Mixed reported assignment please refer to my own study books

Mixed reported assignment please refer to my own study books

This EMA comprises three questions. Question 1 covers material from the SDK228 Research Methods Strand. Question 2 covers material from SDK228 module book 4 and associated multimedia activities. Question 3 covers material from all of the SDK228 module books and the associated multimedia. You should note that you must gain at least 40 of the 100 marks available in order to pass this EMA. Word limits are given for each EMA question or question part and you should follow the word limit guidance in Section 6 of the SDK228 Guide. Please write in your own words for all questions and remember to take care over inclusion of citations and references demonstrating good academic practice. Learning outcomes The following module learning outcomes are assessed in the EMA: Knowledge and understanding In the context of the topics covered in SDK228, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: KU1 The key terminology, nomenclature, classification systems, conventions and units of measurement that are central to the study of mental health and ill-health. KU2 The structure and function of major systems and organs within the body and their association with mental health, disease, disorder, dysfunction and pathology. KU3 Ways in which biological, psychological and social factors interact in mental well-being and ill-health at the level of the individual, community and society. KU4 The development of the theoretical basis of diagnosis and intervention in defined mental health conditions. KU5 Appropriate methods to generate, interpret and analyse scientific data and information in defined contexts within the study of mental health and ill-health. Cognitive skills CS1 Demonstrate the ability to use and apply your knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to mental health and ill-health in defined contexts. CS2 Apply such knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar examples. CS3 Analyse, interpret, synthesise and summarise simple data and information appropriately. CS4 Show that you can recognise different lines of evidence and appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of current knowledge in defined areas of mental health and ill-health. CS5 Demonstrate an awareness of some of the key social, psychological, biological and ethical issues surrounding mental health and ill-health topics. Key skills KS1 Locate, retrieve and respond to a variety of information sources (e.g. textual, numerical, graphical and computer-based) in defined contexts. KS2 Communicate information accurately and effectively using written, visual and numerical forms in a style that suits purpose and audience. KS4 Use a range of study skills appropriate to degree-level study and apply them to improve your own learning. KS5 Use your ICT skills as appropriate to locate online information sources, enhance your own learning, carry out simple data analysis, and communicate and discuss scientific information with others. KS6 Reflect on and manage your own learning, organise your own time, and begin to work independently in a way appropriate for continuing personal and professional development. Practical and professional skills PS1 Use your skills in interpreting data derived from health-related investigations. Question 1 This question carries 40% of the marks for the EMA and relates to the Research Methods Strand Part 4. It assesses module learning outcomes KU5, CS3, KS1, KS4, KS5, KS6 and PS1. Your answer to this question includes work that you should have already conducted for Research Methods Strand Part 4, so you will need to refer to the information for this on the SDK228 website, accessed from the SDK228 resources area. In brief, Part 4 of the Research Methods Strand requires you to complete all of the following tasks, which provide the basis for answering this EMA question: • work through the library training resource on database searching • use the skills you have learned from this training activity to conduct a database literature search of your own on the topic below • complete a database search record (accessed from the SDK228 resources area of the SDK228 website) reporting on how you conducted your search in order to demonstrate your skill level in literature searching. • a.This Database search record needs to be completed for Question 1a of your EMA. You are required to locate two scientific articles reporting original empirical research directly relevant to the following question: “Are electronic cigarettes effective in reducing addiction to smoking?” You should complete this Database search record while you are conducting your literature search. Notes and requirements for selecting the two papers: o You must include papers that have studied the relationship between electronic cigarettes and smoking addiction o Your selected papers should be an experimental design or a clinical trial such as a randomised controlled trial (RCT) o Your selected papers must be no longer than 12 pages each in total (this includes copyright information and references). Notes on submitting your chosen papers: o You will need to download and save two full text articles, in PDF format o You MUST include your two PDF files in your EMA submission; you will lose marks if you do not include the PDF files. Providing an electronic link to the papers is not an acceptable alternative. Do not copy the papers into your answer. o Zip the two PDF papers and your EMA document (so three documents in total) into a single zipped file and submit this via the eTMA system. You should refer to the instructions found at Combining and compressing (zipping) your files and also this How to zip up your files document for help with this. (Word limit: 300 words) (12 marks) • b.For this question part, you need to select two criteria from the Research Methods Table for TMA01 and two from the Research Methods Table for TMA02. You will need to complete the