SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY SPORT & MOVEMENT SCIENCE DEPARTMENT SMS 361/01: ISSUES IN PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY HEALTH Room 213 Keefe Center, Monday & Wednesday & Friday 10 am Spring 2013INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION:INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Brian WitkovOFFICE HOURS: After class Friday 11:15-12:15OFFICE: O’Keefe Center room 127BTELEPHONE: 978-542-2424 ext 1199E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgCOURSE DESCRIPTION:This course helps students become effective public and community health educators byincreasing knowledge in both public and community health areas and enhancingindividual skills and competencies essential to this career field. The course provides anoverview of the organization, role, and structure of community health agencies, with aspecific emphasis on health education services. In addition, the course will cover theimportant role of national and global governance in public health. Three lecture hours perweek. Required for Health & Consumer Science concentration students.STUDENTS FOR WHOM THE COURSE IS INTENDED:This course is required of all Health & Consumer Science Concentration students.However, any student who is interested in the field of health, wellness and healthpromotion will benefit from this course. As will be discussed in this syllabus, the coursewill introduce students to issues revolving around health and wellness of the individual,specific segments and groups within our community as well as national and global topicsof interest.COURSE RATIONALE:Specifically, Issues in Public and Community Health is a course that exposes youtheoretically and experientially to the fields within Public and Community Health. Youwill be gaining experience and insight into views of why health and wellness are integralto the success and well being of an individual, group and community. You will also havethe opportunity to take on the role of teachers trying to help others do the same. Almosteverything you do in this class will follow the progression of having an initial experienceand then turning around and teaching it to someone else or writing about it in such a waythat it is instructive to someone else.
GLOBAL GOALS:By the end of the course, students will be able to plan, implement and assess a wide variety ofpublic and community health promotion programs and initiatives while becoming morefamiliar with national and global health concerns.COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:1. identify the resources and needs in planning, conducting, and evaluating appropriate community and school health activities and programs through the completion of the health promotion program assignment.2. create and implement a comprehensive school and/or community-wide health promotion and prevention program.3. identify and discuss the various types of organizations within public health through in- class discussion and homework activities.4. analyze issues, biases, and prejudices displayed within the delivery of health information and resources to different ethnic and cultural groups as well as socio-economically disadvantaged populations through in-class discussion and homework activities.5. explain citizens’ rights and responsibilities for school and community health through in- class discussion and homework activities.6. identify and employ ways in which citizens/school members (students, faculty, parents and staff) can improve their community and personal health through participation and empowerment.7. discuss possible solutions for the major health concerns of our schools and communities.REQUIRED TEXT:McKenzie, J., Pinger, R., & Kotecki, J. (2012).An introduction to community health. (7thed.).Boston: Jones & Bartlett Publishers (ISBN-13: 9780763790110)Textbook Website: It is recommended that you go to this website to assist you inpreparing for each class as well as the exams. There is a multitude of information, links,and other important and useful resources for you at this site:http://health.jbpub.com/communityHealth/7e/ATTENDANCE POLICY:Attendance and participation are essential. More than 6 missed classes will result in an incomplete grade in this course. Be prepared to participate in frank, challenging and thought provoking discourse.
