This assignment has two parts:
For full assessment details, please review your course outline.
If you're not familiar with reflective writing as an assignment task, the video and resources below may assist you to understand what is required.
You will create your ePotfolio using the UniSA ePortfolio Portal. Access your ePortfolio through your LearnOnline course site, by selecting ePortfolio from the Course Essentials menu on the left of the screen.
Watch the video below to learn more about setting up your ePortfolio 'pages'.
You may find the following guidelines from the Nursing and Midwifery Boards of Australia useful:
The following resources are recommended for further reading:
The Student Engagement Unit has created a suite of resources called Study Help that can help you understand different assignment types. For more information about writing your assignments:
To search effectively it is important to prepare a search strategy. You can follow the same process you learned in Assessment 1.
Some keywords that might be useful for your searching are listed below:
Combine your terms to form your search strategy (you'll type this in the search box):
This is the default option when searching in the Library Catalogue.
1. Add in one keyword for each concept, combining them with AND.
Note: Searching for more general terms will find more results.
2. Select Search.
3. Swap your keywords with your alternative terms to see different results.
If you would like to do a more comprehensive search, use the Advanced search.
1. Put each concept on a new line
2. Add your alternative words, combining them with OR.
3. Select Search.
Remember: You can use the filters on the left to limit and refine your results.
Searching in Emcare is different to searching in the Library Catalogue.
1. Type your first concept and alternative words into the search box.
2. Untick the box labeled Map to Subject Heading.
3. Select Search.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for your next concepts.
5. Tick the boxes next to each of your concept lines.
6. Select Combine with AND.
7. Scroll down to see your results.
More useful databases:
You can search Google Scholar in the same way as a Catalogue basic search.
You can use Google to search for information from professional bodies, governments, and non-government organisations. This might include reports, clinical guidelines, professional standards, codes of conduct, and more.
Google has a number of useful search features that can make your searching more efficient:
To find relevant websites that are recommended for your area of study, have a look at the Find evidence: government and organisation information tab in this guide.
If you are looking for information on the internet, it's worth downloading LibKey Nomad. It's a browser extension for Chrome that will look for full text PDFs of journal articles from websites outside of the Library Catalogue. This is helpful when looking on pages such as Wikipedia, because you can easily access and read the articles from the reference list. Instructions to download LibKey Nomad are available here.