Describe what is meant by culture and discuss the effect of culture on health outcomes in Australia.

Assessment 2: Formal Essay (40%)
Overview
This essay enables you to explore the concept of
culture from a health perspective, and to develop your understanding of the
links between culture and health outcomes in contemporary Australia.
Constructing the essay will help you develop your capacity to read for academic
purpose, organise ideas, and to communicate what you have learned in a
scholarly way.
Details
Essay
Question

Describe
what is meant by culture and discuss the effect of culture on health outcomes
in Australia. Include in your discussion reference to relevant data to support
your understanding.

Student Directions
Read
the question and then construct a formal essay using the criteria provided to
inform your work.

You are
required to include at least two (2) journal articles to support your work.
You are
required to use a minimum of five (5) sources (including the two journal
articles) to inform your essay.
Your work
will be assessed using the marking criteria included within this Learning
Guide.

IMPORTANT:

You are
expected to write in an academic style. This means that you are expected to
read widely, and include relevant information in your essay.
You MUST acknowledge the source of all the
information within your essay (in-text referencing) and in a Reference List at
the end of your essay.
For accurate
referencing you must refer to: University of Western Sydney (2011) American
Psychological Association referencing style guide. Penrith: UWS.
Retrieved from.uws.edu.au/FILES/cite_APA.pdf”>http://library.uws.edu.au/FILES/cite_APA.pdf

Use your
computer word count function to
tell you the length of your essay i.e. how many words you have written. Do not
include the reference list at the end of your essay in the word count
If you
exceed the word limit by more than 10% the marker will stop marking your essay
at the 1000 word, plus 10% point.

The word count, or length of the essay, must
be included on the cover sheet.
School of Nursing and Midwifery

400747-
Behavioural Foundations for Nursing Practice

Essay Marking Criteria and Feedback Sheet

Autumn 2011

Criteria 1: Possible marks 5

Mark
Awarded

Criteria

High Distinction
4.5
– 5

Distinction
4-
4.25

Credit
3.25-3.75

Pass
2.5-3

Fail
0
2

Discussion
conveys a description that demonstrates an understanding of the concept of
culture and supports this with relevant and current sources.

Discussion
consistently conveys evidence of synthesis in terms of demonstrating an
understanding of the concept of culture.

Sources
used are highly relevant to support work and are integrated skilfully and
critically. Explanations are of the
highest quality.

The work is clearly written and an outstanding use of literature is
demonstrated.
Work
is clearly and accurately referenced.

Discussion
consistently conveys evidence of critical analysis in terms of exploring the
concept of culture.

Sources
used are very relevant to support discussion. Explanations are very good. The
work is clearly written, and an excellent use of literature is demonstrated.

Work
is clearly and accurately referenced.

Discussion
demonstrates a degree of analysis in terms of exploring the concept of
culture.

Sources
used are relevant to support discussion. Explanations are good. The work is
clearly written, and literature is well incorporated.

Work is clearly and accurately referenced.

Discussion supports
a generally descriptive summary of the concept of culture.

Sources used are
minimal to support work. Explanations are satisfactory. The work is clearly
written.

Work is clearly and
accurately referenced.

Discussion
completely fails to convey an understanding of the concept of culture.

Sources
used are not adequate to support work. Explanations are brief and lack depth.
Written expression is unclear and work does not clearly answer the question
asked.

Work
is not clearly and accurately
referenced.

Criteria 2: Possible marks –
15

Mark
Awarded

Criteria

High Distinction
13
– 15

Distinction
11-12.5

Credit
10-10.75

Pass
7.5
9.5

Fail
0
7

Discussion
conveys an understanding of culture as it relates to health outcomes in a
contemporary Australian context

Discussion
consistently conveys evidence of synthesis
of analysis in terms of understanding culture as it relates to health
outcomes in a contemporary Australian
context

Sources
used are highly relevant to support work and are integrated skilfully and critically. Explanations are of the highest quality.
The work is clearly written and an outstanding use of literature is
demonstrated.

Discussion
consistently conveys evidence of critical analysis in terms of understanding
the concept of culture as it relates
to health outcomes in a contemporary
Australian context.

