The School holds academic integrity in high regard. Under the Conditions of Registration for your programme you consented to all of your summative coursework (essays, projects, dissertations, etc) being analysed by plagiarism detection software.
The Department of Health Policy submits all summative coursework to Turnitin UK (iParadigms) for textual similarity review and the detection of plagiarism. Copies of all papers submitted to this software will be retained as source documents in the iParadigms reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism.
Plagiarism is the use of any work by others, whether published or not, and can without proper referencing. Any quotation from the published or unpublished work of other persons, including other students, must be clearly identified by being placed inside quotation marks and a full reference to their source must be provided in the proper form.
You can submit your coursework to Turnitin yourselves, before the final submission to make sure you have not inadvertedly plagiarised someone elses work. even if you inadvertently plagiarised work, you will still be held responsible.
If you wish to submit your coursework to Turnitin yourself, make sure that you submit it ‘in draft’ on Moodle and NOT ‘for grading’. If you submit a draft, you will be able to finalise your coursework before submitting for grading. ONLY when you are sure that you want to submit your work for grading, should you choose this option. Once your work is submitted for grading, you will not be able to change it.
When you submit the electronic copy in Moodle you will be asked to confirm, by submission, that you understand the School's regulations on plagiarism and assessment. By submitting your work on Moodle you are confirming that all work contained within your work is your own, apart from properly referenced quotations.