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BI 214 Personal & Community Health
Pagano, Biagio


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

F1J 2007 IN

Faculty

Pagano, Biagio

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. (Parks, Rec. and Wildlife Management)
M.S.P.H. (Masters of Science in Public Health)

Office Location

Park University Accelerated Learning (Parkville Campus)

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

913-573-6708

Other Phone

913-596-9943

E-Mail

Biagio.Pagano@park.edu

bpagano@wycokck.org

Semester Dates

August 20 - October 14, 2007

Class Days

Saturday

Class Time

9:00am to 1:20pm

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

"Core Concepts in Health," Tenth Edition, Paul M. Insel and Walton T. Roth, McGraw Hill (Required)
 
Required: MyPyramidTracker
http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov  - Free registration
 
The student will use this website to track and analyze his/her diet for the nutrition project. It is recommended that the student become familiar with this website as soon as possible.

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

http://www.cdc.gov
http://www.epa.gov
http://www.americanheart.org
http://www.cancer.org
http://www.nih.gov
http://www.nimh.nih.gov

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 educational philosophy of the instructor is one of group interaction based on a facilitative approach in which open class discussion plays an intregal part of the learning process. The course incorporates lectures, oral presentations, readings, quizzes, dialogue, final examination, internet, written assignments, educational videos, websites and broad-based research. The instructor will engage each student in disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions. Blooms Taxonomy will be utilized in assisting students to think critically (e.g., knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.)

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:

Core assessment is the final exam consisting of 76 objective questions (2 pts each) and 7 discussion question (point value indicated on each).


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 will be determined through: - A wellness project in which the student will plan for, prepare, implement and assess/refine for re-implementation, a positive lifestyle behavioral change. - Diet analysis written project. - Quizzes/Exams. - Completed self assessments and assignments. - Constructive participation in discussions, oral reports on chapters of the book and other assignments, and classroom activities.

Grading:
1000-900 points = A;  899-800 points = B;  799-700 points = C;  699-600 = D;  599-0 = F - Core Assessment Final Exam is 250 points (76 objective items @ 2 points per item, and 7 essay items @ 14 points per item). Diet Analysis Project is 75 points. Wellness Project is100 points. A detailed information guide will be provided the first class session to guide the student through the project. Wellness Project Written Report is 75 points.Wellness Project Oral Report is 30 points. Participation is 255 points.(8 classes x 31.9 points each) These points can be earned in each class session for constructive and cooperative in-class discussion, attention, presentation of assigned oral reports, and cooperative and constructive participation on classroom activities. This also includes oral presentations by small groups on keys chapters assigned. Self Assessments and Assignments is 240 points ( 6 assignments @ 40 points each). A student who is absent cannot make up points for in-class participation for the session missed. It is vital that the student complete the assignments for each particular class session in order to productively participate in that session's activities. Students who are tardy or leave early are subject to receiving only partial or no points for participation in that session. Late submission of assignments will only be accepted as explained below in "Late Submission of Course Materials."

Late Submission of Course Materials:
It is the student's responsibility to submit assignments to the instructor on the due date. Oral reports must be presented also on the due date. Students missing a class session are expected to submit written assignments upon returning to class, and to also have completed assignments for the current class session as well. No points will be given for assignments past due, or for oral reports not given on the assigned date. The projects, as well as, written and oral presentations, are due as assigned and on the scheduled date. There may be no opportunity to present an oral report if the student is absent on the scheduled presentation date, thus no points will be given.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All pagers and cell phones must be turned off during all class sessions (vibrating mode is acceptable.)Attendance is mandatory for all classes. Excused absences pertain only to personal illness, death in the family or occupation/work related requirements. However, if a class is missed, regardless of the reason, make up work is required on the following class date. If make up work is not completed, the final grade will be reduced by 10 points for each assignment (chapter, lecture, discussion question or student project paper, etc.)not turned in.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

CLASS 1 (Aug. 25) Introductions; Course Overview; Syllabus. Chapter 1: "Taking Charge of Your Health." Chapter 2: Chapter 2: "Stress: The Constant Challenge."
CLASS 2 (Sept. 1) Chapter 10: "The Responsible Use of Alcohol." Chapter 11: "Toward a Tobacco Free Society." Chapter 9: "The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs."
 
