Plagiarism, Writing and Citing Tutorial

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The course is NOT eligible for academic credit or a grade from Des Moines University. An academic transcript is not available from the registrar's office. A $20 administrative fee will apply if documentation is requested to be sent to an organization by Des Moines University on behalf of an individual. 
 

Purpose

The Plagiarism, Writing and Citing Tutorial is an online training program designed for individuals involved in health professions. The training includes educational content regarding plagiarism and proper attribution designed to enhance information literacy and academic integrity. The authors designed this 75 minute course for educational and informational purposes. The training modules and quizzes simulate potential academic integrity issues. The scenarios are fictitious; no association with any specific individual is intended or inferred. Des Moines University and the authors of this work will not be held accountable for misuse of the information contained in the course.

The course includes:

  • 10-question pre-test
  • Seven narrated videos covering plagiarism, when and how to cite, references, paraphrasing and quotations. 
  • Five interspersed quizzes for intermittent self-assessment and supplemental learning opportunities
  • 20-question comprehensive post-test

The tutorial is part of a research project to promote academic integrity by improving information literacy in graduate-level health professions education. Individuals will be provided with the opportunity to participate in the research prior to completing the tutorial.

Once you register for the course, you will have 30 days to complete the course. You are able to access the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the 30 days. The exact date that your access expires will be indicated within the "course summary" box on the course description page.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the training, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define plagiarism.
  2. Explain the academic, professional, ethical and legal implications of plagiarism. 
  3. Evaluate common knowledge from information requiring attribution.
  4. Identify methods to reduce the risk of an academic integrity violation (i.e. plagiarism, self-plagiarism, secondary submissions).
  5. Contrast the presence of plagiarism due to verbatim usage, word swapping or sequence shifting.
  6. When one source (website, journal article, etc.) is used, identify the method of providing a proper quotation, citation and reference. 
  7. When a single or multiple sources are utilized, distinguish between proper/improper paraphrasing and plagiarized information.
  8. Recognize essential components of a citation.
  9. Identify how to provide an in-text citation with an associated reference.
  10. Select when to provide attribution in academic and professional circumstances (i.e. conference presentation, website, journal article, etc.).
  11. Identify when academic integrity is compromised due to a citation failure.
  12. Recognize when to provide a secondary citation.
  13. Recognize when a quotation is utilized appropriately in academic/professional writing.

Course Sponsor and Authors

This online training was funded in part by the Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Individuals from Des Moines University’s Department of Physical Therapy, Library, Center for Teaching and Learning, and Continuing Medical Education office contributed to the content and development of this online tutorial. 

Frequently Asked QuestionsStudent writing

How much time will this course require?

Most individuals could expect to complete the material in approximately 75 minutes. Some individuals may need more time if they do not achieve the 80% performance threshold on the post-test and must review the material. 

How long do I have to complete the course? Is my access limited to a certain timeframe?

Once you register for the course, you will have 30 days to complete the course. You are able to access the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the 30 days. The exact date that your access expires will be indicated within the "course summary" box on the course description page.

What counts towards my score?

You must score at least 80% on the post-assessment to pass the course. The questions following each video during the training are not graded. The intermediate quizzes are self-assessments to prepare you for your final test. 

What credit can I receive from this course?

When you complete the post-assessment with a score of 80% or higher, you will receive your CME certificate of completion. Certificates are worth 1.25 contact hour. You can download your certificate, but you will not receive a certificate by mail. The online Plagiarism, Writing and Citing Tutorial is for continuing education purposes only. It is not eligible for a grade or academic transcript from Des Moines University. An unofficial transcript is not available from the registrar's office. 

Who will accept credit for this course?

Some organizations may accept this continuing education course as meeting their institutional requirements. This decision is left to the discretion of the employer or academic institution. You must confirm your employer or academic institution will accept the certificate from this course. Des Moines University does not guarantee your organization will accept the certificate.

Will my employer, licensing board, or higher education institution accept this course as part of their required criteria?

Students studyingSome organizations may recognize this continuing education course as a prerequisite requirement for employment or acceptance to an academic institution. This decision is left to the discretion of the employer or academic institution and it is the responsibility of the participant to confirm this prior to enrolling in the course. The course is not eligible for academic credit or a grade, and an academic transcript is not available from the registrar's office. Des Moines University does not guarantee the course will be accepted. A $20 administrative fee will apply if documentation is requested to be sent to an organization by Des Moines University on behalf of an individual. Please call 515-271-1596 to pay via credit card if you need a letter submitted to an organization on your behalf. Participants are able to access a copy of the letter on the course welcome page or within their confirmation email and may submit it on their own behalf at no additional charge.

Am I able to receive CME/CEU credit for the Plagiarism, Writing and Citing Tutorial?

Des Moines University does not award continuing education credit for the Plagiarism, Writing and Citing Tutorial.  The 1.25 contact hour is in reference to the average length of time it takes a learner to complete the course (75 minutes).  

I am applying to an employer or academic program and need a letter stating that an academic transcript is not offered for the Plagiarism, Writing and Citing Tutorial.A hyperlink to a downloadable letter is included in the confirmation email you will receive upon registering for the online Plagiarism, Writing and Citing Tutorial. The letter can also be found on the course welcome page after logging into the course. Participants are able to print this letter and submit it along with their certificate of completion to an organization on their own behalf at no additional charge. A $20 administrative fee will apply if documentation is requested to be sent to an organization by Des Moines University on behalf of an individual. Please call 515-271-1596 to pay via credit card if you need a letter submitted to an organization on your behalf. An academic transcript is not available from the registrar's office. 

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.25 AOA Category 1­B
    • 1.25 CPME
    • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 1.25 IBON
    • 1.25 CE Contact Hours
    Course opens: 
    04/10/2017
    Course expires: 
    12/31/2018
    Cost:
    $0.00
    Rating: 
    5

    Continuing Education Credit

    • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.25 continuing education contact hours.
    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.25 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
    • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.IMS Logo DMU designates this live activity for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • Nurses: Des Moines University continuing education is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.25 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
    • Other health providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

    Educational Grant

    No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

    Available Credit

    • 1.25 AOA Category 1­B
    • 1.25 CPME
    • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 1.25 IBON
    • 1.25 CE Contact Hours

    Accreditation Period

    Course opens: 
    04/10/2017
    Course expires: 
    12/31/2018

    Price

    Cost:
    $0.00
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