LTH320 –Global and Intercultural Health Issues

EXCELLENCE SYSTEM – REQUIRED ASSESSMENT ARTIFACT – MANDATORY
HLTH320 –Global and Intercultural Health Issues– 100 points
Goals of the Assignment
For this assignment, students will
1.) Acquire knowledge about a global health issue through research;
2.) Demonstrate understanding of other cultures’ beliefs, values, perspectives, and practices;
3.) Analyze their own intercultural and global competence and resistance to cultural stereotyping;
4.) Discuss willingness to learn from others who are culturally different from themselves.
Research Sources
Students will gain an understanding and appreciation for the resource information available to them by researching two outstanding organizations — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization — as a starting point to explore available information about global health issues.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading public health agency in the world. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the CDC plays a major role in the education of healthcare professionals and the public with respect to health promotion and disease prevention.
The World Health Organization (WHO), an agency of the United Nations, is concerned with international public health. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and is responsible for the World Health Report, a leading international publication on health, and the worldwide World Health Survey.
Sources and Grading Rubric Instructions:
1. Go to the CDC website http://www.cdc.gov/ and the WHO website hhtp:// www.who.int to examine the various portals and links on the home page.
2. Use these and other sources to answer the required questions. DO NOT COPY information directly from the websites or from other sources. Summarize and present information in your own words. Use in-text citations for any material gathered from another source to avoid plagiarism concerns.
3. Use at least three additional references to these two websites including books, journal articles, websites, and research reports from credible sources. A reference page must be included. Papers without in-text citations are considered plagiarism.
4. Formal language plus proper grammar, spelling, word choice, and writing mechanics are expected.
5. Please clarify any questions with your instructor prior to submission.
6. Be sure to comply with the grading rubric below. This assignment requires a demonstration of a mastery level of the Excellence System Global and Intercultural Competencies.
Assignment:
The assignment consists of a professional, scholarly paper, written in APA style, 5-7 pages, plus a title page and reference page. Use 1” margins, 12 point font of Times New Roman or Arial, double spaced. Use sub-headings: Overview and Importance of Health Issue from a Global Perspective, Information Dissemination, Personal Cultural Biases and Intercultural Relations and Communication, Chart for Synthesis of Growth in Intercultural and Global Competency to organize your paper and ensure coverage of the topic.

Overview and Importance of Health Issue from a Global Perspective: Click on the CDC website and go to Global Health link, then Diseases and Conditions and select one topic heading or subtopic related to a global health issue. Examine the same health issue on the WHO website. Provide a brief overview and importance of this global health issue using both the CDC and WHO websites plus other resources. What do you mean when you use the term “global perspective”? Why is the issue you have selected important from a global perspective? Describe in detail any cultural, religious, gender, or political issues or viewpoints that may create biases towards this health issue.

Information Dissemination: Describe specific information/publications relating to this issue used by healthcare providers and/or the public and where/how this may be available. How will you evaluate the reliability of sources and credibility of the information provided? What are some ways to communicate effectively among cultures given possible barriers (cultural, social, or language)? How might a healthcare professional interact successfully with people given cultural, religious, or other differences? Describe a culturally appropriate behavior that a health professional would use to show a shared understanding and resistance to cultural stereotyping.

Personal Cultural Biases, Intercultural Relations and Communication: Describe any cultural biases you personally might have with this health issue or to other cultures. Describe in detail how you might personally interact with patients or their family from cultures different from your own regarding this healthcare issue and give example.

Synthesis of Growth in Intercultural and Global Competency. (see pages 4-5) For this section, complete and submit the chart below to describe your competencies. Review and complete the Excellence System Competency rubric below, and evaluate if you have demonstrated a mastery level of each of the six competencies. Use the form and, for each of the six competencies, provide an example from your assignment and explain in specific ways how you have met the outcome.
Make a copy of and complete the Excellence System chart below (fill in the blanks to the right of each competency) and attach it to your assignment.
Then review the Grading Rubric (see pages 5-7) and match with the competencies on the chart to determine if you have met all the requirements.

