TOPIC: asbestos related diseases and abatement programs. RESEARCH PAPER: FINAL ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS OVERVIEW The goal of this project is to evaluate a current environmental health issue, discuss the control and/or mitigation measures currently employed and advocate for improvements in public health policy or practice for that issue. This required research paper project is a 15-page (approximately 4,500 words) document that should be double-spaced. Every student must choose a different topic. Topics are selected on a first come first served basis. You may wish to talk among yourselves about your selections prior to submission to avoid submitting a topic that has already been chosen by a classmate. INSTRUCTIONS Here’s what you will do for this assignment: 1. Select the topic. 2. Submit the topic. You should submit your topic after submitting it on the topic discussion board area to avoid duplicates. The topic selection must not duplicate any other in the class. If it does, it is the student’s responsibility to change it, the earlier submission taking precedence. Once a student posts on the discussion board, their topic will be considered ‘selected.’ After a topic is selected, upload it to canvas in the appropriate section. Please follow the rubric for full credit. 3. Submit at least ten sources for your References list. 4. Submit the final version of the paper through the Turnitin originality tool in Canvas. Late assignments will be penalized according to the course policy outlined in the syllabus. Your paper should be well documented using the superscript citation style described by the National Library of Medicine in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html (AMA). The AMA style has been adopted as an option for this course to familiarize you with the format you should be expected to encounter regularly in your professional lives. This style is used in most public health and other peer-reviewed medical research forums. It is different than the format frequently used in many textbooks, classes and professions. It will likely be the style that appears in many of the references that you will use for research.