What is [Insert Relevant Topic]?
· You are advised to complete the assignment and submit the work in plenty of time.
· Please use the turnitin tool on moodle for identifying plagiarism and also to submit an electronic version of your assignment which will be seen by the module convenor and examiners.
· The electronic manuscript should also contain a completed copy of the assignment cover sheet, which is available on the main Moodle homepage for the MSc courses. This should be added before submitting to moodle.
Academic Offences i.e. plagiarism:
University of Nottingham regulations on academic offences apply to this assessment. You should have read, understood and signed the section on plagiarism in the course handbook. Information about plagiarism is also available on the main Moodle homepage for the MSc courses.
Assignment format and guidance:
Two essay questions each worth 50% of the assignment.
Question 1 (50%)
“Genetic and diagnostic screening: Past, current and controversial issues”. Discuss
Question 2 (50%)
Describe the origin of aneuploidy. How would you use molecular techniques including cytogenetics in the diagnosis of monosomies and trisomies? What current issues surround such diagnostic methods?
Each essay should be approximately 1500-2000 words long. Please use tables and Figures in your essays as appropriate. The use of specific examples may help you structure your essay. Include critical analysis in the argument, i.e. the pros and cons of the arguments you make and use references appropriately to back up statements. Please use the references format described in the course handbook.
The table below provides some guidelines on what is looked for when marking the essays. You should also refer back to the marking scheme for written exam questions and coursework presented in the course handbook.
Little description of core information (evidence supporting main statements)
· None or few specific examples and little explanation of how they link to the topic
· Good description of core information
· Inclusion of additional information indicating understanding of the topic
· Appropriately used examples to back main arguments Essay structure and presentation
· Information presented with little structure
· Essay difficult to read and language not clear
· No figures/tables
· Included material (e.g. Figures /tables) not acknowledged at all or incorrectly
· References not provided or are incorrect
· Major grammatical errors
· Clear essay Structure, e.g. (intro, 4/5 main points, conclusion paragraph)
· Essay clearly and concisely written and language easy to read
· Appropriate inclusion of figures/tables
· Included material (e.g. Figures /tables) acknowledged appropriately
· Suitable references cited and formatted correctly
· Minor typos Critique of field/issues and demonstration of scholarly ability
· Little attempt at critiquing field or topic
· No evidence of independent thinking
· Includes a clear critique of key issues
· Demonstrates independent thinking
· Discussion of arguments in C74MSH_assignment_2019-20
· No evidence of further reading and a lack of understanding of additional literature
· No attempt to link ideas together presented in different lectures/subtopics or additional learning material presented in the module or from elsewhere. a wider scientific context
· Demonstration of further reading of literature and interpretation of primary findings
· Linking knowledge across subtopics and scientific fields