HC 465 Bas Is in Comm Based Hlth Cr Dev
S2T 2012 DL
B.A. Sociology/History; M.A. Urban Studies; Master of Science in Public HealthDoctoral Candidate Community HealthCertified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Mon, Wed. Friday 7pm - 9 pm (CST) (Weekends by Appointment)
(210) 394-9434 (Leave message and Tel. # if necessary)
03/19/2012 to 05/13/2012
Introduction to Health Services
Required • Edition: 7TH 08 • Williams, Stephen J.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
http://www.apha.org/about/ This will give you an overview of the American Public Health Association Website.
http://www.kaiseredu.org/tutorials/Medicare-and-Health-Reform/player.html This website introduces you to the kaiser website which provides a host of issues in public health.
http://ctb.ku.edu/en/default.aspx this is an excellent website that provides students with information and how-to to do community and public health projects, disease evaluation and methodologies.
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm this website enables you to get into the Center for Disease Control. Infectious diseases is a big component of CDC. This is a must for public health students. A host of research in diseases is provided and allows you to do your own research. I provides you with articles, etc.
http://www.rwjf.org This is the Robert Wood Johnson foundation that provides millions to assist public health research and services.
http://seer.cancer.gov/hdcalc/tutorials/ Includes Health Disparities Summary Measures and Health Disparities *Calculator Software Demonstration
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The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interaction based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage and challenge learners to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, understanding of concepts, and relationships in the environment, community, and health.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class assessment will be determined by the students’ weekly participation, willingness to understand community issues and basic practices of institutions affecting community and public health, the environment and the delivery of health services to different population groups including the underserved, the sick, and hard to reach populations. Institutional policies will be reviewed.
Point values for class assessments will be as follows:
Articles (2 at 50 points each) 100 total point value
Discussion Threads (8 at 25 points each) 200 total point value
Mid-term Exam 200 point value
Final Paper 150 point value
Peer Review (2 at 25 points each) 50 point value
Final Exam 300 point value
Total achievable course points= 1000
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.
Late submissions of material or assignments will receive grades of 10% off per day to a maximum of 30 points on a 100 grade scale. Thereafter the grade is zero "0". If student is going to be late with an assignment, he/she needs to clear with the instructor at least one day prior to the date of submission. Consistent lateness will be reason for a grade of "zero". The grade of "zero" will be given if there is no notice on late submissions. These will include any research papers or article summaries require during the course. Journal and other article reviews and summaries will be directly related to public or community health issues and will be between 2-3 pages long and meet APA requirements for in-text and final references.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday midnight, Central Standard Time (CST), which is the time zone of the home campus in Parkville, Missouri. Students who anticipate receiving credit for participation will have reviewed the material and posted the assignments and the first peer review response by Thursday, midnight (CST) each week, so as to have time to engage in class discussion in a meaningful manner. Posting course assignments and peer responses late will have a negative impact on the discussion thread (participation) grade.
Email Procedures: Please identify yourself by name and class when sending general email, other than assignments, to me and members of the class. I will typically respond to class related questions within 24-28 hours (unless I have indicated or notified the class that I will be unavailable).
You are to be courteous and respectful of others at all times. I should not have to remind you of behavioral issues. You will need to participate on a weekly basis as the system will indicate when you are absent. Participations in weekly discussions is one of the many ways to stay on top of your attendance. In addition to your own participation in the discussion you are expected to respond to a colleagues posting to get your complete points.
As mentioned above, course grade for students will be based on the grading plan including homework and test taken during the course according to the weighting of the requirements as stated under grading plan.
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Bibliography: No bibliograpy is included at this time but will be provided according to subject matter under discussion.
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