This assignment is in 2 parts. The first part assesses your ability to locate, summarise and reference appropriate literature in the field of occupational health. The second part requires you to prepare a referenced summary of the occupational illnesses and experiences of migrant workers in workplaces, based on the literature located in part 1 and 2.
This should be no more than 2 pages in length.
The following two references can be obtained as full text through the University of Newcastle electronic library:
Nadim W, AlOtaibi A, Al-Mohaimeed A, Ewid M, Sarhandi M, Saquib J, et al. Depression among migrant workers in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia. J Affect Disord. 2016 Dec; 206:103–8.
Noor NM, Shaker MN. Perceived workplace discrimination, coping and psychological distress among unskilled Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia. Int J Intercult Relat. 2017 Mar; 57:19–29.
? Locate and read these two articles.
? Briefly explain how you searched for and located these references and write a short paragraph summarising the scope of each of them.
? Locate at least one further reference through the University electronic library, which is relevant to experiences of migrant workers in workplaces. Write a couple of sentences to explain how you located this reference and a short paragraph on what it is about.
? Locate 2 further academic references of relevance to the topic, from the library or from any other source, and summarise their findings.
This should be no more than 4 pages in length. (You should use a minimum of 2cm margins, Times New Roman 12 point or similar font and single line spacing.)
Using the literature located above and any additional literature you have consulted, write a properly referenced report covering:
1. The various effects and impacts of a foreign land and people on migrant workers’ health;
2. The extent (prevalence and/or incidence) and awareness of occupational illnesses existing among migrant workers by various stake holders;
3. A discussion of the controls and management strategies that could be used in the prevention of occupational illnesses occurring in migrant workers.
Marks will be allocated for the quality of writing and argument, for appropriate ‘in text’ citation and for end-noting of references. You must use a consistent and recognised style for both aspects of referencing, preferably Vancouver.
Detailed Marking Scheme
No specific minimum length has been set as there is a lot of variation in writing and presentation styles. Nevertheless, the level of detail required means that the assignment is likely to be at least 1500 words in length. Very brief assignments are unlikely to score well on content. If the assignment exceeds the page length, the final mark will be penalised by 5% of the total, for every page or part of a page in excess of the overall total of 6 pages (excluding a title page, any large figures and tables and the end reference list).
? Locating and summarising the 2 given references: 4 marks
? Locating and summarising one other University Library reference: 2 marks
? Locating and summarising 2 further references from any source: 4 marks
Marks will be given for English mechanics in terms of accuracy and clarity, and for proper paraphrasing/summarising of the source materials. Your writing should be clear and unambiguous, and contain few grammatical mistakes and/or spelling errors.
? The effects & impacts of foreign land and people on migrant
workers’ health: 7 marks
? The extent (prevalence and/or incidence) & awareness of
occupational illnesses existing among migrant workers
by various stake holders: 2 marks
? A discussion of the controls & management strategies that could
be used in the prevention of occupational illnesses
occurring in migrant workers: 5 marks
‘In text’ citation: 3 marks
End listing of references 3 marks
TOTAL MARKS: 30 marks