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BI 214 Personal and Community Health
Fornash, Forrest 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

Semester

S1HH 2006 PA

Faculty

Fornash, Forrest T.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Bachlor of Science
Masters of PA/Practitioner Studies
National Practitioners Certification

Office Location

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Office Hours

0800-1630  M-F

Daytime Phone

(937) 974-8750

Other Phone

(937) 431-8457

E-Mail

forrest.fornash@park.edu

forrest.fornash@wpafb.af.mil

Semester Dates

9 Jan -12 March 2006

Class Days

MONDAYS

Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Insel & Roth Core Concepts of Health, 9th edition, McGraw Hill, 2002.  ISBN 0072525703

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
The Library at Wright-Patterson AFB

Personal Nutrition Health Assessment Discussion
Re:  www.park.edu/tgaor


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, dialogues, examinations, internet communication, videos, web sites and writings.  The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

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. Be able to be a skeptic about health information from any source.
  2. Describe major health problems related to poor nutrition.
  3. Describe the role of exercise in maintaining and improving health.
  4. Determine their relative strength, flexibility, endurance, and body fat.
  5. Compare and contrast the costs and benefits of many birth control methods.
  6. Describe the short- and long-term effect of alcohol and tobacco use.
  7. Describe many sexually transmitted diseases including their symptoms, prevalence in society, treatment, and transmission.
  8. Explain the role of the immune system and associated organs and cells.
  9. Recognize the role of humans in our global ecosystem.
  10. Differentiate physical and psychological addiction.
  11. Understand the role of most reproductive organs.
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:
1. Students are expected to come to class prepared and abreast of all reading material. Some handouts may be provided, however you will be required to take notes.
2. Completion of the midterm.
3. Completion of the comphrehensive final exam.
4. Personal health project, class participation, attendance, answering questions, researching questions, and group discussions.

Clasroom Assessments:
1.  The Personal health self-assessment project
2.  The Personal Nutrition Assessment Project
2.  Class participation and answering questions, researching questions, and group discussion will count towards a maximum of 10 points.
3.  Attendance.

Grading:
The final grade will be based on the following: A midterm exam, final exam, personal health assessment project, personal nutrition project and extra questions/class participation.  Each exam will be worth 100 points and the final exam will be comprehensive. Exams may consist of multiple choice, true or false, short answer, essay and matching type questions. The personal health assessment project and personal nutrition project will be worth 45 points each.  Attendance, class participation and answering questions is highly encouraged and will be worth a maximum of 10 points.  This allows a maximum total of 300 points available.


Exam 1       100 points maximum
Exam 2       100 points maximum
Personal Health Project 45 points maximum
Personal Nutrition Project      45 points maximum
In-class Questions   10 points maximum

Total       300 points maximum



The following scale will be used to assign letter grades:

Total Points      Grade
270-300                 A
240-269 B
210-239 C
180-209 D
Below 180 F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any late submission of assignments, missed examinations or other delinquencies must be coordinated with the instructor early enough to make appropriate arrangements.  The instructor will not accept assignments late or arrange make-up exams which are not coordinated in advance.  Otherwise, assignments or exams not submitted on the due date will receive a "zero".  All assignments are the students responsibility.   Any late submission of any work must be coordinated with the instructor prior and a 10% deduction from the total grade will be made.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms any students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
COURSE OUTLINE AND SCHEDULE:
1st Week
Chapter 1 Taking Charge of Your Heath
Chapter 15 Cardiovasular Disease/Hth

2nd Week
Chapter 14 Weight Management
Chapter 12      Nutrition Basics
Personal Nutrition Health Assessment Discussion

3rd Week
Chapter 10 The responsible Use of Alcohol
Chapter 11 A Tobacco Free Society
Personal Nutrition Health Assessment Discussion
Personal Health Assessment Discussion

4th Week    
Chapter 2 Stress the Constant Challenge
Chapter 3 Psychological Health
Chapter 16      Cancer
Personal Nutrition Health Assessment Presentations
Material & Midterm Review

5th Week
Midterm Examination and Exam Critique

6th Week        
Chapter 13 Exercise for Health and Fitness
Chapter 5 Sex and Your Body
Chapter 8       Pregnancy and Childbirth

7th Week        
Chapter 6 Conception
Chapter 7       Abortion
Chapter 18      STD's
Personal Health Assessment Presentations

8th Week
Chapter 12       The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive drugs
Chapter 17       Immunity and Infection  
Personal Health Assessment Presentations
Review for Final Exam

9th Week        
Final Examination & Examination Critique

(the above class schedule is subject to change at the instructor's judgement and discretion.)

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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