Students, please consult your syllabus and eCourse content for details about course assignments, grades, etc. This guide is to help you access required readings and library resources that you will need for your Dyad Project PART 1.
Description: Behavioral skill building to encourage healthy lifestyle including healthy eating and physical activity choices that enables individuals to improve health and prevent disease. Examination of critical topics related to health behavior with a review effective interventions that promote community health and prevent disease.
Prerequisite: HLSC 2100
Additional Materials: Various class materials (lecture notes, syllabus, articles, videos) may be downloaded for your section on eCourseware. Required readings will be posted on eCourseware by course module.
This course has a special focus on key health behavioral determinants: tobacco, sexual health, and nutrition and physical activity as it relates to obesity prevention. The course will include a review of best practices and effective behavioral interventions in each topic area. By the end of the course students will be able to:
Grading and Assessment:
Data Brief (DB) Assignment (20%)
A data brief is a compilation of information about a public health topic. It is based on complex data and summarizes it into a combination of text and graphics so it is easy for the reader to quickly understand. Based on readings and resources provided during a specific course week, students will develop a data brief on a specific topic. The required information will be provided in the assignment instructions on eCourseware. The purpose of this assignment is for students to learn key information on each topic. Students will also demonstrate that they can retrieve relevant information from a reliable source and succinctly present the information to others.
ACS Fresh Start Cessation Training (5%)
Students will access the American Cancer Society FRESH START Smoking Cessation Training from the following site and complete the training.
Journal Article (JA) Assignment (20%)
Students will use the research skills that they acquired early in the semester to find a relevant peer reviewed journal article on a health education / health promotion intervention or study related to the topic covered that week. After finding and reading the article, students will complete a worksheet (provided in eCourseware) that reports key information on the article and compares the article with another course reading for that week.
Consider using articles from one of the following peer reviewed journals:
Discussion Questions (20%)
Discussion questions will be provided for the content covered in that specific week. Students are to first answer the question completely referring back to the readings posted using in text citations if appropriate. Do not include direct quotes – paraphrase. Initial responses to questions should be at least two paragraphs (5-7 each) in length and demonstrate critical thought. Students must then respond to at least TWO of their classmates’ posts in a substantive manner that fosters critical class discussion.
Discussion Board Guidelines and Criteria
Literature Review Paper (10%)
Students will choose one of three research questions related to 1) Tobacco 2) Obesity or 3) Sexual Health. Students will perform a database search to find three peer reviewed journal articles related to their research question. Students will then compose a 3-4 page paper comparing the articles by 1. Study population 2. Intervention (Program) and 3. Results.
*A more detailed Paper Guideline and grading criteria is posted in eCourseware.