ERIC Number: ED129705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Community Health: Course Administrator Manual [And] Supplemental Readings [And] Unit Study Guides [And] Student Manual.
Reed, Charles E.
This learning package is a three-semester-hour, independent-study course in community health services designed for postsecondary, external degree students. Keyed to the commercially published textbook "Community Health" (Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 1970), the package contains a course administrator manual, a student unit study guide, and supplemental readings. The manuals describe the course and outline the roles and tasks of the tutor/grader and student. The study guide, which serves as the student's instructor telling him what material should be read, when to read it, and how to evaluate his progress, outlines specific course objectives and contains diagnostic tests, keys, and supplementary readings for the eight units which comprise the course. Among the unit topics are major health problems in the United States; the historical development of preventive medicine and public health; organization of federal, state, and local government agencies; voluntary health agencies; comprehensive health planning; epidemiology; the medical care system; and use of community health services. Students read the specific objectives of each unit and take a diagnostic pretest. They are then referred to textbook and supplementary reading assignments for items missed. They check their mastery of stated objectives with posttests. Students must take three end-of-the-unit exams. Hard copies of the learning package, with or without the textbook and including the final examinations, are available from the Institute for Personal and Career Development. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Health Services, Course Objectives, Diagnostic Tests, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Independent Study, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Postsecondary Education, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Supplementary Reading Materials, Units of Study
Institute for Personal and Career Development, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859 (study guide $7.68, student manual $2.57, supplemental readings $2.57, write for ordering information on other items)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant. Inst. for Personal and Career Development.