Fall 2019 - HSCI 170 D100

Working for Health (3)

Class Number: 2609

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10061, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Mark Stewart Lechner
    msl19@sfu.ca
    778-782-8733
    Office Hours: Tuesdays 2-4pm in Blusson 11714

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Concepts including professionalism, professional ethics, interdisciplinarity, and knowledge translation will be explored along with types of health-related work, components of health care systems and public health, and workforce trends and tensions in Canada and internationally. Writing skills will be emphasized.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is designed for new or first year Health Sciences majors.  It focuses on turning a strong academic start into a lifetime of professional integrity and success.  It is not an elective designed for 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students.  As such the general course objectives are as follows:

  • To promote intellectual confidence
  • To develop an expectation of academic success
  • To provide assistance in the transition to university
  • To introduce students to programs, services, and facilities available to assist them in the transition from high school to university
  • To help students to develop a support group among their peers and a network within the Faculty of Health Sciences and the wider University community.
  • To help students start to gain a professional orientation toward developing agency in themselves and others

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  • define and apply critical thinking skills
  • express ideas and critical thinking clearly through writing
  • interact supportively with other students and university personnel regarding academic matters
  • experience higher personal expectations
  • an ability to meaningfully participate in academic and non-academic spheres

Grading

  • Critical Thinking Paper 25%
  • Campus Involvement 25%
  • Interview 20%
  • Academic Advisor Meeting 20%
  • Weekly Journal 10%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

All required reading will be provided in the course Canvas page.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS