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PBHE426 - Quarantine

Course Details

Course Code: PBHE426 Course ID: 3765 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of the theoretical, historical, and contemporary issues associated with quarantine as a public health and safety measure. Students will learn quarantine strategy, implementation, effectiveness, and debate. The course topics will include the consideration of quarantine as a health and safety measure in modern homeland security strategy.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
• Evaluate ancient and modern methods for the control of communicable diseases.
• Analyze ethical, legal, and sociological aspects of disease control methods including isolation and quarantine.
• Evaluate the place of quarantine and isolation in bioterrorism preparedness and response.

Forum

Please join the forums each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded. The Forums are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from websites.

Guidelines:

  • Post the initial response to each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Wednesday.
  • Initial responses should be no less than 200 words.
  • Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
  • Reply to at least 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
  • Replies to classmates should be no less than 100 words.
  • Responses to classmates are significant to advance the forum.
  • All forums can be accessed in the Forums section of the course.
  • Forum rubric is included in the forum section of the course
  • Additional guidelines for week one forum introduction are included in the forum tab within the course
  • More in-depth specific instructions for each forum can be found in the forum tab within the course.
  • Late Forum posts receive a 10% per day late penalty. If your 2 peer responses are posted after the week is ended (after Day 7, Sunday) they receive a zero, in that the discussion is over and you cannot receive credit for participation in a discussion with others after the discussion week has closed.

Students will be responsible for providing a peer response posting for at least two (2) of their peers’ postings, unless there are less than 3 students in the course, where only one (1) peer posting will be required. Your peer postings should challenge or expound upon at least one of the points made by your peer, and “I agree” does not constitute as an adequate response. As graduate students, you will be expected to provide comprehensive, relevant and well supported points in your assignments.

We all bring something unique to the classroom, from our understanding, our experiences, and our value systems. We honor and respect each person’s diverse beliefs to help us see beyond the classroom to be the most effective individuals we can be. Therefore, we should all be respectful of others while expressing our viewpoints and opinions. Proper netiquette behavior is expected. Any inflammatory, demeaning or disrespectful language in a posting will be immediately removed from the discussion space.

Writing Assignments:

See the Assignments tab in the classroom for complete directions. During week 4, you will submit your proposal for your final paper in the form of an outline. The final paper is due Week 7. All assignments should be in proper APA format and must be submitted through the assignment link in order to go through TurnItIn. Papers that do not receive a TurnItIn score, will not be graded and will be given a zero. If your TurnitIn score is high (>20%), it indicates plagiarism and your paper will be checked for evidence of plagiarism. If plagiarism is found, the assignment will receive a zero and may be subject to further academic penalty.

  • More in-depth specific instructions for each assignment can be found in the Assignment tab within the course.
  • Assignments submitted late without advance notice will receive a 5% per day late penalty and will not be accepted for grading five (5) days past the due date.

Refer to the Lessons and Resources sections in the classroom for information about all readings in this course.

Each week’s Lesson contains all the material for the week.

For most weeks, course readings are a mix of professional sources (such as peer-reviewed journal articles and governmental publications) and “popular” sources, such as newspaper articles, professional magazine articles, and websites intended for the general public. All required course readings are freely downloadable from the course website or from other websites.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.