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Course Details

Course Code: PBHE498 Course ID: 3772 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This senior capstone course allows students majoring in public health to analyze specific program related issues and problems using the knowledge and understanding gained by completing the required courses in the program and a significant number of the major courses. This is a capstone course to be taken after all other Public Health courses have been satisfactorily completed. (Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 105 hours towards your program)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2021 - 10/29/2021 11/01/2021 - 12/26/2021 November Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2021 - 12/03/2021 12/06/2021 - 01/30/2022 December Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Examine the theory and politics of Public Health.
2. Assess the relevancy of emerging concepts in Public Health.
3. Explain the norms and purposes of Public Health.
4. Discuss the various laws and regulations surrounding Public Health.
5. Evaluate the Nation’s Public Health effectiveness.
6. Perform on-line research.

Discussions:

Please join the Discussion each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded or receive credit. The discussions are for student interaction and input and must be submitted before the week ends in order to receive full credit. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the discussions and avoid copying and pasting from websites. The Rubric is attached to discussion description.

Guidelines:

Initial Response:

  • Post your initial response to each discussion by 11:55pm, ET, Wednesday.
  • Initial responses should have substance where students explore, explain, and expand upon issues being discussed, and apply relevant course materials.
  • Students should analyze course concepts, theories or materials correctly, using examples or supporting evidence.
  • Initial responses should be supported by at least two references (APA referencing format is not required for discussions)

Peer Responses:

  • For each discussion, reply to at least 2 of your classmates by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
  • Students are required to respond to at least two (2) other student’s initial postings (and the instructor) with significant comments that have substance.
  • Students should collaborate with fellow learners, relating the discussion to course concepts, add several innovative ideas, and provide considerable additional insight that relates to core concepts.
  • Peer responses should include at least two (2) of the following components: Offering advice; posing a question; providing an alternative point-of-view; and acknowledging similar experiences.
  • Peer responses should be supported by at least one reference (APA referencing format is not required for discussions)
  • All discussions can be accessed in the discussion section of the course.
  • A Discussion rubric is included in the discussion section of the course
  • More in-depth specific instructions for each discussion can be found in the discussion tab within the course.
  • Late Discussion 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, and that the discussion is finished. You cannot receive credit for participation in a discussion with others after the discussion week has closed.
  • If there are less than 3 students in the course, 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.

Assignments

Weekly assignments: There will be seven (7) graded weekly Assignments. Weekly assignments allow you to apply classroom learning to various situations in the world. Assignments are graded according to the criteria found in the Grading Rubrics.

Research Paper: Students will be required to complete a minimum of 10 pages final paper for this course. The final paper will require the student to select a topic of their choice but it must be directly related to the course material. All papers will require an abstract (no more than 150 words), and referencing/citations (you must reference at least 5 scholarly sources in your paper) in proper APA format (these items will not be included in required page total). Any graphs or charts provided must be included in an appendix (these items will not be included in required page total). Your selected topic must be approved by the instructor (via messaging) by the end of Week 3. An outline of your paper must be submitted by the end of Week 4 through the Assignments tab. Your paper will be due by the end of Week 7.

  • 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.

*PLAGIARISM: Your papers will go through TurnItIn plagiarism software. If you receive a high score in TurnItIn, it is likely that you have committed plagiarism whether intentional or not. Review this website to insure you do not commit plagiarism: http://www.plagiarism.org/. You may rewrite and resubmit but it must be resubmitted before the due date.

NameGrade %
Assignments 40.00 %
Week 1: Public Health Achievements 5.71 %
Week 2: Healthy People 2020 5.71 %
Week 3: Prevention Strategies 5.71 %
Week 4: Federal Health Agencies 5.71 %
Week 5: Community Health Plan 5.71 %
Week 6: Food Safety 5.71 %
Week 8: Future of Public Health 5.71 %
Forums 25.00 %
Introductions 0.35 %
Forum 1 3.52 %
Forum 2 3.52 %
Forum 3 3.52 %
Forum 4 3.52 %
Forum 5 3.52 %
Forum 6 3.52 %
Forum 8 3.52 %
Research Paper 35.00 %
Week 4: Research Paper Outline 8.75 %
Week 7: Research Paper 26.25 %

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Examine the theory and politics of Public Health.
2. Assess the relevancy of emerging concepts in Public Health.
3. Explain the norms and purposes of Public Health.
4. Discuss the various laws and regulations surrounding Public Health.
5. Evaluate the Nation’s Public Health effectiveness.
6. Perform on-line research.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.