Course Description: Historical and philosophical facors defining the functions and scope of current community and public health based health care delivery. Introduction to the concepts of epidemiology, ecology, community needs assessment, and social and cultural influences on utilization of health care by comminity aggregates. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites, and writings.
Learning Outcomes:1. Outline historical and philosophical backgrounds of public health.
2. Summarize the economic impact on public health.
3. Identify financial and public relationships in management of public health programs.
4. Summarize basic services and practices of public health.
5. Identify current and future issues in public health including the role of government, health care systems, and the community.
6. Interpret the role of special interests in health including the role of government, health care systems, and the community.
Course Assessment: 1. Completion of all READING ASSIGNMENTS.
2. Participation in CLASS DISCUSSIONS.
3. Participation in and completion & presentation of an approved GROUP PROJECT. Assignment includes a (2) PARAGRAPH TYPED WRITTEN SUMMARY for each member of the class and submission of a (2-4) PAGE TYPED WRITTEN REPORT for the instructor.
4. Completion and presentation of THREE COURSE RELATED ARTICLES selected by the student to lead class discussion & SUBMISSION OF A 1-2 PAGE TYPED WRITTEN SUMMARY of its contents including the student's personal opinion.
5. Selection and submission of a TERM PAPER TOPIC approved by the instructor.
6. Completion, presentation, and timely submission of a TERM PAPER on the approved topic (8-10 pages) including a (2) paragraph TYPED WRITTEN SUMMARY with copies for each member of the class.
7. Pass a MIDTERM EXAM and a FINAL EXAM.
Grading: The student's final course grade will be based on a 100 POINT SCALE distributed as follows:
GROUP PROJECT..............10 pts.
THREE ARTICLES............. 6 pts.(2 pts.ea.)
TERM PAPER & PRES..........20 pts.
MIDTERM EXAM...............39 pts.
FINAL EXAM.................25 pts.
The method of evaluating the TOTAL POINTS EARNED and GRADES AWARDED will be according to the following scale:
90 - 100 pts. = A
80 - 89 pts. = B
70 - 79 pts. = C
60 - 69 pts. = D
59 pts.or less= F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "0" unless otherwised arranged with the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park university. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 1ST SESSION ( Oct. 17th ) - " Introduction to course & issues related to public health " Chapter 1.
2ND SESSION ( Oct. 24th ) - " Organization of community health " and Art. Pres., Chapters 2 & 3.
3RD SESSION ( Oct. 31st ) - " Resources of health care " and Art. Pres., Chapters 4 & 5.
4TH SESSION ( Nov. 7th ) - " Programming for community health " and Art. Pres., Chapters 6 & 7.
5TH SESSION ( Nov. 14th ) - " Community health for special target groups & the patients' bill of rights " and Art. Pres., Chapters 8 & 9.
6TH SESSION ( Nov. 21st ) - Ind Art. Pres. and " MIDTERM EXAM ".
7TH SESSION ( Nov. 28th ) - Ind. Art. Pres. and Term Paper Pres.
8TH SESSION ( Dec. 5th ) - Group Project Pres. and Term Paper Pres.
9TH SESSION ( Dec. 12th ) - Ind. Art. Pres. and " FINAL EXAM ".
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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