NUR1120 Assessment 1- Media Watch
Guidelines for Assessment 1
- This assessment is to be submitted electronically via Assessment 1 Submission link on
NUR1120 Study Desk.
- Use the Marking Criteria to guide you. There is no need to submit the Marking Criteria.
- Submit all parts of the assessment as ONE Word document.
- APA Referencing is not required or assessed on this assessment item but feedback will be
provided on where to improve in future for those students who do attempt APA Referencing.
Assessment 1 Task Media Watch
Choose one story that has been in the media (online or newspaper) that has occurred in the 4
weeks prior to the due date of Assessment 1 submission which relates to Health, Illness and
On any given day there are reports on TV, the internet and in hard copy which relate to
Health, Illness and Wellbeing.
- Find a news story from a reliable source that has occurred within the past 4 weeks
which relates to Health, Illness and Wellbeing.
? The story title
? a screen shot/ snip of the story;
? the publication source name
? date of publication (not the date you viewed it)
? URL ( to enable your marker to go straight to the story)
- Explain the health implications of the story for those who it affects ( Section A Word
Limit 50 words)
Why is this newsworthy/currently topical? E.g. is it a medical breakthrough, research, current
topic of interest in society? (Section B Word Limit 100 words). Post your news story and
your discussion to the Media Watch Discussion Forum in the Assessment 1 Submission
area on NUR1120 Study Desk. Take a screenshot/ snip of your posting including the story
and your Section A3 answer.
Comment on one other News Story (different to your own) posted by another student and
comment as to if the individuals/groups of people referred to in the article were in control of
their own health journey? Include a screen shot/ snip of the other student’s media story and
including the title of their post (Section C Word Limit 100 words)
CHECK: Before submitting your assessment
In a Word document:
? Provide a clear easily readable screen shot/ snip of the story that you posted to study
desk including your posting about the health implications, newsworthiness and the
title of your posting (maximum size 1 MB).
? Paste a screen shot of another new story (different to your own) and your posting
about the other students post.
? This must then be submitted to the Assessment 1 Media Watch Submission portal
on study desk as a single word document(ONE file).
? Please make sure you have checked your work as there is no opportunity to resubmit
this assessment item once it is submitted.