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Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus Sph-b150

Lindsey Robinson
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Introduction to Public Health
Robert Goodman

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SPH-B150 Course Syllabus (Fall 2015) Intro to Public Health Professor Robert M. Goodman
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Date Created: 08/18/15
SPH B 150 15613 Introduction to Public Health COURSE SYLLABUS FALL 2015 Professor Robert M Goodman PhD rmgindianaedu Days amp Times Tuesday amp Thursday 100 PM 2 15 PM Location SRSC RB Room 110 Office HoursLocation Tuesday amp Thursday 230 PM 330 PM Eigenmann Rm 221 By Appointment Only Please do not drop in unannounced Course Description The course focuses on the rationale history and development of public health in the US and globally Emphasis is placed on underlying theories and the scientific and social bases for public health practice plus the impact of critical public health concerns on society Professional disciplines organizations and methods that interact to improve the public s health are addressed Course Learning Objectives By the end of the course students will be able to 1 summarize the historical and social contexts in which public health developed in the United States 2 describe different public health disciplines professions organizations and care delivery systems 3 differentiate public health from personal health and medicine 4 explain why the science of epidemiology provides the underlying theoretical framework for public health 5 distinguish between communicable and chronic diseases along with their underlying causes and public health responses 6 classify factors leading to health disparities by demographic and social characteristics including geographic location race ethnicity age gender and sexual orientation or country of origin 7 assess factors that create unique challenges for global public health 8 describe emergent global public health issues for the world in the 21St century including environmental pollution bioterrorism and emergency preparedness sedentary lifestyle population growth poverty and aging Core Public Health Competencies addressed by this course 1 Describe the historical and legal foundations of public health in the United States 2 Demonstrate an understanding of the five core knowledge areas of public health including epidemiology biostatistics environmental health sciences health administration and the social and behavioral sciences 3 Explain the manner in which the student s disciplinespecific traditions are related to a multidisciplinary approach to achieving public health goals Type text Page 1 Required Textbook Schneider M 2014 Introduction to Public Health Fourth Edition Sudbury MA Jones and Bartlett Publishers COURSE POLICIES Communication The best way to contact me is via at my email address that appears above I will respond within 48 hours not including weekends and holidays If you have an emergency sending an email will be sufficient Class expectations I expect each student to 0 attend class regularly 0 arrive to class on time If you are late do not disrupt the class Try and take a seat close to the door 0 turn off electronic devices except for note taking only and do not use them during class except for emergencies purchase the required textbook read the assigned chapters before each class participate in group discussions ask questions and provide feedback be willing to consider different understandings and points of view respect your fellow students and the professor that is follow The Golden Rule My goal as the professor is for you to be successful in the course but that can happen only if you apply yourself conscientiously As a rule of thumb you should expect to spend at least three hours on assignments for every hour that you spend in class Grading Final grades are based on a cumulative score over the four course examinations This syllabus along with inclass guidance and assignment sheets from the instructor should provide clear expectations criteria and directions for successful completion of the course requirements The point total that can be obtained for each examination is provided on page 6 below The grading scheme in the chart below represents the percent of total points associated with each grade For example the total points for the course is 400 see page 6 therefore and A Z 97 x 400 Z 388 A 97100 B 8789 C 7779 D 6769 A 9396 B 8386 C 7376 D 6366 A 9092 B 8082 C 7072 D 6062 F Below 60 Type text Page 2 If you have a concern about a grade you can submit a brief written request for a reevaluation within one week of receiving a grade Your request should clearly state the reason you believe a reevaluation is warranted You will receive a response within 10 working days Academic Integrity Academic and personal misconduct by students in this class are defined and dealt with according to the procedures in the Code of Student Rights Responsibilities and Conduct httpwwwiuedu codecoderesponsibilitiesacademicindexshtm Please note that this policy includes both personal and academic integrity Not all infractions which occur in a classroom are necessarily academic but rather can be considered as personal misconduct Examples include signing in another student for class when the person is not there and removing pages from a journal that is property of the IU Libraries and uncivil behavior to others Personal Conversations in Class Carrying on personal conversations during class sessions is disruptive to those around you and interferes with learning Additionally carrying on personal conversations or engaging in other behavior that interferes with student learning is a violation of the Code of Student Rights Responsibilities and Conduct Students who are chronically disruptive may be asked to drop the course Electronic Devices Because of their distracting nature some electronic devices are discouraged in class including cell phones Electronic devices for note taking are encouraged in class but other devices are strongly discouraged as a matter of courtesy and should be turned off while in class If electronic use becomes distracting to other students or to me as the instructor I will ask you to put away your item Attendance and MakeUp SPHB 150 is