e-Portfolio entry related to a patient with altered anatomy or physiology (750 words)
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your
achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
LO1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of normal physiology in the adult
LO2. Discuss anatomy and physiology related to specific systems.
LO3. Have gained an understanding of the impact of altered physiology on patient’s wellbeing
LO 4. Identify a range anatomical abnormalities and their effect on patient wellbeing
CW1: A 750 word assessment which allows the student to identify the effects that anatomical
abnormalities can have on a patients well being (LO4). P/F Submission date: Electronic submission
The student is expected to investigate a condition of concern that causes altered anatomy and/or
physiology. The student will write a 750 word assignment that investigates the condition in question
and the effects that it has upon a patients health.
This is not a reflective account of the care the patient received, rather an investigation into the
condition from which they suffered
The emphasis of the work must be on the anatomy and/or physiology of the condition
Remember to include implications for practice
Use references to support the work
Referencing and research requirements
Please reference your work according to the Harvard style as defined in Cite Them Right Online
(http://www.citethemrightonline.com). This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and
Shields, G. (2019) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 11 th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Macmillan. Copies are available via the University library.
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Your work will be assessed against the assessment criteria which have been provided at the end of this
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to which you have demonstrated your achievement of its associated learning outcomes (see above). They
have been aligned with the institutional grade descriptor appropriate for your level.
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the assignment and use them in combination with any feedback you receive once your work has been
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Fit to Submit: Assignment Checklist
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