Drugs in Society

Essay

Choose ONE topic from the list below and prepare a 2500-word (excluding references) essay on this topic, using appropriate sources, such as journal articles. It is expected that the essay will include more information than is contained within the content of the unit lectures and workshops and as such, extensive reading around the chosen topic is essential

Essay choices: Please select one from the list below. These topics are broad to allow you to choose the specific direction and focus for your essay.

1. Potions and lotions: How did advances in chemistry and biology lead to the development of the modern pharmaceutical industry?

Word count: The word count for this assignment is 2500 words, excluding references. It is expected that your essay will be within 10% of this value, meaning a range of 2250 to 2750 words is acceptable.

Marking guide: This assignment is worth 50% of your overall grade, and as such will be marked out of 50, against the following criteria:

1. Background information (10 marks) (~500 words) In this section, it is expected that the historical background and importance of the topic will be established. This will involve addressing the issues that have lead to the subject matter of the essay and will provide a jumping off point for the major points of the essay. 2. Main discussion (25 marks) (~1500 words) This section will address the major themes to be discussed within the topic of the essay. It will clearly answer the questions raised by the topic and contain detailed information on the subject matter obtained from a variety of reputable sources.
3. Conclusions (10 marks) (~500 words) This section will tie the essay together and suggest future directions for the topic under discussion. 4. References (5 marks) In-text referencing of appropriate sources (such as peer-reviewed journal articles). Any recognised referencing system of your choice can be used (just use it correctly).
4. References (5 marks) In-text referencing of appropriate sources (such as peer-reviewed journal articles). Any recognised referencing system of your choice can be used (just use it correctly).

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