BI 214 Personal and Community Health
FA 2006 HOA
Burns, Douglas M.
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Vanderbilt UniversityB.A. in Biological Sciences (Zoo/Mic), University of Missouri - Columbia
9-10 MWF; 11-12 M; 12-2 R
http:// None at this time.
Aug. 21 -- Dec 17, 2006
8:00 - 8:50 AM
Textbook: PM Insel & WT RothCore Concepts in Health, 10th editionMcGraw-Hill Publishers, 2006ISBN: 0-07-297230-0
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Additional resources will be presented in class as they become available.
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Educational Philosophy: Learning is an active and interactive process. Ideally, it would best be promoted by a combination of questioning and feedback that actively involves each student. Within this course the instructor will emphasize an organized interactive style based on consideration of lecture material, readings, quizzes, projects, discussions, problem sets, examinations, internet websites, and similar materials. Each student is strongly encourged to participate within the structure of the class. -- Learning requires work; it is a real job. Rigor leads to achievement, and new material needs to be considered carefully and reviewed several times. Thus, each student should expect to spend approximately 3 hours of study per credit hour outside of class each week in order to receive the average grade of 'C.' There is no known substitute for study and review. In science it is usually important that students transform main elements from a lecture or reading into their own words. -- It appears that true knowledge results from active construction/reformulation and repeated cross-referencing of material by the learner. Thus, building conceptual frameworks and internalizing detailed material are essential skills in all college-level science classes. Students should not expect to learn something new simply by memorizing lists of details; this process supplements, rather than enables, conceptualization.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Comprehensive Final Exam which consists of 98 objective items and 8 essay type written discussion items. (Meets 25% of overall course grade)
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
There will be no assignments in this class for extra credit. Assessment will be based solely on performance on 3 Unit Exams, 1 Final Exam, 5-10 unannounced quizzes, class participation (as follow-up to homework and projects), and finishing 3 multicomponent projects (the Wellness, Nutrition, and Genogram Assignments).
Points are distributed as detailed below, and grades will be determined on a straight percentage scale. Ninety % or greater will be an A; 80% or greater will be a B; 70% or greater will be a C; 60% or greater will be a D; and less than 60% will earn a grade of F.
Unit examinations: 3 at 100-pts ea. = 300 pts
FINAL examination 200 pts
Lecture quizzes/participation 50 pts
Wellness Assignment 100 pts
Nutrition Assignment 100 pts
Genogram/paper 100 pts
Total Points 850 pts
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work will not be accepted after the stated deadline -- except under only the most severe of extenuating circumstances. Any such emergency must be documented by specific writen evidence (which will be judged by the instructor as to its acceptability). Missing a session (for any reason) where an assignment is due does not in any way exempt a student from completing the assignment by the specific deadline. It is always the student's responsibility to get things to the professor on or before the stated deadline.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students must follow the common rules of acceptable and courteous behavior while within the classroom. There can be no disruptive or crude behavior (as deemed by the instructor) during class. Students should prepare in advance for each class. Students should also expect to be called on in class and be prepared to respond in a coherent and mature manner. -- Disruptive bahavior will result in removal of the student(s) and recording of an absence for that day.Students exhibiting intoxicated behavior will be removed from class and reported ot the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. -- All cell-phones, CD's, iPODs, beepers should be turned off during classtime. Do NOT bring a laptop computer, cellphone, or communication device into class during any examination or quiz!
The following schedule is TENTATIVE and therefore subject to change.
Week-1: Introduction Chapter 1
Week-2: Nutrition Chapter 12
Week-3: Exercise Chapter 13
Week-4: Weight Management Chapter 14
Week-5: EXAM-1 (1, 12-14)
and Stress Chapter 2 First Wellness Assignment.
Week-6: Psychological Health Chapter 3 First Nutrition Assignment
Week-7: Sexuality and Reproduction Chapters 5 & 6
Week-8: Birth Control, Abortion, Pregnancy Chapter 7 & 8
Week-9: EXAM-2 (2,3,5-8)
and Drugs Chapter 9 Second Wellness Assignment
Week-10: Drugs Second Nutrition Assignment
Week-11: Alcohol Chapter 10
Week-12: Tobacco Chapter 11
Week-14: Immunity & Infection Chapter 17
Week-15: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chapter 18 Genogram Assignment is Due
Week-16: FINAL EXAM at a time to be announced (new material + Core Assessment 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89Park University will not tolerate cheating or plagarism on examination, quizzes, papers, or any other course assignment. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from the university.
-- In particular, students should not copy or share answers for any assignment, including lab write-ups, exam answers, and projects, and students should NEVER copy verbatim from the text, lab manual, or any other source. At a minimum, identically worded correct or incorrect answers from multiple students will result in all concerned receiving grades of "0" on that assignment, for such answers have been copied from somewhere. (Even someone who permits another student to copy from their paper has engaged in academic dishonestry, and they will receive the same treatment.)
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-907. Only the most severe of extenuating circumstances will be considered a valid excuse for missing a class without a recorded absence. Any such emergency must be documented by specific writen evidence (which will be judged by the instructor as to its acceptability).
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 .
Last Updated:8/18/2006 5:19:28 PM