Sources
used are very relevant to support discussion. Explanations are very good. The
work is clearly written, and an excellent use of literature is demonstrated.

Discussion provides
a degree of analysis in terms of understanding the concept of culture as it
relates to health outcomes in a contemporary
Australian context

Sources
used are relevant to support discussion. Explanations are good. The work is
clearly written, and literature is well incorporated where applicable.

Discussion supports
a generally descriptive summary of the concept of culture as it relates to
health outcomes in a contemporary
Australian context

Sources used are
minimal to support work. Explanations are satisfactory. The work is clearly
written

Discussion
completely fails to convey an understanding of the concept of culture as it
relates to health outcomes in a contemporary
Australian context

Sources
used are not adequate to support work. Explanations are brief and lack depth.
Written expression is unclear and work does not clearly answer the question
asked.

Criteria 3: Possible marks – 10

Mark
Awarded

Criteria

High Distinction
8.5
– 10

Distinction
7.5
– 8

Credit
6.5 – 7

Pass
5
– 6

Fail
0
4.5

Discussion
includes reference to relevant data to support understanding of the links between culture
and health outcomes using appropriate
and current sources.

Discussion consistently
conveys evidence of synthesis of analysis in terms of incorporating relevant
and current data to support understanding of the links between culture and
health outcomes

Sources
used are highly relevant to support work and are integrated skilfully and
critically. Explanations are of the
highest quality.
The work is clearly written and an outstanding use of literature is
demonstrated

Discussion conveys
evidence of critical analysis in terms of incorporating relevant and current
data to support understanding of the links between culture and health
outcomes

Sources
used are very relevant to support discussion. Explanations are very good. The
work is clearly written, and an excellent use of literature is demonstrated.

Discussion provides a degree of analysis in
terms of incorporating relevant and current data to support understanding of
the links between culture and health outcomes

Sources
used are relevant to support discussion. Explanations are good. The work is
clearly written, and literature is well incorporated where applicable.

Relevant data is
included to support understanding of the links between culture and health
outcomes but is described rather than discussed.

Sources used are
minimal to support work. Explanations are satisfactory. The work is clearly
written

Discussion
completely fails to convey an understanding of the links between culture and
health outcomes

Sources
used are not adequate to support work. Explanations are brief and lack depth.
Written expression is unclear and work does not clearly answer the question
asked.

Criteria 4: possible marks 10

Mark
Awarded

Criteria

High Distinction
8.5
– 10

Distinction
7.5
– 8

Credit
6.5 – 7

Pass
5
– 6

Fail
0
4.5

Essay
is clearly and logically structured and includes a well constructed aim and
conclusion.

Introduction is clear, well
constructed and leads the reader to expectations of the essay.
Clear and well organised conclusion
that summarises accurately the key points made throughout the essay and has a
concluding sentence.

Introduction is clear and provides a
good summary to essay expectations.
Clear and well organised conclusion
that contains has a good summary of the main points made throughout the essay
and has a concluding sentence.

Introduction states aim of essay
clearly.
A good attempt at developing a
conclusion that contains has a summary of some of the main points made
throughout the essay and has a concluding sentence.

Introduction states aim of the essay
however, it is not clear or well constructed.
Contains a
concluding paragraph but summary may not contain summary of the key points
and / or may not have concluding sentence.

Does not satisfy the minimum
requirements for essay introduction. Unclear or absent aim of essay.
Conclusion
is absent or does not include essential information such as summary of key
point

Subtotal

Sentence
construction, grammatical expression and spelling is accurate.
Non-discriminatory language is used.
Essay
adheres to word limit.

The essay presents a logical sequence
and coherent flow. The writing style demonstrates use of sophisticated
vocabulary and accurate grammar and the spelling is accurate. No incidence of
discriminatory language usage.
Adheres to word
limit.

The essay presents a logical sequence
and coherent flow. The writing style demonstrates an extensive use of
vocabulary and accurate grammar and the spelling is accurate. No incidence of
discriminatory language usage.
Adheres to word limit.

Writing may be mainly clear but there
are some minor errors in grammar and spelling or expression. There may be
some minor. No incidence of discriminatory language usage or inconsistencies
in the flow of the discussion.
Adheres to word
limit.

