Health and Human Sciences and Services Discussion

Individual

Assignment:Module 1: Health & Human Sciences and Services

Point Value:28

Format:-Name on paper

  • Course # and date
  • Assignment title
  • Typed in Times New Roman Font (12 point)
  • Double-spaced
  • APA:Use the APA format for citations within the paper and the reference list at the end of the paper.

Directions:Write at least one paragraph for each of the questions written below.

Support your ideas in the paper with the assigned readings for Module 1.

Questions: A. What is the purpose of health and human sciences? What is the purpose of health and human services?

B. Why have health & human sciences and services been important over time?Why is it important today?

C.What do believe is your purpose as an emerging or continuing health and human sciences professional?

Grading

Criteria:See the rubric which follows.

The criteria identified will be used to grade your paper.

Rubric:Health & Human Sciences and Services

Rating Scale

Criteria

0

1-2

3-4

Rating

I.Content:

APurpose of health & human sciences and services

Not identified

Identifies purpose of science and/or service statement but may or may be clear.

Clearly identifies purpose of science and service

  • Importance or

Significance

Not identified

Identifies importance but may or may not address over time and today.

Clearly identifiesimportance or significance over time and today

C.Purpose as a health and human sciences professional

Not identified

Vague purpose statement

Clear purpose statement

  • Supporting Documentation

Ideas supported within the paper by class reading(s)

No ideas supported by class readings

Identifies idea(s) from the readings but does really integrate idea into one’s own writing

Identifies ideas from readings and integrates this into one’s own writing by further interpreting, explaining or expanding upon the idea

III.Writing

Citations and Reference List

No citations given with the paper and/or no reference(s) listed.

Some references identified in list and/or not in APA format.

Identification of all citations within the paper and references used in correct APA format

WritingProcess

5 or more errors inpunctuation, capitalization,spelling, grammar, sentence or paragraph structure

3 – 4 errors in

punctuation, capitalization,spelling, grammar, sentence or paragraph structure

0-2 errors in punctuation, capitalization,spelling, grammar, sentence or paragraph structure

Format for the Paper

5 or more errors

3-4 errors

0-2 errors

Total possible: 28 points

Individual

Assignment:Module 2:Definition of Health and Wellbeing

Point Value:32 points

Format:-Name on paper

  • Course # and date
  • Assignment title
  • Typed in Times New Roman Font (12 point)
  • Double-spaced
  • APA:Use the APA format for citations within the paper and the reference list at the end of the paper

Directions:Write at least one in-depth paragraph for each question below.

Integrate at least TWO of the class readings into your response(s). (For example, discuss one of the alternative images/perspectives that you agree (or disagree) with to support your responses.

Questions: A. What is your definition of health and wellbeing?Give at least three

examples of how this definition can be carried out in everyday life.

(Think about examples from your own personal and/or professional experiences.)

B.Identify and explain/describe three major factors which will contribute to health and wellbeing.For each factor – give at least one specific example

C.Should the focus of health and wellbeing be placed on addressing health problems, prevention or both?Explain why this is important.

D.What context(s) should be addressed in health and wellbeing? (e.g., individual, family, community, society, global). Explain why this is important.

Individual

Assignment:Module 3: Perspective Taking: Ecological Systems and Life Course Model

Point Value:40 points

Format:-Name on paper

  • Course # and date
  • Assignment title
  • Typed in Times New Roman Font (12 point)
  • Double-spaced
  • APA:Use the APA format for citations within the paper and the reference list at the end of the paper
  • IN ADDITION – Include headings given within the body of the paper (as indicated below).

Directions:Write a paper which addresses the parts (A-D) written below.

Include the following headings within your paper to help guide your writing as well as to help the reader:

Definition of Health and Wellbeing

Problem

Alternative Perspectives

Ecological Systems

Life Course Model

  • Definition of Health and Wellbeing: Rewrite and/or synthesize your individual definition of health and wellbeing into one concise paragraph.Consider ideas from your group’s discussion and written assignment.
  • Problem: Select one of the case studies posted in Blackboard to complete the following sections. You will be using this case study in subsequent assignments.
  • Alternative Perspectives:
  • Select either the Ecological Systems or the Life Course Model to examine your case:Examine the context of the problem from the perspective taking approach.

