All assessments will be graded using marking rubrics.
Assessment 1 – Phase III Clinical Trial Poster (10%)
Working in groups of 5, students will be assigned a condition or disease for which a hypothetical new drug has been developed to treat. Groups will be responsible for discussing and designing the basic elements needed for a phase 3 clinical trial to test the efficacy and safety of the theoretical new drug in treating the assigned condition or disease state. Each student will then create an aesthetically pleasing and professional poster that conveys the design elements incorporated into their phase 3 clinical trial. Each student will peer review 4 other posters.
Assessment 2 – Herbal and Dietary Supplements Report (20%)
This report aims to get you thinking critically about the efficacy and safety of herbal and dietary supplements, as well as to work in a group to collaborate on gathering peer-reviewed scientific research. Students will be placed in groups of 5 and will be assigned a specific herbal or dietary supplement. Groups are responsible for obtaining published peer-reviewed scientific articles and discussing the evidence for their assigned topic. Each student will write and submit an individual formal report.
Assessment 3 – Individual, Submitted Assignment (20%)
Working individually, students will prepare a document that answers questions posed by the instructor that test understanding and application of course content. The assignment will consist of 9 questions, of which each answer should be a maximum of one double-spaced page.
Assessment 4 – Midterm Exam (15%)
The midterm exam will be conducted online and will consist of well-designed multiple choice questions.
Assessment 5 – Final Proctored Exam (35%)
The final exam will be proctored and will include well-designed multiple choice and short answer questions, emphasizing understanding and application of knowledge learned throughout the course.