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SHOCKS: Saving Hearts of CA Kids

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Spring 2016
Public Health 198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

Interested in sports medicine, cardiology, public health, or public policy? SHOCKS is a recently established non-profit that aims to provide an AED (automatic external defibrillator) for every California school; California law does not require schools to have AEDs, which is an incredibly alarming issue in our healthcare system. An AED can save a life in a matter of seconds!

In this course, students will learn how to operate an AED, what happens in the body when its cardiovascular system begins to fail, and hear from guest speakers who can further elaborate upon the need for AEDs and other health-related issues that need to be addressed in California schools. Students can enroll in the course while also being involved with SHOCKS if they would like to become more involved with the cause and non-profit. Applications for volunteering for SHOCKS will be passed out in class.

Grading is based on participation, weekly reflections, a final group presentation, and a short end-of-semester paper. For more information on each component, please refer to the syllabus. Attendance is mandatory, which is stressed because in-class participation and a full classroom for guest speakers is essential (and the least we can do for guest speakers who are giving us their time).

Note: Two class sessions have been set aside to allow students to be CPR/AED certified and trained in how to relieve choking in any individual at $20/person. We would recommend that each student purchase a copy of the "Heartsaver CPR AED Student Manual," which is available at the new Cal bookstore, for future reference.

How to Enroll:

First 24 people who enroll will get a spot in the class. Email us for CCN.

Official starting date of class will be announced here.

Course Contact: thuyvan AT berkeley.edu, omar.vasquez AT berkeley.edu

Faculty Sponsor: Mahasin Mujahid

Time & Location:

SectionFacilitatorsSizeLocationTimeStartsStatusCCNs
SHOCKSVan Nguyen
20262 DwinelleW 6p-8p2/03full

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Syllabus: SHOCKS Syllabus Spring 2016.docxDec 323kbWord Doc (Viewer)View Download

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