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BI 214 Personal & Community Health
Davis, Christian


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

U1T 2008 DLA

Faculty

Davis, Christian

Title

Senior Professor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA, Certificaton Programming, ISO Lead Auditor, ISO Internal Auditor

Office Location

Washington, DC

Office Hours

Do not call after 2000 hrs

Daytime Phone

703 543-8289

Other Phone

Fax (703) 637-0006

E-Mail

christian.davis@park.edu

christian_99@yahoo.com

Web Page

http://historicaldigging.com

Semester Dates

2 June, 2008 - 27 July, 2008

Class Days

Monday thru Sunday as per Park University policy (Academic Week)

Class Time

All material must be submitted prior to grade review, Monday at the start of the new academic week!

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

BI 214 - Personal & Community Health

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, 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


 

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Health and Wellness - With Study Guide
Required Edition: 9TH 07 Edlin, Gordon / Golanty, Eric
 

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Course Description:

Educational in nature with emphasis on personal hygiene, community healthand health education, this course covers diverse topics such as wellness, mental health, stress, nutrition, weight management, communicable disease, non-communicable 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:

Christian Davis has taught for leading Educational Institutions for the past 20 years while serving in the US Navy. He has consulted with senior leadership from fortune 500 companies as well as instructed courses and classes in both basic and advanced first aid, BCLS AHA to health care professionals and concepts in business and IT methodologies for business growth and development. He is a certified instructor by the United States Navy and resides in Washington DC. He spearheaded the Department of the Navy's National Disaster Management System response after September 11, 2001 providing educational resources to Naval Commands in the United States and around the world. Christian has worked in the Medical field for the past twenty years both in patient care and in administrative support roles while assigned to the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Christian obtained his BS in education in 1990 and returned to school in 1994 to complete a MBA. He has been teaching for leading educational institutions for the past 11 years, both face to face and on-line. His passion is quality process system improvements, as well as he enjoys researching historical sites and conducting archeological excavations to correlate research conducted.  
If there is one thing that he enjoys the most is assisting others to "link ideas" together to come out with the big picture to make life more enjoyable and more rewarding, as the “truly educated never graduate, they keep on learning every day!”  He recently released his first book, "Digging." (Jan 2008) He has also published material in the August 2007 edition of Western and Eastern Treasures magazine.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  • Plan for, prepare, implement and assess/refine for re-implementation, a positive lifestyle behavioral change.
    MoSTEP
    1.2.1.1 knows the discipline applicable to the certification area(s) as defined by Subject Competencies for Beginning Teachers in Missouri;
    SPAs

    MoSTEP UNIFIED SCIENCE 4.3, 4.6; NAEYC 4c; ACEI 2.2; NSTA 1.B. C.1 & C.2; NSTA 2; NSTA 3

    Assessment
     
  • Describe and demonstrate the ability to analyze personal dietary information for the major nutritional categories.
    MoSTEP
    1.2.1.1 knows the discipline applicable to the certification area(s) as defined by Subject Competencies for Beginning Teachers in Missouri;
    SPAs
    MoSTEP UNIFIED SCIENCE 4.3, 4.6; NAEYC 4c; ACEI 2.2;  NSTA 1.B. C.1 & C.2; NSTA 2; NSTA 3
    Assessment
     
  • Summarize the major classes of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and their effects and addictions.
    MoSTEP
    1.2.1.1 knows the discipline applicable to the certification area(s) as defined by Subject Competencies for Beginning Teachers in Missouri;
    SPAs

    NAEYC 4c; ACEI 2.2; NSTA 1.B. C.1 & C.2; NSTA 2; NSTA 3

    Assessment
     
  • Interpret characteristics, processes, and treatments of various infectious and noninfectious diseases.
    MoSTEP
    1.2.1.1 knows the discipline applicable to the certification area(s) as defined by Subject Competencies for Beginning Teachers in Missouri;
    SPAs

    NAEYC 4c; ACEI 2.2; NSTA 1.B. C.1 & C.2; NSTA 2; NSTA 3

    Assessment
     
  • Identify and explain human sexual anatomy and physiology, STDs, contraception and reproductive processes.
    MoSTEP
    1.2.1.1 knows the discipline applicable to the certification area(s) as defined by Subject Competencies for Beginning Teachers in Missouri;
    SPAs
    MoSTEP UNIFIED SCIENCE 4.2-3, 4.6; NAEYC 4c; ACEI 2.2; NSTA 1.B. C.1 & C.2; NSTA 2; NSTA 3
    Assessment
     

    MoStep Requirements 1.2.1.1 standards for BI214



    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:

    There are numerous weekly assignments which are in the form of discussions and homeworks.  

    The homework consists of:

    1.  Answering questions in the book or about the various health topics proposed by the course author.

    2-3.  Weekly reports on the "Nutrition Project" and "Wellness Project".  

    4.  There are weekly quizzes worth approximately 15 points each week.

    5.  There is a comprehensive proctored final and it is worth over 1/4 of the total grade points...


    Each student is responsible for:

    Completing a minimum of 4-6 responses each week.
    Completing weekly reading assignments and class activities.
    Completing weekly discussion topics.
    Completing weekly mastery questions.
    Completing journal entries as assigned.
    Completing a comprehensive proctored final examination during Week 8.

    Grading:

    Grades for this course will be determined using the following items:
    Activity Points
    Activity Points
    Final Exam 224
    Wellness Project 100
    Nutrition Project 100
    Discussion Threads 160
    Mastery Quizzes 120
    Participation/Homework

    160

     TOTAL 864
     
    Grading Rubrics/criteria for each listed item are included within the assignment.
    Mastery Exam are to be taken each week, except week 8.  The exams may be taken multiple times, however, you must score at least 80% on the exam before you will receive credit.
     
    MINIMUM GRADE GIVEN IN COURSE:

    A = 90.0% and higher
    B = 80.0%
    C = 70.0%
    D = 60.0%
    F = less than 60.0

    Late Submission of Course Materials:
    Submission of Late Work: Late work will not be accepted unless under extreme circumstances (at the instructors discretion). Please contact me if you have a problem promptly!

    Classroom Rules of Conduct:
    All students will participate in discussions through responses. Basic old-fashioned courtesy is expected from each of you at all times. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course. Students are expected to behave in a manner that is not disruptive to the learning environment (yes, even this environment). Disruptive behavior (as deemed by the instructor) will not be allowed

    Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

    Topic Chapters Week
    Introduction & Physical Activity 1 & 7 1
    Nutrition & Weight Management 5 & 6 2
    Stress & Psychological Health 3 & 4 3
    Sexuality & Reproduction 8 & 9 4
    Birth Control & STDs 10 & 11 5
    Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco 16, 17 & 18 6
    Immunity & Infection, Cancer 12 & 13 7
    Cardiovascular & Aging 14 & 22 8
    Because this course is concerned with your long term health, there are a couple of long term projects built into the course. One of these involves the use of the diet analysis program. This program is free, you do not need to provide any financial information; however, you should enroll with your Park email address. This project will extend over a 2 or 3 week period, but does involve daily recording of foods. You are not able to retrieve individual material that you entered earlier in the week, so it is wise to run the daily report and then simply copy and paste the report either into word or into the provided dropbox. The second project involves physical fitness or wellness and extends over a longer period of time. Although the directions are specific about the activities that you participate in, if there are any questions please contact the instructor.

    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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

    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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

    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.
    3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
    4. 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".
    5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

    Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

    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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