Make up Policy: Drop one test. Do not expect make-ups unless dire circumstances have transpired!! Tests 1 will be Feb. 20th. Test 2 will be Mar 20th. Test 3 will be April 29th. Tests are based on lecture and text. Additional Requirements:• Students must bring their book to every class unless other wise specified.• Personal electronic devices should be on silent mode or turned off during class.• Students must have access to a computer with Internet access, PowerPoint, MS Wordand PDF (Acrobat Reader) software. (Free software:http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html). All computers on campus havethe required software.Helpful Health Education & Promotion Resources:National Organization: AAHPERD: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance http://www.aahperd.org/ National Health Education Organization: AAHE (within AAHPERD): American Association for Health Education http://www.aahperd.org/aahe/ Society for Public Health Education http://www.sophe.org/ State Organization: MAHPERD: Mass Association for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance http://www.ma-‐hperd.org/index.html Mass Curriculum Health Frameworks: http://www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/health/1999/1099.pdf Governmental, Quazi, and Non-governmental Organizations Content Resources:CDCs School Health Education Resources (SHER): http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/sher/Department of Health and Human Services. http://www.hhs.gov/US Dept of Agriculture: www.Mypyramid.govAmerican Diabetic Association. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/home.jspAmerican Heart Association. Available at: http://www.americanheart.orgAmerican Lung Association. Available at: http://www.lunguse.orgCenters for Disease Control. Available at: http://www.cdc.govHealthy People 2010. Available at: http://www.healthypeople.govKids Health. Available at: http://kidshealth.org
Mass. Dept. of Public Health Vital Statistics. Available at:http://www.mass.gov/dph/bhsre/rvr/rvr.htmMental Health and Aging. Available at: http://mhaging.orgNational Cancer Institute. Available at http://cancer.govNational Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov4Girls Health. Available at: http://www.4girls.goc/index.htmSTUDENT / COLLEGE RESOURCES: The following are a list of resources available to all students at SSC.• Learning Center/ Student Support Services – Library, 436 – 978-‐542-‐6215 • Student Teaching/Certification – Sullivan Building, 101 – 978-542-6472• Computer Labs – O’Keefe Building, 122 (Media Lounge)• Dean of Students – Meir Hall, 224B – 978-‐542-‐6401 • New Student Orientation – Ellison Campus Center, 222 – 978-‐542-‐6435 • Student Life Help Hotline – Meir Hall, 224 – 978-‐542-‐6980 • College General Information – 978-‐542-‐6000 • Location of Classrooms: http://www.salemstate.edu/maps/#buildings ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADING:Tests &Assignments:1. Attendance 20% 2. Written tests (3 in total: drop one). 50% 3. Mini present. 20% 4. Group Presentation 10% Health Promotion Program Presentation:Based on the number of students in class, groups will be formed to collaborate and createa health promotion program for a specific population. The program will be presented tothe class in a series of Power Points based on the stage of program development to theclass as if they were the community in which you were planning to run the program.Discussions of population demographics, needs assessments, preparation and planning,implementation, and evaluation will be discussed.Chapter/Topic:Each student is responsible for creating at least one 10-minute educational presentationand activity (Power Point based lesson) and class activity that covers apredetermined/pre-assigned chapter or topic from the required textbook. The presenterwill take on the role of the educator while informing the class of the most importantcomponents of the specified chapter and/or topic. Lesson goals and learning objectiveswill need to be determined and provided.
Class Participation:Late Submission of Assignments/Projects:Late assignments will not be accepted. Students should keep both an electronic copy anda paper copy of all work submitted to the instructor during the semester. Academic Dishonesty: Salem State College Academic Integrity Regulations: (SSC 2004-‐2006 Catalog, p. 304) Performing, aiding or inciting any of the actions listed below, in courses or other situations involving academic credit, constitutes an offense subject to disciplinary action. Submitting another person’s work as one’s own. This includes, for example, copying another’s work during examinations, purchasing term papers, copying papers, reports, copying laboratory or computer projects, and presenting material from another course without acknowledgement. ADA STATEMENT:Salem State College is committed to providing equal access to the educational experience for all students in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and The Americans with Disabilities Act and to providing all reasonable academic accommodations, aids and adjustments. Any student who has a documented disability requiring an accommodation, aid or adjustment should speak with the instructor immediately. Students with Disabilities who have not previously done so should provide documentation to and schedule an appointment with the Office of Students with Disabilities and obtain appropriate services.
Topic Presentation & Class Activity To receive full credit, the following must be completed:1. As a class – we will have each student choose one of the topics to educate the other students.2. The format can be in PowerPoint format or in a handout, pamphlet and/or poster board format.3. In addition to the textbook, you should reference other professional resources to obtained information for the presentation.4. The presentation must be at least 10 minutes. Presentations that do not meet the time requirements will be penalized.5. Handouts of some sort must be provided to each class member.6. The class will be asked to grade each overview.7. The presentation must occur on the date scheduled. If the presenting student is not present (without prior notification) the student will not be able to present the info in a latter class.8. The presentation/overview should give a brief yet concise picture of the main emphasis of the chapter topic and the key discussion points. You do not want to read the chapter or sections of the chapter back to the class – focus on the key info. If you have any questions or concerns, it is up to you to contact me as soonas possible.
