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Review the Discussion Board grading rubric.

Your initial response to the Discussion topic should be a minimum of 200 words. You should also provide at least two responses to your classmates that should be a minimum of 100 words. In your peer replies, you are encouraged to challenge responses to promote critical thinking on all sides of a discussion. You are required to list all references utilized in APA format, including in-text citations at the end of each sentence where outside sources were used.


In this Discussion, take some time to reflect on the skills you have learned and how they will enhance your future career and job search as you review two videos:

Building Your Resume Using Externship Experience and Relevant Coursework (View the transcript here)

Networking: LinkedIn (View transcript here)

Then, pick one of the following questions. Be sure to respond to at least two student colleagues. One of your responses must be to a student who chose a question different than your choice.

Choice 1: The video Building Your Resume Using Externship Experience and Relevant Coursework says you should identify coursework that is most relevant to the job you are seeking. In your post:

  • Discuss 2 jobs where you will benefit from taking research methods in health science.
  • Provide a link to a job description of one of the jobs you have identified.
  • Would this be a job you might be interested in? Explain your answer.

Choice 2: Hopefully the video Networking: LinkedIn gave you some ideas of how you can use the skills you are learning in this course can help you identify groups within LinkedIn® that can help you expand your knowledge of research methods even further and impress others about what you already know. You might consider focusing on quality improvement, since health facilities extensively use quality initiatives. Address the following in your post:

  • What are some of the skills you have learned in this course that you can highlight in your LinkedIn profile to help gain the attention of employers?
  • Identify at least one group noted in LinkedIn that would be beneficial for you to join. Explain how this group could help you. Draft your request to join the group to potentially get feedback from your student colleagues to improve your ideas before submitting a request to join the group.

reply to 2 peers:

Kristine Glenn posted Mar 13, 2020 9:26 PM


I chose option 1 for this week’s discussion. As I mentioned before, I wanted to go for Exercise Science, but Purdue did not’t offer that degree and health sciences was the closest. My end goal for school is to become an Occupational therapist, which a BA in health sciences won’t get me there, but it will set me up for my master’s degree. When researching what I can do with my degree in Heath sciences I came across an OT assistant, which would be perfect for to continue my education while working in the field I want to end up in, and a paramedic, someone who is willing and able to be the first line of assistance in an unfortunate event.

When I was in college the first time, I was going for an athletic training degree. Through my time and experience of being assigned to different sports games and helping athletes, I learned a lot about preventative care as well as treatment and rehab of injuries. As much as I thought about becoming a real AT and moving around in the sports world, I realized it is a very competitive field and made up my mind to become an OT. I can still work with athletes, and the job market is expected to grow, especially in the sports industry.

About 3 years ago, in the middle of the night I was on my way to Virginia to compete in a 6-mile ruck march at 7am that morning. It was pitch black on I-295 when I came across flashing lights, so many that I thought it was a semi-truck or two pulled over on the side of the road. As I got closer, I noticed it was multiple cars pulled over on the side of the road with their flashers on, as I approached, I realized there was a 4 car accident. On the left a car had its whole back seat smashed in and the driver was missing, another had its whole hood smashed in, and some that were just in the fender. There were no cop cars in sight, side note, I forgot my watch that morning so I had to go back to get it , the accident had happened moments before I got there, to this day I always wonder if I would have been in the accident if I never went back to get my watch. I immediately pulled over and went to the passenger with the driver missing, as I was talking to the passenger another car driving along smashed into one of the cars in the middle of the road, debris flew past my head and I jumped on top of the hood and over to the median. When I turned around, a man had been hit and was in the middle of the road crawling out of the street, his shoe had flown about 20 feet ahead of him and his wife was screaming. I sprang into action, I ran to him to help him, his eye had an object sticking out of it and his leg had a bone sticking out if it. I starting asking him a lot of questions to determine his mental state while also trying to calm down his wife. At that moment I knew, I confirmed wanting to be in a medical field. The adrenaline from that felt amazing as I was running around trying to help others in a stressful scary situation. A paramedic does just that.

Out of the two I am more interested in an Ota, I would get to work hands on with clients daily and work my way up to becoming an OT in the long run.

Become an Ota: Salary Is One Of Many Benefits


Maria Munoz posted Mar 13, 2020 9:35 AM


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Hello everyone, for this week’s discussion I chose option one. Part one of that option is two jobs that will benefit from the knowledge I have learned from this course. I chose this option because as I get closer to graduation the more unsure I am about my course afterwards. One of the career’s I was leaning towards was physician’s assistant. I feel this course will help me in this career and allow me to stay up to date on relevant and credible research. But, for the sake of this discussion I wanted to choose two other options.

A Health Services Research, working for Mathmatica, is one that I came across and seemed interesting. By working with the public and private partners I would help to guide decisions on policy’s, things like health, education, and family nutrition, just to name a few examples. The second job I found was Research Assistant- Center for Vaccines and Immunity. Under this job title I would perform clinical studies and experiments will collecting all the data and helping to analyze the data. This course helps me better understand the type of research I would be preforming along with the ethics behind it.

I feel of my two choices I would choose to be a Research Assistant. I am a more hand on type of person, and enjoy working directly with my patients. I also feel that this would be an incredibly interesting job, given that you would get to see research from start to finish.

Here is the link to Health Services Researcher- https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/health-services-researcher-at-mathematica-1724790041?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

Here is the link to Research Assistant- Center for Vaccines and Immunity – https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/research-assistant-center-for-vaccines-immunity-at-nationwide-children-s-hospital-1705300336?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

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