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Compulsory Hurdle Task: Skill Building

Create a title page; begin a table of contents that is a list of headings; identify and list three relevant references in APA6 style. One reference should be a peer reviewed journal article; one should be from a Government statistical report; and one from a reputable non-government agency (such as the World Health Organisation). Assignment 1 concerns workplace drug testing, so your three references should pertain to that.

Possible headings for the table of contents can be deduced from below. This task will not receive a grade or mark, but emailed feedback. These steps will contribute to the Assignment.

Assessment Task 1: Evaluating a screening program

Students will assume the role of a Workplace Health Advisor working for a corporation that is considering the introduction of a drug and alcohol screening program for all employees. The Advisor has been asked to write a report that critically evaluates drug and alcohol screening programs generally, and the likely implications of such a program in this specific workplace.

The organisation employs around 3000 staff, including warehouse workers, delivery drivers, administration staff, and executives. All employees are based within 2 buildings located a short walk apart, in the inner city, easily accessible by public transport. There are car parking facilities available nearby at discounted rates to employees. Increasingly, office workers are working from home/off site on random days throughout the week.

A company offers workplace drug and alcohol screening on site, claiming that their screening results are 95% accurate. The Chief Executive Officer is considering using this organisation to screen all employees once a month. She approaches you to discuss the benefits and downsides of drug and alcohol screening on all employees in general, and specifically using the test that this company is advertising.

1) What would you advise the CEO about the benefits and downsides to screening all employees in this organisation each month. You should include in your advice the issues with screening programs in general, as well as the specifics of this screening program.

Identify at least 3 benefits and 3 downsides and discuss. (600 words). References are required.

2) The CEO is excited by this company's test accuracy. What would you say to the CEO regarding this companies claim to be 95% accurate. (100 words)

3) You decide to do some further investigation into drug and alcohol screening tests and find a company whose test has shown to be quite reliable, with a 95% sensitivity, and a 86% specificity.

a. Explain these results to the CEO (1-2 paragraphs)

b. Based on other workplace screening programs, you anticipate a 0.001% prevalence of drug and/or alcohol in your workplace. Using these values, calculate the positive and negative predictive values if you were to use this test in your workplace. Provide an interpretation of these values in a language that would be appropriate to report back to the CEO. (Show using 2X2 table)

c. Would you recommend the use of this test as a monthly screening test in your workplace? Why or Why not? (200 words)

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The paper is prepared for 2000 words and it reports about the screening test to be conducted in the organization or not. The recommnedation given to the employer is yes, it should be conducted. The paper has meaning of screening test, pros and cons of screening test, advice to the employer and the screening test evaluation. The paper has a cover page, table of contents,references. The testing calculations are also provided



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    Firstly I would like to thank you to the expert who did this assignment.. and secondly I want to thank here. the assignment I will definitely get good marks as it is perfectly done... Thank you all for the best efforts. Undeniably the best assignment writing services. My experience was exceptional. Thanks.

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    The changes I need in assignments are- 1) in the first point-benefits and drawbacks, you have to write these general as well as from literature reviews with as much reference as you can. 2) in the second point, regarding the claim to be 95% accurate, you have to support this answer with references from the literature review 3) you decide to do some further investigation into drug and alcohol screening tests and find a company whose test has shown to be quite reliable with 95% sensitivity and 86% specificity. 3-a) explain these results to CEO of the company 3-b) calculation should be done to find out positive and negative predictive values and diagnostic accuracy and this can be done by finding the values (a,b,c,d) and the interpretation of these values must be done in a language that would be appropriate to report back to the CEO. 3-c) would you recommend the use of this test as a monthly screening test in your workplace? Why or why not. Please try to use more references and from the literature review. hi, I just want you to make the few mentioned changes in my assignment as soon as possible as I have to submit my assignment.

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    This assignment is of 1000 words for epidemiology. Use APA 6 reference style. Here are the details that need to be considered. the assignment is of 1000 words including tables as I have attached photos that explain everything. first and second questions are to be answered theoretically, in the third question add graph explaining specificity with the explanation. and also add table 2 by 2 for predictive values and then add recommendations be careful with plagiarism. so sorry the assignment is for 2000 words, the same as what my friends got done from you guys

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    5 - 6.4 Satisfactory quality of writing. Errors in spelling, sentence structure, organisation do not obscure meaning. Meets word limit requirements. APA referencing style is applied in most instances. References may be insufficient. 0 - 4.9 Poor standard of writing, which fails to adhere to word limit requirements, grammar, spelling, punctuation or APA6 referencing style. Meaning is not clearly conveyed. Not all references are relevant.

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    4. Effective communication and use of references 8.5 - 10 High-level quality of writing that is logical, clear and eloquent, meeting word limit requirements. No errors with grammar, spelling, punctuation or APA6 formatting. 7.5 - 8.4 Very good quality of writing, mostly clear, logical and well written, with minor errors with grammar, spelling, punctuation, APA6 referencing. Meets word limit 6.5 - 7.4 Good quality of writing, logic, which meets word limit requirements. There are errors with grammar, spelling and punctuation, APA6 referencing, but the meaning is easily discernible. Credible and relevant references are used.

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    3. Explaining sensitivity & specificity, positive & negative predictive values 8.5 - 10 Excellent, high level interpretation of sensitivity & specificity, positive & negative predictive values 7.5 - 8.4 Very good interpretation of sensitivity & specificity, positive & negative predictive values 6.5 - 7.4 Good interpretation of sensitivity & specificity, positive & negative predictive values 5 - 6.4 Adequate interpretation of sensitivity & specificity, positive & negative predictive values 0 - 4.9 Inadequate interpretation of sensitivity & specificity, positive & negative predictive values

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    5 - 6.4 Satisfactory advice on the use of this screening test; with some evidence. 0 - 4.9 Submission demonstrates very little (or no) advice; minimal or no evidence. 2. Advice to CEO on companies claim to be 95% accurate 8.5 - 10 Excellent, high level advice and interpretation of the accuracy statistic 7.5 - 8.4 Very good advice and interpretation of the accuracy statistic 6.5 - 7.4 Good advice and interpretation of the accuracy statistic 5 - 6.4 Adequate advice and interpretation of the accuracy statistic 0 - 4.9 Inadequate advice and interpretation of the accuracy statistic

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    marks Assessment criteria 1. Advice on benefits & downside of screening employees 8.5 - 10 High-level advice on the use of this screening test; evidence on benefits & downside of screening. A considered argument is made, supported by adequate evidence. 7.5 - 8.4 Very good advice on the use of this screening test; evidence on benefits & downsides of screening. An argument is presented, and is supported by adequate evidence. 6.5 - 7.4 Good advice on the use of this screening test; evidence on benefits & downsides of screening. An argument is presented, supported by adequate evidence.



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