Introduction to concepts of program planning for health education in the community. Program development, implementation, and evaluation of currently functioning community health education programs.
Pre-requisite: HNSC 2130, 2109, 2120 and six credits from HNSC's 2000's and 3000's.
|2/1 & 2/6||Health Education & Promotion Programs|
|2/8||How healthy is our nation/community?|
|2/13||Health Disparities and Other Basic Issues|
|2/15, 2/22 & 2/27||Current Health Issues in the U.S|
|2/20||No Class Monday Conversion Day|
|3/1||Community Needs Assessment Methods|
|3/6||Choose team members for "Health Fair" semester project|
|3/8, 3/13, 3/15 & 3/20||Learning Theories and Program Planning Models|
|3/22||Obtaining Accurate Health Information from Secondary Sources|
|3/29||Writing Goals and Objectives|
|4/3 & 4/5||Spring Break|
|4/10||Implementing Health Programs|
|4/12||Effective Health Communication|
|4/17, 4/19 & 4/24||Evaluation Design and Methods|
|4/26 & 5/1||Future|
|5/3||Getting ready for health fair - your own group meeting|
|5/8||Semester Project #2: Health Fair|
|5/10||Reflecting Health Fair efforts|
|5/15||Semester Project #1: In-class sharing|
Exploring community Health organizations
For this project, you could work alone or with another person.
For this project, I would like you to identify, in your neighborhood, a community health agency that is involved in health promotion activities.
Visit the organization, interview an individual who can explain to you the overall programs, including health education/promotion activities.
Your group report (one for the group) needs to include the following.:
Examples of the health organizations: CAMBA, APICHA, Charles Wang Health Center, Mixteca, Planned Parenthood, American Cancer Society, WIC, Community health promotion office of any local hospitals and many others.
Your group will prepare #1-2 page summary report of your work (typed), make enough copies for our entire class, and be ready to present in class on May 15th. (3pts oral, 7pts written.). *If you need an access to a copy machine, let me know by the previous class session (5/11).
This is a group project to be implemented.
On 3/6: you need to choose your group members and choose a preliminary health topic.
We are planning to participate in the BC campus Health Fair in May. Choose a health topic you would like to investigate, forming a group with 3-4 members. Do research on your topic, preparing educational material for the health fair on your chosen health topic, and be a health educator at the health fair at your own booth/table.
On 3/6, you need to choose your group members and choose a preliminary health topic.
The grading system:
Evaluate OTHER group's booths (10 pts): Evaluate quality of educational material displayed and quality of the educational interaction
Summary Report (5 pts): Summarize your over all experience in 1-2 page report. This is an individual report. i.e. each person has to submit his/her own report.)
Extra Credit Student Health Club Project:
Join the Student Health Club of the Dept. of Health and Nutrition Sciences, actively participate in their membership activities such as proposing and implementing a health program on campus, and submit a 2-page report (typed, double spaced). The report should include your suggestion to the improvement of the club. If interested, please indicate your interest and discuss with the instructor during the first two weeks of the semester..
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|
|Health Promotion Projects||40% (10% + 30%)|
Letter grades will be given following the Brooklyn College recommended criteria.
|Letter Grade||Number Grade Equivalent|
**Letter grades will be given following the Brooklyn College recommended criteria. “Curving” may take place depending upon the outcome of the entire class.
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.