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BI 214 Personal and Community Health
Brecheisen, Terry Keith


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

BI 214 Personal and Community Health

Semester

S1J 2006 PV

Faculty

Brecheisen, Terry Keith

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Education
M.S. Education, Curriculum and Instruction
M.S. Administration, Health Services

Office Location

Parkville Accelerated Learning, Parkville Campus

Office Hours

by appointment

Daytime Phone

913-573-6707

Other Phone

Home: 913-788-9615

E-Mail

Terry.Brecheisen@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 10, 2006 - February 28, 2006

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

none

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
"Core Concepts in Health," Tenth Edition, Paul M. Insel and Walton T. Roth, McGraw Hill

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
Educational in nature with emphasis on personal hygiene, community health and health education, this course covers diverse topics such as wellness, mental health, stress, nutrition, weight management, communicable disease, noncommunicable disease, reproductive health, parenting, substance abuse, aging and ecology. Socioeconomic and sociocultural factors that impact the wellness of specific cultural groups will also be discussed. This course does not count toward a biology major. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is to provide and facilitate engaging classroom activities for the students which include group discussions, role playing, critical thinking activities, problem solving scenarios, and individual assignments and reports, for the purpose of the student developing those strategies, skills, techniques and lifestyle behaviors to become a healthy and productive member of our society.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Plan for, prepare, implement and assess/refine for re-implementation, a positive lifestyle behavioral change.
  2. Describe and demonstrate the ability to analyze personal dietary information for the major nutritional categories.
  3. Describe the major classes of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and their effects and addictions.
  4. Describe characteristics, processes, and treatments of various infectious and noninfectious diseases.
  5. Identify and explain human sexual anatomy and physiology, STDs, contraception and reproductive processes.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Determine self lifestyle risks associated with the major cancers and proposed lifestyle changes to reduce risk.
Core Assessment:

Comprehensive Final Exam which consists of 98 objective items and 8 essay type written discussion items.  (Meets 25% of overall course grade)

Class Assessment:
Assessment will be determined through:
• A wellness project in which the student will plan for, prepare, implement and assess/refine for re-implementation, a positive lifestyle behavioral change.
• Diet analysis written project.
• Quizzes.
• Completed self assessments and assignments.
• Constructive participation in discussions, oral reports, and classroom activities.

Grading:
1000-900 points = A
899-800 points = B
799-700 points = C
699-600 points = D
599-0 points = F

• Core Assessment Final Exam.  236 points (98 objective items @ 2 points per item, and 8 essay items @ 5 points per item).
• Wellness Project = 100 points.  A detailed information Guide will be provided the first class session to guide the student systematically through the project.
• Wellness Written Report = 75 points.
• Diet Analysis Written Project = 100 points.
• Oral Report on Wellness Topic = 75 points.
• Self Assessments and Assignments = 280 points (7 assigments x 40 points each). Late submission of assignments will not be accepted, except as explained below in “Late Submission of Course Materials.”
• Participation = 80 points (8 sessions x 10 points each). 80 points can be earned each class session for constructive and cooperative in-class discussion, attention, presentation of assigned oral reports, and cooperative and constructive participation in classroom activities. A student who is absent cannot make up points for in-class participation for the session missed.  It is vital that a student complete the assignments for each particular class session in order to productively participate in that session's activities. Students who are tardy or leave early are subject to receiving only partial or no points for participation that session.
• Quizzes = 54 points.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
It is the student's responsibility to submit assignments to the instructor on time, when they are due. Oral reports are to be presented on the week assigned to be presented. Students missing a class session are expected to submit written assignments upon returning to class, and to also have completed assignments for the current class session as well. No points will be given for assignments past due, or for oral reports not given on the assigned date. The projects, written, and oral presentations, are due as assigned. There may be no opportunity to present an oral report if the student is absent on the scheduled presentation date, thus no grading points would be given to the student for that missed course requirement.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Discretely consumed food or drink may be allowed in the classroom.
No phones or pagers turned on in the classroom.
Significant class time is given for student opinions and interactions, thus supportive, constructive, respectful, and attentive behavior is expected.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Meeting - #1, January 10, 2006.  Introductions; Course Overview; Syllabus. Textbook Chapter 1: “Taking Charge of Your Health.”  Chapter 2: “Stress: The Constant Challenge.” (Expectations: The student will be able to list and discuss the attributes of the six dimensions of wellness and give two examples of each.)

Meeting #2, January 17, 2006.  Chapters to be read/reviewed before class: Textbook Chapter 10: “The Responsible Use of Alcohol.”  Chapter 11: “Toward a Tobacco-Free Society.”  Chapter 9: "The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs." (Assignment issues: Describe the major classes of drugs and their effects, give two examples of each; Explain the short and long term effect of alcohol and tobacco use; List 7 examples of negative aspects of substance abuse concerning oneself and community.)

Meeting #3, January 24, 2006.  Chapters to be read/reviewed before class:  Chapter 18: “Sexually Transmitted Diseases.”  Chapter 5: “Sex and Your Body.”  Chapter 8: “Pregnancy and Childbirth.”  Chapter 6: “Contraception.” (Assignment issues: Define and summarize the types of sexually transmitted diseases including their symptoms, prevalence in society, treatment, and transmission; understand the anatomy, physiology, and physchology of pregnancy and childbirth; Compare and contrast the costs and benefits of the major methods birth control; Be able to identify the organs of the human reproductive system and explain their physiological role.)

Meeting #4, January 31, 2006.  Chapters to be read/reviewed before class: Chapter 12: "Nutrition Basics." Chapter 13: “Exercise for Health and Fitness.” (Assignment issues: Define physical fitness and explain the three key components of a physical fitness program; be able to describe and analyze dietary information for the six major nutritional categories; compare and contrast the characteristics of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids; summarize the importance and describe the roles of vitamins, minerals, and water in human nutrition.)


Meeting #5, February 7, 2006. Chapters to be read/reviewed before class: Chapter 17: “Immunity and Infection.” Chapter 22: “Personal Safety: Protecting Yourself from Unintentional Injuries and Violence.” Chapter 16: “Cancer.”
(Assignment issues: Define what is "lifestyle disease" and discuss three examples of it; list seven examples of positive liefstyle changes to incorporate into your life; list the major cancers and determine lifestyle risks and propose changes in lifestyle to reduce risk.)

Meeting #6, February 14, 2006.  Chapters to be read/reviewed before class:  Chapter 20: “Dying and Death.  Chapter 19: “Aging: A Vital Process.”  (Assignment issues: as assigned.)

Meeting #7, February 21, 2006.  Chapters to be read/reviewed before class: Chapter 21, "Conventional and Complementary Medicine.” Chapter 15: “Cardiovascular Health.”(Assignment issues: Oral Reports as assigned; Project Written Reports due; Core Assessment Final Exam Meeting #7 or #8 to be determined.)

Meeting #8, February 28, 2006.  Chapter to be read/reviewed before class: Textbook Chapter 23: “Environmental Health.” (Assignment issues: Enviromental Health assignment; Continue Oral Reports as assigned; Core Assessment Final Exam Meeting #7 or #8 to be determined.)

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Punctual and regular attendance is required since this course is designed for significant class time devoted to student interaction. Classroom learning/interactions cannot be substituted with “makeup” work, whether or not the absence is of an “excused” nature. Thus, any student who has excessive absence from class will be administratively withdrawn from the course by the instructor. Excessive absence is defined as being absent from 2 consecutive class sessions or being absent from a total of 3 class sessions in the course. An absence may be defined as strictly by the instructor as being in attendance for less than 80% of the scheduled time of a particular class session.

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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