Introduction to concepts of program planning for health education in the community. Program development, implementation, and evaluation of currently functioning community health education programs.
|Date||Topics to cover|
|2/1, 2/6 & 2/8||Course Overview|
|2/13 & 2/15||Theories of Aging|
|2/20||No Class – Monday conversion day|
|2/22 & 2/27||Body Changes with Age|
|3/1 & 3/6||Physical Activity|
|3/8 & 3/13||Nutrition|
|3/15 & 3/22||Chronic Illnesses and Conditions pt. 1|
|3/22||Chronic Illnesses and Conditions pt. 2|
|3/27 & 3/29||Acute Illness and Accidents|
|4/3 & 4/5||No Classes -- Spring Break|
|4/10 & 4/12||Accessibility to Medical Care|
4/17, 4/19 & 4/24
Blackboard Discussion assignment on video Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts
|4/26 & 5/1||Longterm Care and Living Arrangements for Seniors|
|5/3||Blackboard Discussion assignment on readings about "Senior Living"|
|5/8, 5/10 & 5/18||Student Presentations|
The "Portrait of an Older Person" project consists of two parts, interviewing someone and creating a PowerPoint presentation to give in class at the end of the semester.
Students need to interview a person older than 80 years of age, at least two times, keeping a log. Make sure you prepare questions before each meeting.
Be sensitive to the interviewee’s feelings. Do not force to obtain his/her answer at any time.
Also remember to:
After your interviews, ask yourself:
Does this person fit to your image of a typical elderly? (based on your own experiences from other elderly, the media portrait and from what you have learned in our class (textbook, articles, class discussions).
Explain difficulties you have encountered interviewing him/her.
Any life plan change for you, after this assignment?
Keep your slides to 4-5pages.
Do not crowd each slide with too much information.
You will be evaluated on:
*Alternative option: You could report on a person who passed away at age 95 or over, who was portrayed in the NYTimes obituary column. Talk to the instructor if you are interested in this option.
The faculty and administration of Brooklyn College support an environment free from cheating and plagiarism. Each student is responsible for being aware of what constitutes cheating and plagiarism and for avoiding both. Here is the complete text of the CUNY Academic Integrity Policy and the Brooklyn College procedure for implementing that policy. If a faculty member suspects a violation of academic integrity and, upon investigation, confirms that violation, or if the student admits the violation, the faculty member is required to report the violation.
To receive disability-related academic accommodations students must first be registered with the Center for Student Disability Services. Students who have a documented disability or suspect they may have a disability should contact the Center and set up an appointment with the Director of the Center for Student Disability Services, Ms. Valerie Stewart-Lovell at 718-951-5538. If you have already registered with the Center for Student Disability Services please provide your professor with the course accommodation form and discuss your specific accommodation with the professor.
Brooklyn College complies with the New York State Education Law regarding non-attendance because of religious beliefs. For details see the Undergraduate Bulletin (pg. 66) or the Graduate Bulletin (pg. 42).
|Course Item||Percentage Towards Grade|
|(Project) Portrait of an Older Person||20%|
|(Project) Article Reading||10%|
Letter grades will be given following the Brooklyn College recommended criteria.
|Letter Grade||Number Grade Equivalent|
"Curving" may take place, depending upon the total class grade distribution.
In order for you to receive the full 10% credit for participation, or in order to get the semester letter grade of "A-" or better, you need to submit all your work assigned in class, on time.
All your assignments need to be typed, double spaced, following the APA format. Use the Purdue OWL (online writing lab) for help with your citations.