Assignment Instructions

critical appraisal of evidence.

Assessment Title Assessment Task 3: Essay – critical appraisal of evidence
Purpose To demonstrate your ability to critically appraise a piece of published evidence in relation to a clinical issue. Using Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP), you will demonstrate the ability to critically appraise the design and methods of a systematic review or randomised controlled trial, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the study.
Due Date Monday 17th May
Time Due 0900 hours
Weighting 50%
Length Essay 1200 words +/-10% Completed CASP checklist attached as Appendix A to your essay
Assessment Rubric See Unit Outline Appendix A
LOs Assessed 3, 4&5
Task You are required to demonstrate your ability to critically appraise a piece of published. Using an appropriate CASP checklist (e.g., CASP for RCTs or CASP for SRs), you are required to use the checklist to inform your answers.
Target Audience Nursing, midwifery and paramedicine healthcare professionals
Submission Your essay should be submitted as a Word file via your HLSC122 campus tile Assessment 3 dropbox. Your essay should include your completed CASP checklist as an Appendix.
FORMATTING Written script
File format .doc or .docx (not .pdf files)
Margins 2.54cm, all sides
Font and size 11-point Calibri or Arial
Spacing Double spacing
Paragraph Aligned to left margin, indent first line of each paragraph 1,27cm
Title Page As per the Individual written script template
Level 1 Heading Centered, bold, capitalize each word (14-point Calibri or Arial)
Level 2 Headings Optional/ don’t have to be used: Flush left, bold, capitalize each word (12-point Calibri or Arial)
Structure Essay Structure as per the Academic Skills Unit guide: Introduction, body, conclusion, reference list
Direct quotes Quotes from references should not be used for this assessment
HLSC122 Assessment 3: Critical Appraisal Essay ©Australian Catholic University 2021 Page 1 of 2
Header Page number top right corner (9 point Calibri or Arial)
Name Student Number Assessment Unit Year (9 point Calibri or Arial)
Referencing Style APA 7th
Should include at least four (4) credible and relevant references (i.e., peer Minimum References reviewed journal articles or textbooks).
Published in the last 5 years as this area of knowledge is rapidly developing.
Age of References Note that this excludes seminal (original) works, which have no age limitations. Reference List
Heading “References” is centered, bold, on a new page. (14 point Calibri or Arial)
Alphabetical Order References are arranged alphabetically by author family name
Hanging Indent Second and subsequent lines of a reference have a hanging indent
DOI Presented as functional hyperlink
Spacing Double spacing the entire reference list, both within and between entries
Late penalties will be applied from 9:01am on the 17th of May 2021, incurring 5% penalty of the maximum marks available up to a maximum of 15%. Assessment tasks received more than three calendar days after the due or extended date will not be allocated a mark.
An assignment is submitted 12 hours late and is initially marked at 60 out of 100. A 5% penalty is applied (5% of 100 is 5 marks). Therefore, the student receives 55 out of 100 as a final mark.
Late Penalties
Return of Marks
Penalty Timeframe Penalty
9:01 am Wednesday to 9 am Thursday 5% penalty
9:01am Thursday to 9am Friday 10% penalty
9:01am Friday to 9am Saturday 15% penalty
Received after 9:01 Saturday No mark allocated
Marks Deducted
5 marks
10 marks
15 marks
Marks will be generally returned in three weeks; if this is not obtainable, you will be notified via your campus LEO forum.

critical appraisal of evidence

Calculate Price

Price (USD)

Why Choose Us For Your Assignment?


We value all our customers' privacy. For that reason, all information stays private and confidential and will never be shared with third parties.


With our service you will never miss a deadline. We use strict follow-ups with our writers to ensure that all papers are submitted on time.


We have no tolerance for plagiarism. All papers go through thorough checking to ensure that no assignments contain plagiarism.

Money Back

You feel unsatisfied with your results? No worries. We offer refunds to our customers if any paper is not written according to the instructions.

Clients Love Us

Client #121678
Client #121678
Read More
This is by far the best I have ever scored in a custom essay. I am surprised the writer handled this assignment so well despite the short notice. I will definitely use your service next time.
Client #21702
Client #21702
Read More
When I was recommended to you by my friends, I wasn't sure you could deliver excellent results for Masters research papers until I submitted my first order. I am all yours now.
Client #20730
Client #20730
Read More
Excellent Services! You are the only assignment helper I can rely on. I have worked with many before and your services are exceptional. I have recommended you to my friends and the results are similar.
Client #20387
Client #20387
Read More
I rarely write reviews online but your services are worth promoting. My paper was so urgent I was sure I was gonna miss the deadline but you turned things around. You are awesome!
Client #20189
Client #20189
Read More
I am a satisfied customer. I know I should have given a 5 star because you deserve it but I will give 4.6 because I almost missed a deadline because of a revision. Luckily it was minor and the writer acted promptly.
Client #20187
Client #20187
Read More
Great paper but there is still some room for improvement. I am impressed by your fast responses and how you tacked my concerns professionally. Thank you for being among the few genuine essay writing service providers.
Client #19783
Client #19783
Read More
I can't thank you enough for being a great part of my college life. I recommended you to two more of my friends. I am sure they will be making their orders soon. I love the fact that you offer free pages for referrals. I will be referring a few more and maybe I won't have to pay for my next two paper, LOL.