HLSC220: Healthcare Ethics
|Assessment Title||Argumentative essay|
|Purpose||The purpose of this assessment is for students to demonstrate the capacity to develop an ethical argument/s based around the four bio-ethical principles: autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence. Students will use their|
chosen topic to develop a sound ethical argument.
|Length||1500 words +/- 10% (includes intext citations, excludes reference list)|
|Assessment Rubric||Refer to Extended Unit Outline Appendix A|
|LOs Assessed||LO1, LO2|
|Three topics will be available for you on LEO. You will select one of these topics and construct an argumentative essay. You are encouraged to choose a topic|
that you feel is important to you and that you feel passionate about.
|Target Audience||Healthcare professionals|
|Margins||2.54cm, all sides|
|Font and size||Use 11-point Calibri, Arial or Times New Roman|
|Paragraph||Aligned to left margin, indent first line of each paragraph 1.27cm|
|Title Page||Not to be used|
|\Level 1 Heading||Centered, bold, capitalize each word (14-point Calibri or Arial)|
|Level 2 Headings||Not to be used|
|Introduction: Provides an introduction and brief background to the topic and ethical discussion, identifies the ethical stance to be argued.|
Body: Provides the content of the ethical arguments incorporating the bioethical principles and relevant ethical theories and concepts.
Conclusion: identifies the key ethical points argued and re-iterates the ethical stance taken. Does not introduce new ideas.
Reference List: Includes all the sources identified within the essay.
Always require page number. No more than 10% of the word count should be direct quotes.
|Header||Page number top right corner (9-point Calibri or Arial)|
|Referencing Style||APA 7th Edition.|
It is recommended that you download ENDNOTE referencing software free from ACU https://libguides.acu.edu.au/endnote
|There is no set number of references that must be used as a minimum for this task, but as a rough guide only, if you have utilized less than 10-12 unique quality peer-reviewed sources then you have not read widely enough.|
All arguments must be supported using a variety of high-quality primary evidence. Avoid using any one source repetitively.
|Age of References||Most references for this task should be published within the last 5 years,|
however the appropriate use of older evidence sources (e.g. seminal theoretical ethical work) is acceptable.
|List Heading||“References” is centered, bold, on a new page (14 point Calibri or Arial).|
|Alphabetical Order||References are arranged alphabetically by author family name|
|Hanging Indent||Second and subsequent lines of a reference have a hanging indent|
|DOI or URL||0-Presented as functional hyperlink|
|Spacing||Double spacing the entire reference list, both within and between entries|
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