Presentation Rubric: Student Name(s): _________________________________ 4 3 2 1 Total Student presents Student presents Student presents Student presents information in information in information that is information in no Organization logical, interesting logical sequence difficult to follow sequence particular sequence which which students can (jumps around). sequence. students can follow. follow. Student demonstrates full Student is Student does not Student is at ease knowledge (more uncomfortable with have grasp of with expected than required) by information and is information; student Subject Knowledge answers to all answering all class able to answer only cannot answer questions, but fails questions with rudimentary questions about to elaborate. explanations and questions. subject. elaboration. The content is All content is Most, but not all mostly inaccurate The content and current and information is and/or most information is not Content & Interest accurate, and of current and/or information is not accurate or current high interest to the accurate, and of current nor of nor of interest. class. interest to the class. interest. Student occasionally Students Students uses Student uses graphics/activities graphics/activities graphics/activities superfluous explain and relate to text and that rarely support graphics or no reinforce screen Graphics & Activities presentation. Most text and graphics/activities. text and but not all of the presentation. Can’t read some of presentation. material is easy to Difficult to read the or most of the Material is easy to read. text/written text/material read. material Students Presentation has no Presentation has presentation has Presentation has no Mechanics of Power more than two three misspellings four or more misspellings or Point if utilized misspellings and/or and/or grammatical spelling errors grammatical errors. grammatical errors. errors. and/or grammatical errors. All movements Most movements Very little No movement or Body Language & seemed fluid and seemed fluid and movement or some descriptive gestures Style professional (no professional distractive and/or many blocking of the movements disruptive screen, no hiding) movements Student maintains Student maintains Student occasionally eye contact most of Student reads all of eye contact with uses eye contact, Eye Contact the time but report with no eye students, seldom but still reads most frequently returns contact returning to notes. of report. to notes. Student uses a clear Students voice is Student mumbles, Students voice is voice and correct, low. Student incorrectly clear. Student precise incorrectly pronounces terms, pronounces most Elocution/Voice pronunciation of pronounces terms. and speaks too words correctly. terms so that all Students have quietly for students Most students can students can hear difficulty hearing in the back of class hear presentation. presentation. presentation. to hear.
Student completes Less than 2-‐4 5-‐10 minutes 11 or more minutes Time lesson in the minutes under/over under/over allotted time under/over 10 or more 9-‐7 references are 3-‐6 references are 0-‐2 references are references are References/Recourses provided and are provided and are provided and are provided, and are if applicable written in proper written in proper written in proper written in proper APA format APA format APA format APA format Total /40 Comments: Final Grade ______________
Health Promotion Program Project Project Overview: Based on the number of students in class, groups will be formed tocollaborate and create a health promotion program for a specific population. The programwill be presented to the class in a series of Power Points based on the stage of programdevelopment to the class as if they were the community in which you were planning torun the program for. Discussions of population demographics, needs assessments,preparation and planning, implementation, and evaluation will be discussed. Students willbe provided ample opportunity during class to work with their groups on this project. Key Points of Discussion: These must be addressed to receive full credit1. The Mission Statement: The general idea or main purpose2. Data Collection and Organization assessment (Internal & External Assessment): Does anyone care and can it be done – appropriate resources3. Goals and Objectives: Define your goals and objectives4. Needs Assessment & Analysis: Who’s the target, what are your resources, create, administer and analyze the assessment5. Determining and Setting Priorities: What are the gaps in existing services and what are the needs not begin met6. Preparing To Begin The Program: Step by step activities - what needs to get done first (pilot program?)7. Developing a Timeline: when things need to be done8. Implement the Program: final preparation, marketing, community education – is everything in place9. Evaluation and Feedback: are objectives being met, are the activities effective, timelines being met, regular evaluation PowerPoint Presentation Format• The presentation should be approx 15-25 minutes in length with 5-7 minutes ofquestions at the end.• Handouts, flier etc. are not required, but recommended.
1. All students are expected to be familiar with the academicregulations, including those regarding Academic Integrity, forSalem State University as published in the college catalog. Inaddition, each student is responsible for completing all courserequirements and for keeping up with all that goes on in thecourse (whether or not the student is present). 2. Salem State University is committed to providing equalaccess to the educational experience for all students incompliance with Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act and TheAmericans with Disabilities Act and to providing all reasonableacademic accommodations, aids and adjustments. Any studentwho has a documented disability requiring an accommodation,aid or adjustment should speak with the instructor immediately.Students with Disabilities who have not previously done soshould provide documentation to and schedule an appointmentwith the Office for Students with Disabilities and obtainappropriate services. 3. In the event of a university declared critical emergency,Salem State University reserves the right to alter this courseplan. Students should refer to salemstate.edu for furtherinformation and updates. The course attendance policy stays ineffect until there is a university declared critical emergency. Inthe event of an emergency, please refer to the alternativeeducational plans for this course located at/in [faculty memberdetermines this]. Students should review the plans and gather allrequired materials before an emergency is declared.