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BI 214 Personal & Community Health
Smith, Bradley A.


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

U1H 2009 BU

Faculty

Smith, Bradley A.

Title

Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MPH (Health Education)
BS (Biology)
CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist)

Office Location

MCAS Beaufort

Office Hours

As needed, generally 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after class

Daytime Phone

843-986-9256

E-Mail

Bradley.Smith@park.edu

smithbs@excite.com

Semester Dates

1 June - 26 July 09

Class Days

M-W

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 

Insel , Core Concepts in Health (Text), 10th edition, McGraw Hill, 2004. ISBN: 0073138878

Required:  MyPyramidTracker

http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov - Free registration
You will use this website to track your diet during Weeks 2 and 3. However, I recommend that you register and familiarize yourself with this website as soon as possible.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

www.cdc.gov
Students will use this link and related links to determine the difference between scientifically valid health information and invalid claims for health related programs and products.
www.scdhec.gov
Public Health Statistics and information specific to South Carolina

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, 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:

The instructor’s educational philosophy is based on a combination of Socratic lecture/discussion and direct application of health education principles, theory and best practices through his own 30 years of public health education experience.  Students will be expected to participate in a variety of health education techniques (i.e. social marketing) to develop skills for determining the validity of health realted messages.

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. 1. Utilize the process of message mapping in the development of a disease prevention campaign
  2. 2. Identify valid and invalid marketing claims for health related products
  3. 3.  Identify and describe hidden "cues" in modern marketing messages that may be used to promote unhealthy products or behaviors
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, weekly mastery quizzes, 2 projects, homework assignments and participation in discussion threads.

Each student is responsible for:
Completing weekly reading assignments and class activities.
Completing nutrition and wellness projects as assigned
Completing a comprehensive message map specific to the reduction of some aspect of a chronic or infectious disease.
Completing a social marketing project based on their message map detailing the "Product, Price, Promotion, Place and Politics" of the project.
Completing a comprehensive proctored final examination during Week 8.

The core assessment for this class is a comprehensive final exam which consists of 76 objective items and 7 essay type written discussion items.  (Meets 25% of overall course grade)


Grading:

Grades for this course will be determined using the following items:


Activity                                                                                          Points
Weekly Assessments                                                                     200 (8 X 25 Points Each)
Nutrition Project                                                                            100 
Wellness Project                                                                            100
Message Map                                                                               100
Social Marketing Campaign                                                           250
Final Exam                                                                                    250

 TOTAL                                                                                       1,000

Grading Rubrics/criteria for each listed item are included within the assignment. Weekly assessments are to be completed by the end of each week. Some of these assessments will be conducted during class and some will be homework.  A penalty of 5 points per day will be taken from weekly work turned in after deadline.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

For weekly assignments a penalty of 5 points per day will be taken from work submitted after deadline.  For the nutrition and wellness projects, the message map and the social marketing campaign only 75% credit will be given if the assignments are turned in after deadline.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students will participate in discussions through verbal and written responses. Basic old-fashioned courtesy and civility  are expected from students at all times. Students are expected to behave in a manner that is not disruptive to the learning environment  Cell phone use in class is strictly prohibited unless the student notifies the instructor ahead of class that he/she is subject to an emergency call.  Other disruptive behavior (as deemed by the instructor) will not be allowed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Topic Chapters Week
Wellness and Psychological Health 1 -3 1
Nutrition and Weight Control 12 & 14 2
Physical Activity & Cardiovascular Health 13 & 15 3
Sexuality & Reproduction 4, 5, 7& 8 4
Birth Control & STDs 6 & 18 5
Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco 9- 11 6
Immunity & Infection, Cancer 16 & 17 7
Aging and End of Life Issues 19 & 20 8

 

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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 .


Attachments:
Prevention Project

Prevention Project Rubric

Nutrition Project

Wellness Project

Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation/Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Identified and discussed 6 or more items called for in the nutrition-based question 82. Identified and discussed 4-5 items called for in the nutrition-based question 82. Identified and discussed 1-3 items called for in the nutrition-based question 82.  
Application/Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Defined “lifestyle disease” and gave 6 or more examples. (85)
Discuss how lifestyle, family history, occupation and geography influence your nutritional choices. (81)
 
Defined “lifestyle disease” and discussed 5 examples. (85)
Discuss three facets: lifestyle, family history, occupation and geography;  influence your nutritional choices. (81)
 
Defined “lifestyle disease” but gave less than 5 examples. (85)
Discuss two or less facets: lifestyle, family history, occupation and geography;  influence your nutritional choices. (81)
 
 
Content & Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Listed the 6 dimensions of wellness then elaborated on each with 2 or more examples; consistently used health-specific terminology in answering discussion questions.  (86)  Accurately answered 80% of the objective test items (Qs. 1-76) Listed the 6 dimensions of wellness then gave basic explanation for each and used health-specific terminology in answering discussion questions.  (86)  Accurately answered 60-79% of the objective test items (Qs. 1-76) Listed 1-5 dimensions of wellness but did not explain each or did so in a cursory manner and did not use health-specific terminology in answering discussion questions.  (86)   Accurately answered less than 59% of the objective test items (Qs. 1-76)  
Civic Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
3, University Mission & Vision                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Demonstrated mastery of 7 or more negative aspects of substance abuse including examples towards oneself and one's community.  (87) Demonstrated mastery of 4-6 negative aspects of substance abuse including examples towards oneself and one's community. (87) Demonstrated mastery of 3-5 negative aspects of substance abuse including examples towards oneself and one's community. (87)  
Values Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
1, 2, 3 University Mission & Vision                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Demonstrated mastery of and implementation of positive lifestyle changes in areas of nutrition, physical wellness, and personal behavior. (81, 82, 85, 86, 88) Demonstrated mastery of but no implementation of positive lifestyle changes in areas of nutrition, physical wellness, and personal behavior. (81, 82, 85, 86, 88) Demonstrated a cursory understanding but no implementation of positive lifestyle changes in areas of nutrition, physical wellness, and personal behavior. (81, 82, 85, 86, 88)  

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