Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Discussion 1
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Roles and Responsibilities of a Health Education Specialist
The roles of the health educator were most recently updated in 2010 using the Health Education Job Analysis model discussed in your course text (see page 181). Almost forty competencies were identified and categorized into seven areas of responsibility. In your initial post
- Describe, in your own words, each of the seven areas of responsibility for a health education specialist.
- Discuss the importance of each area of responsibility and provide examples of each.
- Compare your previous ideas of this profession to the role described using the areas of responsibility.
Guided Response: Read your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by Day 7. Determine whether you agree with the descriptions of each area of responsibility provided by your classmate. Did you have similar initial impressions of the profession? Did you both come to the same conclusion regarding the role of a health education specialist?