Using the current scientific literature write a 2000 word essay critically analysing the
rationale for adopting engineering controls rather than personal protective
equipment when controlling exposure to airborne hazardous substances in the workplace.
Research the current scientific literature on this subject and use this literature to support your discussion throughout. Legislation and
standards can also be used and should relate to you own country or a country of your choice.
Legislation and standards can relate to own country or a country of a choice.
Research a range of reference materials including recent published research relating to the topic you are discussing. Journal articles on research can be found through the portal in the e-library using science direct, for guidance on accessing journals and eBooks online please refer to the accessing electronic resources guide on Moodle.
The work is to be word-processed, double or 1.5 line spacing Arial or Calibri, 12 Font, aligned to the left hand of the page and appropriately referenced using the Harvard system of referencing. Submissions should be a maximum of 2000 words (+/- 10%) and a word count must be included.
All assignments must be submitted electronically using the Turnitin plagiarism service through Moodle (even where a hard copy is required by your local centre). In the correct Moodle course, click on the Assignment folder; Assignment Submission; identify and click the correct assignment link and then follow the instructions.
This coursework accounts for 40 % of the course marks. The pass mark is 50%. The final grade for the course is an aggregate of the grades achieved for assignment 1 and 2. It is not necessary therefore to pass both assignments to pass the course overall. It will be assessed on the basis of:
Structure and presentation
Written feedback is provided on Moodle along with your grade breakdown. Please ensure you pay close attention to your feedback and email your course tutor should you require any further clarification on the points raised.
Submission This assignment will normally be submitted 6 weeks after the study school but check online in Moodle or with your Centre for exact dates. Plagiarism and Copying
It is not acceptable to copy other student’s coursework or material directly from your sources of information. This is plagiarism. If you copy material it will be highlighted by the Turnitin system that is used for on-line submissions. The copied content will not
be marked and you may be referred to the Plagiarism Panel and will be awarded a zero mark. Your final mark transcript will also show that you have been penalised for submitting plagiarised material. We will ignore small matches associated with common phrases and terms and will
ignore matches highlighted in your reference list when considering whether or not
your work is plagiarised. As a general rule you should aim to get your similarity index into the “green” zone on Turnitin. If you are in the “amber” zone you will need to look very carefully at your
work to see what you can put into your own words to reduce your score. High amber
scores may be referred to the plagiarism panel and will certainly mean that a
significant part of your work will not be considered in the marking. If you are in the “red” zone you will be referred to the plagiarism panel. We strongly advise you to submit a final draft through Turnitin well before the cut-off
date to check your similarity index. Please remember that you are only allowed to submit one draft version of your coursework every day so leave yourself plenty of
time to revise and resubmit your final version of the coursework.