NOTE:Remember to include the reference citations you used to build this definition.That is, cite the source within your paragraph (these are listed alphabetically) AND in the reference list at the end of the assignment. For example:

Health and wellbeing is defined as achieving full physical, emotional and intellectual functioning in which there is absence of disease or distress in any one of these human developmental areas (Apple, 2007; Ball, 2006; Cat, 1962; Doe, 1993; Smith & Jones, 2010).

  • Problem/Situation Description: Identify at one significant problem related to health and wellbeing in this case study.Write a brief paragraph which tells the reader “what is” the problem.
  • Rationale as to Why this is a Problem: Write about how this problem connects to your definition of health and wellbeing (1 paragraph).Indicate “what is missing” or “the gap” that indicates the situation you have described is a problem that needs to be addressed.For example, this might be written like the following paragraph:

For this paper, I have defined health and wellbeing as related to ‘full physical, emotional and intellectual functioning in which there is absence of disease or distress’ In this situation, therefore, full health and wellbeing is not being achieved, because the grandfather has suffered a stroke and is unable to function in physically, emotionally and mentally appropriate ways.Although the stroke is not happening at this moment, that is, it is absent (and this somewhat contradicts my definition of health and wellbeing) there are consequences that have occurred because of the stroke.This situation represents a problem, therefore, because there is a difference (a gap) between what the grandfather’s life was like before and what it is now as related to his health and wellbeing.

Two different perspectives are described in the case study.Write one paragraph for each perspective in which you respond to the following questions:

  • From whose point of view is this perspective?
  • What is justified or warranted from this perspective? Is there adequate evidence?If there are limits to this perspective, what are the limits?
  • What is assumed or implicit in this perspective that needs to be made explicit?
  • Overall, is this perspective reasonable? Explain your answer with a summary statement.

For the Ecological System identify two different systems which are directly or indirectly involved in this problem:microsystem, mesostyem, exosystem, macrosystem, chronosytem.

  • Identify the system and write a brief definition for each
  • Describe/explain how this system is related to the specific problem identified in this assignment for each system

OR

For the Life Course Model: identify two different events which may have contributed to this

specific problem: historical, economical, societal, psychological

  • Identify the event and write a brief definition for each

2. Explain how these two events may have compounded to produce this outcome.

Individual

Assignment:Module 5:Leadership and Teams

Point Value:26 points

Format:-Name on paper

  • Course # and date
  • Assignment title
  • Typed in Times New Roman Font (12 point)
  • Double-spaced
  • APA:Use the APA format for citations within the paper and the reference list at the end of the paper

Directions:Write at least one paragraph for each section (A, B, C).

Questions: A. Definition of Leadership and Teams: For this section, use at least TWO of the class readings to support your definitions.

  • Define leadership as related to Health & Human Sciences/Services organizations.Give three examples of leadership which support your definition.(1 paragraph)
  • Define a team as related to Health & Human Sciences/Services organizations.Give three examples of teams which support your definition.(1 paragraph)

B. Self Reflection:Leadership. As you respond to these next questions think about your pre-professional and /or professional experiences as well as your interactions within your UHHS 310 group.(1-2 paragraphs)

What are three qualities, characteristics, or skills that you possess as a leader?Identify these qualities and give at least one specific example for each.

– What are three most significant areas that you need to further improve as a leader?Identify these three areas and explain why these are significant.

C. Self Reflection:Teams. As you respond to these next questions think about your pre-professional and /or professional experiences as well as your interactions within your UHHS 310 group.(1-2 paragraphs)

– What are three qualities, characteristics, or skills that you possess as a team member?Identify these and give at least one specific example for each.

– What are three most significant areas that you need to further improve as a team member?Identify these three areas and explain why these are significant.

Individual

Assignment:Module 6:Systems of Action

Point Value:36 points

Format:

-Names on paper

  • Course # and date
  • Assignment title
  • Typed in Times New Roman Font (12 point)
  • Double-spaced
  • Headings given within the body of the paper (as indicated below).
  • APA format should be used for citations within the paper and the reference list

Directions:

  • Cumulative Writing:Copy/paste (and revise if needed) your individual assignment on assignment on ‘Perspective Taking: Ecological Systems and Life Course Model’ (from Module 3).
  • Systems of Action:Give at least three examples (for each type of action: technical, communicative and critical) that may be used to help resolve the problem described in your paper.Be future oriented:Think about what might be done to help resolve the problem — not what actions have already taken place already.

Be sure all of the following sections (with headings) are included:

Definition of Health and Wellbeing

Problem

Alternative Perspectives

Ecological Systems

Life Course Model

Add an additional heading:Systems of Action

  • Technical actions are those related to completing an immediate goal or making a product.
  • Communicative actions are those focused on achieving ‘deeper’ communication, that is, to achieve shared beliefs, mutual understanding, transmit culture or traditions.
  • Critical actions are those actions and/or ‘deeper’ questions which help to examineassumptions, beliefs, and attitudes.

NOTE:You may notice that some of these actions do “overlap” with one another (it is OK if they do).The point is to move our focus from technical actions only to the consideration of multiple forms of action that may be taken to best resolve a problem.

Individual

Assignment:Module 7: Practical Reasoning Process – Individual Assignment

Point value:52 points

Format:-Name on paper

  • Course # and date
  • Assignment title
  • Typed in Times New Roman Font (12 point)
  • Double-spaced
  • APA:Use the APA format for citations within the paper and the reference list at the end of the paper.

Directions Complete the following.

  • Cumulative Writing:Copy/paste (and revise if needed) the following sections from the Module 6 individual assignment.Use this information to help you complete the practical reasoning process.
  • Practical Reasoning Process:

Definition of Health & Wellbeing

Problem

Alternative Perspectives

Ecological Systems

Life Course Model

Systems of Action

Include NEW Headings for Practical Reasoning – Use the information from your Module 6 assignment to apply the practical reasoning process.Headings to be included:

Practical Reasoning

Problem Question

Valued-End

Consequences Related to the Problem

Context of the Problem

Alternative Strategies and Consequences

Judgment

  • Problem Question -Write the problem in the form of a question.For example:
  • Valued-End: What is the valued end or ultimate goal in relationship to this problem?(Review your definition of health and wellbeing and problem description).(approximately 1-3 sentences)
  • Consequences Related to the ProblemWhat will happen if the problem is resolved?Not resolved?(approximately 1-3 sentences)
  • Context of the Problem:Briefly describe the context of the problem (4-5 bullets) (refer to sections on alternative perspectives and ecological systems).
  • Alternative Strategies and Consequences:
  • Judgment:Considering the components of the practical reasoning process (context, valued ends, consequence, alternative strategies) – form a judgment about what should be done to move toward a resolution of the problem.(approximately 3-5 sentences)
  • What should be done to help the brother assume responsibility for his own actions?
  • What should be done to about sharing parenting responsibilities?
  • What should be done about . . . . . .?
  • Copy/paste (and revise if needed) at least 4-5 actions (refer to your section on Systems of Action — should include technical, communicative and critical actions).
  • Identify at least one positive (or negative) consequence of each action (approximately 1-2 sentences for each action).

Grading Checklist:Practical Reasoning – Individual Assignment

Criteria

Possible

Score

Rating

Received

Comments

  • A.Cumulative Writing- Sections from previous individual assignments; headings included as well as corrections from prior assignments

Definition of Health & Wellbeing

Problem

Alternative Perspectives

Ecological Systems

Life Course Model

Systems of Action

4

B. Practical Reasoning Process

Problem Question

6

Valued-End

6

Consequences Related to the Problem

6

Context of the Problem

6

Alternative Strategies and Consequences

6

Judgment

6

C. Writing

Citations and Reference List (in APA format)

4

Writing Mechanics, Grammar & Spelling

4

Format for thePaper

4

Total Possible =52 points

Assignment:Individual Assignment.Understanding of Course Concepts — Movie Analysis

Point Value:80 points

Format:-Name on paper

  • Course # and date
  • Assignment title
  • Typed in Times New Roman Font (12 point)
  • Double-spaced

Writing Process:Use correct punctuation, capitalization, spelling, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure.