This assignment is to present a problem/issue and explore alternative solutions to the problem.

For this assignment, students will complete a research paper on a public health issue from a list of approved topics. This assignment is to present a problem/issue and explore alternative solutions to the problem. Students will research and write a scholarly paper on the topic using APA formatting. The paper is to be approximately 8-10 pages in length, plus the title or cover page, abstract and reference pages. Follow APA format, including a cover page with running head, abstract, topic headers or subheadings, proper in-text citation, and a reference page. Use 1” margins and 12-point font with only black ink-even for tables/charts.
Students must choose a topic from the list of approved topics accompanying this set of directions (see page 2).
Use the subheadings: Issue, Literature Review, Conclusion, and Proposal, Evaluation in order to delineate sections of the paper to match the grading rubric.
1. Issue (Problem statement): State the specific issue or problem. Begin with a review of the background or development of the issue followed by data/statistics and why this is an important issue. Is this an issue that is large in scope? Is the problem growing?

2. Literature Review (Gather solutions): Provide a literature review of the possible solutions to the issue using scholarly research articles properly referenced Review a diverse sampling of the literature to gain at least two alternative solutions. Summarize each article and use in-text citations for each with full reference in the Reference page.

3. Conclusion (Create a strategy): Evaluate the possible solutions or alternatives discussed above and draw a conclusion. Present a logical explanation of your conclusions based on the evidence of authors cited in your Literature Review.

4. Proposal (Create a plan). Based on your conclusions, choose one solution and provide a specific, detailed intervention (proposal) based on your conclusions. Indicate steps for the proposal.

5. Evaluate the proposal. Determine how you would evaluate the proposal’s success using objective measures. How would you look at adjustments if the plan did not work?

6. Review the grading rubric below (page 3) for how your work will be graded.

HLTH320 Approved Topics for Week Six Research Paper
For this assignment, you are to present both sides of an argument, for or against, or pro/con, or alternative views. You must choose one of these topics listed below and then do a literature search using reliable sources to present both sides.
Environmental Issues (choose one)
• Is the EPA too strict or too lenient?
• What is the best way to treat air pollution?
• Does recycling work?
• Landfills or alternatives to landfills?
• Is our clean water supply running out (yes/no)?
FDA (choose one)
• Is the FDA too strict or too lenient?
• Should the FDA trust research conducted by drug manufacturers (yes /no)?
Adult Obesity (choose one)
• Is it an issue of heredity or environment?
• Should we regulate or educate?
• Compare weight loss programs
Childhood obesity
• Should we regulate or educate?
Aging population (choose one)
• Are the elderly better off in a community setting or in a nursing home?
• Should we treat dementia with drugs or with changes in the environment?
Family Planning/population control (choose one)
• Should the government be involved in family planning (yes/no)?
• Should emergency contraception (morning after pill) be sold over the counter to all ages?
SNAP
• Should we monitor which foods may be purchased with Food Stamps (yes /no)?
Vaccines (choose one)
• Are the possible side effects of vaccines dangerous (yes/ no)?
• Should we regulate or educate?
Lifestyle behaviors (choose one)
• Education or regulation on any one of the lifestyle behaviors (smoking, alcohol use, etc.)
• Should employers have the right to reject employment of tobacco users?
• Should the Blood Alcohol Concentration measurement for impaired drivers be reduced from .08% to .05%?
• Are e-cigarettes safe to use (yes/no)?
General Public Health Initiatives (choose one)
• Should public health focus on basic or applied research?

Choose a MNC of your industrial / sectorial / geographic preference

Required: The project is based in analyzing the financial decisions of multinational firms. Bank of America Risk management
Objective
To develop a professional consulting team-report on one or more aspects of financial management for a real world multinational corporation.
Plan
Step 1: Choose a MNC of your industrial / sectorial / geographic preference. Bank of America
Step 2: Do an in-depth, special focus or comprehensive analysis based study of the MNC financial management strategies.
Step 3: Develop a project report not exceeding 7 pages with graphs, tables, quantitative analyses, references, questionnaires, survey results as additional pages if necessary.

