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NRSG371: Building Healthy Communities

NRSG371: Building Healthy Communities


NRSG371_ Assessment task 2: Written Assignment _ © Australian Catholic University 2021



Assessment type: Written assignment – Essay


This assessment task addresses health problems as a societal issue. It requires you to integrate the role of the nurse with the building of healthy communities in order to expose you to the reality that nursing practice environments reach beyond the hospital setting into the wider community.

Due Date: Week 12, Wednesday, 26th of May 2021

Time Due 0900hrs

Weighting 50%

Length 2000 words +/- 10% (includes intext citations, excludes reference list)

Assessment Rubric Appendix B of unit outline

LOs Assessed LO3, LO4, LO5


Describe how nurses can work in partnership with the community of your choice (within Australia), using a strength-based approach, to address one of the following topics Topic and definitions Homelessness Homelessness in Australia is a widespread and largely preventable issue. This public health concern presents a systematic flow on affect to the wider community (Australian Government Department of Health, 2019).


Infectious diseases Infectious diseases have the potential to cause devastation to an entire community at any given time and without warning (Australian Government Department of Health, 2020).


Gender Knowledge of clinically significant sex and gender differences in screening, risk factors, treatment and prognosis are emerging across a broad range of diseases, and differences are identified for those conditions conferring the greatest health burden in Australia and globally (Wainer & Carcel 2019).

Target Audience Health care professionals

Submission Turnitin, word document files only




NRSG371: Building Healthy Communities


NRSG371_ Assessment task 2: Written Assignment _ © Australian Catholic University 2021



File format Word document

Margins 2.54cm, all sides

Font and size 11-point Calibri or Arial

Spacing Double spacing

Paragraph Aligned to left margin, indent first line of each paragraph 1.27cm

Title Page Not to be used

Level 1 Heading Centered, bold, capitalize each word (14-point Calibri or Arial)

Level 2 Headings Flush left, bold, capitalize each word (12-point Calibri or Arial)

Structure Introduction, main paragraphs, conclusion, reference list

Direct quotes Always require page number. No more than 10% of WC in direct quotes

Header Page number top right corner (9 point Calibri or Arial)

Footer Name _ Student Number_ Assessment _ Unit _ Year (9 point Calibri or Arial)


Referencing Style APA 7th

Minimum References 10-15

Age of References Published in the last 5 years as this area of knowledge is rapidly developing

List Heading “References” is centered, bold, on a new page. (14 point Calibri or Arial)

Alphabetical Order References are arranged alphabetically by author family name

Hanging Indent Second and subsequent lines of a reference have a hanging indent

DOI Presented as functional hyperlink

Spacing Double spacing the entire reference list, both within and between entries


Late Penalties

Late penalties will be applied from 9:01am on the 26th of May 2021, incurring 5% penalty of the maximum marks available up to a maximum of 15%. Assessment tasks received more than three calendar days after the due or extended date will not be allocated a mark. Example: An assignment is submitted 12 hours late and is initially marked at 60 out of 100. A 5% penalty is applied (5% of 100 is 5 marks). Therefore, the student receives 55 out of 100 as a final mark. Penalty Timeframe Penalty Marks Deducted 9:01 am Wednesday to 9 am Thursday 5% penalty 5 marks 9:01am Thursday to 9am Friday 10% penalty 10 marks 9:01am Friday to 9am Saturday 15% penalty 15 marks Received after 9:01 Saturday No mark allocated n/a


Return of Marks Marks will be generally returned in three weeks; if this is not obtainable, you will be notified via your campus LEO forum.

Final Assignment Marks for the final assessment – this assessment, will be withheld until after grade ratification and grade release on the 2nd July 2021.