BI 214 Personal & Community Health
SP 2009 HOB
Doctor of ChiropracticBachelor of Science in Human Biology
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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
Core assessment is the final exam consisting of 76 objective questions (2 pts each) and 7 discussion question (point value indicated on each).
Link to Class RubricClass 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.
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:
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.
Syllabus, Achieving Personal Health
Choosing a Nutritious Diet
Managing a Healthy Weight
Physical Activity for Health & Well Being
Exam 1 (Chapters 1, 5-7) Mind-Body Communications Maintain Wellness
Managing Stress: Restoring Mind-Body Harmony Mental Health & Mental Illness
3 & 4
Sexuality & Intimate Relationships Understanding Pregnancy & Parenthood
8 & 9
Choosing a Fertility Control Method Protection Against Sexually Transmitted Disease & Aids Wellness Assignment Due
10 & 11
Exam 2 (Chapters 3, 4, 8-11) Using Drugs Responsibility
Drugs Continued Eliminating Tobacco Use
16 & 17
Eliminating Tobacco Use Continued Using Alcohol Responsibility
17 & 18
Using Alcohol Responsibility Continued Film (TBA)
Exam # 3 (Chapters 16-18) Reducing Infection and Building Immunity: Knowledge Encourages Prevention
Cancer: Understanding Risks and Means of Prevention Nutrition Assignment Due
Cardiovascular Diseases: Understanding Risks.......
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 87Please 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.
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 .
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