TUM202_Assessment_2_Brief_CaseStudy_Module 4.2 Page 1 of 6Task SummaryIn this assessment, you will review the case of a patient who is on multiple medications and answera series of short answer questions related to polypharmacy (1500 words).Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.Context ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEFSubject Code and TitleTUM202 Therapeutic Use … Continue reading “TUM202 Therapeutic Use of Medicines | My Assignment Tutor”
TUM202_Assessment_2_Brief_CaseStudy_Module 4.2 Page 1 of 6Task SummaryIn this assessment, you will review the case of a patient who is on multiple medications and answera series of short answer questions related to polypharmacy (1500 words).Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.Context ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEFSubject Code and TitleTUM202 Therapeutic Use of Medicines.AssessmentCase Study – PolypharmacyIndividual/GroupIndividualLength1,500 words +/- 10%Learning OutcomesThe Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successfulcompletion of the task below include:a) Identify and discuss the general principles of pharmacologyincluding pharmacokinetic concepts and pharmacodynamicsand their application to pathophysiological states.b) Explain and apply quality & safety frameworks to the use oftherapeutic medicines in clinical practicec) Compare and contrast the mechanisms of action, therapeuticuses, adverse effects, interactions, contraindications androutes of administration of different drug groups.d) Deduce the factors contributing to individual variability anddetermine dosage individualisation strategies to controlvariability in drug response including lifespan aspects of drugtherapy and population groups with specific needs.e) Identify and justify utilisation of evidence-based referenceresources relating to integrative pharmacology to identify,prevent and clinically manage polypharmacy, potentialadverse drug reactions, interactions and toxicity to ensuresafe practices.g) Explore and apply professional, legal and ethical issuessurrounding the safe prescription and administration ofmedications.SubmissionDue by 11:55pm AEST Sunday end of Module 4.2 (Week 8).Weighting35%Total Marks100 marks TUM202_Assessment_2_Brief_CaseStudy_Module 4.2 Page 2 of 6Polypharmacy is a significant problem in the community, particularly for people living with multiplecomorbidities or multiple chronic diseases. Knowledge of medications and their actions andinteractions with each other is an important skill of nursing practice. Drug-drug interactions canhave significant consequences for the patient. This task is designed to assess the theoreticalknowledge that you have acquired whilst undertaking TUM202 Therapeutic Use of Medicines.Task InstructionsTo complete this assessment task, you must:• Read the case study document found in Assessment resources on Blackboard.• Your response to the case study should:o Define polypharmacy. Who is at risk of polypharmacy? What are the impacts ofpolypharmacy on the older person, on the healthcare system? Introduce the case studybriefly.o Identify the two drug- drug interactions. Which drug -drug interaction is linked to thesigns and symptoms that the case study has presented with? What is causing thesymptoms?o Propose strategies that can be implemented to identify and prevent polypharmacy.Identify evidence-based resources that can assist you to identify possible drug – druginteractions?o Consider how you could advocate for the case study with the medical officers.Please note that a similar word count should be dedicated to each section.Sub-headings can be used for different sections.ReferencingIt is essential that you use appropriate APA 6th ed. style for citing and referencing research.Please see more information on referencing herehttp://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencingSubmission InstructionsPlease submit your Case Evaluation word document into Assessment 3 submission link inthe Assessment section found in the main navigation menu of the subject TUM202Blackboard site. A rubric will be attached to the assessment. The Learning Facilitator willprovide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in MyGrades.TUM202_Assessment_2_Brief_CaseStudy_Module_4.2 Page 3 of 6Assessment Rubric: Case study – Polypharmacy AssessmentAttributesFail(Yet to achieveminimum standard)0-49%Pass(Functional)50-64%Credit(Proficient)65-74%Distinction(Advanced)75-84%High Distinction(Exceptional)85-100%Knowledge andunderstanding ofpolypharmacy and itsimplications for thepatient30%Incomplete understandingof polypharmacy and itsimplications for thepatient.Does not accuratelydescribe the impacts ofpolypharmacy on thepatient.Unable to identify whichdrug – drug interaction iscausing the patientssymptomsDemonstrates a functionalknowledge of polypharmacy:Limited description ofpolypharmacy, No keyelements of polypharmacyidentified.Partial identification of thedrug – drug interaction.Demonstrates proficientknowledge ofpolypharmacy:Provides a satisfactorydescription ofpolypharmacy but missingmultiple key elements.Identifies the drug – druginteraction but no linking ofthe signs and symptoms tothe drug interaction.Demonstrates advancedknowledge ofpolypharmacy byProvides a thoroughdescription ofpolypharmacy but missingone or two key elements.Identifies the drug- druginteraction but unclearlinking of signs andsymptoms to the druginteraction.Demonstrates exceptionalknowledge ofpolypharmacy.Provides excellentdescription on the impactsof polypharmacy on apatient.Clearly identifies the drug –drug