How Does “Idealism” Differ From “Realism

In The Study Of International Relations, How Does “Idealism” Differ From “Realism?” What Are The Proponents Of Each Trying To Achieve? Is One Preferential Over The Other? If So, Why? Be Sure To Provide Evidence For Your Argument.
Instructions:
Title page, bibliography, normal margins, double spaced
A minimum of 6 academic sources (journals or monographs)
Use a consistent citation style (MLA or Chicago) but do not use APA
Answer the question as it is given (within parameters and hitting all of the components)

Report Planning : A major international business enterprise

Maximum length 6 pages ( 1.5 linespacing with 12 point Times Roman font ) including all diagrams,tables and references.

Value 30%

Topic/s : Report Planning : A major international business enterprise. This stage of project requires you to select a major international business enterprise and examine its experience in the light of the concepts and theories introduced in this unit so far.These chapters cover foundation concepts and selected aspects of the environment of international business studies.

Details: The Task is to create a Report Plan as a way of building your research skills by adopting a systematic approach to the task.This involves library and electronic database searching,description and evaluation of a range of sources,brief summaries of materials, analysis of the significance of data sources and steps that will help you clarify and define the main issues relevant to the company that you select.

This exercise will allow you to use your research sources to develop a viable plan for research for the Project Report. ( The skills learnt here should be transferable to all other units you study)

You MUST NOT write an essay for this stage of the assignment ; brief notes are appropriate .You need to develop your research skills so that you can construct a research plan and creates notes that explain how the material in the listed chapters can be used to understand the experience of and challenges facing your selected company.

Following these steps should help you complete Assignment One.Listed here as A-F for your convenience

A.Identify a major international business enterprise

Use the library database to be sure that you will be able to access and understand the materials you require for the project.You will need to consider several companies before making a final choice.A crucial consideration in your choice will be the extent to which the company chosen allows you to explore its experience using the concepts of this unit.

-Explain why you have chosen this company?Some factors that might influence your choice are;

-A firm’s role in the global pattern of trade

-Comparative and competitive advantage as they apply to the firm

-Does it activity represent some aspect New Trade Theory?if so examine the implications

Of such theoryfor its pattern of international business

-Theories of Foreign Direct Investment and the Eclectic Paradigm

-Does the firm represent an example of the Stages Models of internationalisation?

-Its organizational form

-Effects of and implication of culture,legal and economic systems in the country in which the firm operates.

-And other concepts or ideasfrom the relevant chapters of the Hill text.

Once you have settled on a company you should list the main issues that are pertinent to this company and offer examples to illustrate.The emphasis that you give to international business concepts will be depend upon the relevance of each to the company that you have chosen.You need to use your judgement here and that judgement needs to be informed by careful reading of the texte and selected journal articles.

B.Search library catalogues

Consult a range of catalogues.Data bases such as those for journals and companies ( e.g. Global Mint).These will content books and articles relevant to your chosen company and the generic international business issues that confront that company.

C.Use quality items published on the internet:

Find some sources that meet these criteria

-It is authoritative

-The site is clear about its own sources and relaiability

-It is up to date and provide material that most likely not been published in other formats (e.g. retereed journal)

D.Statistics and secondary data used to illustrate your argument.

Look for suitable statistics and data to include in your report. Show the reader a few examples of the type of evidence you will use in your Report. Cite the sources andavailability of the data (probably after every 100 words),and show how you might compile and display it. A summary table you have constructed or a diagram that richly illustrate main points in your research would be ideal.

E.Progress so far – time to pause and reflect.

Reflect and carefully evaluate your progress.Form a thesis or main line of argument for your Project .Check that you have used the theory of the early part of the unit to examine key issues confronting your company.

