Writing a Report- Coordinating Integrated Healthcare – Assessment 1
You are required to complete a report with a content of 3000 words. This will contribute to 80% of your module. The pass mark is 40%.
“This report is an investigation of the effectiveness of coordinating integrated healthcare. You are required to select a chronic / long term condition and explore the nurses role in coordinating integrated healthcare. This will be completed by focussing on addressing LO1 – L04. “
This template will guide you with your report writing. Remember that your work will need to be supported with references (Harvard style) and follow the presentation guidelines outlined within your module handbook.
Your report should look polished and professional.
Make sure your report is well presented, with correct information on the title page, numbered pages, and clearly labelled including numbered sections.
Make sure you have followed the structure and style specified in your assignment brief.
Use a formal academic language and be as brief and concise as possible, using supporting evidence.
There is also guidance on report writing which is available through LEAP online and featured within your moodle page. Please watch the audio clip and powerpoint presentation for you.
Guidelines for your report:-
1. Title page:
Written assessments should be word-processed in Arial or Calibri Light font size 12. There should be double-spacing and each page should be numbered.
There should be a title page identifying the programme name, module title, assessment title, your student number, your marking tutor and the date of submission. You also need to detail your chosen chronic / long term condition here.
You should include a word-count at the end of the assessment (excluding references, figures, tables and appendices).
2. Contents page:
Create an index and list of subheading used and page numbers. This should be on a separate page. List the headings you have given to each section of the report, together with their page numbers.
3. Abstract or summary: (200 words)
This section should be written last, when the whole of the report has been completed. Its purpose is to summarize all the essential points of the report, including the conclusions, in the briefest possible way. It should make sense when read in isolation, so should not be just a list of the headings, or in note form. The recipient of the report should be able to conclude from the abstract whether it is worthwhile reading the whole of it. However, do not write in note or list form.
4. Introduction: (300 words)
The introduction must set the scene for the reader. Overview of Integrated care, what this is and the importance of this. It should explain why the report has been written, give background information on the subject matter, and explain the method of investigation used.
5. Main text: (1800 words) divided into 4 sections (L01 – L04) – 450 words per section.
Within this section, you will need to cover learning outcomes 1 – 4 here. Some guidance has been published further down to support you in meeting the learning outcomes.
Detail what you have chosen to do and Use research evidence to support the discussion.
6. Conclusions (400 words)
Summarise the findings of your report. This should sum up the main points of your report. Note that it is not the place to introduce new material. However, you can express opinions, provided that you have the evidence to support them. The conclusion you come to should substantiate the points made in the main text. You may wish at this point to make recommendations which arise naturally from your conclusion.
7. Recommendations: (300 words)
Suggestions for improvements or future actions, based on the conclusions you have drawn earlier. Recommendations should be suggestions for improvements or future actions, based on the conclusions you have drawn earlier. Not all reports require recommendations, but if they are to be included, you might wish to highlight them by putting them in a separate section.
8. Reference list
You are required to support your work with supporting evidence which is up to date and you will need to display your reference list in chronological order as per university guidelines.
Any appendices you may wish to use to support individual points from your findings
Diagrams and figures can be used throughout the report, to enhance your discussion.
On the next page is the learning outcomes for this module and some guidance on how to meet these.