a GenEd foundation course that requires active participation in class activities which are designed to build your practical knowledge and analytical skills Examinations are based on information covered in class as well as from assigned readings Attendance at all class sessions is necessary for success in this course Absenteeism can significantly impact your grade negatively because inclass activities will be included on the course examinations Specifically inclass content from lectures videos and discussions will be included in the four course examinations and good note taking will assure that you have adequate study material for the exams PLEASE NOTE For a missed class it is the student s your responsibility to obtain the notes from another course participant Please do not ask the instructor or teaching assistant for the notes or for an individual review session of missed class content Please take time now to get the name email and phone number of three of your classmates Name Name Name Phone Phone Phone Email Email Email Type text Page 3 Course Evaluation It is the policy of the School of Public Health to evaluate all courses Final student course evaluations will be conducted in a manner that maintains the integrity of the process and the anonymity of evaluators Students with Special Needs Any student with a special need e g vision impairment hearing impairment dyslexia etc should discuss this privately with the professor during the first week of the semester in order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be made The Office of Student Disabled Services is an excellent resource The following is the contact information for this office Disabled Student Services 096 Franklin Hall Indiana University Bloomington 812 8557578 WWWdsaindianaedu Religious Observation Any student Who Wishes to receive an excused absence from class for religious observances must submit a request form available from the Dean of Faculties before the second week of class Information about the policy on religious observation can be found at the following web site httpWwwindianaeduvpfaaholidavsshtml The Accommodation Request can be downloaded at the same site In accordance with the policy I will make reasonable accommodations When a student must miss an academic exercise because of a required religious observance Of cial Calendar Bloomington Campus For information regarding the official Bloomington campus calendar go to the following URL httpregistrarindianaeduoffcalenshtml Course Outline The course outline that follows is the basis for attaining the course objectives Session Topic Reading and Viewing Class 1 Introduction To The Course and No Assignment 0825 Requirements for Success Class 2 Public Health Public Health Schneider Ch 1 0827 Science Politics and Prevention Class 3 Why Public Health Is Schneider Ch 2 0901 Controversial Class 4 Powers and Responsibilities of Ch 3 0903 Government for the Public s Health Type text Page 4 Class 5 Epidemiology The Basic Science Ch 4 0908 of Public Health Class 6 Epidemiology Principles Methods Chs 5 amp 6 09 10 and Limitations Class 7 The Conquest of Infectious Ch 9 0915 Diseases Class 8 The Resurgence of Infectious Ch 10 0917 Diseases Class 9 Examination 1 Chs 16 amp 9amp10 0922 Videos and other inclass content Class 10 The Biomedical Basis of Chronic Ch 11 0924 Diseases Class 11 Genetic Diseases and Other Inborn Ch 12 0929 Errors Class 12 Do People Choose Their Own Ch 13 1001 Health Class 13 How Psychosocial Factors Affect Ch 14 1006 Health Behavior Class 14 Public Health Enemy Number One Ch 15 1008 Tobacco Class 15 Public Health Enemy Number Two Ch 16 10 13 and Growing Poor Diet and Physical InactiVity Class 16 Injuries Are Not Accidents Ch 17 10 15 Class 17 Maternal and Child Health as a Ch 18 1020 Social Problem Class 18 Mental Health Public Health Ch 19 1022 Includes Healthy Minds Class 19 Examination 2 Chs 1119 Videos 1027 and other inclass content Class 20 A Clean EnVironmental The Basis Ch 20 1029 For Public Health Class 21 Clean Air Is It Safe to Breathe Ch 21 1 103 Class 22 Clean Water A Limited Resource Ch 22 1 105 Class 23 Solid and Hazardous Wastes What Ch 23 1110 Do We Do With The Garbage Safe Food and Drugs An Ongoing Ch 24 Regulatory Battle Type text Page 5 Class 24 Population The Ultimate Ch 25 1112 Environmental Health Issue Class 25 Is Medical Care a Public Health Ch 26 1 1 17 Issue Why The US Medical System Ch 27 Needs Reform Class 26 Health Services Research Finding Ch 28 1119 What Works Class 27 Examination 3 Chs 2028 videos 1201 and other inclass content Class 28 The Public Health and the Aging Ch 29 1203 Population Class 29 Emergency Preparedness Ch 30 1208 The Future of Public Health in the 21St Century Class 30 Review Session All Course Materials 12 10 FINAL 500700 pm Thurs December All Course Materials EXAMINATION 17 Course Structure Class sessions consist of a variety of activities including lectures audiovisual presentations and simulation exercises Class sessions require that the assigned readings be completed in all instances prior to the associated class session Course Examinations The examinations are the main mechanisms by which to assure that students are meeting the learning objectives The higher the score on examinations the more successful you are in meeting the course objectives Four 4 examinations occur throughout the course Each of the four examinations is worth 100 course points for a total of 400 class points The first three examinations ie classes 9 19 and 27 cover materials only from the weeks preceding each exam The fourth and final examination covers materials from all classes and includes chapters 2829 All exams are objective in type e g multiple choice truefalse and matching The content for each exam draws from the readings lectures and inclass audio visual presentations PLEASE NOTE There are no extra credit assignments The only methods of success are to attend class regularly and prepare for and do well on the examinations Makeup exams are given only to persons with an I U excused absence and must be taken within one week of the exam date Other students missing an exam receive a zero score for that assignment Challenges to one s grade must be made within one week after grades are posted Type text Page 6


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