Part 1 Weighting (40% of the module)
Part 1 (100 marks) – PowerPoint Slides and Speaker Notes
This is an individual presentation.
Part 2 Weighting (60% of the module)
Part 2 (100 marks) – Report
This is a 2-part assessment, with separate submissions for each part.
For this assessment, you will need to conduct a literature search on ONE of the topics below (presented as a report) and then produce a PowerPoint presentation of your search findings.
There is no primary data/research required in this assessment.
The topics are as follows:
• The attitude of higher education students to compulsory organ donation;
• The level of awareness of Healthcare students of the Health and Social Care Act 2012;
• The internet as a source of health information among higher education students;
• Dieting among higher education students in England.
Using PowerPoint, you should provide a brief introduction the topic you have chosen, which would include the background and current issues. Your presentation should include a summary of 3 to 5 materials, one of which must include a data source relevant to the topic, and an evaluation of the sources used.
The structure of the presentation and marks breakdown is as follows:
1) Introduction to the Research Topic (1 slide recommended) – 10 marks
2) Background to the Problem (1 slide recommended) – 10 marks
3) Summary of the literature (3-5 slides recommended) – 50 marks
4) Methodology used to find the literature sources (1-2 slides recommended) – 20 marks
5) References/Bibliography (1 slide) – 10 marks
• For your chosen topic, make sure you get a clear understanding of who higher education students comprise, and the different perspectives or meanings of key terms like organ donation, health information (what does this cover), dieting (is this just about food or some other things).
• For the methodology, explain how you went about the research. What search techniques did you use? How did you choose your research question(s)?
• Your data must come from credible sources such as www.data.gov.uk, www.ons.gov.uk or any other official source.
A maximum of 10 slides, to include speaker notes; below is a guide on how to break that down. You are expected to have about 1000 words in all, (about 500-600 of those in your speaker notes).
Please note for the presentation
It is up to you how you present the slides, e.g. with colours, pictures, etc, but you are not being assessed on your creative skills. Your slides can be limited to a few keywords, with your speaker notes expanding on these.
You are being assessed on your ability to follow instructions, present your material in a logical way, to identify and highlight key points of your topic, as well as your grammar/spelling/referencing.
In this report, with a maximum of 2000 words, you will need to expand on the work you did for the presentation by adding more content. Below is a guide on how to break this down. Include the titles below as sub-headings in your report. The marks breakdown will be proportionate to the number of words suggested for each aspect.
Please Note for the report
This literature review is to enable you to demonstrate your understanding of the research process and to use note-taking to aid you in identifying key information. Paraphrasing and summarizing will be important in doing this part of the assessment.
The presentation is seen as a planning/overview document for your report so there will inevitably some overlap; however, copying chunks of work from one to the other is not appropriate and will be reflect in your marks.