BI214 Personal & Community Health

for F1T 2006

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BI 214 Personal and Community Health


F1T 2006 DLD


Ladner, Debora C.


Adjunct Faculty


B.S. Biology/Chemistry William Carey College 1985
M.S. Biology University of South Alabama 1996
PhD. Jackson State Universtiy 2006 expected

Office Location


Office Hours

24 hrs.  7 days/week electronic/online


Semester Dates

F1T 2006

Class Days


Class Time




Credit Hours



Health & Wellness, 8th ed
Author:Edlin & Golanty
ISBN: 0763748196

Required:  MyPyramidTracker - Free registration
You will use this website to track your diet during Weeks 2 and 3. However, I recommend that you register and familiarize yourself with this website as soon as possible.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

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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

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.

Core Assessment:

Comprehensive Final Exam which consists of 98 objective items and 8 essay type written discussion items.  (Meets 25% of overall course grade)

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, weekly mastery quizzes, projects, homework assignments and participation in discussion threads.

Each student is responsible for:

Completing a minimum of 4-6 Discussion Thread 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.

The core assessment for this class is a comprehensive final exam which consists of 98 objective items and 8 essay type written discussion items.  (Meets 25% of overall course grade)

Grades for this course will be determined using the following items:

Activity Points
Final Exam 250
Wellness Project 100
Nutrition Project 100
Discussion Threads 170
Mastery Quizzes 120


 TOTAL 910

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

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:

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 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 "W".
  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.
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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: .


CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Identifies and discusses 6 or more items called for in the question. Identifies and discusses 4-5 items called for in the question. Identifies and discusses 1-3 items called for in the question. No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Accurately discusses 3 key components of physical fitness and applies them to their own situation. Accurately discusses 3 key components of a physical fitness program. Accurately discusses 1-2 key components of a physical fitness program. No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Accurately analyzes the question items, giving 2 or more examples of each. Accurately analyzes the question items, defining both and giving one example of each. Accurately analyzes the question items but fails to give examples. No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Defines “lifestyle disease” and gives 3 or more examples. Defines “lifestyle disease” and discusses 2 examples. Defines “lifestyle disease” but gives only 1 example. No evidence of operationally defined competency. 


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