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BI 214 Personal and Community Health
Rascon, Adriana


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

U1B 2007 BL

Faculty

Rascon-Lopez, Adriana

Degrees/Certificates

Master Human Nutrition, Registered/Licensed Dietitian, ServeSafe Certified
Bachelor Health Science, Certified Health Educator Specialist
Minor Management

Office Hours

After Class or By Appointment

Daytime Phone

Do NOT leave message in voice mail.

E-Mail

Adriana.Rascon@pirate.park.edu

Class Days

Saturday

Class Time

8:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Core Concepts in Health by Paul Insel and Walton Roth, 10th EDITION UPDATE BRIEF 2008.  WCB McGraw-Hill Publishers.

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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

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe personal and community health issues.
  2. Assess one personal behavior and identify solutions to barriers.
  3. Identify tools to improve personal and community health issues.
  4. Evaluate strategies for personal and community helath issues.
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:
Course Requirements: Written Examinations and Quizzes There will be Mastery Quizzes throughout the course and one final examination, comprised of text chapters and lecture notes.  Quizzes can only be done during class, there are no make up quizzes.  If the final exam is missed, the student is responsible for making arrangements with the instructor to take the make-up exam at a later date, but before grades are due.  Documentation for having missed the exam is required.  The make-up exam may be in essay format and 10 points will be deducted. Projects and Assignments: The Nutrition and Wellness Projects must be submitted as specified in the course calendar.  Class Assignments can only be submitted during class, not before or after. *Any late work will have 10 points deducted for every class day that is late and acceptance of late work will be considered on a case by case basis. NUTRITION PROJECT: I.  Go to www.MyPyramid.gov and do the following: a) enter your age, gender and activity level, click enter b) Print your Pyramid Plan c) Under my Pyramid Plan click on the PDF results d) Print the PDF results for your Pyramid Plan e) Under my Pyramid Plan click on the Meal Tracking Worksheet f) Print the Meal Tracking Worksheet g) Keep record of your diet for 7 days in the Meal Tracking Worksheets h) After completing the Meal Tracking Worksheets a. Go to My Pyramid Tracker b. Go to Assess your Physical Activity i. Enter your physical activity information ii. Print the following reports 1. Physical Activity Results c. Under My Pyramid Tracker- Go to Assess your Food Intake d. Enter your diet intake e. Once you enter your diet intake f. Print the following reports: i. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines (DG) Recommendations ii. Nutrient Intakes iii. Comparison for your Intake with My Pyramid Recommendations iv. Energy Balance Summary (top menu) II.  Type a one-two page report summarizing your findings in regards to your current diet, your current physical activity assessment, energy balance summary and the 2005 Dietary Guidelines.   III.  Submit Nutrition Project in a report format with your name on the cover in the following order: a) Cover with your  name b) One-two page report c) My Pyramid Plan d) PDF Results of your plan e) My Pyramid Worksheet f) Energy Balance Summary g) Physical Activity Results h) The 2005 Dietary Guidelines (DG) Recommendations i) Nutrient Intakes j) Comparison of your Intake with My Pyramid Recommendations WELLNESS PROJECT: I.  Identify a target behavior you want to change or make improvements on. II. Go to www.mhhe.com/inselbrief9e Click on the Student link Click on Chapter 1 Click on Behavior Change Worksheets a) Complete worksheet #8 – Contract for Behavior Change and Print it b) Complete worksheet #2 – Gathering Information About Your Target Behavior and Print it c) Complete worksheet #9- Building Motivation and Commitment and Print it (Do NOT e-amil worksheets to instructor). d) Keep a journal with daily entries of your progress and/or set backs from May 4 to July 4. e) Write a typed one-two page report summarizing your progress, reasons for setbacks, did you accomplish your goal, how could you improve even more, etc. III. Submit Wellness Project inside a manila envelope with your name on the cover in the following order: a) Cover page with your name b) One-two page report c) Contract for Behavior Change worksheet d) Gathering Information About Your Target Behavior worksheet e) Building Motivation and Commitment worksheet f) Journal.

Grading:
COURSE GRADE- 100% of the Grade- 1) Final Exam 20%. 2) Mastery Quizzes 15%. 3) Class Wellness Self Assessments & Essays 25%.  4) Attendance 10% .  5) Nutrition Project 15%.  6) Wellness Project 15% .

Late Submission of Course Materials:
If accepted, 10 points will be deducted for every class date that homework/assignments is(are)late and 10 points will be deducted from any make-up exam/quiz.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Instructor’s Policies: All students are expected to conduct themselves with respect towards the instructor and the students at all times.  An type of disrespect will be reported to the program coordinator. Attendance: Tardiness is unacceptable behavior.  The instructor reserves the right to refuse a tardy student admission to the classroom.  Make prior arrangements with the instructor if you have special circumstances that may require you to be tardy to class. Attendance will be taken everyday. If the student decides not to attend class, the student is still responsible for the examinations and assignments as listed in the course syllabus schedule and/or announced.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
CALENDAR BI214 Summer 2007 Student must have read chapters to be covered in class before coming to class. June 2- Review Syllabus Introduction to Course Review Wellness Project Review Nutrition Project. Taking Charge of your Health& Nutrition. Stress: The Constant Challenge. Psychological Health & Intimate Relationships and Communication. June 9  Nutrition.  Weight Management.  June 16 Exercise for Health. Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.  June 23- WORK IN NUTRITION PROJECT.  June 30- NUTRITION PROJECT DUE.  Sexuality, Pregnancy and Childbirth & Contraception and Abortion. Immunity and Infections.  July 7- The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs.  Alcohol and Tobacco. July 14 -Essays.  WELLNESS PROJECT DUE & Immunity and Infections. July 21- FINAL EXAM and Return Projects.

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:
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.

  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.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
7. Excused Absences will only be vaild if documentation is available via e-mail, explaining absence reason(s) and dates of absence(s).  No class credit will be given if absent.  Student is responsible for confirming with instructor that e-mail was received.
8. Any messages will be submitted via e-mail. Student is responsible for confirming with instructor that e-mail was received.  NO voice messages.

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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