Medical Law Assignment

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School of Law, Criminology and PoliticalScienceLLB Coursework AssessmentsLevel 62016-171
ContentsAssignment Question..............................................................................................................3How to Submit.......................................................................................................................41.1. Presentation................................................................................................................41.2. Referencing.................................................................................................................41.3. Work Limit...................................................................................................................41.4. Late Submission..........................................................................................................51.5. Extensions...................................................................................................................51.6. Serious Adverse Circumstances.................................................................................5Academic Offences. Cheating, Plagiarism & Collusion..........................................................6Results and Feedback.............................................................................................................7Grading Criteria.......................................................................................................................8OSCOLA Quick Reference Guide.........................................................................................10Extension Request Form........................................................................................122
Information about the assignment:CourseworkQuestion Posted on StudyNetSubmission DateCoursework Return Date(4 weeks)No 1referred/deferred28thOctober 201625thNovember 201623rdDecember 2016Question:Medical Law Coursework No 1 first sitting 2016-20171,000 words.Martin Waller was driving his motorcar in late November, when there was ice on the road. He had drunk aglass of wine earlier in the day. His car skidded and crashed. He suffered injuries, including lacerations tohis left leg. He was taken by ambulance to the Luton and Dunstable NHS Hospital in Luton.He was treated by Holly Thomas, a junior doctor who was nearing the end of a double shift. UnfortunatelyMartin’s wound became infected and as a result it was necessary for him to have a skin graft operation,which was performed by Dr Mohammad Shah at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. That operation hasleft Martin with scarring and some loss of movement in his left leg, so that he now walks with a limp and isunable to run. Holly had prescribed incorrect antibiotics and anti-infection drugs and later investigationsindicate that her error may have deprived Martin of a 44% chance of a complete recovery from his injurieswithout the need for a skin graft operation, however it is not clear whether Martin would have made a fullrecovery.Prior to the skin graft operation the consultant, Dr Shah, explained to Martin the procedure to be used.This was innovative as it employed the use of “laser guided incisions”. Dr Shah explained to Martin thatalthough this procedure was not regularly employed it was supported by a leading expert and consultantat St Bartholomew's Hospital London, Mr Edward Weaver. Martin had asked Dr Shah if there were anyrisks involved with this new procedure and he was told “Mr Waller, rest assured, there are none that youneed to worry about”. The operation was performed without any negligence or carelessness on the part ofDr Shah.There was in fact a 3% risk that this form of surgery could cause some permanent loss of movement inthe left leg. Martin informs you that if he had been made aware of the risk he would have delayed theoperation until he had discussed this with his family, although it is likely he would have agreed to goahead with the operation at a later date as he was very concerned about the appearance of his leg.Advise Martin of any potential claims he may have and against whom and also whether you foresee ifthere are any potential difficulties facing such claims.End of question.3
How to submit:PresentationThe assignment itself should be a Word document in Arial font size 11 with double line spacing to allowfor the markers’ comments.Your namemust notappear on your assignment. All assessed coursework is marked anonymouslyusing your student registration number on your ID card. Your student registration number and modulename should appear on every page of your essay and each page should be numbered. This is bestachieved by use of the header and footer tool.You are also required to put your student registrationnumber and module title in the file name of your assignment when submitting on StudyNet (e.g.EU Law 14043489.doc).Your word countmustappear at the end of your work.Students are required to submit their written coursework work electronically via StudyNet.All feedback and grades will be released through StudyNet.ReferencingAll quotations from, or use of other writers’ work must be properly referenced- that is, you must give theauthor, title, and date of publication of the work concerned, and the page or section number of thepassage quoted or cited. Reference style should remain consistent throughout each submitted essay.Your coursework answer should be properly referenced using the Oxford Referencing System (OSCOLA)seewww.law.ox.ac.ukYou should include a full bibliography at the end of your work.Word Limit1Your word count must appear at the end of your work.Do not exceed the word limit in relation to your answer by more than 10%.If you do, then your mark willbe capped at 40%.The word count for coursework will NOT include footnotes or the bibliography. However, footnotes mustnot include material that should be in the body of the answer or be used as a means to circumvent theword count.1Students should note that in Microsoft Word, if the reference mark (footnote number) is inside the punctuationmark, then the punctuation gets counted as a new work. If the reference mark is outside the punctuation mark, thenit will not be counted. E.g. He said 1. = 3 words; He said 1, = 3 words; He said. 1 = 2 words; He said, 1 = 2 words.4
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