PUBH 209 – Consumer Health

Consumer health may be more important now than ever before. And it takes place in the real world – which we know includes the web. If part of learning about consumer health issues and strategies can take place here, in that real world, it should. And if students can contribute to a positive, credible consumer health information environment, they should.

Welcome to PUBH 209 at Central Washington University.

View the syllabus here. And now read my “Note” on points, grading, and learning. Next, check out my Guide to WordPress.

Hints and How-tos:
Remember – We are completely online this fall! That means we have to work a bit harder at communicating and keeping track of each other. We’ll use Canvas to house grades, cwu email to communicate individually, and this blog for all course resources (including slides) and work. Blog contributions (as noted in the syllabus) make up a fairly sizable part of your grade in PUBH 209, so commit to it! I’ll ask you to contribute POSTS in response to prompts, add your Photovoice project to the blog, too, and produce one structured COMMENT (really a brief peer review) on a post written by a classmate.

NOTE: Being online in this kind of space means being careful of your privacy! PLEASE think twice about revealing personal info (NO full name, NO workplace, NO identifiable family info, etc) and – really – just DO NOT do it. Let me repeat: Do NOT post potentially identifying information about your family, where you work, your full name, etc. Do that at Facebook and Pinterest or wherever if you want to, but NOT in this course space. PLEASE. This will protect us all.

Ok, now…

Log in to this blog if you haven’t already. You should have received an email from Check your cwu email account NOW to find it!

Got it?

Once you have the emailed invitation open, do what it says. NOTE: You must ACCEPT the invitation. Then you’ll set up a wordpress account, with a user name and password.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE use a relatively anonymous username! No full names, no birthdates. AND – If you think you won’t remember the username and password you set up, write them inside a notebook, planner, or somewhere else you’ll have handy when you’re ready to do class work.