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Care, Health & Society (CHS)

Overview: 

The Care, Health, & Society (CHS) degree program aims to integrate course objectives and assignments with learning outcomes that demonstrate critical thinking skills and understandings of the helping professions,  codes of ethics for the helping professions, experiences of human suffering, the social causes and consequences of health and illness, and empirical research methods. 

Expected Learning Outcomes: 

1. Knowledge of the helping professions

Outcome: By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the helping professions in contemporary society.

Relevant Courses: CHS 204, 306, 496

 

2. Knowledge of human suffering

Outcome: By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of human suffering and how issues related to human suffered are addressed in contemporary society.

Relevant Courses: CHS 303, 305, 401, 496

 

3. Knowledge of health professional codes of ethics

Outcome: By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of codes of ethics in contemporary health and caring professions.

Relevant Courses: CHS 309

 

4. Knowledge of the social causes and social consequences of health and illness

Outcome: By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the social causes and social consequences of health and illness in contemporary society.

Relevant Courses: CHS 303, 401

 

5. Knowledge of research methods and primary research evidence

Outcome: By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of research methods and primary research evidence, including the interpretation of basic statistics and/or direct research evidence from scientific journals.

Relevant Courses: CHS 303, 401, 476 and SOC/SBS 200

 

Assessment Activities: 

All instructors will link at least one course learning objective to at least one learning outcome (see below for SOC and CHS learning outcomes).

All instructors will link specific learning outcomes to specific assignments.

a.       All courses should connect at least one assignment to at least one learning outcome.

b.      Once a learning outcome has been identified, it should appear (verbatim) in the course syllabus.

c.       Grades for specific assignments linked to specific learning outcomes will indicate learning effectiveness.

d.      At least 50% of students should score 80% or higher on a specific assignment to indicate effective teaching for a specific learning outcome.

When final course grades have been completed, all instructors will send de-identified assignment grades to the DUS for reports. Each instructor will send one Excel file for each semester of teaching. Each column of grades should clearly indicate the course (number and title) and specific learning outcome.

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Updated date: Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:04