Anatomy And Physiology Online Courses - Regulations Governing Academic Integrity

These Regulations aim to encourage a “learning community” at Anatomy and Physiology Online Courses which our learners and team learn from one another while conducting themselves with courtesy, integrity, honesty, and mutual respect. Anatomy and Physiology Online Courses recognises the importance of education to help learners and team members understand and maintain academic integrity. 

These Regulations outline the usual timescales. Please note that when ‘working days’ are referred to; this excludes weekends, bank holidays and school closure days. 

These Regulations are made subject to the Charter and Terms and Conditions of Anatomy and Physiology Online Courses.

Setting out the definition and scope of these Regulations and the principles to be applied. 

Definition, scope, application and principles 1. What is Academic Integrity? 

1.1 Academic integrity is integral to studying at Anatomy and Physiology Online Courses and a guiding principle of academic life. At its most basic, academic integrity describes acting with honesty and responsibility in one’s own academic work (which throughout these Regulations means work undertaken for formative and summative assessments, your academic practice, and your academic working relations with others). Maintaining academic integrity therefore requires: 

  • 1.1 Appropriately acknowledging all sources of information drawn upon in your own academic work according to the permission, citation and referencing practices of the discipline within which you are working;
  • 1.2 Never seeking to obtain unfair advantage for yourself or another in any form of academic work or examination;
  • 1.3 Collaborating with others when appropriate but always producing your own work independently when required;
  • 1.4 Never obtaining unauthorised external assistance in the creation of academic work;
  • 1.5 Always presenting accurate data and information in your academic work;
  • 1.6 Declaring when you have used academic work that you have previously submitted in another academic context and using it only with appropriate acknowledgement;
  • 2 Anatomy and Physiology Online Courses recognises that learners may act, or assist others to act, in a manner inconsistent with the statements above, intentionally, through negligence or error, or because of inexperience or lack of understanding. If such actions result from inexperience or lack of understanding and are limited in scope or their effect on the academic work concerned, they may be considered poor academic practice rather than a breach of these Regulations. Under all other circumstances, such actions will constitute a breach of these Regulations.
  • 3 Anatomy and Physiology Online Courses recognises each of the following as a breach of these Regulations. There may be other types of breaches of academic integrity that are not specifically referred to here, and some breaches may fall into more than one category.

    Specific breaches are:

    • 3.1 Plagiarism is the use of ideas, intellectual property, or work of others (including that of
      another student) without appropriate acknowledgement and/or indication, thereby presenting someone else’s work and/or ideas as your own.
    • 3.2 Cheating is any action before, during, or after an examination or assessment by which you seek to gain an unfair advantage or assist another learners to do so. This includes the possession of unauthorised material or technology during an examination and attempting to access unseen assessment materials in advance of an examination.
    • 3.3 Collusion is working with another learner or learners in an unauthorised way to create academic work that should be created by a student independently.
    • 3.4 External authorship/assistance is where a learner presents work as their own that has been created using unauthorised external input from another or others, including ghost-writing or use of commercial essay mills or any other form of contract cheating, whether that input is obtained on a commercial basis or not.
    • 3.5 Falsification is any attempt to present fictitious or distorted data, evidence, references, experimental results, or other material and/or knowingly to make use of such material.
    • 3.6 Recycling (sometimes referred to as ‘self-plagiarism’) is where a piece of work, or part thereof, that has already been used in one context is used again (without appropriate acknowledgement and/or permission in another context.
  • 3.7 Breaching ethical standards is failing to comply with your ethical obligations when carrying out your academic work as set out in the University Ethics Policy and the applicable ethical requirements for your subject area, such as failing to obtain free and informed consent.
  • 3.8 Misconduct in research includes any of the above breaches in relation to research and/or other factors including a failure to comply with regulatory, legal, and professional obligations such as a breach of confidentiality, infringement of intellectual property rights, failure to take due care for participants in research or of personal data.
  1. Whose conduct may be investigated under these Regulations?
  • 1 The conduct of any person who is, or was, at the time of the suspected breach of academic integrity to be investigated, enrolled as a learner at the Anatomy and Physiology Online Courses may be investigated under these Regulations. These Regulations apply to students on all programmes of study.
  • 2 At any time, Anatomy and Physiology Online Courses may take action against a former learner. Former learners will be subject to the Regulations that were in place when they first registered as a learner at Anatomy and Physiology Online Courses on the programme to which the suspected breach relates.

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The application of this policy will be reviewed annually by the Principal.

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