Meaning is apparent but language may
be clumsy. Grammar and spelling contain minor errors. Overall language is not
discriminatory but may have some wording that could be better expressed.
May not adhere to word limit.

Several areas that are not consistent
with written expectations including all or at least two of the following:
Frequent errors in spelling, grammar
and/or writing style that detracts from the reading. Over use of quotes and
lists in the discussion. May contain discriminatory language.
Does not adhere to word limit.

Subtotal

Essay
presentation is consistent with an accepted formal academic structure.

Essay presentation is consistent with APA
in-text referencing style.

Ideas are referenced
correctly throughout the essay including appropriate
acknowledgement
(referencing) of all the words and thoughts of others

Reference listincludes at least
five texts or journal articles: two references must be journal articles.

All
references are current (within the past 7 years) or are seminal publications.

Essay presentation is of a high
formal academic standard..

Referencing in-text (the body of the
essay) and the reference list is consistently accurate and follows the APA
Style.

Reference list is substantial and includes at least five relevant texts or
journal articles: two references must be journal articles.

All references are current (within
the past 7 years) or are seminal publications

All of the references have been
identified from the students own database searching.

Presentation is of an appropriate
academic standard.

Referencing in-text and the reference
list is accurate and follows the APA
Style.

Reference list has 5 or more
references that are relevant to the topic, two of which are journal articles .

All references are current (within
the past 7 years) or are seminal publications .

Most of the references have been
identified from the students own database searching.

Presentation reflects an accepted
academic format .

Referencing in-text and the reference
list is generally accurate and follows
the APA Style .

Reference list has 5 or more
references that are relevant to the topic.

Most of the references have been identified
from the students own database searching.

Presentation reflects a basic essay
structure.

Referencing is mostly accurate and
follows the APA Style.

Essay includes in-text referencing
and a reference list.

Reference list has 5 or more references.
One quarter or more of the references are drawn from provided readings.

More that one of the following areas
do not achieve the required standard:

Reference list has less than 5
references indicating inadequate breadth of reading.

Reference list does not contain at
least two journal articles.

Referencing is
inaccurate or absent in- text in significant sections of the assignment.

No reference list is
provided.

Referencing in-text
and in reference list does not conform to APA Style.

Subtotal

This essay enables you to explore the concept of
culture from a health perspective, and to develop your understanding of the
links between culture and health outcomes in contemporary Australia.
Constructing the essay will help you develop your capacity to read for academic
purpose, organise ideas, and to communicate what you have learned in a
scholarly way.Essay
Question Describe
what is meant by culture and discuss the effect of culture on health outcomes
in Australia. Include in your discussion reference to relevant data to support
your understanding. Student Directions Read
the question and then construct a formal essay using the criteria provided to
inform your work. You are
required to include at least two (2) journal articles to support your work. You are
required to use a minimum of five (5) sources (including the two journal
articles) to inform your essay. Your work
will be assessed using the marking criteria included within this Learning
Guide.IMPORTANT: You are
expected to write in an academic style. This means that you are expected to
read widely, and include relevant information in your essay. You MUST acknowledge the source of all the
information within your essay (in-text referencing) and in a Reference List at
the end of your essay.For accurate
referencing you must refer to: University of Western Sydney (2011) American
Psychological Association referencing style guide. Penrith: UWS.
Retrieved from.uws.edu.au/FILES/cite_APA.pdf”>http://library.uws.edu.au/FILES/cite_APA.pdf Use your
computer word count function to
tell you the length of your essay i.e. how many words you have written. Do not
include the reference list at the end of your essay in the word count If you
exceed the word limit by more than 10% the marker will stop marking your essay
at the 1000 word, plus 10% point.
The word count, or length of the essay, must
be included on the cover sheet. School of Nursing and Midwifery
400747-
Behavioural Foundations for Nursing Practice
Essay Marking Criteria and Feedback Sheet
Autumn 2011
Criteria 1: Possible marks 5Mark AwardedCriteriaHigh Distinction4.5
– 5Distinction4-
4.25Credit3.25-3.75Pass2.5-3Fail0
2Discussion
conveys a description that demonstrates an understanding of the concept of
culture and supports this with relevant and current sources.Discussion
consistently conveys evidence of synthesis in terms of demonstrating an
understanding of the concept of culture. Sources
used are highly relevant to support work and are integrated skilfully and
critically. Explanations are of the
highest quality.
The work is clearly written and an outstanding use of literature is
demonstrated.Work
is clearly and accurately referenced.Discussion
consistently conveys evidence of critical analysis in terms of exploring the
concept of culture. Sources
used are very relevant to support discussion. Explanations are very good. The
work is clearly written, and an excellent use of literature is demonstrated.Work
is clearly and accurately referenced.Discussion
demonstrates a degree of analysis in terms of exploring the concept of
culture. Sources
used are relevant to support discussion. Explanations are good. The work is
clearly written, and literature is well incorporated. Work is clearly and accurately referenced. Discussion supports
a generally descriptive summary of the concept of culture. Sources used are
minimal to support work. Explanations are satisfactory. The work is clearly
written. Work is clearly and
accurately referenced.Discussion
completely fails to convey an understanding of the concept of culture. Sources
used are not adequate to support work. Explanations are brief and lack depth.
Written expression is unclear and work does not clearly answer the question
asked.Work
is not clearly and accurately
referenced.

