This Assessment Item is a group exercise to produce a poster using PowerPoint, on the topic of medical examination of OBESITY in a person. A group exercise is important for developing skills for a key CQUni Graduate Attribute of Teamwork. You will work in groups of five or six students to produce the poster. Students will be allocated to groups randomly, following census date in Week 4. Each group will be allocated a workspace to communicate on the unit Moodle site. Your group will look at the assessment and treatment plan for an obese person from the perspectives of each of the specialisations of Pathology, Clinical Measurements and Nutrition. If there are one or more students in a group whose focus is on Biotechnology, this specialisation may also be included.
Poster templates can be found by a search on PowerPoint but you are not limited to this source. One of these PowerPoint poster templates is also provided under the Week 6 link on Moodle. There are no specific word limits for the poster, however, the poster should be all on one landscape page and be clearly laid out. Include your names under the title as the authors of the poster. You can use smaller print for the names to save space if you wish. One or more figures are encouraged to attract reader interest. However, do not include so many figures there is insufficient room left for fully covering the topic in text.
For a group assessment item first think about and discuss how you will organise your group. Do you want to appoint a leader, or simply work together?
For a poster, each section has to be concise and to the point, clearly covering the main aspects in the space available. Each section related to the three or four specialisations should be roughly of the same length.
One possible suggestion of how to approach this as a group exercise is:
Student 1: Prepare Title and Introduction. This might need to be done last, to be fully aware of the content covered.
Student 2: Write about the Pathology perspective. For example, what pathology tests might be done on an obese patient and why?
Student 3: Write a section about what Clinical Measurements might be diagnostic, or associated with an obese patient, to identify/confirm any problems.
Student 4: Write a section about the Nutrition approach to obesity by way of testing procedures and how general advice might be dispensed.
Student 5: Sum up the findings briefly in a conclusion. You should integrate the findings from each section in the conclusion so it is cohesive.
If there is a sixth student in a group, they could possibly be involved in putting the sections together and proof reading the document.
Font size and type is left up to the group, but ensure the font is not distracting and also would be large enough to read easily should the poster be printed.
All references used should be listed at the end in Harvard style. For in-text citations use a superscript number that matches the ordered reference number in the reference list. For a poster, number superscripts are less distracting than full written citations as would be required in a report. A smaller font may be used for the reference list to conserve space.