interaction that isoccurring in the case study,linking the signs andsymptoms to the druginteraction.Analysis andapplication withsynthesis of newknowledgeAnalysis ofpolypharmacy and itsidentification andpreventionLimited synthesis andanalysis of topic.Limited ability to identifystrategies to prevent polypharmacy and how thenurse may advocate forpatients.Functional synthesis andanalysis of topic.Some ability to identifystrategies to prevent polypharmacy and/or limitedidentification of the nurses’role in advocating for thepatient,Well-developed analysisand synthesis of the topic.Clearly identifies strategiesto prevent poly pharmacybut offers some reflectionon the nurses’ role inadvocating for the patient.Thoroughly developed andcreative analysis andsynthesis of the topic.Thorough identification ofstrategies to preventpolypharmacy,Highly developed andcritical analysis, of theinformation pertaining tothe topic.Excellent identification ofstrategies to preventpolypharmacy. TUM202_Assessment_2_Brief_CaseStudy_Module_4.2 Page 4 of 6 25%Confuses logic andemotion. Informationtaken from reliablesources but without acoherent analysis orsynthesis.Viewpoints of experts aretaken as fact with littlequestioning.Limited understanding ofkey concepts required tosupport the case study.Often conflates/confusesassertion of personal opinionwith informationsubstantiated by evidencefrom the research/coursematerials.Analysis and evaluation donot reflect expert judgement,intellectual independence,rigor and adaptability.Resembles a recall orsummary of key ideas.Demonstrates a capacity toexplain and apply relevantconcepts.Identifies logical flaws.Questions viewpoints ofexperts.Supports personal opinionand informationsubstantiated by evidencefrom the research/coursematerials.Identifies the nurses’ role inadvocating for the patientbut is unable to provide indepth detail on advocacyrole.Well demonstrated capacityto explain and applyrelevant concepts.Viewpoint of experts aresubject to questioning.Analysis and evaluationreflect growing judgement,intellectual independence,rigor and adaptability.Discriminates betweenassertion of personalopinion and informationsubstantiated by robustevidence from theresearch/course materialsand extended reading.Identifies the nurses’ roleas an advocate for thepatient and clearlydescribes the role of thenurse.Information is taken fromsources with a high level ofinterpretation/evaluationto develop acomprehensive criticalanalysis or synthesis.Identifies gaps inknowledge.Exhibits intellectualindependence, rigor, goodjudgement andadaptability.Systematically and criticallydiscriminates betweenassertion of personalopinion and informationsubstantiated by robustevidence from theresearch/course materialsand extended reading.Breadth and depth ofresearch and the use ofresourcesDemonstratesinconsistent use of goodquality, credible andDemonstrates use of credibleand relevant resources tosupport and develop ideas,Demonstrates use ofcredible resources tosupport and develop ideas.Demonstrates use of goodquality, credible andrelevant resources toDemonstrates use of highquality, credible andrelevant resources tosupport and develop TUM202_Assessment_2_Brief_CaseStudy_Module_4.2 Page 5 of 6 25%relevant resources tosupport and developideas.but these are not alwaysexplicit or well developedsupport and developarguments and statements.Show evidence of widescope within theorganisation for sourcingevidence.arguments and positionstatements.Show evidence of widescope within and withoutthe organisation forsourcing evidence.EffectiveCommunication(Written)10%Poor presentation ofinformation.Meaning is repeatedlyobscured by errors in thecommunication of ideas,including errors instructure, sequence,spelling, grammar,punctuation and/or theacknowledgment ofsources.Under/over word countby more than 10%.Communicates in a readablemanner that largely adheresto the given format.Generally employs specialisedlanguage and terminologywith accuracy.Meaning is sometimesdifficult to follow.Information, arguments andevidence are structured andsequenced in a way that isnot always clear and logical.Some errors are evident inspelling, grammar and/orpunctuation.Under/over word count bymore than 10%.Communicates in acoherent and readablemanner that adheres to thegiven format.Accurately employsspecialised language andterminology.Meaning is easy to follow.Information, arguments andevidence are structured andsequenced in a way that isclear and logical.Occasional minor errorspresent in spelling,grammar and/orpunctuation.Within word limit.Communicates coherentlyand concisely in a mannerthat adheres to the givenformat.Accurately employs a widerange of specialisedlanguage and terminology.Engages audience interest.Information, arguments andevidence are structured andsequenced in a way that is,clear and persuasive.Spelling, grammar andpunctuation are free fromerrors.Within word limit.Communicates eloquently.Expresses meaningcoherently, concisely andcreatively within the givenformat.Discerningly selects andprecisely employs a widerange of specialisedlanguage and terminology.Engages and sustainsaudience’s interest.Information, argumentsand evidence are insightful,persuasive and expertlypresented.Spelling, grammar andpunctuation are free fromerrors.Within word limit. TUM202_Assessment_2_Brief_CaseStudy_Module_4.2 Page 6 of 6 Correct citation of theresources10%Referencing is omitted ordoes not resemble APAReferencing resembles APA,with frequent or repeatederrors.Referencing resembles APAwith occasional errors.APA referencing containsonly few minor errors.APA referencing is freefrom errors.