Criteria 2: Possible marks –
15Mark AwardedCriteriaHigh Distinction13
– 15Distinction11-12.5Credit10-10.75Pass7.5
9.5Fail0
7Discussion
conveys an understanding of culture as it relates to health outcomes in a
contemporary Australian contextDiscussion
consistently conveys evidence of synthesis
of analysis in terms of understanding culture as it relates to health
outcomes in a contemporary Australian
contextSources
used are highly relevant to support work and are integrated skilfully and critically. Explanations are of the highest quality.
The work is clearly written and an outstanding use of literature is
demonstrated.Discussion
consistently conveys evidence of critical analysis in terms of understanding
the concept of culture as it relates
to health outcomes in a contemporary
Australian context. Sources
used are very relevant to support discussion. Explanations are very good. The
work is clearly written, and an excellent use of literature is demonstrated.Discussion provides
a degree of analysis in terms of understanding the concept of culture as it
relates to health outcomes in a contemporary
Australian context Sources
used are relevant to support discussion. Explanations are good. The work is
clearly written, and literature is well incorporated where applicable. Discussion supports
a generally descriptive summary of the concept of culture as it relates to
health outcomes in a contemporary
Australian contextSources used are
minimal to support work. Explanations are satisfactory. The work is clearly
written Discussion
completely fails to convey an understanding of the concept of culture as it
relates to health outcomes in a contemporary
Australian context Sources
used are not adequate to support work. Explanations are brief and lack depth.
Written expression is unclear and work does not clearly answer the question
asked.
Criteria 3: Possible marks – 10Mark AwardedCriteriaHigh Distinction8.5
– 10Distinction7.5
– 8Credit6.5 – 7Pass5
– 6Fail0
4.5Discussion
includes reference to relevant data to support understanding of the links between culture
and health outcomes using appropriate
and current sources.Discussion consistently
conveys evidence of synthesis of analysis in terms of incorporating relevant
and current data to support understanding of the links between culture and
health outcomesSources
used are highly relevant to support work and are integrated skilfully and
critically. Explanations are of the
highest quality.
The work is clearly written and an outstanding use of literature is
demonstratedDiscussion conveys
evidence of critical analysis in terms of incorporating relevant and current
data to support understanding of the links between culture and health
outcomes Sources
used are very relevant to support discussion. Explanations are very good. The
work is clearly written, and an excellent use of literature is demonstrated. Discussion provides a degree of analysis in
terms of incorporating relevant and current data to support understanding of
the links between culture and health outcomes Sources
used are relevant to support discussion. Explanations are good. The work is
clearly written, and literature is well incorporated where applicable.Relevant data is
included to support understanding of the links between culture and health
outcomes but is described rather than discussed. Sources used are
minimal to support work. Explanations are satisfactory. The work is clearly
written Discussion
completely fails to convey an understanding of the links between culture and
health outcomesSources
used are not adequate to support work. Explanations are brief and lack depth.
Written expression is unclear and work does not clearly answer the question
asked. Criteria 4: possible marks 10Mark AwardedCriteriaHigh Distinction8.5
– 10Distinction7.5
– 8Credit6.5 – 7Pass5
– 6Fail0
4.5Essay
is clearly and logically structured and includes a well constructed aim and
conclusion.Introduction is clear, well
constructed and leads the reader to expectations of the essay.Clear and well organised conclusion
that summarises accurately the key points made throughout the essay and has a
concluding sentence.Introduction is clear and provides a
good summary to essay expectations. Clear and well organised conclusion
that contains has a good summary of the main points made throughout the essay
