Case study instructions

Case study instructions – detailed
You are to choose one case study to complete from the available options.
There are 2 parts to the case studies:
o In Part 1, you will answer questions about the case study.
o Referencing is not required in part 1.
o You will submit part 1 via Turnitin.
o Plagiarism will be assessed, so be vigilant.
o Answer length will depend upon the question, there is no upper or lower limit. A
rough guide is approximately 20 words per mark.
o Complete part 2 in a separate word document to part 1.
o In Part 2, you will choose a new treatment/therapeutic for the disease/condition
from the case study and write an essay (500-700 words) about this new treatment.
o You will need to address the following in your essay:
The origin of the treatment/therapeutic (how was it developed or
The mechanism by which the treatment/therapeutic is proposed to affect the
How does this treatment/therapeutic differ from or improve upon previous
o The word count is strict, anything over 700 words and you will lose marks.
o The word count does not include your reference list.
o Referencing is vital. At least 3 references are required. All references are to be
published from 2018-2022. Referencing style is not important, as long as all
references comply to a single referencing style.
o Make sure to include your reference list at the end.
o You will submit part 2 via Turnitin.
o Plagiarism will be assessed, so be vigilant.
o The treatment/therapeutic that you choose cannot be widely used or applied to this
disease. It should be in the pre-clinical (animal model trials) or clinical research
phase (Phase 1, 2 or 3 trials) of development.
o Your choice of treatment/therapeutic will not impact your marks, just make sure
that the treatment/therapeutic that you choose is currently being researched.
o Each case study will have a vast array of potential treatment/therapeutics. Do some
initial broad research in order to find an interesting candidate. A good place to start
is in published reviews.
Although each case study has differently weighted questions, and have different total scores, the
overall weighting of every case study is the same (20% of your final mark). In this case study, part
1 is worth 50% of the case study mark and Part 2 is worth 50% of the case study mark. In other
words, each part is worth 10% of your final grade.

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