1/22 9A-6P and 4/30 9A-6P Face to Face
1. Be able to define key terms and concepts related to epidemiology.
2. Be able to search, find, organize and evaluate information related to epidemiology.
3. Be able to determine the best statistical and clinical evidence needed to make specific managerial decisions and perform key biostatical calculations and evaluate the results.
4. Recognize key trends in epidemiology and apply them to healthcare related issues.
5. Understand the historical context of material related to epidemiology and apply it to modern day concepts.
6. Compare and contrast key scientific issues in modern science and healthcare.
7. Will be able to collect, assemble, organize and distribute information related to a specific topic related to epidemiology or the healthcare industry.
8. Understand the impact of economics on health care delivery and health status.
9. Be able to identify managerial functions and roles within health services scenarios and successfully search for clinical findings to assist in managerial decision making
10. Demonstrate an awareness of some of the major diseases that are unique to specific racial or ethic groups common in the United States.
Lecture, assigned readings, participation in WebCT discussions, written analysis of problems, case studies, and discussion questions, and independent research.
Traditionally there are three levels of participation: active, moderately active and passive. An active participant comes to class prepared and contributes to the general learning of the class, asks pertinent questions, actively listens, asks relevant questions when confused by course content, and shares relevant insights. I hope you all will strive to be active learners.
Paper Topic: The paper must combine managerial and epidemiology issues. For example: “Managing a Widescale Flu Outbreak in Wichita Falls.” Submit PAPER topic form to Professor for Approval by the date specified (if no topic submitted 10% off final paper); use APA style; minimum of 10 journal references from within the last two years; minimum of 15 references in total; minimum of 12 written pages (title page, references and abstract don’t count toward the 12 pages) Remember, when I say a minimum this is what I expect in a good paper, an excellent paper will exceed the minimum requirements.
Dever 1 Exam multiple choice, true/false 30 points
Morton 1 Exam multiple choice, true/false 20 points
Evaluation of Epidemiology Paper based on Chap 17 Morton 20 points
Discussion Comments (due within 2 weeks of posting date) 10 points
Paper 20 points
The instructor reserves the right to modify the assignment dates and the syllabus as needed to meet the educational objectives of the course.
Papers must be written using APA 5th ed. or above.
Discussion Responses must be turned in by 6PM on the due date. Comments must be turned in by 6PM within 5 days after the Response due date.
All Due Dates are noted in the Class Assignment Schedule.
Papers will not be accepted after the due date without prior permission of the instructor and the student will receive a zero for the assignment. Any papers that are turned in with 5 days after the due date, with the instructors permission, will receive an automatic deduction of 10%.
Late discussion responses or commentary will not be accepted
Students must attend the two face to face meetings unless a major illness occurs. If this happens they must immediately notify the instructor and will be given additional work to compensate for the missing time and information.
I assume that the written work you turn in reflects your own ideas and your own words, unless you specifically attribute them to another source. A modest amount of quotation and paraphrasing for written assignments is acceptable. However, appropriate acknowledgement of the ideas, works, writings, or opinions that you borrow must be stated. Academic dishonesty is not acceptable and is a breech of the student code of ethics. Dishonesty includes, but not limited to: 1) plagiarism*, 2) submitting work that was not prepared by you (fraud), and 3) helping another student with their work when expressly prohibited (cheating).
*Plagiarism: As noted using direct quotes or sections of writing from other author’s without the appropriate citations is unacceptable. Any written assignment may be submitted to a computer-based review to assess it for evidence of plagiarism. Please see the additional notes on the main page regarding what constitutes plagiarism.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.