How to prepare and submit assessment: A Guide for IHM Students Title of assignment Individual Presentation and written summary concerning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health. Instructions This assessment is done as the second part of the group presentation. Each student in the group will write their own individual summary of the topic assigned to the group. The summary should be framed based on the marking guide provided below. The summary report should be a word document of 1000 words. Please keep in mind that your entire assignment should be in your own words unless you are quoting material in which case use italics (preferably) or “speech marks”. References should be utilized with all quoted material. Published literature used should be listed as bibliography using the APA system of referencing. In text referencing must comply with academic requirements and be consistent. General instructions for the assessment The individual written summary will be written in academic essay format with an introduction, body and conclusion. The individual written summary should be a word document of 1000 words (plus or minus 20%). All words are calculated towards the word limit except for the cover page, title page, direct quotes, and end-text references. If you write less or more than this, penalties will apply. References are not counted towards the word count. The individual written summary should include a synopsis of the presentation. Identify nursing considerations that you would make in this scenario and relate this to the Registered Nurse Scope of Practice (2016) The individual written summary must be presented in accordance with this assessment Guidelines. Students can submit their written paper to Turnitin at any time during the course but no later than the assessment submission deadline. Students required to use the APA referencing system and select seven to ten refereed articles that provide the strongest evidence for your topic. All articles must be ≤ 5 years old. If student wish to apply for an extension, they can apply prior to the due date in writing, using the correct IHM form for requesting extensions, stating the grounds for the extension request and any evidence to support the extension (eg. medical certificate). Writing based on evidence Assessment is designed to test your ability to synthesise evidence into an original piece of work. You can download a sample assignment showing how to cite references and synthesise evidence by clicking this icon: EPIQ1.png As in this example, the basic format of a paper or essay is an introduction, a body consisting of three to five main paragraphs, and a conclusion. This format applies whether your paper is an analytical essay, an argumentative essay or a literature review. This is one of two structural patterns you will see in published papers with the other being laboratory report format consisting of aim, method, results, discussion and conclusion. Both formats may be accompanies by an abstract at the beginning, which is a brief summary of the content. The IHM online library page has basic resources for learning this structure by clicking this icon: EPIQ2.png Referencing Students are expected to learn and apply the conventions of each document type and to learn and apply the current APA system of referencing and formatting (currently APA version 6). All writing must be based on the best possible evidence, with sources cited in accordance with the APA system. A requirement of all assessment in this course is that you cite references in the APA style. As a rule, whenever you write anything in your assessment you should: EPIQ3.png Please refer to this table when you are writing. Note that your own analysis is an opinions need to follow logically from the content and evidence you are discussing. You can access information about how to format APA citations from: The APA@IHM (Links to an external site.) guide The APA Style Manual http://www.apastyle.org/ (Links to an external site.) Referencing guides such as the one published by La Trobe University here http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/referencing-tool/apa-6 (Links to an external site.) Referencing tools such as those built into Ebscohost or Google Scholar. However, these sometimes contain inaccuracies, so please check against one of the first two sources. There are also detailed examples shown in the IIRP Grad School APA Guidelines, which you can download here: https://onlinelibrary.myihm.com.au/ld.php?content_id=42837864 (Links to an external site.) Formatting All written assignments must be formatted in APA style. According to the APA style manual this means that your assignment must have: Font: Times New Roman, 12 point. Page margins: One inch (2.54cm) from top, bottom, left and right side of each page. Body text line spacing: Double-spaced. Paragraph indentation: Indent the first line of each paragraph by one-half inch from the left margin. (Use your word processor’s Help feature for instructions on formatting paragraph indentation.) All text is left-justified, with an unjustified (ragged) right margin. Do not hyphenate words at the ends of lines. Use a running head throughout the paper. (If possible, use your word processor’s Header function to place it automatically on every page.) The header should appear one-half inch below the top of the page, flush left, in all capital letters; it