2019-2020 Public Health (BS) Assessment Plan

Assessment Year: 2019-2020
School: Health Sciences and Professional Programs
Department: Health and Human Performance
Program: Public Health (BS)
Department Chair: lbarley
Department Assessment Coordinator: gwerber
Program Coordinator: ngrosskopf
Completed by: gwerber
Other Contributors:
Date Completed:2019/11/15 14:12:00 US/Eastern

Program Mission

The mission of York College’s undergraduate public health program is to engage in teaching, learning, scholarship and service to foster and sustain a healthier New York City and to promote culturally responsive, evidence-informed solutions to reduce disparities and promote health and wellness among urban populations.

Assessment Plan

Outcome 1

Program Goal

To illustrate knowledge of the basic concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, use, and analysis and why evidence-based approaches are an essential part of public health practice.

Program Student Learning Outcome

Analyze the distribution of a health-related outcome to generate testable hypotheses.

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Intellectual Discovery and Creativity - Demonstrate excellence in academic inquiry, creativity, research, collaboration and professional growth.

Alignment with MSCHE Standard III Competencies

Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning

From which course(s), section(s) will you collect student artifacts?

PH 210 (CCE)

Sample Size

N=10

Measure

Data will be collected from the second course exam

Measure Type

Direct

Target

Level 2 (Accomplished): Students will be able to identify the current incidence and prevalence of at least one (1) health problem in a priority population and develop at least one (1) testable hypothesis.


Outcome 2

Program Goal

To illustrate knowledge of the basic concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, use, and analysis and why evidence-based approaches are an essential part of public health practice.

Program Student Learning Outcome

Use rates and proportions to express numerically the amount and distribution of health and non-health related outcomes.

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Intellectual Discovery and Creativity - Demonstrate excellence in academic inquiry, creativity, research, collaboration and professional growth.

Alignment with MSCHE Standard III Competencies

Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning

From which course(s), section(s) will you collect student artifacts?

PH 210 (CCE)

Sample Size

N=10

Measure

Data will be collected from the first exam and Lab #3 (Attack Rates).

Measure Type

Direct

Target

Level 2 (Accomplished): Students will be able to calculate the attack rate for at least one (1) public health problem in a priority population and the prevalence rate of at least one (1) community characteristic that may lead to increased risk for a public health problem


Outcome 3

Program Goal

To illustrate knowledge of the basic concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, use, and analysis and why evidence-based approaches are an essential part of public health practice.

Program Student Learning Outcome

Apply epidemiologic concepts including estimation, inference, and adjustment to establish causation.

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Intellectual Discovery and Creativity - Demonstrate excellence in academic inquiry, creativity, research, collaboration and professional growth.

Alignment with MSCHE Standard III Competencies

Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning

From which course(s), section(s) will you collect student artifacts?

PH 210 (CCE)

Sample Size

N=10

Measure

Data will be collected from the second course exam.

Measure Type

Direct

Target

Level 2 (Accomplished): Using at least five (5) of Hill’s Guidelines for Causation, students will be able to estimate, infer and make adjustments using epidemiologic data for at least one public health problem.


Outcome 4

Program Goal

To illustrate knowledge of the basic concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, use, and analysis and why evidence-based approaches are an essential part of public health practice.

Program Student Learning Outcome

Evaluate a public health problem (e.g., investigation of a disease outbreak) using epidemiologic methods.

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Intellectual Discovery and Creativity - Demonstrate excellence in academic inquiry, creativity, research, collaboration and professional growth.

Alignment with MSCHE Standard III Competencies

Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning

From which course(s), section(s) will you collect student artifacts?

PH 210 (CCE)

Sample Size

N=10

Measure

Data will be collected from the the the Descriptive Epidemiology Paper.

Measure Type

Direct

Target

Level 2 (Accomplished): Students will utilize at least three (3) best practice approaches correctly to explore the outbreak of at least one disease outbreak.


Rationale for the Plan

AY 2018-2019 report assessed PSLOs #s 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 in the program introductory course PH 210 (History & Principals of Public Health. In keeping with our 5-year assessment plan and curriculum, map, PGs/PSLOs in the second course in the PH sequence (PH 210: Epidemiology for Public Health Practice) will be assessed.

Data Collection and Evaluation

• For Fall 2019, data arriving from the following direct measures will be used: PH 210: 2 exams (midterm and final); a final course paper; lab #3 (attach rates) • Because the program is relatively new (and with few students; median course enrollment for Fall 2019=13), all student data will be evaluated. • Assignments are appropriate in length for 200/300-level epidemiology course. • Faculty assigned to teach the course will be evaluating individual assignments. • Data collection will be ongoing (as assignments are completed). Data will be compiled and submitted to the program coordinator at the end of the semester. • Course labs and exams are assessed using an answer guide. Assignments are assessed for both accuracy in computations and completeness. Course final papers are assessed using a rubric. • The department assessment committee (comprised of all program coordinators (6 faculty members) will responsible for evaluating, interpreting and analyzing all assessment data. • Student learning outcomes will be used to evaluate how the subject matter and skills are being taught throughout the semester.