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YORK COLLEGE The City University of New York Department of Health & Physical Education and Gerontological Studies

and Services HE 341 HIV/AIDS Ajuluchukwu Fall 2013 Professor: Dr. David 718.262.5100

Course Description An examination of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, public health issues, clinical interventions, prevention and health education. The impact of the epidemic on the individuals, their families, and society. Learning Objectives *To understand the history and politics of HIV/AIDS. *To assist students in understanding and identifying the risk factors associated with HIV/AIDS. *To increase students knowledge on opportunistic infections associated with HIV/AIDS. *To identify existing resources for HIV management and their benefits and barriers. *To understand clinical trials, their implications, and exploring new avenues for treatment. *To assess and explain policies and programs for the delivery of services in meeting the needs and concerns of HIV infected and affected individuals. Text Books Bartlett, J., Finkbeiner, A. The Guide to Living with HIV Infection, The John Hopkins University Press, (latest edition). Hung Fan et al, AIDS Science & Society, (latest edition). Suggested Readings Volberding, 1991, Management of HIV Infection, Burroughs Wellcome. AIDS Booklet, (latest edition). Readings Readings shall be assigned by the professor, handouts and reading material will be made available to augment lectures. Examinations shall cover assigned readings, handouts and lecture materials. Student Evaluation To earn a grade, students will be evaluated on these areas: Assignments 10% Mid-Term Examination 30% Semester Project 30% Final Examination 30% Semester Project

You are required to individually choose a topic that is related to HIV/AIDS and write a paper (at least four typed pages with references). Topic must be approved by the professor. HE 341 SEMESTER SCHEDULE DATES 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 TOPICS Introduction to the Course Special Topic, Sensitivity Video And Then There Was One Definitions, O-Bartlett; Chapters 1, 2, 3, & 10 Video A Miracle Health Cure, Hung, Chapters 1 & 2 Opportunistic Infections/Tuberculosis Bartlett, Chapters 6 & 7 Video Living With HIV, Hung, Chapters 8 & 9 Psychosocial Issues Bartlett, Chapters 10 & 11 Video ?, Hung, Chapters 3 & 4 HIV Clinical Trials handouts, special reading Bartlett, Chapters 9; Volberding, Chapters 4 & 5; Hung, Chapters 3&4 NO CLASSES Women and AIDS handouts, special reading Video Women Can Have AIDS Too, Hung, Chapters 6 & 7 MID-TERM EXAMINATION Sexuality and AIDS Bartlett, Chapters & Video Safer Sex Death, Dying, Bereavement Bartlett, Chapter 11 Infected versus Affected Persons Bartlett, Chapter 7; Hung, Chapter 11 ROLE PLAYING Social Policies/Programs Guest spear(s), special reading HIV Infection and Children (special issues) handouts, Voberding, Chapter 6 Video Babies Are Dying *TERM PAPERS DUE Alternative Therapies/Future Direction Bartlett, Chapter 8; Hung, Chapter 12; special readings FINAL EXAMINATION You are advised to meet with me if you have any problems understanding either the lecture materials, or the term paper. Please do not wait until the last minute to seek help. ABSOLUTELY NO LATE PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED! FALL 2013

12/10 TBA *NOTES:

No food allowed in the classroom and all cell phones and communications devices are to be off during class. Lateness will not be tolerated and shall be handled as specified in the college bulletin.

