Bachelor of Applied Social Science
Chronic Illness and Disability
Name of assessment
Learning outcomes addressed by
Week 11 – 11:55pm, Sunday
Dr Michelle Mars
Assessment brief summary:
Students are to models of chronic illness create anand disability essay in which they compare and contrast t . wo
Compare and contrast the possibilities and limitations of two models of making sense of chronic
illness and disability. The models you may choose from are the medical model, the
biopsychosocial model, the social model and the ‘lifestyle’ model. Critically explore your models
in terms of the currently existing Australian socioeconomic paradigm.
Word count, readability, and structure
Number and choice of appropriate references
In-text references and reference list, accuracy and use
of correct referencing style
Answering the question and responding to the topic
Links to theories and concepts
Notes for essays: Students must attempt all tasks in the unit to be eligible to pass the unit
Students are advised that any submissions past the due date incur a 10% penalty per day, calculated from the total mark e.g. a
task marked out of 40 will incur a 4 mark penalty per day.
Students must attempt all tasks in the unit to be eligible to pass the unit
More information can be found in Think Education Assessment Policy document on the Think Education website
This essay will incorporate a formal introduction, main points, and a conclusion, and will be fully
referenced including a reference list of at least 15 references.
What we want to see:
This essayi will incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion; as this is an essay,
the introduction and conclusion, as well as individual paragraphs addressing different issues should
not be flagged with subheadings, but incorporated in the essay.
The work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We
recommend you work with your Academic Writing Guide to ensure that you reference correctly. You
will find a link to this document on the main page of every unit, under the ‘Assessments’ section.
Correct academic writing and referencing are essential tasks that you need to learn. We
recommend a minimum of ten references.
Referencing: References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic
sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. Your textbook can be used as a
reference, but not the Study Guide and lecture notes. We want to see evidence that you are capable
of conducting your own research. Also, in order to help markers determine students’ understanding
of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page
number/s if shown in the original.
Researching: You can search for peer-reviewed journal articles, which you can find in the online
journal databases and which can be accessed from the library homepage. Reputable news sites
such as The Conversation (https://theconversation.com/au/health), online dictionaries and online
encyclopedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic. Government
departments, research institutes such as the National Health and Medical Research Council
(NHMRC), international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and local not
for profit organisations such as the Cancer Council are also good resources.
Formatting: The assessment MUST be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format. Other
formats may not be readable by markers. Please be aware that any assessments submitted in other
formats will be considered LATE and will lose marks until it is presented in Word.
What we don’t want to see:
Plagiarism: All sources of information need to properly be acknowledged. Please refer to the
plagiarism website on blackboardii. By clicking the ‘Upload this file’ button you acknowledge that
you have read, understood and can confirm that the work you are about to submit complies with
the Flexible and Online plagiarism policy as shown in the JNI Student Handbook. Like other forms
of cheating plagiarism is treated seriously. Plagiarising students will be referred to the Program
Word Count: Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count – as a general rule you
may go over or under by 10% than the stated length.
Late Submissions: Students are advised that any submissions past the due date incur a 10%
penalty per day, calculated from the total mark e.g. a task marked out of 30 will incur 3 marks
penalty per day.
No submission: Students must attempt all tasks to be eligible to pass the unit.
More information can be found in Think Education Assessment Policy document on the Think
BASS – WEL203A Page 5
Resources Available to YOU:
1. Academic writing guide link
2. Writing & referencing: The link to the Learning and Academic Skills Unit (LASU)
is on the left pulldown menu on the blackboard home page:
LASU also provides a series of academic skills tutorials. Please contact Caroline Spaans
(firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 949 232 14).
3. Researching: A guide to researching is available on the library page
Please contact the online and Pyrmont librarian for Health, Dawn Vaux
(email@example.com) if you would like further help or a tutorial on how to do research