discussion of what is now known about the practice related issue, what gaps are there in the literature and the recommendations you are proposing to address the practice related issue/need
|LO2 & LO3
|Discussion of literature findings and presentation of practice solutions – Stage Five
|In this section you will review the findings of your literature search, appraisal and evaluation of the literature and final analysis, discussing how this supports your solution focused enquiry. You will also review your recommendations for practice to address the practice need you highlighted. You should look at the strengths and limitations of your proposals and how the proposed solution(s) will address the identified practice problem. Consider how you may present your project findings to a wider audience in practice?
|LO1, LO2, LO3 & LO4
|Summarise your project – highlight key points raised in terms of how you conducted the project, what you found and the recommendations you have made.