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BI 214 Personal & Community Health
Ahmed, Sharlin


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

F2T 2009 DLB

Faculty

Ahmed, Sharlin

Degrees/Certificates

BS honors,
MS Biotechnology
PhD Genetics & Molecular Biology  (submitted without degree)

E-Mail

Sharlin.Ahmed@park.edu

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Health & Wellness, 10th ed
Author:Edlin & Golanty
Jones & Bartlett Pub.
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.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Please check the individual week units for additional web based resources that will help you to achieve the week's learning goals.

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/.
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Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


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 80 objective questions (2 pts each) and 8 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)

Grading:

Grades for this course will be determined using the following items: final examination, quizzes, nutrition and wellness projects, homework assignments and class participation
 
Please see below for a complete breakdown of point assignments of the various tasks you have to complete throughout the 8 weeks of this course.
 
Weekly work assignments week 1       week 2        week 3 week 4       week 5       week 6       week 7       week 8      TOTAL points  
Homework 10 20 20 21 20 20 20 19 150
Discussion 10x2 10x2   10x2  10x2  10x2  10x2  10x2  10x2 160
Nurtrition Project
21 21      58



100
Wellness Project 10 15 10 10 10 10 30
95
Mastery Quizzes 29 30 27 30 31 33 40 22 242
Attendance/Participation







29

FINAL EXAM









224
Total points







1000

Late Submission of Course Materials:

 
A course week is from Monday to Sunday. Assignments are due by sunday of that week by 11:59pm P.S.T. (since I am on the west coast, that will give you all 1-3 extra hours depending where you are :-)).
NO LATE SUBMISSIONS will be accepted unless previously discussed with and assessed by me.
 
Time for discussion thread postings:
 
You will have 2-3 discussion threads/week so be sure to participate in ALL of them. An initial posting in each one should be made by THURSDAY and response to a posting from other students should be made by SUNDAY. In order to maintain an organized timeline for submission and reciprocated responses from me, please note that any postings afterThursday will not be accepted. These discussions will be your way of interacting with me and with each other in the closest form of a face-to-face discussion, so please participate timely and enjoy each others inputs. This can be a lot of fun.
 

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.

 

Week Topic
1 Introduction & Physical Activity
2 Nutrition & Weight Management
3 Stress & Psychological Health
4 Sexuality & Reproduction
5 Birth Control & STDs
6 Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco
7 Immunity & Infection, Cancer
8 Cardiovascular & Aging

 

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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/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. 1-80) 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. 1-80) 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. 1-80)  
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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