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BI 214 Personal and Community Health
Jackson, Detra T.


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 WO
Semester F2OO2005
Faculty Jackson, Detra T.
Title Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/Certificates MA Health Services Management
BS Nursing
AA General Studies
Daytime Phone 596-0518
Other Phone Home: 329-6589/Cell: 210-725-9809
E-Mail detrajackson@park.edu
detra.jackson@amedd.army.mil
Semester Dates 24 October to 18 December
Class Days ---W---
Class Time 5:00 - 10:20 PM
Perquisites None
Credit Hours 3

Textbook:
Health and Wellness, 8th Edition (2004)
Gordon Edlin/Eric Golanty
Jones and Bartlett Publishers
ISBN 0-7637-4819-6

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS 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 one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, examinations, class discussions, presentations, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner for the purpose of developing learning strategies, skills and techniques that will encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to understand and implement the basic principles of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness as well as demonstrate the ability to implement a new healthy lifestyle through systematic action steps of defining the behavior, analyzing the behavior roadblocks to success, planning, implementing the behavior, as well as successes and failures. Be able to interact in constructive dialogue with other students to discuss healthy lifestyle behaviors and concerns. Demonstrate critical thinking skills when presented with selected topics of discussion

Course Assessment:
Exams, quizzes, presentations, group projects, papers, class discussion, and class participation

Grading:
Quiz #1 10%
Quiz #2 10%
Final exam 30%
Class participation 10%
Group project 20%
Written project 10%
Homework 10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
It is the student's responsiblity to submit assignments to the instructor on time, when they are due. Students missing a class session are expected to submit assignments upon returning to class. If the assignments are not received a grade of zero will be given. Emergency situations will be handled on a case by case basis with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cellular phones, beepers, and other communication devices are allowed in class but should be kept on vibrate and not be a distraction to other students. Students are to be respectful of one another and their opinions and attentive behavior is expected.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
This syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. The instuctor may make additional reading and written assignments throughout the eight weeks. Chapter Overview Participation and Critical Thinking Discussion:The focus will be on verbal overviews by small study groups on key chapters.The study groups will be assigned the first week of class. The students should demonstrate knowledge of the contents of the chapters and utilize critical thinking skills associated with improving personal and community health. Grading will also be based upon oral presentation and delivery.  Study Group Research Project: Study groups will develop, write and orally present a project designed to improve the heatlh of a special population (e.g. children, youth, medically underserved, seniors, etc). The project can also be topic specific (e.g. diabetes, obesity, STD) the format of the presentation should be in three parts:

-Problem identification of the heatlh and/or environment issues affecting the targeted population

-The existing or current solutions that have been implemented and the limitations of such initiatives

-The group's recommendation(s) for further corrective action

 

Each group will adhere to the following format when presenting material:

 

-30-45 minutes in length

-Each participant in the group will write a three to five page paper of their own individual presentation

-Use of visual aids

-A minimum of 10 references

-Minimal or no reading of the presentations

-Demonstrate the ability to handle questions from the instructor and class participants

Class meeting and Examination Schedule:

26 October 2005-- Part I Achieving Wellness (chapters 1-4)

                               Homework to be announced

 

2 November 2005 --Part II Eating and Exercising Toward a Healthy Lifestyle (Chapters 5-7)

                                 Homework to be announced

9 November 2005--Quiz #1 (Chapters 1-7)

                                Part III Building Healthy Relationships (Chapters 8-11)

                                Homework to be announced

16 November 2005--Part IV Understanding and Preventing Disease (Chapters 12-15)

                                 Homework to be announced 

23 November 2005 --Quiz #2 (Chapters 8-15)

                                   Part V Explaining Drug Use and Abuse (Chapters 16-18)

                                   Homework to be annonced

30 November 2005 – Part VI Making Healthy Choices (Chapters 19-21)

                                  

7 December 2005  -- Group Project Presentations

                                   Individual Papers due

                                   Part VII Overcoming Obstacles (Chapters 22-24)

                                   Final Exam review (cumulative)

 

14 December 2005 –Group Project Presentations continued

                                  Final Exam

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

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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