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CHS 211 - Technical Writing in the Health Sciences

(3 units)
Improve student skills in developing and presenting written discussion of a health science topic; gain experience with norms and guidelines for successful writing in the sciences.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. categorize and appraise the relevant health sciences literature that is the background for a research question.
2. synthesize health sciences literature in an appropriately written review that includes paraphrasing, comparison, and assessment.
3. describe the writing process and stages of successful writing.
4. apply the APA and AMA notation styles for citing sources and attributing credit.
5. create structured and unstructured abstracts that summarize a new paper.
6. practice expository writing in the health sciences.
7. communicate public health information in both oral and written forms.
8. locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize public health information.
9. explain the role of quantitative and qualitative methods and sciences in describing and assessing a population’s health.


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