Clinical Laboratory Sciences Syllabi

 


Syllabus for CLLS 5341
Topics in Global Health
Instructor:Janet Enderle, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)
Contact Information:Office: SHP 4.208
Phone: (409)772-3011
Email: jlenderl@utmb.edu
Course Description:The course is the core, anchor course for the Global Health Training Program, and provides an overview of critical issues in understanding global health challenges in contemporary society within an inter-professional learning environment. Topics covered in this initial course include overview issues, Public Health and Epidemiology, and Culturally Appropriate Health Care.
Cognitive & Psychomotor Objectives:Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1) Determine critical global health issues, discussions, debates and strategies of the day

2) Compare the roles and structures of health care teams in different global health settings

3) Identify and describe basic principles of public and population health, social determinants of health, and inequalities in health

4) Articulate the principles behind values based concepts including human rights, health equity, and ethics, and how they relate to global health issues

5) Determine current profession-specific health issues, challenges and interventions.

6) Develop a proposal to address one of the identified challenges in #5. (additional credit)

Affective Objectives:Students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate the development of behaviors and attitudes consistent with those of the profession. Evaluation of these behaviors will be performed using the Affective Objectives and Evaluation checklist in the Orientation Handbook and the outcome of this evaluation will be reflected in the your course grade as part of your participation grade.. You will have the opportunity to develop these attributes in classroom assignments and activities. You will be placed in different work groups or assigned different partners for exercises. You will also be given opportunities to demonstrate your ability to work independently, follow instructions and be creative
Methods of Evaluation:

Learning Activities

Method of Grading

1 Credit Hour Activities

 

GHICC Lecture Attendance (or viewing Tegrity Lectures and writing a reflection)

30 %

Participation in Small Groups/Discussion Board/WHO Global Response

50 %

Community Service Activities (5 hrs)

20%

Total

100 %

 

 

2 Credit Hours Activities

GHICC Lecture Attendance (or viewing Tegrity Lectures and writing a reflection)

30%

Community Service Activities (15 hrs)

20%

Participation in Small Groups/Discussion Board/WHO Global Alert & Response

50%

 

 

3 credit hrs

 

GHICC Lecture Attendance (or viewing Tegrity Lectures and writing a reflection)

30%

Community Service Activities (35 hrs)*

20%

Participation in Small Groups/Discussion Board/WHO Global Alert & Response

50%


*Master's Students Project will be part of the Community Service Activity


 

General Policies of the School of Health Professions

Academic Progress:Information regarding the Student's academic progress in this course will be shared with their Academic Advisor and/or Department Chair. Student's making unsatisfactory progress will be referred to the Office of Student Affairs for assistance.
Academic Integrity:Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, and any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such an act. Procedures to be followed in the event of alleged academic dishonesty are described in the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, and the SAHS Student Handbook. Alleged academic dishonesty issues should be reported to the Student Affairs Officer.
Professional Behavior:As a part of a professional program, you are expected to conduct yourselves in a manner consistent with the level of trust and responsibility that will be placed on you when you are part of a health care team. You are expected to be honest in your dealings with your instructor and your peers. You are also expected to be able to follow instructions, to act with the utmost integrity, to follow safety protocols while in laboratory, to perform laboratory work with care, and to act in accordance with those standards characteristic of those we call "professionals."
 
Behavior during examinations, written and practical, will be monitored. Inappropriate behavior may result in pursuance of disciplinary action.
University Statement on Equality, Tolerance, and Affirmative Action:Please indicate by the end of the second week of the semester if you will need accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 101-336). If the need for ADA accommodations should arise during the semester you will need to make your request within one week of returning to classes. You may contact your Instructor or the Office of Student Affairs.
Course Evaluation:Students will be given the opportunity to evaluate the instructor and course near the end of the course/semester. When submitting course evaluations students must follow the guidelines provided by the course instructor or the department.
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