is a shortened version of the paper’s title (up to 50 characters, including spaces). The page number appears in the upper right corner. Reference lists have single line spacing with a line break between entries. Each entry has a hanging indent. The font used in reference lists is size 12 times new roman, with italics for book and journal titles in accordance with the APA system. Checklists Run through these checklists before submitting your assessment. This will help you get the best possible marks for presentation and readability. You can download an editable copy of the checklists by clicking this icon: EPIQ4.jpg General arrangement of assessment For full details, please refer to the APA guide (APA@IHM (Links to an external site.)). This checklist is a quick way to ensure that the essentials have been implemented. □ The paper should be set out in the following order: Title page (cover page); Main text of the paper; References list (with hanging indents, single line spaced, one line break between entries); Appendices (if applicable); □ Font: Times New Roman size 12 □ Margins should one inch (2.54cm) from top, bottom, left and right side of each page. (slight variations on this will not be problematic) □ Double line spacing throughout the paper. The reference page: single spaced □ If headings are used, they must be consistent throughout the paper according to the American Psychological Association (APA) heading style (see APA@IHM (Links to an external site.) guide). □ All pages numbered (numbers in the top right) from the start of the paper □ Student number and date of submission included in a header or footer. □ All statements that are not common knowledge or opinion based on evidence in accordance with ‘when to cite’ table □ All citations in accordance with the APA system (see APA@IHM Guide (Links to an external site.)) □ The paper has a clear structure in accordance with the conventions of academic writing, with APA headings used to aid navigability □ The language used is appropriate to the document type, subject matter and context □ Content is relevant to and conforms with assessment instructions □ Self-evaluation performed with reference to rubric Title page Your assignment should have a title page formatted like this: EPIQ5.png The abbreviated title for the running head continues on each subsequent page, but the words ‘Running head:’ appear before it only on the cover page. Anything within
is to be removed, including the bracket, and replaced with the student’s own content.
You can download an editable template of this title page, combined with some planning of the structure to get you started, by clicking this icon:
Title Page Checklist
Title page information should include student name,
Unit code and title,
Title of assignment (descriptive of content),
Name of Unit Chair or Lecturer,
Extension date (if applicable), and
Word count. (The word count does not include headings, title page, references page, reference citations and direct quotes.
Penalties apply if >10% over or under the word limit).
Students must always observe the following principles when undertaking assessment:
All work must be free of plagiarism. This is achieved through use of citations for any material that is quoted or paraphrased.
Titles and set phrases that are used commonly to refer to things should not be changed during paraphrasing.
Documents such as policies should be referred to using their exact title and a citation must be given.
Use of paraphrasing software such as Spinbot is not recommended as it usually paraphrases inappropriately and makes a mess.
Students’ work is based on synthesis of a variety of sources. Overreliance on a single source can constitute plagiarism even if it is correctly cited, since it means that original work is not being produced.
All work is done by the student who is being assessed. It cannot be done by a classmate, friend or relative or contract cheating service
Wherever possible, assessment is a genuine reflection of a student’s ability
Students may receive advice and having a classmate or other person proofread for grammatical errors is permissible and encouraged. However, the proof-reader must not write any of the content
Work prepared for a specific assessment cannot be resubmitted for another assessment. Use of large portions of what was written for a previous assessment is considered self-plagiarism and is unacceptable as it means that original content is not
Topic: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Health
Paper type: Research Summary
Number of soruces: 6
Language: English (U.S.)
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people are part of the indigenous communities in Australia. For the longest time, the Aboriginal people have maintained their traditional lifestyles. Previously, the people fed on healthy foods, but as a westernized lifestyle has in the recent years taken shape in the region, the Aboriginal people have started consuming unhealthy foods such as foods that have high levels of sugar, fat, alcohol, and cigarette smoking habits. As a result, their metabolism which was considered to be efficient is acting against the Aboriginal people, leading to a variety of health issues (Haynes et al., 2016). Webster et al. (2017) warn that the incidences of lifestyle diseases particularly obesity, diabetes, and health diseases among the indigenous population have become common.