Answer two of the following questions (three paragraphs per question). Compose your paper in MS Word.

  • How does the World Health Organization define “health,” and what challenges does the definition present?
  • What are the goals of public health practice?
  • What are the benefits and harms of population screening?
  • What ethical considerations should be taken into account in priority setting?
  • How should the release of information about disease outbreaks be managed?

Assignment: Effects On Human Performance

Consider your readings and videos this module week and the article SKYbrary: Impaired Judgment, Decision Making and Flying Skills due to Fatigue (OGHFA SE). 


Read through the Briefing Notes and Checklists from this site, and outside sources.

Ruminating Writing Assignment:

  • Submit a two-page paper (not including cover and  reference pages) on the effects spatial disorientation and visual  illusions and the loss of situational awareness have on human  performance. APA formatting is required. At least two references. Address safety situations due to impaired decision-making and judgment, fatigue and stress, and sleep disruptions. And finally, identify ways to mitigate risks associated with these  situations to improve human performance on the ground and in the air.

Research Paper: Human Error In Aviation Accidents

Research Paper Requirements:

Employ the information covered in this course (as appropriate) to  analyze, evaluate, and create a solution(s) to an existing aviation  human factors and aviation safety issue.


You must meet the following requirements:

  •  A 5-7 page paper in length, double-spaced (body only, not including other pages).
  • Written in the current APA style format with at least 5 references.

The topic is human error in aviation accidents.

eligibility determination

The process and timelines required for referral, evaluation, eligibility determination, placement, development of the IEP, and implementation of services is prescribed by law and all members of the IEP team are responsible for understanding the process.

Obtain information and materials for families of individuals with disabilities.

Based on the materials provided to the families, create a flowchart/graphic organizer depicting the special education process and laws followed within a school.

The flowchart/graphic should depict the processes of referral, evaluation, determination of eligibility, placement, development and implementation of the IEP, progress monitoring, and the reevaluation process. Timelines and required parental should be included.

In addition to your completed flowchart or graphic organizer, write a 500-750 word parent-friendly letter about the special education process. In the letter, explain the roles of the school, the parents, and the students.

Support your flowchart/graphic organizer with a minimum of two resources.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Discussion: What Should I Wear Today?: Cultural Patterns

The first image depicts a leopard with a spotted coat pattern.The second image depicts a tiger with a striped coat pattern.Can a leopard change his spots? Can a tiger change his stripes? In some ways the coat patterns of the big cats are like the observable human behavior patterns that identify different cultural groups. Like the coat patterns of big cats, we can identify human groups based on the appearance of the clothing being worn. The choice of dress varies from culture to culture and is an observable human behavior pattern. Group behaviors reveal preferred ways of responding to the world and have been transmitted to individual members of a group.

In order to understand cultural patterns and gain insights into the underlying beliefs, values, norms, and social practices that inform these patterns, researchers developed cultural taxonomies. Cultural taxonomies provide a way to compare characteristics and understand differences in cultural patterns.

To prepare for your Discussion :

  • Review Hall’s, Hofstede’s, and the GLOBE cultural taxonomies in Chapter 5 of the course text.
  • Reflect on how the cultural taxonomies measure your culture. Of all the characteristics listed for each of the taxonomies, which quality do you believe is the most applicable and useful for understanding cultural differences? Why do you believe this to be so? How effective are these taxonomies for helping you to understand cultural differences?

Note: One of the goals of this course is to promote a wide variety of views. You are encouraged to present your honest personal viewpoint while at all times reflecting a respectful tone for the views of others.

Do a 2- paragraph explanation of how a cultural taxonomy you select from this week’s Learning Resources can be used to facilitate understanding of cultural differences. Identify specific examples to support your position.

Be sure to support your ideas by connecting them to at least one of this week’s Learning Resources. Additionally, you may opt to include an outside academic resource that you have identified.

Assignment: Apples to Apples: Major Elements of Cultural Patterns

The image depicts a green apple surrounded by red apples.People are surrounded by multiple cultures in family units, organizations, communities, and nations. Although complex in nature, cultures share similar characteristics that can be identified and evaluated. You may have heard the saying apples to apples when referring to a process of comparing similar items. The categories of orientation explained in your text give you an “apples to apples” framework that can be used to compare similar characteristics of different cultures.

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review your Discussion posts from Week 1 about how your beliefs, values, and norms are derived from your culture.
  • Review the major elements of cultural patterns in Chapter 4 of your course text:
    • Activity orientation
    • Social relations orientation
    • Self-orientation
    • World orientation
    • Time orientation
  • Use the Cultural Patterns Continuum document to analyze your orientations and those of your national culture for each of the five orientation categories.
  • Review the optional Walden Writing Center resource on effective PowerPoint presentations.

Submit a 10- slide PowerPoint presentation in which you:

  • Compare your preferences in each dimension to those of your culture.
  • For the places where you marked yourself differently from your culture, explain what you believe accounts for these differences.
  • Explain why cultural patterns are effective for thinking about people from other cultures and understanding cultural differences.
  • Predict how knowledge of cultural patterns can be applied to interaction with people from a culture you select.


There are several resources this week but the most important one, as usual, is our textbook. Chapters 4 and 5 this week, please.

Your discussion will deal with a cultural taxonomy you will choose from chapter 5 of the textbook. You have MANY to pick from but I must be able to see whose taxonomy you chose (author) and which one you focused on, and, of course, how it helps us understand cultural differences with EXAMPLES to support your position.

Special education

Special education teachers will work with students who have a variety of disabilities. Providing interventions for all of these disabilities may prove challenging.

Because of the wide variety of disabilities they may work with, educators may need to conduct their own professional development to research current trends and professional practices.

Research a peer reviewed article that studies a specific language impairment. Address the following in a 1,000-1,250 word response:

  • What was the research question?
  • Who were the subjects?
  • What methods were used?
  • What were the results of the study?
  • Did the researchers compare language performance with chronological or mental age? If so, with what purpose?
  • How could you use this information to make instructional decisions in the classroom?
  • Discuss how reviewing literature from professional journals can help you in your professional development and practice.

Be sure to cite your resources throughout your response.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located on the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.