Additional Course Outline Information
Policy on Dishonest Practice
Plagiarism, collusion, copying and ghost writing are unacceptable and dishonest practices.
• Plagiarism is the presentation of any material (text, data, figures or drawings, on any medium including computer files) from any other source without clear and adequate acknowledgement of the source.
• Collusion is the presentation of work performed in conjuction with another person or persons, but submitted as if it has been completed only by the names author(s).
• Copying is the use of material (in any medium, including computer files) produced by another person(s) with or without their knowledge and approval.
• Ghost writing is the use of another person(s) (with or without payment) to prepare all or part of an item submitted for assessment.
In cases where dishonest practice is involved in tests or other work submitted for credit, the student will be referred to the University Proctor. The instructor may choose to not mark the work.
The Health Sciences Centre uses the following scale to convert marks into grades:
100-85 A+, 80-84 A, 75-79 A-, 70-74 B+, 65-69 B, 60-64 B-, 55-59 C+, 50-54 C, 40-49 D, 0 E.
The Health Sciences Centre reserves the right to adjust this mark/grade conversion. This will occur only when the deemed necessary and such adjustments will not be made to the detriment of a student's grade.
Late work should be accompanied with a short note explaining why the work is late. The work will be marked and 1% the total marks will be subtracted for each day the work is late. Days late include weekend and holidays.
Please refer to the Assessment Guidelines for students. http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/documents/assessment_guidelines_for_students_09.pdf
Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities should speak with someone at Disability Support Service. They are located at 111 Maths Building (Ex.6350, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Extensions are reserved for exceptional circumstances only and are not granted automatically. Under exceptional circumstances (eg illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) individual students may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment. There is, however, a limit to the length of time that an extension can be granted and this should be negotiated with the Course Lecturer in the first instance. Extensions will not normally be given for longer than one week from the due date, unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Extensions are not granted automatically to students.
Requests for extensions should be emailed to the Lecturer at least two days prior to the due date for the assignment. A copy of the lecturer’s email confirming the extension (if granted) and other relevant evidence of special circumstances (eg a letter from a counsellor, medical certificate) must be attached to and submitted with the assignment. Extensions will not normally be granted because of pressure of university study, eg several pieces of work being due at about the same time. Students are encouraged to plan their work in a realistic manner and in advance so that they can meet their assessment deadlines.
On-campus students are to submit their assignments to the relevant lecturer on the due date. Assignments will be retuned in class, or made available for collection at the relevant school office.
FLO students will submit their work to the Distance Material & Assignments Centre. The Centre will return work after marking is completed.