HNN215 Quality Use of Medicines
Assessment 1: Case study
1500 words – 40%
Purpose of this assessment task
The assessment task will require students to show a thorough knowledge of the use of the
chosen drugs across the lifespan, an understanding of the uses of a medication history and
relevant patient education for specified medications.
Unit learning outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
This assessment task provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate the following Unit
Learning Outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes:
ULO1 Apply the principles of quality use of medicines in nursing practice.
ULO2 Compare and contrast drugs within the broad drug groups and discuss their potential
for adverse interactions, effects, and events.
ULO3 Synthesise knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to inform clinical
decision making for patient assessment, education, and evaluation.
ULO4 Identify and evaluate strategies used to manage risk when administering medications.
GLO1 Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study
related to a discipline or profession.
GLO2 Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform,
motivate and effect change.
GLO3 Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
GLO4 Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and
GLO5 Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.
GLO6 Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for
This assignment task is to be submitted into the designated assessment dropbox for this unit.
Due date: Monday 2nd May, 2016
To ensure appropriate support is available should any technical issues arise, you are strongly
advised to submit your assignment into the designated dropbox before 4pm on the due date.
You are responsible for ensuring that the correct version of your assessment task is properly
uploaded into the correct assessment dropbox.
Student instructions for assessment task
Front page: to include student name and ID number, assessment title and word count.
Adhere to word limit requirements (within 10%). The word count does not include
headings, reference pages, reference citations or direct quotes.
A reference list should be provided on a separate page headed ‘References’ at the end
of the assignment.
Specific presentation requirements as per APA style guide. (2012). Retrieved
12-point type size. Use Times or Times New Roman.
Double-line spacing (Do not insert extra lines between paragraphs or the reference list
entries). Use one space after all punctuation except certain periods within
abbreviations, quotations or parentheses (e.g., p.m.; “et al., 2014” Use two spaces
Page numbers to be provided on all pages except the front (title) page. Place page
number in top right hand corner.
Top, bottom, left and right hand margins are to be set at 2.54 cm
Indent the first line of each paragraph (using the Tab key or paragraph tool).
Exceptions are block quotations, titles and headings.
Reference list indents:
Apply a hanging indent for the second and subsequent lines of each reference.
Justification of text:
All text needs to be aligned to the left margin, not justified.
Your assignment should be converted to a PDF document prior to submission. Please check
the document before submitting to the dropbox to ensure the formatting has not changed.
Software for converting word documents to PDF is available to download from the Deakin
software catalogue at no cost.
Answers to case study questions should normally be organized in paragraphs of
approximately 100-150 words, with each paragraph focused on explanation of one
idea. There should be a logical progression of ideas as demonstrated by linked
arguments/points made in each paragraph. Each paragraph should commence with a
topic sentence and end with a link to the next paragraph.
Communicate using academic writing:
Adhere to conventions of written English e.g. word choice, professional language,
grammar, use of appropriate sentence structure, punctuation and spelling.
Use of direct quotations: unless really necessary, most assignments do not require the
use of direct quotes. Rather, re-expression of author arguments/ideas into your own
words is required. If a direct quotation is used, you must explain how it adds to the
Acknowledge sources and adhere to referencing conventions as per APA Style