Chronic Health Conditions

Part One:

Explore the issue of osteoarthritis. Provide some background information regarding the scope of the problem, common causes and treatments, and implications for the individual, the family, the workplace, the economy, and society.

Part Two:

Prepare a talk that you will give to adult members at a local community center.

Write out your opening remarks, just as you would say them to the group.

Write a topic outline of what you will cover in your talk.

Identify what pamphlets, videos you would use, and from what sources you would obtain them (purchase, borrow, rent).

What questions do you think might come up?

Write out your closing remarks, just as you would say them to the group.

Assignment Expectations, in order to earn full credit:

You will be assessed on your ability to explain your understanding of the module materials from the perspective of a health educator.

Please write your paper in your own words. That is the only way I can evaluate your level of understanding.

In order to earn full credit, you must clearly show that you have read the module homepage and ALL required background materials.

You are welcome to do research in addition to — but not instead of — the required readings.

Your papers will be evaluated on the following factors:

References – citations are used within the body of the paper any time you state a fact or idea that is not common knowledge and a reference list is included at the end of the paper.
Precision – you follow all instructions and you answer each part of the assignment.
Breadth – you show broad knowledge of the module’s topic.
Depth – you go into detail to show more critical thought about the specific assignment.
Clarity – the extent to which you elaborate and include discussion or examples as asked.
Application – the extent to which you apply the information to a real-life situation related to the assignment, if asked.
Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable source of information. Use credible, professional, and scholarly sources.Module 2 Resources

Harvard School of Public Health (2010). Assessing and Developing Health Materials. Retrieved July 1, 2012 from health education needs for people with a chronic health condition.


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