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BI 214 Personal and Community Health
Rascon, Adriana


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

S1B 2006 BL

Faculty

Rascon, Adriana

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor Health Science
Minor Management
Master Human Nutrition & Licensed Dietitian

Office Hours

After Class or By Appointment

E-Mail

AdrianaRascon@park.edu

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Core Concepts in Health by Paul Insel and Walton Roth (9th edition) 2004.  WCB McGraw-Hill Publishers.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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

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. Describe personal and community health issues.
  2. Assess one's own health risks and community health issues.
  3. Identify tools to improve personal and community health issues.
  4. Evaluate strategies for personal and community health issues.
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:
Course Requirements:
Written Examinations and Quizzes
There will be Mastery Quizzes throughout the course and one final examination, comprised of text chapters and lecture notes.  Quizzes can only be done during class, there are no make up quizzes.  If the final exam is missed, the student is responsible for making arrangements with the instructor to take the make-up exam at a later date, but before grades are due.  Documentation for having missed the exam is required.  The make-up exam may be in essay format and 5 points will be deducted.

Projects, Assignments, Quizzes:
The Nutrition and Wellness Projects must be submitted as specified in the course calendar.  Class Assignments can only be submitted during class, not before or after, unless the student makes arrangements with the instructor and if there is an excused absence. *Any late work will have 5 points deducted for every class day that is late.




Nutrition Project:
I.  Go to www.MyPyramid.gov and do the following:
a) enter your age, gender and activity level, click enter
b) Print your Pyramid Plan
c) Under my Pyramid Plan click on the PDF results
d) Print the PDF results for your Pyramid Plan
e) Under my Pyramid Plan click on the Meal Tracking Worksheet
f) Print the Meal Tracking Worksheet
g) Keep record of your diet for 1 day in the Meal Tracking Worksheet
h) After completing the Meal Tracking Worksheet
a. Go to My Pyramid Tracker
b. Go to Assess your Physical Activity
i. Enter your physical activity information
ii. Print the following reports
1. Physical Activity Results
c. Under My Pyramid Tracker- Go to Assess your Food Intake
d. Enter your diet intake
e. Once you enter your diet intake
f. Print the following reports:
i. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines (DG) Recommendations
ii. Nutrient Intakes
iii. Comparison for your Intake with My Pyramid Recommendations
iv. Energy Balance Summary (top menu)

II.  Type a one-two page report summarizing your findings in regards to your current diet, your current physical activity assessment, energy balance summary and the 2005 Dietary Guidelines.  

III.  Submit Nutrition Project in a report format with your name on the cover in the following order:
a) Cover with your  name
b) One-two page report
c) My Pyramid Plan
d) PDF Results of your plan
e) My Pyramid Worksheet
f) Energy Balance Summary
g) Physical Activity Results
h) The 2005 Dietary Guidelines (DG) Recommendations
i) Nutrient Intakes
j) Comparison of your Intake with My Pyramid Recommendations








Wellness Project:
I.  Identify a target behavior you want to change or make improvements on.

II. Go to www.mhhe.com/inselbrief9e
Click on the Student link
Click on Chapter 1
Click on Behavior Change Worksheets
a) Complete worksheet #8 – Contract for Behavior Change and Print it
b) Complete worksheet #2 – Gathering Information About Your Target Behavior and Print it
c) Complete worksheet #9- Building Motivation and Commitment and Print it
d) Keep a journal with daily entries of your progress and/or set backs from January 11 to February 8.
e) Write a typed one-two page report summarizing your progress, reasons for setbacks, did you accomplish your goal, how could you improve even more, etc.

III. Submit Wellness Project inside a manila envelop with your name on the cover in the following order:
a) Cover page with your name
b) One-two page report
c) Contract for Behavior Change worksheet
d) Gathering Information About Your Target Behavior worksheet
e) Building Motivation and Commitment worksheet
f) Journal

Grading:
COURSE GRADE-
100% of the Grade-
1 Final Exam 25%
2 Mastery Quizzes 25%
3 Class Wellness Self Assessments 10%
4 Attendance 10%
5 Nutrition Project 15%
6 Wellness Project 15%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
5 points will be deducted for every class date that homework/assignments is late.
5 points will be deducted from any make-up exam.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Instructor's Policies:

All students are expected to conduct themselves with respect towards the instructor and the students at all times.  An type of disrespect will be reported to the program coordinator.

Attendance:
Tardiness is unacceptable behavior.  The instructor reserves the right to refuse a tardy student admission to the classroom.  Make prior arrangements with the instructor if you have special circumstances that may require you to be tardy to class.
Attendance will be taken everyday.
If the student decides not to attend class, the student is still responsible for the examinations and assignments as listed in the course syllabus schedule and/or announced.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
CALENDAR BI214 Spring I 2006
Student must have read chapters to be covered in class before coming to class.

January 2
Introduction to Course
Schedule Presentations
Taking Charge of your Health Chapter 1

January 4
Taking Charge of your Health Chapter 1
Stress: The Constant Challenge Chapter 2

January 9
Go over Revised Syllabus
Stress: The Constant Challenge Chapter 2

January 11
Psychological Health Chapter 3
Intimate Relationships and Communication Chapter 4

January 16
Sexuality, Pregnancy and Childbirth Chapter 5
Contraception and Abortion Chapter 6

January 18
The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs Chapter 7
Alcohol and Tobacco Chapter 8

January 23
Personal Safety Chapter 15
Library Assistance with Nutrition Project after class

January 25
Nutrition Basics Chapter 9
NUTRITION PROJECT DUE

February 1
Exercise for Health and Fitness Chapter 10
Weight Management Chapter 11

February 6
Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer Chapter 12

February 8
Immunity and Infections Chapter 13

February 13
The Challenge of Aging Chapter 14
Conventional and Complementary Medicine: Skills for the Health Care Consumer Chapter 15

February 15
Environmental Health Chapter 17
Review Final Exam
WELLNESS PROJECT DUE

February 20
FINAL EXAM

February 22
Review Final Exam and Return Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 .

Additional Information:

REVISED CALENDAR BI214 Spring I 2006


 




































































Date


Discussion Topics


Reading Assignments


January 2


Introduction to Course.


Schedule Presentations


Taking Charge of your Health


 


 


Chapter 1


January 4


Taking Charge of your Health


Stress: The Constant Challenge


Chapter 1


Chapter 2


January 9


Go over Revised Syllabus


Stress: The Constant Challenge


 


Chapter 2


January 11


Psychological Health


Intimate Relationships and Communication


Chapter 3


Chapter 4


January 16


Sexuality, Pregnancy and Childbirth


Contraception and Abortion


Chapter 5


Chapter 6


January 18


The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs


Alcohol and Tobacco


Chapter 7


Chapter 8


January 23


Personal Safety: Protecting Yourself from Unintentional Injuries and Violence.


- Nutrition Project Assistance in Library after class.


Chapter 16


January 25


Nutrition Basics


NUTRITION PROJECT DUE


 


Chapter 9


February 1


Exercise for Health and Fitness


Weight Management


Chapter 10


Chapter 11


February 6


Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer


Chapter 12


February 8


Immunity and Infections


Chapter 13


February 13


The Challenge of Aging


Conventional and Complementary Medicine: Skills for the Health Care Consumer


Chapter 14


Chapter 15


February 15


Environmental Health


Review Final Exam


WELLNESS PROJECT DUE.


Chapter 17


 


February 20


FINAL EXAM


 


February 22


Review Final Exam and Return Projects.


 


 

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