boxes in the Proforma for EMA Question 1b, stating your understanding of each criterion you have chosen in relation to each of the two research papers you chose for Question 1a. Then use this understanding to provide a brief evaluation in the final box of the proforma. The criteria you choose should be the ones that best help you to conduct the evaluation. Note: Each of the two papers can be considered using the same or different criteria from the Research Methods Table for TMA01 and the Research Methods Table for TMA02. The aim of completing this proforma is for you to show what you have understood from the papers you chose. Therefore, all your answers within the table must be written in your own words. Do not copy and paste any information from the papers into your completed proforma. Carefully follow these instructions to complete each section of the proforma. If necessary expand the spaces to accommodate your responses: o Identify the two papers you selected using the database search record, providing the full references in the Harvard style in the appropriate space. o Confirm that you have included the two selected papers as PDF files zipped with your main EMA file. Your answers for Question 1b are likely to receive NO marks if you do not include your two PDFs. o Use the spaces provided in the proforma to state which two criteria you have selected from the Research Methods Table for TMA01 and from the Research Methods Table for TMA02 o Complete the boxes, stating your understanding of each criterion in relation to each paper, followed by a brief evaluation in the final box of the proforma. Expand the spaces to accommodate your responses if necessary o Make sure that you insert the completed proforma into your EMA script. Remember that the pdfs of your two research articles must also be zipped together with your EMA script for submission. (Total word limit: 1200 words) (22 marks) Note that the word limit applies only to your own entries within the proforma (excluding the references), rather than to the wording of the proforma as a whole. • c.Now select one of the following employability skills: Self-management, Team-working, Problem-solving, Communication and Literacy, Application of Numeracy, Application of Information Technology. Briefly explain your level of this skill before starting SDK228, and how the skill has developed through studying the SDK228 Research Methods Strand specifically. Note that you can use any of Parts 1, 2, 3 or 4 of the Research Methods Strand that you have studied throughout SDK228 to answer this question, but you must identify one or more specific aspects of the Research Methods Strand that have helped you in developing one of your employability skills. (Word limit: 100 words) (6 marks) Question 2 This question carries 30% of the marks for the EMA and is relevant to material from Book 4 Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the associated multimedia activities. It assesses module learning outcomes KU1, KU2, KU4, CS2, CS3, CS4 and KS2. Read the three documents listed below and then answer question parts a-d that follow. These documents are: 1. a report from 2012 detailing a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s dementia, 2. a response made when the report was published on the Medical News Today website 3. a recent update about bexarotene from 2016. • a.Describe the physiological mechanism by which bexarotene has its potential therapeutic effect in the Alzheimer’s brain, and contrast this mechanism of action to the standard prescribed drug treatments for Alzheimer’s dementia, as discussed in SDK228. (400 words) (10 marks) • b.In response to the report, Mary asks: “Why is the health community not doing more to get these drugs out into the AD population, since the standard drugs used are not effective?” State clearly whether you think this statement about effectiveness is justified and then support your answer with evidence or examples from SDK228. (200 words) (6 marks) • c.Write a brief response to Mary in which you explain, using your understanding of information from SDK228 and/or the report, why Dr Landreth’s finding cannot be translated so quickly into a publically available treatment for Alzheimer’s dementia. You should include at least three separate points in your answer. (200 words) (6 marks) • d.The 2016 report from Alzforum details some findings from a human study. How convinced are you by these findings that the effect seen in mice is translatable to humans? Explain your answer. (300 words) (8 marks) Question 3 This question carries 30% of the marks for the EMA and relates to the whole module. It assesses module learning outcomes KU2, KU3, KU4, CS1, CS2, CS4, CS5 and KS2. Write an essay, using only material from SDK228, discussing the following question: “Can mental health treatments and therapies designed on a ‘one size fits all’ principle be successful or might it be necessary to consider each individual’s unique combination of biological, psychological and social circumstances?” In writing your essay you will need to discuss whether there are circumstances or conditions in which a ‘one size fits all’ approach might be applicable, and consider in what situations individualised treatment approaches are, or might be, preferable. You will be awarded marks on your ability to select and integrate different lines of argument and evidence from across the module texts and the multimedia map and so you should aim to draw on all of these resources. Remember that a good essay does more than describe the evidence. It explains how the evidence fits the argument you are making. Marks will also be awarded for the structure, clarity and coherence of the argument in your essay, as well as for citations and referencing. Please remember that your essay needs to be written in your own words to show your own understanding. You are encouraged to plan your essay first but there is no need to include your plan in your EMA submission. (Answer in no more than 1000 words) (30 marks)