CLASS 3 (Sept. 8) Chapter 18: "Sexually Transmitted Diseases." Chapter 5: "Sex and Your Body." Chapter 8 "Pregnancy and Childbirth." Chapter 6: "Contraception."
 
CLASS 4 (Sept. 15) Chapter 12: "Nutrition Basics." Chapter 13: "Exercise for Health and Fitness."
 
CLASS 5 (Sept. 22) Chapter 17: "Immunity and Infection." Chapter 22: "Personal Safety; Protecting Yourself From Unintentional Injuries and violence." Chapter 16: "Cancer."
 
CLASS 6: (Sept. 29) Chapter 20: "Death and Dying." Chapter 23: "Aging a Vital Process." (Assignments Issues: as assigned.)
 
 CLASS 7: (Oct. 6) Chapter 21: "Conventional and Complimentary Medicine." Chapter 15: "Cardiovascular Health." Assignment Issues: Oral Reports as assigned; Project Written Reports due; Core Assessment Final Exam.
 
 CLASS 8: (Oct. 13) Chapter 23: Environmental Health." Continue Oral Reports as assigned. (NOTE: WHEN DISCUSSING CHAPTERS FROM THE TEXTBOOK, STUDENTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO SMALL GROUPS AND WILL PRESENT SPECIFIC CHAPTERS ASSIGNED BY 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Identifies and discusses 6 or more items called for in the Nutrition Project question (77). Identifies and discusses 4-5 items called for in the Nutrition Project question (77). Identifies and discusses 1-3 items called for in the Nutrition Project question (77). No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Accurately discusses 3 key components of physical fitness and applies them to their own situation. (78) Accurately discusses 3 key components of a physical fitness program. (78) Accurately discusses 1-2 key components of a physical fitness program. (78) No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Accurately analyzes the birth control/contraception question, giving more than 2 examples of each. (82) Accurately analyzes the birth control/contraception question, giving 2 examples of each. (82) Accurately analyzes the birth control/contraception question but fails to give examples. (82) No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1 & 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Defines “lifestyle disease” and gives 6 or more examples. (81) Defines “lifestyle disease” and discusses 5 examples.(81) Defines “lifestyle disease” but gives less than 5 examples. (81) No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
List the 6 dimensions of wellness then elaborates each with 2 examples. (80)  Accurately answers 80% of the objective test items (Qs. 1-76) List the 6 dimensions of wellness then gives basic explanation for each. (80)  Accurately answers 60-79% of the objective test items (Qs. 1-76) Lists the 1-5 dimensions of wellness but does not explain each or does so in a cursory manner. (80)   Accurately answers less than 59% of the objective test items (Qs. 1-76) No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Consistently uses health-specific terminology in answering discussion questions. Uses health-specific terminology but misapplies some meanings in answering discussion questions. Improperly uses health-specific terminology in answering discussion questions. No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Civic Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrates mastery of 7 or more negative aspects of substance abuse including examples towards oneself and one's community.  (79) Demonstrates mastery of 4-6 negative aspects of substance abuse including examples towards oneself and one's community. (79) Demonstrates mastery of 3-5 negative aspects of substance abuse including examples towards oneself and one's community. (79) No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Values Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
1-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Demonstrates strong mastery of positive lifestyle changes. (77, 78, 81, 82) Demonstrates mastery of positive lifestyle changes. (77, 78, 81, 82) Demonstrates weal mastery of positive lifestyle changes. (77, 78, 81, 82) No evidence of operationally defined competency. 

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