Significant Contributions to Public Health Final Assignment Part 1
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review these resources:
- Chapter 6 and Appendix II: Historical Figures in the textbook
- Intro to Epidemiology Study Types(Links to an external site.) video
- Role of Epidemiology in Public Health-Part 1(Links to an external site.) video
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(Links to an external site.) website
- World Health Organization(Links to an external site.) website
This is a two-part assignment. This week, you will complete the first part of the work as defined below. In Week 5, you will continue to add to this work to complete the final project in class. Please review the Week 5 directions for the Significant Contributions to Public Health Final Assignment details, including the grading rubric, to understand the full grading criteria.
For this part of the assignment, you will create a 12-15 slide PowerPoint presentation with detailed speaker’s notes of at least 100 words for each slide, not including the title and reference slides. Do NOT record the speaker’s notes as the file size will be too large to submit. These should be written and placed in the Notes section below each slide. Please see the HCA415 PowerPoint Instructions Download HCA415 PowerPoint Instructions document for expanded information on expected detail in your presentation.
The presentation will be based on your research of a historical figure in the public health world, their contribution to public health, and how their work helped shape the public health system that serves the community. Furthermore, you will analyze how their contribution from the past continues to contribute to today’s public health system, and how it might guide future work within the industry.
Complete the following steps:
- Select one of the historical figures listed below for your presentation. They are linked throughout the textbook to help get you started on your project. Choose one of the following:
- John Snow
- Margaret Sanger
- Jonas Salk
- Larry Kramer
- Edward Jenner
- Rachel Carson
- Sara Josephine Baker
- William Phelps Eno
- Sir Edwin Chadwick
- Luther Terry
- John Grant
- Dick Cheney
- Everett Koop
- B. DuBois
- Charles Edward Winslow
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Clara Barton
- Florence Nightingale
- Thomas Francis
- Albert Calmette
- Camille Guerin
- Ignaz Semmelweis
- An individual of your own choice: you must obtain instructor approval in advance for this option.
Use the outline below to organize your presentation. As you create the content, it is expected that you will formulate a well thought out analysis for each segment with logical transitions as you would a professional presentation. Research and critical thinking are large components of this project. You will curate resources to support your statements using proper APA Style (Links to an external site.).
- Describe your selected person’s biographical background and experience.
- Tip: research the individual’s background. This can include resume elements such as birthdate, location, education, and brief statement of their contribution to public health. (reminder: biographical information can be easily plagiarized. Please do not copy from your biographical websites. Paraphrase or quote and cite everything according to APA.)
- Analyze the climate of the time period in terms of political, socioeconomic, environmental, and technological context in which this person worked.
- Tip: Research the barriers and issue of the time. Think about whether this person was up against resistance or if the work this person did was welcomed.
- Examine the personal beliefs of your person that prompted this work.
- Tip: You are basically addressing the question: “Why did this person get involved with the issue at the time?”
- Examine how this individual overcame or confronted any adversities.
- Tip: Think about how this person overcame the barriers and issues. Questions to consider: what did the person specifically do? Did they have any allies? How did their actions succeed or fail?
- Describe the final outcome of this individual’s contribution to community or public health.
- Tip: Think about the importance of the contribution to community or public health at the time. Think about this question: What occurred as a result of this person’s action?
- Explain what the individual’s contribution did for overall community or public health at the time.
- Tip: Think about this question: What was the purpose for the community or nation?
- Explain why this contribution was so important at that particular point in history.
- Tip: Think about this question: What made this important for our nation?
The Significant Contributions to Public Health Final Assignment Part 1 presentation
- Must be 12 to 15 slides (not including title and reference slides) and formatted according to APA Style(Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation (Links to an external site.)
- Must include a separate title slide with the following:
- Title of presentation in bold font
- Space should be between title and the rest of the information on the title page.
- Student’s name
- Name of institution (University of Arizona Global Campus)
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Due date
- Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear statement that indicates the purpose of your presentation.
- Must use at least four credible sources, one of which may be the course text.
- Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper(Links to an external site.)
- Must include a separate references slide that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List(Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.