Directions:In order to demonstrate your understanding of the main ideas of this course, you will apply course concepts to a drama-based movie related to health and wellbeing.

This movie can be something you have watched in the past – but can be viewed again, fictional or non-fictional, geared for children, adolescents, adults or families.You may select a movie of your choosing (be sure it has some depth to it and focuses on health and wellbeing) or you may select from the following list:

42 (2013)

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Blind Side, The (2009)

Children of a Lesser God (1986)

Cider House Rules (1999)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

Erin Brokovich (2000)

Fault in Our Stars, The (2014)

Forrest Gump (1994)

Help, The (2011)

I Am Sam (2001)

Kings Speech, The (2010)

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

My Sister’s Keeper (2009)

Precious (2009)

Rain Man (1988)

Remember the Titans (2000)

Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Steel Magnolias (1989)

Theory of Everything, The (2014)

Women in Gold (2015)

After watching the movie, write a paper which addresses the questions which follow. Write at least one complete paragraph for each question (# 1, 2, 3 etc.). Be sure to label/number your responses.

Grading Criteria/Points:

  • Question Responses based on clarity; completeness/depth of responses.75 points
  • Format for the paper and Writing Process.5 points


  • Overview of the Movie:Identify the (a) title of the movie, (b) main characters, and (c) provide a brief description of the plot. 3 points
  • Recurring Concern: (a) Identify one example of a recurring concern related to health and wellbeing that is represented in this movie.(b) Thoroughly explain your answer by identifying three criteria that are represented by this problem that make it a recurring concern. For question #3 through question #7 your responses should be focused on this recurring concern. 10 points
  • Health & Wellbeing: (a) How is health & wellbeing defined within this movie?(b) Give two specific example of how health & wellbeing are practiced (or not practiced) in this movie.(c) What is the relationship between this definition and the recurring concern?10 points
  • Perspective Taking: Identify two characters from the movie that have different perspectives about the recurring concern.(a) Who is the character and what is their overall perspective in relationship to the recurring concern?(b) What evidence is used to justify their perspective? What assumptions and/or limitations does this character hold about the recurring concern? (c) Overall, is the character’s perspective reasonable in relationship to the recurring concern?Why or why not?10 points
  • Ecological Systems: (a) Define three of the following ecological system levels: microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem, macrosystem, chronosystem. (b) Give one example from the movie (as related to the recurring concern) for each of the systems.Note:If the system was not represented, what could have been integrated into the movie?10 points
  • Systems of Action:(a) Define technical, communicative and critical actions. (b) Identify/explain at least one example of each action as related to the recurring concern in the movie.Note:If an action was not represented, what could have been integrated into the movie? 10 points
  • Practical Reasoning: Briefly define and give examples of each component of the practical reasoning process (context, valued ends, alternative means, consequences, judgment) as related to the recurring concern.Note:If not represented in the movie as related to the recurring concern – what could have been included?10 points
  • Achievement of Communicative Action in Small Groups:For this course, each of you were randomly placed in a small group (this is the group which completed assignments together).(a) Give one in-depth example/description of when communicative action occurred in your small group.(b)What are three things which facilitated and/or inhibited communicative action in your small group?(c)To what extent did your small group’s communicative action change over the semester?Using a scale of 1 to 10 rank your small group at the beginning of the semester and at the end of the semester.Why did your ranking change (or not change)?6 points
  • Conclusions about the Course:Write/explain three conclusions about what you have learned from the topics/content of this course. Think about the ideas that you will remember long-term – these can be from a personal and/or professional perspective. 6 points

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