ABS/INC Grade Effective Fall 2008, ABS and FAB grades have been removed from the grading glossary, except for the students registered prior to Fall 2008. The student, in consultation with the instructor, has up to three weeks in the subsequent semester within which to take the final and have the grade resolved, even if, not registered in the subsequent semester. The grade must be received by the Office of the Registrar by the last day of the third week of classes of the subsequent semester. A student who has taken the final examination, but, because of extenuating circumstances, has not completed the work for the course, and has a passing average may, at the discretion of the instructor, receive an INC grade. The student, in consultation with the instructor, has up to 10 weeks in the subsequent semester to complete the work and have the grade resolved even if not registered in the subsequent semester. Grade changes resolving INC grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar by the last day of the tenth week of classes of the subsequent semester. Grades received after the deadline will not be processed unless the student has obtained approval from the Committee on Academic Standards. The grades of INC or ABS are not considered in computing the academic index. However, if a grade change is not received by the Office of the Registrar within the above specified limits, the grades of INC and ABS are changed to FIN and FAB, respectively. The grades are considered F grades when computing the academic index. When compiling the Deans List, ABS and INC grades are calculated as an F. General Course Requirement As a supplement for course delivery and activities I will use the online management system, Blackboard. All students will have to acquire the proper knowledge to use the system. Students can take a one-hour Blackboard Workshop offered by the Dept. of Educational Technology at the beginning of the semester. For workshop schedules, please log on to: http://www.york.cuny.edu/it/acet/assets/it%20workshop%20brochure.pdf/view? searchterm=blackboard+workshop. The following are required of students attending the course: 1. Access to a computer with internet capabilities. 2. A York College e-mail address. 3. Work, or work compatible software and Excel software. Course Policies 1. Attend class regularly and ON TIME. Do not enter the classroom if you are more than 20 minutes late. Please refer to the current York College policy attendance which can be found on the current college bulletin.

2. Eating or drinking (except for water) will NOT be allowed in class. 3. Cell phones must be turned OFF during class sessions. Taking phone calls, checking messages, text massaging or playing games on phones will not be tolerated. Using cell phones during class is discourteous to your peers and your professor. 4. All assignments and projects must be submitted on time. Late submissions will not be accepted. 5. Students e-mail messages will normally be responded to within 48 hours. Home Assignments Home assignments will be posted on Blackboard after each lecture. Download the home assignment file and complete it according to the accompanying instruction. Home assignments (hard copy) must be submitted on the due date, which is the Tuesday following the assignment posting date. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you choose to e-mail the assignment, it must arrive to my mailbox no later than midnight on the due date. Course Documents Documents, such as course syllabus, PowerPoint presentations and class handouts, will be posted on Blackboard (see left-side navigation links) following each lecture. Office of Counseling The Counseling Center is committed to providing a broad range of high quality, innovative, and ethical services that address the psychological, educational, social and developmental needs of York students. The Counseling Office assists students in their educational endeavors by helping them identify short term and long term goals and objectives, promoting self-awareness, and encouraging a collaborative and empathic approach within Yorks rich and abundant multi-cultural community. Faculty in this office is trained in the behavioral sciences and specializes in psychology, counselor education, substance and alcohol abuse and social work. Listed below are the services provided:

Academic Advisement: Freshman and Transfer Students Academic Performance: Grades and Probation Alcohol and Drug Prevention Counseling Career Counseling Crisis Counseling Graduate School Individual Counseling Veterans Affairs Workshops

Services for Student with Special Needs Adaptive Technology Center Located in the Library (Room #3H05, Telephone: (718) 262-1905) and managed by York Enrichment Services (YES), Yorks Adaptive Technology Center serves all students with disabilities. The Center contains computers with high speed Internet

