Clinical Practice Guideline Assignment
Guidelines with Scoring Rubric
Clinical guidelines provide recommendations on the diagnosis
and management of certain conditions.
Recommendations are based on evidence from a rigorous systematic review
and synthesis of the drafted medical literature. Interpreting and learning to
apply guidelines into practice is necessary to develop and enhance diagnostic
Activity Learning Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the
1) Locate a
current, primary care clinical practice guideline for a specific condition. (CO
2) Read and
interpret the guidelines for use in practice. (CO 3)
the recommendations and apply to patients in the clinical setting as
appropriate. (CO 3)
Students will RANDOMLY be assigned a topic by your
instructor in Week 1. Students will post
a brief PowerPoint summary presentation by Wednesday 11:59 p.m. MT of Week
7. This will allow others to view their
peers presentations in order to provide peer evaluations before Sunday. Presentations submitted after Wednesday 11:59
p.m. MT of Week 7 will receive an automatic 0.
Total Points Possible:
will be randomly assigned a disease topic from the instructor in Week 1.
student will locate and examine a current CPG for the assigned topic.
3. A copy
(or reference) of the intended CPG should be submitted to the instructor by
Week 3 for approval.
4. In Week
7, students will summarize the CPG and give a brief, oral presentation
according to the directions and rubric listed below.
5. In addition
to the presentation, a written transcript (for the instructor) must be
submitted to the Week 7 assignment box.
will share a copy of the CPG along with a link to their presentation.
and transcripts are due before Wednesday 11:59 p.m. MT of Week 7, Presentations
and/or papers submitted after the deadline will receive an automatic 0.
PREPARING THE PAPER
presentation should be developed using the guidelines listed below. All presentations must be in PowerPoint
PowerPoint file should be uploaded to Voice Thread in order to add the narrated
presentation should be drafted or shared with the class for viewing by
posting a link in the discussion forum along with a copy of the CPG before Wednesday
11:59 p.m. MT of Week 7.
written transcript should also be submitted to the drop-box for the
instructors reference before Wednesday 11:59 p.m. MT of Week 7.
grammar, punctuation, and spelling should be observed in the slides and script.
Category Points % Description
Disease & Background 15 10% Identify
the disease condition and give a brief statement of incidence and prevalence in
the U.S. Discuss the pathophysiology of
the disease and typical clinical presentation seen in patients with the
Publication & Applicability in Primary Care 30 20% Identify the author, organization or
group that developed the CPG. State the year of the original guideline
publication as well as any subsequent revisions (your reference should be the
most recent version). Discuss the applicability for use of this CPG in the
primary care setting.
Key Action statements and Body of Evidence 45 30% Provide each of the CPGs Key Action
or Guideline Statements AND the body of evidence strength for each [If the
statement has applicability to other groups, only discuss the relevant primary
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