Article Review and Summary: Current
Issues in Public Health
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
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
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.
include but not limited to: (Must Choose one)
Nursing Shortage Domestic
Obesity and Nutrition Public
African American - Mental Health Issues Firearm/Gun Control
American – Health Disparities
Sexually Transmitted Diseases HIV/AIDS
Eating Disorders Smoking
Infant Mortality People
Homicide/Death Rates Preparedness
and Emergency Response
Cardiovascular Disease Pandemic
Teen Pregnancy Homelessness
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Drunk
Binge Drinking Date
Racial Profiling Crime
in the Community
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Tobacco