ONPS1045 Bacterial Infections
This assignment is worth 10% of your final assessment.
April 24, 2020 midnight. Earlier submissions are welcome. Please advise me by email if you submit your essay before the due date.
2500 words ( + or – 10%, not including references, or figures/ tables)
Write an essay on a topic of your choice based on topics covered from one week of the course, in your essay you should answer the the workbook questions on that topic. Use the weekly workbook questions as a guide. Your essay should be researched in-depth, and use appropriate references to the peer- reviewed scientific literature.
Please include a cover sheet with your name, student number and the workbook questions you are discussing.
Students are to choose the Workbook questions from any one (1) week of the course and research the topic in detail and prepare a response to the questions with reference to the current scientific literature.
Your response the format of an essay of approximately 2500 words in length. Subheadings are advisable to help structure your essay. References should be the Vancouver style.
Any students who find they are having trouble with their writing, or are unsure about the standard can submit their workbook answers from weeks 1-4 of the course for feedback.
In this case, a write up of the answers from any of weeks 5-10 must be submitted for assessment.
The marking rubric of this assignment is below, and also contained in the guidelines document here. Workbook assessment Task.pdf
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Notes and Hints:
• Please write an essay that discusses the topic and addresses the questions, not a series of answers to the questions.
• The journal articles may be quite detailed- read them with the questions in mind and remember to concentrate on the main points and don’t drown in the details.
• These papers are available direct by searching and then following the links through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/gquery
• Or by searching for the journal using the –e- journals tab at the RMIT library web site.
• Students should have access to these journals if they are logged on to RMIT library. Let me know if you have any trouble downloading the PDFs.
• In many cases there might not be a “correct” or “incorrect “ answer to the question as the question may be controversial or the subject of ongoing research. In this case it is important to understand the current hypotheses and their reasoning.