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BI 214 Personal & Community Health
Beadle, Kenneth L.


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 & Community Health

Semester

F1LL 2007 LR

Faculty

Beadle, Kenneth L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Pre-Med, Nebraska College of Medicine
MPAS, Nebraska College of Medicine

Office Location

Little Rock Air Force Base Campus

Office Hours

0730-1630 M-F

Daytime Phone

(501) 454-9554 to leave message

E-Mail

Kenneth.Beadle@pirate.park.edu

http://www.health.jbpub.com/hwonline/9e/

Class Days

------S

Class Time

9:00 - 2:00 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Health & Wellness, 9th ed
Author:Edlin & Golanty
ISBN: 0763741450

Required:  MyPyramidTracker
http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov - Free registration
You will use this website to track your diet for your nutrition project. I recommend that you register and familiarize yourself with this website as soon as possible.

Additional Resources:

Text book website:      www.health.jbpub.com/hwonline/9e/
 
Project #1 website:      www.mypyramidtracker.gov/

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/.


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.


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 items include the final examination, quizzes, projects, homework assignments and class participation. The core assessment for this course is the comprehensive final exam which consists of 76 objective items and 7 essay type written discussion items. (Meets 25% of overall course grade)


Project I. Nutrition.

a. Use My Pyramid Tracker to collect your food consumption data for 2 days.

b. Then assess what you need to improve on to comply with My Pyramid guidelines.

c. Collect data of food consumption for second set of 2 days with your new improvements. Check if you have met My Pyramid requirements. PRINT OUT YOUR RESULTS PAGES FOR BOTH SETS OF DAYS (4 DAYS- 2 pre and 2 post)

d. Submit a 2 page report. Report due week of midterm test

Project II. Wellness

Select a wellness topic of your choice which could have a positive impact in your life.

Project 2 Examples:

1. I want to consume a minimum of eight glasses of water daily (glass=8 ounces) 2. I want to cut down my salt consumption by avoiding salty snacks, shaking salt on food, cutting down on canned vegetables and canned meats. 3. I want to modify my behavior to positive behavior with my collegues to establish productive working relationships. 4. I want to spend an at least two hours of quality time daily with my family.

These are few examples. You can choose a wellness project with prior approval of Instructor. Project II -2 page report due in the 7th week of semester , and will presented to the class by the student.

Note: Reports should be a minimum of two pages with double space. Short papers will be marked down.

 

Grading:

The final grade will be based on the following: A midterm exam, final exam, personal health assessment project, personal nutrition project and extra questions/class participation.  Each exam will be worth 100 points and the final exam will be comprehensive. Exams may consist of multiple choice, true or false, short answer, essay and matching type questions. The personal health assessment project and personal nutrition project will be worth 40 points each.  Homework, class participation and answering questions is highly encouraged and will be worth a maximum of 20 points.  This allows a maximum total of 300 points available.

Exam 1       100 points maximum
Exam 2       100 points maximum
Personal Health Project          40 points maximum
Personal Nutrition Project      40 points maximum
Homework Questions            20 points maximum
Total       300 points maximum


The following scale will be used to assign letter grades:
Total Points      Grade
270-300                 A
240-269                 B
210-239                 C
180-209                 D
Below 180              F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Project 1 is due prior to taking the Midterm, no exceptions.

Project 2 is due prior to taking Final Exam, no exceptions.

Any late submission of assignments, missed examinations or other delinquencies must be coordinated with the instructor early enough to make appropriate arrangements.  The instructor will not accept assignments late or arrange make-up exams which are not coordinated in advance.  Otherwise, assignments or exams not submitted on the due date will receive a "zero".  All assignments are the students responsibility.   Any late submission of any work must be coordinated with the instructor prior and a 10% deduction from the total grade will be made.

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 any college course.

Since this class is held on a military installation, all military customs/courtesies must be observed/rendered.

Students are expected to behave in a manner that is not disruptive to the learning environment.   Disruptive behavior (as deemed by the instructor) will not be allowed. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Because this course is concerned with your long term health, there are a couple of long term projects built into the course. The Nutrition project involves the use of the MyPyramidTracker diet analysis program. This project will extend over a three week period and will involve daily recording of foods. The Wellness or physical fitness project extends over a longer period of time (six weeks). Although the directions are specific about the activities that you participate in, if there are circumstances that prevent you from completing them please contact me and we will work on a different aspect for you.


Topic

Chapters

Week

Wellness/Eating Healthy

1-4

1 -  Aug 18

Exercising Healthy

5-7

2 - Aug 25

Building Healthy Relationships, Review

8-11

3 - Sep 1

Midterm, Project #1,Understanding and Preventing Disease

12-13

4 - Sep 8

Wellness Project/Library Study

7

5 - Sep 15

Drug Use and Abuse/

14-18

6 - Sep 22

Making Healthy Choices

 19-24

7 - Sep 29

Project #2 and Presentations-Final Exam,

 

8 - Oct 6

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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