Write a Biography of a person who has made a significant contribution to the broad field of health care or medicine, public health, health services, health professions, etc.
HSM210 Delivering Health Services
Final Paper Directions & Rubric
This Assessment is worth 30% of your overall grade
Select an important historical figure from the list at the end of this document. The paper is to be a biography of a person who has made a significant contribution to the broad field of health care or medicine, public health, health services, health professions, etc.
Final Paper Components and Organization
Title page (not given a page number and not included in total page count).
I. Introduction- the introduction should be written in your own voice, and give a broad overview of the importance of the person and why they are important. A strong introduction is really important to entice your reader to continue.
II. Background -You should describe their personal history (about 2 pages).
III. Contribution- You should explain their contribution to science, medicine, public health, health care, etc. (about 2 pages in length). In cases where the historical figure has multiple and vast accomplishments you will want to hone in on those that are most noteworthy and relevant especially to our class.
IV. Implications- you should discuss the lasting impact that this person and their contribution has had on the field and world (about 2 pages). In this section you will want to relate what the person did to the present day and our class. So for example, if you wrote about Charles Drew who discovered blood banking techniques you might relate it to today by giving statistics on how many people get blood transfusions, donate blood, have been saved by a blood transfusion. Another example, if you selected Jonas Salk who discovered the polio vaccine you might give statistics as to how many people today still get polio, how many die of polio or you may discuss how many people get a vaccination, how much a vaccination costs, etc.
V. Conclusion- the conclusion should be a summary of the paper in your own words using your own voice. You should try to answer the question, so what? Why was this person important? So the conclusion should be a summarization and synthesis of what you read and know.
References Page ( page numbered, but not included in total page count)
Plagiarism certificate (not given a page number and not included in total page count)
Final Paper Formatting
o This includes the body of the paper I through V above
o 12 point Arial or Calibri
o One-inch margins
o Page numbers in the top right corner
o Student ID number in the header. No name anywhere.
o Follow APA style which pertains not only to in-text citations and reference page construction but also to other facets of style.
Sources and citations
o Use of quotes: Quotes should be used when you cannot paraphrase without losing the impact of the quotation. So use quotes sparingly and only when you cannot do justice to the idea without the quote.
o Minimum of 5 sources – Sources include, but are not limited to, text books, biographies, books, journal articles and one website at most. I do not consider Wikipedia a source to cite often.
o You will be required to upload your paper to turnitin.com via. Turnitin is a program that checks for plagiarism and helps you to identify areas in your paper that need to be reworked in order to avoid plagiarizing someone elses work.
List of Historical Figures: (non-exhaustive)
If you have another person who you would like to write about, pre-approval is required.- All you need to do is write a short paragraph of the person for me.
1. Florence Nightingale
2. Marie Curie
3. Edward Koch
4. Jonas Salk
5. Clara Barton
6. Elizabeth Blackwell
7. John Graunt
9. Lemuel Shattuck
10. Louis Pasteur
11. John Snow
12. William Farr
13. Mary Mallon
14. Walter Reed M.D.
15. Edgar Sydenstricker
16. James Lind
17. Edward Jenner
18. Henrietta Lacks
19. William Stewart alsted
20. John Lister
21. Roswell Park
22. Johns Hopkins
23. Sir Richard Doll
24. Bernardo Ramazzini
25. Barbara McClintock
26. Walter Cannon
27. Rosalind Franklin
28. Dorothea Dix
29. Harriet Tubman
30. Charles Drew
31. Abraham Flexner
32. Dr. Mutter
33. Oliver Wendell Holmes
34. Phillippe Ricard
35. Paul Erhlich
36. Peter Buxtun
37. William Osler
HSM210 – Final Paper Grading Rubric
Criteria Exceeds Expectations Meets Expectation Developing Skill Needs Improvement Earned Points
50 Points 1. Purpose is clearly stated; content matches purpose;
2. material is relevant, accurate and thoroughly presented
3. major concepts are well defined and supported;
4.examples illustrate points and are carefully chosen;
5.references are appropriate to the scope/purpose;
6. writer presents self as knowledgeable and capable of critical analysis
50 45 Points 1.Establishes purpose;
2. content is moderately related to purpose;
3 material is adequately relevant, accurate and complete;
4.major concepts are identified and adequately defined;
5. data are adequate; some data may be less relevant; some details/examples are lacking;
6.writer has adequate knowledge of the topic; some analysis is evident
44 36 Points 1.Purpose is absent or vague; content and purpose are poorly matched;
2. major concepts are not clearly apparent, lack depth or are ill-defined;
3.data are outdated, inadequately described or lacking detail; examples are absent or barely relevant;
4. writer has limited or spotty knowledge of the topic;
5.writer does not attempt any analysis (may include long passages of wholly extracted material)
35 30 Points 1.Writer exhibits minimal command of the topic;
2. reader cannot grasp or find major concepts;
3. material is irrelevant, inaccurate or thin;
4. data are unsupportive or lack enough detail to be evaluated; 5. purpose is elusive
29 0 Points
30 Points 1.Clear focus; logical, fluent sequencing of topics;
2. ideas are well developed and supported with relevant examples and details;
3. cohesive presentation of material includes introduction and conclusion
30 25 Points
1. Focus is apparent but may be less clear;
2.sequencing is adequate, however, transitions may be awkward or abrupt or minor re-organization is needed;
3. main ideas stand out; support for main ideas may have minor lapses;
4. introduction and conclusion are adequate, but may include generalizations
24 20 Points 1.Focus is unclear; sequencing is choppy; ideas are confused or disconnected; 2.concepts are poorly developed; 3.inconsistencies are apparent;
4.points of view shift without warning; 5.introduction and conclusion are vague or absent
19 13 Points
1.Focus is lacking; i
2.deas are haphazardly presented;
3.product is difficult to evaluate
12 0 PointsTags: biography, broad, contribution, field, person, significant, write