Objectives and Policies
1. To acquire initial working knowledge of the following health topics, concepts or entities and their corresponding information resources:
2. To compile an individualized health reference resource guide that incorporates the kinds of information resources mentioned in the first objective (above) for future career and personal use.
3. To conduct an in-depth search or a series of searches on one or more assigned, major health problems Examples include an idiopathic (of unknown origin) disease, or cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, etc.
1. A grade of Incomplete will be given only for highly exceptional circumstances that can be documented or otherwise verified.
2. In fairness to those who complete work on time, a penalty will be assessed for late submissions.
3. Class breaks are not a good time to raise questions or problems with the instructor, since this can delay resuming the class at the end of very brief breaks.
4. If at all possible, matters pertinent to the course should be raised during the class so that everyone is given the same information.
5. Please generally avoid the use of email to communicate with the instructor, aside from simple queries. Again, it is best to raise questions in class as they occur, since others might have a similar query and because everyone should be given the same information. Often, if it is necessary to confront a problem outside of class, you may phone either instructor and leave a voice mail.
6. Because the instructor welcomes your comments about the course, one or more informal surveys will be given during the semester, in addition to the formal survey at the end of the semester. Specific comments are more useful than vague ones. You may comment to the instructors directly or indirectly at any time during the semester; comments may be oral or written and submitted anonymously.
7. If you have a good command of English, please do not hesitate to help International students (whose native language is not English and appear to be struggling) with their written assignments or other problems. If you do so, please let the instructor know so that your participation effort can be noted.
8. Please read ahead of time the assigned readings to be addressed in class. Avoiding stress becomes especially important as the semester progresses. November and April are almost always very stressful months for everyone, owing to an accumulation of assignments and other pressures.
9. Any student with a documented disability (physical or cognitive) who requires academic accommodations should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities area of the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259 (voice) or 471-4641 (TTY for users who are deaf or hard of hearing) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations.
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