Discussion Boards demonstrate active involvement with the material being covered. Students will have a shared responsibility for learning, and for creating and sustaining the learning community within the context of this course. Students are asked to discuss the issues/cases in an effort to increase everyone’s understanding as opposed to a regurgitation of facts. Communication skills such as good listening should be evident in well thought out discussions. Comments show evidence of a thorough reading and analysis of the power points and material assigned. Ideally there is a willingness to test new ideas rather than offer only cautious or ‘safe’ comments. Students interact with other class members by asking questions or challenging conclusions in a respectful manner.
Last-minute posts do not demonstrate your best work. One additional post is required for this module in order to receive credit.
- Contributions are evaluated on presentation of a meaningful â€˜informed opinion,â€™ i.e., synthesis of your preparation on the topic, interaction with peers and faculty, and ongoing learning. Useful posts may include and are not limited to:
- Posting your â€˜takeâ€™ on the issue, this is informed by your preperation, not a â€˜gut reaction.â€™
- Asking critical thinking questions.
- Offering alternate interpretations and additional insights.
- Contributing to the learning of the group.
- Discussions must be backed up with PEER reviewed journal articles beyond what is provided for students.
Module 3/Week 3 runs from Monday at 0800 EST until Sunday 23:59 EST.
- Students are to answer the questions below from the textbook under the discussion board:.
- Chapter 6, p. 179. Answer discussion questions # 1& 2 . (MO1,2,3)
- Develop a 1 page Informational form that can be give to your clinical faculty and clinical preceptor. List your name, your concentration, contact information, appropriate work experience (not a resume but what areas you have worked in, type of patients and comfort levels). Identify and discuss your biggest concerns about beginning clinical.
- Reply to Discussion Board comments:
- Please respond to a minimum of 2 posts from other students
- Two Peer reviewed references are required for each post other than the textbook that are not older than 5 years is required.
Your assignment will be scored according to the grading rubric.