Article Review and Summary: Current Issues in Public Health
The world of public health is constantly changing and students need to stay abreast of the issues that affect personal, family, and community health. The exercise is designed to help students learn how to read and think critically. Students may select a related topic of interest from magazines, journals, or newspaper, etc.
When summarizing the magazine, journal or newspaper article, please refer to Section 6 Learning to Think Critically (pp. 187-200) in your Freshman Orientation book. Also, please include the following points:
1. What is the author’s opinion?
2. What do you think was the author’s purpose for writing the article?
3. Does the author provide facts to support the topic or opinion?
3. What is the other side of the issue? What are the opposing arguments?
4. What is your opinion or how do you feel about the topic?
1. No less than 2 pages in length
2. All written assignments are to be typed using 1 inch margins, 12 point font and double-spaced.
3. A copy of the article MUST be submitted along with the article summary.
4. If you fail to submit a copy of the article – you WILL NOT get credit for the assignment. NO EXCEPTIONS!
All assignments and presentations are due on the DATE INDICATED at the beginning of the class unless otherwise stated by the instructor. Late assignments will not be accepted.
In the event difficulties arise in meeting assigned deadlines, arrangements MUST be made with and approved in ADVANCE by the instructor.
Topics may include but not limited to: (Must Choose one)
Nursing Shortage Domestic Violence
Obesity and Nutrition Public Safety
African American – Mental Health Issues Firearm/Gun Control
Diabetes African American – Health Disparities
Sexually Transmitted Diseases HIV/AIDS
Eating Disorders Smoking and Tobacco
Infant Mortality People with Disabilities
Homicide/Death Rates Preparedness and Emergency Response
Cancer Environmental Health
Cardiovascular Disease Pandemic FLU
Teen Pregnancy Homelessness
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Drunk Driving
Binge Drinking Date Rape
Racial Profiling Crime in the Community
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Tobacco Prevention