HED_231.02_Syllabus_SFSU_Final - HED 231.02: Health and...

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HED 231.02: Health and Social Policy Metro Health Academies Spring 2011 San Francisco State University Department of Health Education in collaboration with the SFSU Mathematics Department and the Department of Health Education at City College of San Francisco Instructor and Classroom Support Information Savita Malik, MPH, EdD (c) E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 415-405-0470 Office : HSS 301 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:00 pm and by appointment Teaching Assistant: Mariam Wilson, MPH (c) Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm and by appointment Counseling Intern : Kimberly Davalos, MA (c) Email: [email protected] Course Listing Health 231 Schedule # 18043 Tuesday and Thursday from 9:35 to 10:50 am in Business Room 110 Learning Community Information Health Education 231 is part of a learning community with the following Mathematics class: Instructor: Helen Finkelstein Email: [email protected] Office: Science 387 Phone: 415-338-2126 Mathematics 124 is on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 to 12:15 pm Thornton Hall Room 329 Course Description Health Education 231 is part of the Metro Academy of Health sequence. Metro is a program in Health Education featuring learning communities and extra support to students. In Metro, learners will become strong advocates for community health and social justice by learning to write effectively, speak powerfully, and think critically about public health concerns. In this course, we will explore the role of social and economic injustices as root causes of the uneven distribution of disease across population groups according to class, race and gender. Learners will focus on social policy as a determinant of health justice. They will learn strategies to analyze policy S.Malik, HED 231 Spring 2011 SFSU FINAL 1
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and how to advocate for change in their own communities. Learners will explore the importance of community in creating lasting social change, thereby improving the health of the society they inhabit. In addition, learners will reinforce general education skills of oral communication, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning and writing to better communicate about health issues. This course will continue using learner success strategies throughout the course. Instructional Methods This course will use popular education approaches in the instruction of the above knowledge and skills. Detailed, scaffolded writing assignments with clear rubrics Engaged, student-centered, constructivist learning Problem based learning with a focus on inquiry and collaboration Student support structures: tutoring, mentoring and advising Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will: 1) Describe how public policies affect social and public health issues at a local, state, national, and international level. 2) Evaluate policies through the lens of a public health professional.
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