access and assistive software programs to aid in student learning. These programs include Zoom Text, which enlarges and reads all text displayed on screen; Naturally Speaking, a voice recognition program that types as you speak; Jaws, which reads all text displayed on screen; and Kurzweil 3000, a scan and read program. The closed circuit televisions (CCTV) increase print size and change background color. The Centers copier enlarges materials up to 200% greater than the original. In addition, students can borrow equipment such as a tape recorder to enhance their learning experience. Office Services for Students with Disabilities (OSD) The Office of Service for Students with Disabilities is a sub-division of the Counseling Center within the Division of Student Development. Located in room 1G02, OSD provides a wealth of support and services for students with a documented disability. Accommodations such as: extended testing time, large print text, use of a tape recorder, closed-caption television, reader and/or note takers, adjustable table, and computer with adaptive technology are just some of the services provided by OSD. To better ascertain if you are eligible for any of these services, stop by and ask to speak with the disabilities specialist. CUNY L.E.A.D.S. (Linking Employment, Academics, Disabilities and Services) The mission of the CUNY L.E.A.D.S. program is to link a disabled students academic accomplishments with his/her professional endeavors via career counseling, job coaching, internship assistance, and more. CUNY L.E.A.D.S., in partnership with VESID, aims to facilitate successful academic and career outcomes for CUNY students with disabilities. Yorks CUNY L.E.A.D.S. counselor is located in the Counseling Department in Room 1G02. York Enrichment Services (YES) YES works with OSD to provide needed services to special-needs students. While OSD provides reasonable accommodations, YES offers enhanced academic support services, such as free one-to-one tutoring, personal, academic, and career counseling, learning through adaptive technology, textbook loan program, computerized career exploration and guidance, study skills workshops, mentoring, referrals and coordination of related services. YES is located within the Counseling Office, Room 1G02, Telephone: (718) 262-2274. HE 341 HIV/AIDS INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR SEMESTER RESEARCH PROJECT You are required to write a research paper on any HIV/AIDS topic USE THE APA STYLE OF WRITING ON THIS PROJECT SECTIONS: 1. Introduction: State the problem pts. GRADING: 10

2. Summary of literature search pts. 3. 20 4. 20 5. 10 6. 7. Impact of the problem on society pts. Future implications of the problem on society pts. Your personal recommendations (Public Health point of view) pts. Conclusion References (At least 4 research based references)

20

5 pts. 5 pts. 5 pts.

A minimum of 4 double spaced, typed pages Do make use of the following resources available to you 5 pts. 1. College library 2. Writing Center Total:

100 pts.

Finally, be sure to share your topic with me to prevent you from working with too broad a topic Thank you,

EXAMPLES OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY *The following examples are by no means an exhaustive list.
Cheating is the unauthorized use or attempted use of materials, information, notes, study aids, devices or communications during an academic exercise. Copying from another student during an examination or allowing another to copy your work.
o o o o o o o o o o o Unauthorized collaboration on a take home assignment or examination Using notes during a closed book examination Taking an examination for another student, or asking or allowing another student to take an examination for you Changing a graded examination and returning it for more credit Submitting substantial portions of the same paper to more than one course without consulting with each instructor Preparing answers or writing notes in a blue book [exam booklet] before an examination Allowing others to research and write assigned papers or do assigned projects, including use of commercial term paper services Giving assistance to acts of academic misconduct/dishonesty Fabricating data [all or in part] Submitting someone elses work as your own Unauthorized use during an examination of any electronic devices such as cell phones, palm pilots, computers or other technologies to retrieve or send information

Plagiarism: is the act of presenting another persons ideas, research or writings as your own

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Copying another persons actual words without the use of quotation marks and footnotes attributing the words to their source Presenting another persons ideas or theories as your own words without acknowledging the source Using information that is not common knowledge without acknowledging the source Failing to acknowledge collaborators on homework and laboratory assignments

Internet Plagiarism Includes: o o o Submitting downloaded term papers or parts of term papers Paraphrasing or copying information from the internet without citing the source Cutting & pasting form various sources without proper attribution

Obtaining Unfair Advantage: is any activity that intentionally or unintentionally gives a student an unfair advantage in his/her academic work over another student o o o o Stealing, reproducing, circulating or otherwise gaining advance access to examination materials Depriving other students of access to library materials by stealing, destroying, defacing or concealing them Retaining, using or circulating examination materials which clearly indicate that they should be returned at the end of the exam Intentionally obstructing or interfering with another students work

Falsification of Records and Official Documents: o o o Forging signatures of authorization Falsifying information on an official academic record Falsifying information on an official document such as a grade report, letter of permission, drop/add form, identification card or other college document