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BI 214 Personal & Community Health
DeCanio, Donald


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

SP 2009 HOB

Faculty

DeCanio, Donald

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Doctor of Chiropractic
Bachelor of Science in Human Biology

Office Location

Parkville Campus

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

913-681-8000

E-Mail

DeCanio.Donald@park.edu

Semester Dates

01/12/2009-05/08/2009

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

10:10-11:25 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Health & Wellness, Ninth Edition
Author's: Edlin & Golanty
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett
ISBN: 0763741450

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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

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is to guide students’ from memorization education to an understanding educational mindset. This task is accomplished through a Socratic teaching method and cross disciplinary educational instruction. The Socratic teaching technique, promotes a thinking atmosphere due to the continuum of instructor inquiry which allows the student to think and formulate their own answers based on the application of their current course knowledge in addition to, knowledge which has been obtained from previous preparatory course work. Based on the latter modus operandi, the student accelerates from memorization education to thought provoking learning. Although, thought provoking education creates an initial atmosphere of frustration, long term exposure to this mode of learning decreases study hours, academic frustration, and increases the retention rate of current and future course material. 

Evaluative processes of students are provided through a multitude of testing disciplines. Lecture evaluation is accomplished through testing formats which adhere to Blooms Taxonomy. The latter mentioned evaluation process utilizes test questions which challenge the students’ different degrees of knowledge. Test questions range from the simplest level of knowledge, memorization regurgitation, to the most complex degree of knowledge, processing and application. Laboratory assessment is accomplished through practical examination which includes the identification of structures appearing on anatomical models, diagrams, in addition to, educational film analysis. Students are also evaluated in the laboratory thorough laboratory experiments which require further research, as well as, documentation of their experiment and research results. 

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:

The class will be assessed utilizing semester examinations, assignments, and a comprehensive final exam.  Additional assignments may be assigned at the instructors’ discretion to enhance students' knowledge.  Pop quizzes may be utilized to assess students' comprehension of the course material. The pop quiz scores will be added to the total semester points. During the course lecture, the instructor will mention various different outside readings designed to enhance the students’ awareness of the material presented in the course. The instructor highly recommends these readings. The instructor reserves the right to alter the course syllabus during anytime of the semester.    

Grading:

Exam 1 (100 points)..........................................________
Exam 2 (100 points)..........................................________
Exam 3 (100 points)..........................................________
Nutrition Assignment (100 points)........................________
Wellness Assignment (100 points).......................________
Fnial Exam (125 points)......................................________
 
Total Points Earned............................................________/ (625 points)  X 100 = ________ % score
 
Course Grade....................................................________ 
 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Assignments are due at the end of the class period on the specified date within the course syllabus.  All late submitted assignments will earn a grade of zero.  If a student is not present on the due date of a specific assignment, the student must still provide the instructor with the assignment.  Hence, even an excused absence does not constitute exemption from the late submission policy.  NO ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  If a documented emergency should arise the instructor reserves the right to judge each situation individually and act accordingly. Although computers allow for an ease in producing assignments, please understand computer and/or printer problems are not an excuse for the submission of a late assignment. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

I expect students to adhere to the highest level of respect to all individuals within the classroom and throughout the college campus.  Please turn off all electronic devices prior to entering the classroom as these devices are disruputive to our learning environment.  Text messaging is not allowed during class.  Students seen text messaging during lecture and/or examinations days will be asked to leave class immediately.  If an emergency phone call is expected, please inform the instructor prior to class and sit in a strategic place where you can excuse yourself without much disruption to the class.

In the event a course lecture is missed, please utilize the course syllabus to determine which chapters have been covered. In addition, please obtain lecture notes, handouts, etc., from a fellow classmate. After thoroughly reviewing the latter mentioned materials please feel free to contact the instructor with any specific questions. The instructor cannot review all taught materials from a missed session.
 

Students should be on time to class. If you are not present when roll is taken, you will be counted absent. A student who is late to class will be added to the roll sheet is he/she appears in what the instructor considers a reasonable amount of time (greater than 30 minutes into the first hour is an absence for the day/evening). It is the student’s responsibility to remind the instructor, at the end of class, to be placed back on the roll. In addition, after the instructor leaves the classroom, the student has lost their opportunity to be placed back on the roll and they are marked absent for that particular day.

The day/s of examination are considered mandatory days of attendance. Students who may have an emergency arise should follow the following procedure in order for a make up exam to be considered. Any violation of this chain of events may result in the student’s inability to be considered for the make-up examination:

  • Contact instructor by e-mail prior to the administration of the exam
  • Present verifiable written documentation for missing the exam

After such events, the instructor will review the documentation and reserves the right to judge each situation individually and act accordingly. The instructor reserves the right to not administer a make-up exam if he/she is not satisfied with any/all of the procedures leading up to the administration of the make-up exam. The final examination will act as the make-up examination. The percentage/points earned on the final exam will be utilized as the percentage/point value for the missed exam. Only one examination can be missed per semester.   A 10% penalty will be administered for any make-up examination.     

The scheduled date for the final exam is a mandatory day of attendance. There will not be a makeup exam administered for this test. If the student is not present for the administration of the final exam, a grade of zero will be recorded.

Under no circumstances will a make-up be administered for quizzes. Students who are not present at the time the quiz is administered will earn a grade of zero. The format of the quiz will be determined by the instructor.   

If a student is caught and or suspected of cheating on an exam, a grade of “F” will be administered in the course

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK

TOPIC

CHAPTER

1

Syllabus, Achieving Personal Health

1

2

Choosing a Nutritious Diet

5

3

Managing a Healthy Weight

6

4

Physical Activity for Health & Well Being

7

5

Exam 1 (Chapters 1, 5-7) Mind-Body Communications Maintain Wellness

2

6

Managing Stress: Restoring Mind-Body Harmony Mental Health & Mental Illness

3 & 4

7

Sexuality & Intimate Relationships Understanding Pregnancy & Parenthood

8 & 9

8

Choosing a Fertility Control Method Protection Against Sexually Transmitted Disease & Aids Wellness Assignment Due

10 & 11

9

Exam 2 (Chapters 3, 4, 8-11) Using Drugs Responsibility

16

10

Drugs Continued Eliminating Tobacco Use

16 & 17

11

Eliminating Tobacco Use Continued Using Alcohol Responsibility

17 & 18

12

Using Alcohol Responsibility Continued Film (TBA)

18

13

Exam # 3 (Chapters 16-18) Reducing Infection and Building Immunity: Knowledge Encourages Prevention

12

14

Cancer: Understanding Risks and Means of Prevention Nutrition Assignment Due

13

15

Cardiovascular Diseases: Understanding Risks.......

14

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 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
Please note the instructor randomly screens assignments for plagiarism utilizing a variety of websites.  In the event plagiarism is detected the following procedure will be followed:
•1st offense: confiscation of the plagiarized document, written or verbal communication between the instructor and the student, formal documentation sent to the Department Chairperson in addition to the plagiarized document, a grade of zero recorded for the assignment
•2nd offense: confiscation of the plagiarized document, written or verbal communication between the instructor and the student, formal documentation sent to the Department Chairperson in addition to the plagiarized document, a grade of “F” recorded for the course.  

All submitted assignments must contain proper referencing and a reference page for any points to be considered.  


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 .



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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