BI 214 Personal and Community Health
FA 2006 HOB
Williams, Donald L.
Associate Professor of Biology
BA, Kansas Wesleyan University, Biology and Secondary EducationMA, Western State College, BiologyEd. D., Ball State University, Science (Biology)
Monday & Thursday, 1-4 (or by appt.)
Office Tele. 816-584-6516 (x6516)
Aug. 21-Dec. 15, 2006
11:00 - 12:15 PM
Textbook: Insel, P. M., & W. T. Roth. 2006. Core Concepts in Health, 10th ed. McGraw-Hill Publishers. ISBN: 0-07-297230-0
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: See Dr. William's web page for additional links to resources.
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: In this class, the instructor will attempt to create an interactive learning environment utilizing lectures, class discussions, homework, exams, quizzes, various technologies, laboratory activities, and guest speakers (when appropriate and available). Each student is strongly encouraged to participate within the structure of the course via discussion and debate of his/her views and personal beliefs. Critical thinking and skepticism are the cornerstones of science and the foundations to uncovering the truth about the natural world. Course topics will be presented and discussed with these foundations in mind. It is the belief of this instructor that everyone can understand and utilize scientific principles, and that science can be fun; therefore, this course will be taught from these premises.
This instructor has an “open door” policy towards students. Please feel free to come in or call if you have any questions concerning course items or college life in general.
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: COURSE ASSESSMENT: All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the relevant or “Core”Departmental Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. The core assessment for this course will be the final exam which will be comprehensive. Additional assessment items will include text assignments, lectures, and lab topics which will follow the syllabus schedule as much as possible. (This instructor reserves the right to change or alter the schedule if necessary.) The following items will be used during the teaching of this course to assess student learning. Each item will be given a point value and the student's grade will be determined via a percentage completion of that value.
• Video tapes, slides, etc. will be used to enhance and clarify concepts when such materials are available. These, many times, will be used during the lab sessions.
• Major exams will be given according to the printed schedule. Concepts covered on exams may not have been fully addressed in lab or lecture. It is the student's responsibility to have text and lab materials fully studied.
• Lecture and laboratory quizzes.
• Outside reading to enhance one's own understanding is strongly encouraged. Specific articles may be assigned by the instructor on a periodic basis.
• Whenever possible, community resource persons may give presentations and/or field trips may be taken. If you have any suggestions for outside speakers, please inform the instructor.
Grading: Exams 3 @ 100 = 300 pts
Final 200 pts
Genogram/paper 100 pts
Wellness Project 100 pts
Nutrition Project 100 pts
Quizzes 50 pts
Participation/hmwk 50 pts
Total 900 pts
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: All assignments are due by the end of the class period on their due date. Late assignments will receive a grade of zero. An absence from the session at which an assignment is due does not exempt one from the assignment due date; it is the student's responsibility to get assignments to the professor on or before the due date, especially in the case of excused absences as mentioned, above. Emergency situations that can be documented will be handled on a case by case basis with the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Basic old-fashioned courtesy is expected from each student at all times (whether the instructor, a guest speaker, or a fellow student has the floor). One should expect to be called on to respond in class relative to the terms and concepts under discussion, to which a reply is required. Students are expected to behave in a manner that is not disruptive to the learning environment. The classroom is a place for learning and intellectual development for all in attendance; therefore,
• CD players, cellular phones, beepers, and other communication devices are not welcome where they may disrupt the learning process. Please be respectful of the professor and your peers by turning off such devices or not bringing them to the class.
• Students suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be removed from the class and reported to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Smokeless tobacco is not to be used during class sessions.
• Disruptive behavior (as deemed by the instructor) during class time will result in removal of the student from the class for the day and the student will be considered absent. Multiple disruptions over the semester may lead to dismissal of the student from the class and a subsequent failing grade being given for the course.
• Computers make writing and revising papers and assignments much easier and more productive. Students must recognize, though, that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 1 Introduction Ch. 1
2 Nutrition Ch. 12
3 Excercise Ch. 13
4 Weight management Ch. 14
5 EXAM (Chapts. 1,12-14) and Sress Ch. 2 (9/25, 1st Wellness Assn. due)
6 Psychological health Ch. 3
(10/2, 1st Nutrition Assn. Due)
7 Sexuality and Reproduction Chs. 5 & 6
8 Birth Control, Abortion, Pregnancy Chs.7 & 8
FALL BREAK (10/15-22)
9 EXAM (Chapts. 2,3,5-8) and Drugs Ch. 9
(10/27, 2nd Wellness Assn. due)
(11/3, 2nd Nutrition Assn. due)
11 Alcohol Ch. 10
12 Tobacco Ch. 11
13 EXAM (Chapts. 9-11) and Cancer Ch. 16
14 Immunity and Infection Ch. 17
15 STDs Ch. 18
(12/8, Genogram Assn. due)
16 FINAL EXAM TBA
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89It is the opinion of this instructor that class performance directly relates to class attendance. Regular attendance at lectures, therefore, is imperative. The attendance policy as printed, above, will be followed as a minimum requirement. Attendance will be taken on a regular basis both in lab and lecture; unexcused and/or excessive absences (more than 5) will result in a lowered course grade of at least one letter grade. For excused absences due to illness, emergencies, scheduled field trips, university sanctioned sports trips, etc. it is the student's responsibility to communicate such with the instructor well in advance of the absence for assignment makeup, etc.
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:5/17/2006 9:34:17 AM