Frequently asked questions
Assessment item 1 – Prioritisation of complex health issues
What format should the assignment be presented in?
a) Use paragraphs and clear introductory sentences in your assignment.
b) You are not required to include a formal introduction or conclusion.
c) You need to present referenced responses in full sentences and paragraphs (no dot points).
The assignment is asking you to respond to 3 parts. You will need to make it clear to the marker
which case study and what part of the case study (morning shift or evening shift) you have chosen to
base your assignment on.
Headings can be used in the assignment, for example:
How many health issues should I identify in part 1?
You will need to identify 5 patient health issues in order to respond adequately to part 1 of the
What case studies can I choose from?
Choose one case study that you have looked at during the lab sessions this spring session.
State the case study that you have chosen including whether the assignment addresses (morning
shift) or (evening shift) of the case study.
The case studies have been collated for you in folders in UTS Online.
What are the regulatory frameworks and government policies referring to in part 3?
As RN’s we are to practice in accordance with the RN Standards for Practice and government
policies. Other regulatory frameworks include NSW health policy, A-G Algorithm, National safety and
quality health service (NSQHS) standards etc.
What types of references can I use in my assignment?
The following is a list of examples:
? Text books
? Journal articles
? RN Standards for Practice
? NSW health policy
? Government policy
? Australian resuscitation council
? NSW detect program
? A-G algorithm
? Between the flags framework
? National safety and quality health service (NSQHS) standards
? Reputable or government websites