In this assessment, you will prepare an A4 electronic factsheet on optimal nutrition in the antenatal/postnatal period and then develop a video resource to present to a woman as an education resource. You will select ONE of the listed topics from Assessment 2 Task Description.
Begin by clarifying the assessment requirements. Read the assignment instructions and marking criteria supplied on your course site. The video below explains more about writing assignments at uni.
If you need to develop a research topic/question, visit the Formulate a Question tab on this guide to learn how.
Similar to the last assessment, you can start by identifying the concepts from your assignment topic before searching. Then consider alternative words for these concepts which become your searchable keywords.
As this assignment might also suggest multiple questions, you should perform a search for each sub question. Use the common concepts plus one or more question-specific concept.
Use Alcohol consumption during pregnancy as an example, identify the concept common to the main question.
|Alcohol consumption||alcohol intake, blood alcohol level, drinking behaviour, alcohol addiction|
|Pregnancy||Pregnant women, trimester, antenatal|
Now do the same for the concepts unique to the sub-questions.
|Alcoholism||alcohol abuse, drunk, alcohol exposure, alcohol misuse|
|Prenatal outcome||GD, GDM, placental insufficiency, insulin resistance|
|Alcohol screening||routine screening, T-ACE, TWEAK, AUDIT-C|
|Fetus development||pregnancy recognition, birth outcome, Neurodevelopmental outcomes, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)|
|"alcohol consumption?" OR "alcohol intake?" OR "blood alcohol level" OR "drinking behavi*" OR "alcohol addiction."|
|"fetus development " OR "pregnan* recognition" OR "birth outcome?" OR "neurodevelopmental outcome?" OR "neuro-developmental outcome?"|
|pregnan* OR "pregnant wom?n" OR trimester? OR prenatal OR pre-natal|
Now consider the types of resources needed to complete your assignment. As information comes in many different formats, some types may be more appropriate to your assessment requirements.
Select the plus symbols below to read more about some of the main resources.
Peer reviewed resources
You may be asked to use 'peer reviewed' or 'refereed' references. These are evaluated by subject experts before publication, so can indicate higher quality and more authoritative information. Not all 'scholarly' or 'academic' resources are peer reviewed.
Grey literature is recognized as a key source of evidence, argument, innovation, and understanding in many disciplines including science, engineering, health, social sciences, education, the arts and humanities
The type of grey literature you need depends on your question and the level of evidence you need to answer it.
You should carefully consider the types of grey literature you will and will not include, for example:
The following video summarises some common types:
Please note that some of the information and sources suggested in this video might not apply to this assessment. For more information, please visit library's Grey Literature Guide.
If searching a database on Ovid (Medline, Embase, Emcare etc) use the advanced search, and enter each line one at a time. You can then use the search history to combine your searches:
You may also want to consult the library's Multidisciplinary databases.
Grey literature sources:
You should critically evaluate all resources found to determine their appropriateness for your assignment. The video below explains more.
In Part A of your assignment (factsheet), you are required to include the following information:
There are some recommendations and examples on Health related fact sheet:
For your presentation, you will make a three to five minutes of video recording, in which you explain the content of the factsheet you developed to a mother as in a face-to-face scenario. You may refer to the factsheet for particular sections, but you must not simply read from it. There are some guidelines you MUST follow for this assessment:
Making a presentation and a video can be quite daunting, this is why preparing a script can help you organise the information and the flow of your speech.
For more information on video recording and oral presentation, see links below:
Please note, not all content is directly applied to your assessment. Please visit your LearnOnline page for specific requirements.