Plan for the Project Report
Now as the final step for this Assignment One ,construct a plan with section headings, sub-headings, bullet points or phrases and short paragraphsthat relect your development of the Report and your line of argument up to this point.It needs to be more than a list of points; the reader should be able to discern clearly your line of argument from your plan.

An assessment evaluation sheet will be provided on the moodle site, read it for guidanceon the presentation of your work. Check you have covered all the points in this sheet before you hand in your assignment.

Take care to use correct citation methods: use Harvard Author/Date ( check the UC library site for full information on these method.

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Assignment TWO

Write the Project Report on your chosen Multinational Enterprise.

Provide the full Project Report on your chosen Multinational Enterprise making use of the material from the whole unit that is most relevant to your chosen case.The emphasis needs to be on the analysis of issues confronting the firm and you need to use the theories and approaches of this unit to address these issues.The later chapters of the text complete the coverage of the business environment and cover topics more focused on the behavior,operations and management on the international firm.you need to use the topics in these chapters to assess the relevance of these concepts to your chosen case.

we will highlight many of the potential issues facing MNEs in class and the Moodle site may be used to offer supplementary guidance if required.An assessment evaluation and cover sheet will be provided on the Moodle site.Read it for guidance on the presentation of your work.check you have covered all the points in this sheet before you hand in your assignment.

Take care to use correct citation methods: use Havard Author/Date ( check the UC library site for full information on these methods).

Length:5000 words(1.5 line spacing with12 point Times Riman font) including all diagrams,tables and references.

rite a 1 page paper on compilers and interpreters

Write a 1 page paper on compilers and interpreters (2-3 paragraphs
on each topic). Your paper must include the following: • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of compilers and interpreters. • When would you use each? • Pick a problematic situation that you think a Java program can solve or make easier. • Explain the
problem and then write the pseudo code for it.

Read the Forbes article, “A Simple Model for Business Planning

Prioritizing Discussion

Read the Forbes article, “A Simple Model for Business Planning.” Financial decisions must be made continuously by entrepreneurs. After reading the Parrish article, you will be aware of several financial concerns faced by business owners. Place yourself in the role of an entrepreneur. Taxes are due in three days and employee paychecks must be issued in five days. However, the company does not have enough money to cover both expenses. Discuss how you would handle this situation. How will you solve this financial crisis?

You will need to identify a specific leadership role

As you begin your project, you will need to identify a specific leadership role you strive as aoffice manager for rooms to go company. Keep this specific leadership role in mind throughout this section.

Describe what you would expect of yourself as a leader.
What traits should you possess?
What skills should you own?
What tactics should you employ?
Describe why these are necessary for you as a leader.
The paper must include a definition of the leadership role or roles (formal or informal) you see yourself filling and a description of the traits, attributes and skills necessary to be a successful leader
Please write this in first person
APA style
2-4 pages

Du Pont Analysis

Unit II Problem Solving
Part 1
For this assignment you will conduct a comparative DuPont analysis of two companies. Using a search engine, find one
large corporation included in the S&P 500. Then, find one of its largest competitors. Go to the investor relations portion
of each corporation’s homepage and find their most recent annual report. Calculate a complete DuPont analysis
calculating the ROE, ROA, the profit margin, total asset turnover and equity multiplier. Critique the differences between
the two corporations in approximately 100 words.
Part 2
Using the most recent income statements (annual) for the two corporations from Part 1 of the assignment, calculate a
common size analysis using a spreadsheet. Discuss the differences in the two corporations in approximately 75 words.
Your answer can be completed below your spreadsheet analysis.
Submit Part 1 and Part 2 together in one document.

Creative Musical Writing- Ed Shreeran’s album

Creative Musical Writing

Ed Shreeran’s album

prompt is

1) elaborate the style of the album ( songs ) and compare with other genre such as progressive rock, jazz, folks and so on.

2) how vocal is used, is it effective? compare to other artists is it distinctive?

3) how instrument play role in the album ( songs )

4) name some musical techniques that were used

5) what is your impression of the album