Critical reflection (40%)
This assessment task presents an opportunity for you to extend and integrate your understanding of communication, health informatics and technology through critical reflection on the learning experiences that you have encountered during the semester. Your analysis also establishes a basis for considering professional practice implications.
During your study of this unit, you have engaged with a wide range of learning experiences, including readings, commentary, discussion points, module reflective activities, assessment tasks, as well as practice and other experiences that relate to unit topics. These experiences serve as valuable opportunities that can influence reflective deliberation.
It is recommended that you record your responses to these experiences as you progress through the semester. A journal can be useful for this purpose. (Your journal is not submitted for assessment.)
For this task you are required to present four extracts from your written reflections throughout the semester, including one that relates to your group project experience, and three that have emerged from other unit learning experiences that you have encountered during the semester, including module activities and readings.
Each extract must include reflective analysis that demonstrates how your thinking or assumptions have been challenged, what deeper insights you have gained, and what questions have emerged from your reflections, and how you will apply this thinking to future professional and leadership roles. It is essential that your analysis reflects engagement with the academic literature. Please refer to Module 7 to inform your understanding of this reflective task.
The following structure is recommended:
1.Introduction (200 words)
2.Reflective analysis (1600 words)
3.Conclusion (200 words)
Note that you will be assessed on the nature of your reflective writing, the depth of your thinking, and critical analysis (drawing from relevant academic research) of your learning experiences and knowledge as related to this unit of study. Your personal opinions and accounts of experiences are your own and will not be assessed.
Word Limit: 2,000 words*
Font: Calibri 11, Times New Roman 12, Arial 10
Line spacing: Double
Referencing Style: APA 7 or latest edition
Header: Student ID (digits) no name, unit code
Footer: Total word count, page number
File format: .doc or .docx.
Knowledge: The paper convincingly demonstrates knowledge of reflective practice and writing, and of topics studied within unit modules.
Critical Analysis: The writing demonstrates critical reflection arising from learning experiences encountered during the semester. Analysis of reflective extracts, developed over the semester and supported by academic literature, demonstrates a deepening spiral of learning and critical enquiry.
Argument: Relevant academic research supports the critical reflection/analysis.
Communication: The paper is articulate, ideas are presented logically and coherently. Applies rules of grammar, spelling and punctuation accurately. Accurately uses discipline-specific language.
Academic convention: APA 7th referencing conventions in both in-text referencing and reference list have been applied accurately and consistently. Use of first person is permitted.
*A word count that is outside the +/- 10% range will lead to a reduction of 10% of the total mark available for the assessment.
This task addresses the following learning outcomes:
1.Critically review communication models and modes and their implications for effective, appropriate
and culturally safe nursing practice for individuals, families, groups and communities, throughout the
lifespan and in all practice settings;
2.Critically review health informatics and technology in relation to effective nursing practice and to safe,
healthcare delivery, including in catastrophic disasters such as pandemics;
3. Critically consider communication (including advocacy), health informatics and technology in relation
to future leadership roles in practice and professional contexts.
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I also certify that this assignment has not previously been submitted for assessment in any other course or at any other time in the same course (except as a DRAFT submission) and that I have not copied in part or whole or otherwise plagiarised the work of other students and/or persons.