and has a concluding sentence.Introduction states aim of essay
clearly. A good attempt at developing a
conclusion that contains has a summary of some of the main points made
throughout the essay and has a concluding sentence.Introduction states aim of the essay
however, it is not clear or well constructed. Contains a
concluding paragraph but summary may not contain summary of the key points
and / or may not have concluding sentence.Does not satisfy the minimum
requirements for essay introduction. Unclear or absent aim of essay. Conclusion
is absent or does not include essential information such as summary of key
pointSubtotalSentence
construction, grammatical expression and spelling is accurate.
Non-discriminatory language is used.Essay
adheres to word limit.The essay presents a logical sequence
and coherent flow. The writing style demonstrates use of sophisticated
vocabulary and accurate grammar and the spelling is accurate. No incidence of
discriminatory language usage.Adheres to word
limit.The essay presents a logical sequence
and coherent flow. The writing style demonstrates an extensive use of
vocabulary and accurate grammar and the spelling is accurate. No incidence of
discriminatory language usage.Adheres to word limit.Writing may be mainly clear but there
are some minor errors in grammar and spelling or expression. There may be
some minor. No incidence of discriminatory language usage or inconsistencies
in the flow of the discussion.Adheres to word
limit.Meaning is apparent but language may
be clumsy. Grammar and spelling contain minor errors. Overall language is not
discriminatory but may have some wording that could be better expressed.May not adhere to word limit.Several areas that are not consistent
with written expectations including all or at least two of the following:Frequent errors in spelling, grammar
and/or writing style that detracts from the reading. Over use of quotes and
lists in the discussion. May contain discriminatory language.Does not adhere to word limit.Subtotal Essay
presentation is consistent with an accepted formal academic structure.Essay presentation is consistent with APA in-text referencing style. Ideas are referenced
correctly throughout the essay including appropriate acknowledgement
(referencing) of all the words and thoughts of othersReference listincludes at least
five texts or journal articles: two references must be journal articles. All
references are current (within the past 7 years) or are seminal publications.Essay presentation is of a high
formal academic standard..Referencing in-text (the body of the
essay) and the reference list is consistently accurate and follows the APA
Style.Reference list is substantial and includes at least five relevant texts or
journal articles: two references must be journal articles. All references are current (within
the past 7 years) or are seminal publications All of the references have been
identified from the students own database searching.Presentation is of an appropriate
academic standard. Referencing in-text and the reference
list is accurate and follows the APA
Style.Reference list has 5 or more
references that are relevant to the topic, two of which are journal articles .
All references are current (within
the past 7 years) or are seminal publications .Most of the references have been
identified from the students own database searching.Presentation reflects an accepted
academic format .Referencing in-text and the reference
list is generally accurate and follows
the APA Style .Reference list has 5 or more
references that are relevant to the topic. Most of the references have been identified
from the students own database searching.Presentation reflects a basic essay
structure. Referencing is mostly accurate and
follows the APA Style. Essay includes in-text referencing
and a reference list. Reference list has 5 or more references.
One quarter or more of the references are drawn from provided readings.More that one of the following areas
do not achieve the required standard:Reference list has less than 5
references indicating inadequate breadth of reading.Reference list does not contain at
least two journal articles.Referencing is
inaccurate or absent in- text in significant sections of the assignment. No reference list is
provided.Referencing in-text
and in reference list does not conform to APA Style.Subtotal