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This assessment requires you to demonstrate professional expertise in the areas of research and written
presentation of information on CAM treatment/s of health condition/s.
Materials and Equipment
Type of Assessment: Article
Task Overview: You are required to write an article of 600 words on the appropriate uses of a
nutrient or herb and how it could be used for general health conditions.
Format: Your submission must be typewritten. Submit 600 words in total. Academic
writing style is required. Ensure you follow the guidelines provided in the
Academic Writing Guide found in the Academic Skills section of your Learning
Portal and proof-read your work before submission to avoid typos, spelling and
Font size and spacing: 11-12 point; 1.5 or double spacing
Referencing: The assignment must be referenced in-text according to the Academic Writing
Guide found in the Academic Skills section of your Learning Portal. The
referencing style required is APA 6th edition.
In addition to your compulsory textbooks, you must refer to at least five (5) full
text medical journal papers or other medical or nursing textbooks. It is
inappropriate to reference lecture notes and non-academic websites.
WRITTEN ASSESSMENT TASK BRIEF
HLT60112 Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine
HLT60512 Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
HLT61012 Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine WA1
ADVCOMPD13 ? Professional Development
Delivery Mode ?Flexible Online ?Face to Face
Unit(s) of Competency HLTCOM502C Develop Professional Expertise
Title of Assessment Task Written assignment 1- Article
You will need the following:
? Textbooks and reference material
? Internet access
? Learning Portal Access
Written Assessment 1 ? ADVCOMPD13 Professional Development
Note: Please ensure you have reviewed all of the information in the Academic Skills section of your
Learning Portal before submitting your final assessment.
The reader of this article is the general public, however, other health care professionals may read this
article so your writing needs to be professional, accurate and at the right pitch so the information received
by the audience is safe.
This article is based on your findings on the nutrient (or herb if studying Naturopathy or Herbal Medicine)
that you have researched and critiqued. From the summation of evidence gathered, write a short article of
600 words on the functioning of the nutrient or herb and how it could be used for general health
Assessment Instructions Summary
1. Write an article of 600 words in length on the appropriate uses of a nutrient or herb and how it could be
used for general health conditions.
The work is to be submitted to the Learning Portal (instructions are provided on the Learning Portal). Please
submit word documents only, unless otherwise advised by your lecturer.
?Ensure you have followed this assignment brief
?Ensure your name and student number is on the assignment (header or footer)
?Ensure the final file name of the document includes the subject name, assessment task title, and
your name and student number.
? All items must be satisfactorily answered / addressed / completed and submitted, if applicable, in
order for you to achieve a ?Satisfactory? outcome for this assessment.
? Please note that this may be one assessment from a range of assessment tasks you will
complete. You must complete all assessment tasks in this subject. Please refer to your subject
outline for information on the other assessment tasks.
? All assessment items and marking sheets will be retained by the college as evidence of your
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