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BI 214 Personal & 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 & Community Health

Semester

S1J 2009 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

Classroom site

Office Hours

by appointment

Daytime Phone

913-980-8301

Other Phone

913-788-9615

E-Mail

Terry.Brecheisen@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 13th through March 3rd, 2009

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Core Concepts in Health, Tenth Edition Update, Paul M. Insel and Walton T. Roth, McGraw Hill,
ISBN: 0-07-352963-X
(This textbook has 717 pages and has a purple flower on the front cover; it is NOT the Brief.)

You will also use:  MyPyramidTracker at the following website
http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov - Free registration
You will use this website to track your food intake for your nutrition project. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with this website before the project is assigned.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
BI214 Personal and Community Health (MGE): 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. Summarize the major classes of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and their effects and addictions.
  4. Interpret 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 propose lifestyle changes to reduce risk.
Core Assessment:

Core assessment is the final exam consisting of 76 objective questions (2 pts each) and 7 discussion question (point value indicated on each).


Assignment Issues:

  1. List and discuss the attributes of the six dimensions of wellness.
  2. Define physical fitness and explain the key components of a physical fitness program.
  3. Describe and demonstrate the ability to analyze dietary information for the 6 majornutritional categories.
  4. Compare and contrast the characteristics of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids.
  5. Summarize the importance and describe the roles of vitamins, minerals, and water in human nutrition.
  6. Identify the organs of the human reproductive system and explain their physiological role.
  7. Compare and contrast the costs and benefits of many birth control methods.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and psychology of pregnancy and birth.
  9. Describe the major classes of drugs and their effects.
  10. Explain the short- and long-term effect of alcohol and tobacco use.
  11. Define and summarize the types of sexually transmitted diseases including their symptoms, prevalence in society, treatment, and transmission.
  12. Define what is "lifestyle disease."  Discuss examples.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Assessment items include the final examination, projects, homework assignments and class participation.  The core assessment for this course is the comprehensive final exam which is planned to consist of 76 objective items and 7 essay type written discussion items (meets approximately 25% of overall course grade).

Grading:

Grades for this course will be determined using the following point system for the items listed/explained below: 
 
900-810 points = A
809-720 points = B
719-630 points = C
629-540 points = D
539 - 0 points = F

•Core Assessment Final Exam.  224 points (76 objective items @ 2 points per item, and 7 essay items @ variable point values).
•Wellness Project = 75 points.  A detailed information Guide will be provided the first class session to guide the student systematically through the project.
•Wellness Project Written Report = 50 points.
•Wellness Project Oral Report = 26 points.
•Diet Analysis Project and Written Report = 100 points.
•Self Assessments and Assignments = 210 points (6 assignments x 35 points each). Late submission of assignments will be worth a maximum of half credit and as explained below in “Late Submission of Course Materials.”
•Quizzes = 40 points. At least two in-class quizzes will be given for a total of 40 points. The student must be present to take and earn points on these quizzes when they are given.
•Participation = 175 points (first 7 sessions x 25 points each). 25 points can be earned the first seven class sessions for constructive and cooperative in-class discussion, participation in classroom activities, and presentation of assigned materials. 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.

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.  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. "Late" written assignments may be submitted any time prior to the final class period. Only half-credit maximum can be earned for the assignment submitted "late."

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Discretely consumed food or beverage may be allowed in the classroom, subject to university policy/rules.
No phones or pagers or other electronic or musical devices 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 13, 2009. Introductions; Course Overview; Syllabus. Textbook Chapter 1: “Taking Charge of Your Health.” Chapter 2: “Stress: The Constant Challenge.”

Meeting #2: January 20, 2009. 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."

Meeting #3: January 27, 2009. 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.”

Meeting #4: February 3, 2009. Chapters to be read/reviewed before class: Chapter 12: "Nutrition Basics." Chapter 13: “Exercise for Health and Fitness.”  Nutrition project assigned.

Meeting #5: February 10, 2009. 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.”

Meeting #6: February 17, 2009. Chapters to be read/reviewed before class: Chapter 15: “Cardiovascular Health.” Chapter 20: “Dying and Death. Chapter 19: “Aging: A Vital Process.” Nutrition project oral reports.  NOTE: This is the evening before Thanksgiving Day.  Park University is open; class will be held.  Class may be dismissed an hour or so early this evening with an assignment of significant nature to make up for early dismissal.

Meeting #7: February 24, 2009. Chapters to be read/reviewed before class: Chapter 21, "Conventional and Complementary Medicine.” Chapter 23: “Environmental Health.”  Wellness Project Oral Reports presented as assigned.

Meeting #8: March 3, 2009. Continue Wellness Project Oral Reports as assigned; Core Assessment 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Punctual and regular attendance is required since this course is designed for significant class time devoted to student interaction, and teacher-lead activities and learning experiences. 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. 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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Identifies and discusses 6 or more items called for in the Nutrition Project question (77). Identifies and discusses 4-5 items called for in the Nutrition Project question (77). Identifies and discusses 1-3 items called for in the Nutrition Project question (77). No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Accurately discusses 3 key components of physical fitness and applies them to their own situation. (78) Accurately discusses 3 key components of a physical fitness program. (78) Accurately discusses 1-2 key components of a physical fitness program. (78) No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Accurately analyzes the birth control/contraception question, giving more than 2 examples of each. (82) Accurately analyzes the birth control/contraception question, giving 2 examples of each. (82) Accurately analyzes the birth control/contraception question but fails to give examples. (82) No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1 & 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Defines “lifestyle disease” and gives 6 or more examples. (81) Defines “lifestyle disease” and discusses 5 examples.(81) Defines “lifestyle disease” but gives less than 5 examples. (81) No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
List the 6 dimensions of wellness then elaborates each with 2 examples. (80)  Accurately answers 80% of the objective test items (Qs. 1-76) List the 6 dimensions of wellness then gives basic explanation for each. (80)  Accurately answers 60-79% of the objective test items (Qs. 1-76) Lists the 1-5 dimensions of wellness but does not explain each or does so in a cursory manner. (80)   Accurately answers less than 59% of the objective test items (Qs. 1-76) No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Consistently uses health-specific terminology in answering discussion questions. Uses health-specific terminology but misapplies some meanings in answering discussion questions. Improperly uses health-specific terminology in answering discussion questions. No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Civic Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrates mastery of 7 or more negative aspects of substance abuse including examples towards oneself and one's community.  (79) Demonstrates mastery of 4-6 negative aspects of substance abuse including examples towards oneself and one's community. (79) Demonstrates mastery of 3-5 negative aspects of substance abuse including examples towards oneself and one's community. (79) No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Values Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Demonstrates strong mastery of positive lifestyle changes. (77, 78, 81, 82) Demonstrates mastery of positive lifestyle changes. (77, 78, 81, 82) Demonstrates weal mastery of positive lifestyle changes. (77, 78, 81, 82) No evidence of operationally defined competency. 

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