Nursing – Screening is the administration of measures or tests to distinguish

Screening is the administration of measures or tests to distinguish individuals who may have a condition from those who probably do not have it.  Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of screening.  

Word limit 500 words.  Please make sure to provide citations and references (in APA, 7th ed. format) for your work. 

Discussion:

Screening is the administration of measures or tests to distinguish individuals who may have a condition from those who probably do not have it.  Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of screening.  

 
Instructions: 

Word limit 500 words.  Please make sure to provide citations and references (in APA, 7th ed. format) for your work. 

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MSN5550 Health Promotion: Prevention of Disease

Discussion Board Rubric

Criteria Unsatisfactory-Beginning Developing Accomplished Exemplary Total

Ideas,
Arguments,
& Analysis

0-30 points 35-39 points 40-44 points 45-50 points /50

Ideas expressed lack an
understanding of the
discussion topic. Comments
are irrelevant, off-topic,
and/or confusing to follow.
Viewpoint, if given, is not
supported with evidence or
examples.

Ideas expressed in discussion
posts show a minimal
understanding of the
discussion topic. Comments are
general in nature and/or
occasionally may not be
relevant. Rehashes or
summarizes ideas with limited
analysis, original thought,
and/or supported viewpoints.

Ideas expressed in discussion
posts are mostly substantive
and relevant to topic; some
original thought. Demonstrates
logical thinking, reasoning,
and/or analysis for most part.
Viewpoint is supported with
evidence and/or examples.

Ideas expressed in discussion
posts include original
thought, substantial depth,
and are relevant to topic.
Viewpoint shows strong
logical thinking, reasoning,
and analysis with evidence
and examples. Construction
of new meaning and insights
are evident.

Connection
to Course
Materials

0-13 points 14-15 points 16-17 points 18-20 points /20

No connections are made to
readings or other course
materials (lectures, media,
resources, etc.), and/or if
made, are not clearly stated
and are largely personal
opinions.

Minimal direct connections are
made to readings and/or other
course materials (lectures,
media, resources, etc.).
Connections are largely
inferred and somewhat unclear
at times.

Some direct connections are
made to readings and/or other
course materials (lectures,
media, resources, etc.) and are
clearly stated for the most
part.

Strong, direct connections
are made to readings and/or
other course materials
(lectures, media, resources,
etc.) and are clearly stated.

Contribution
to Learning
Community

0-13 points 14-15 points 16-17 points 18-20 points /20

Negligible contribution to the
learning community. Rarely
engages with students and
generally ignores others’
posts and/or has a negative
effect through
misrepresenting content in
other posts, inappropriate
comments made, and/or
attempts to dominate the
discussion.

Somewhat contributes to the
learning community but the
focus is generally on own
posts. Occasionally interacts
with others’ postings but little
attempt to involve other
students in the discussion.
Short statements such as “I
agree with…”.

Contributes to the learning
community. Often attempts to
direct group discussion to
present relevant viewpoints
and meaningful reflection by
others. Interacts respectfully
with students.

Effectively contributes to the
learning community.
Frequently initiates dialogue
and motivates group
discussion by providing
feedback to students’
postings, asking follow-up
questions, and through
thoughtful, reflective
comments. Respectfully
encourages a variety of
viewpoints and invites
contributions from others.

Liset Cabrera Mendoza

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Discussion Board Rubric (continued)

Criteria Unsatisfactory-Beginning Developing Accomplished Exemplary Total

Writing
Quality

0-6 points 7 points 8 points 9-10 points /10

Posts show a below
average/poor writing style that
lacks standard English, and/or
is difficult for readers to follow.
Contains frequent errors in
grammar, punctuation, usage,
and spelling.

Posts show an average and/or
casual writing style using
standard English that is
generally clear but contains
some errors in grammar,
punctuation, usage, and
spelling.

Discussion posts show above
average writing style that is
clear using standard English
with minor errors in grammar,
punctuation, usage, and/or
spelling.

Discussion posts are well
written and clearly
articulated using standard
English, characterized by
elements of a strong writing
style with correct grammar,
punctuation, usage, and
spelling.

TOTAL POINTS (sum of 5 Criteria) /100

Source: Rubric by Denise Kreiger, Instructional Design/Technology Services, SC&I, Rutgers, 3/2014

Liset Cabrera Mendoza
Liset Cabrera Mendoza
  • Source: Rubric by Denise Kreiger, Instructional Design/Technology Services, SC&I, Rutgers, 3/2014

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