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BI 214 Personal & Community Health
Maxwell, Jacqueline O.


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

U1J 2010 IN

Faculty

Maxwell, Jacqueline O.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. in Physical Education & Health -Purdue University
M.A. in Physical Education-Brigham Young University
M.A. in Mathematics- Central Missouri State University

Office Location

Blue River Academic Resource Center - room 132

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday 10AM to 3pm

Daytime Phone

816 604-6639

Other Phone

660-232-1860

E-Mail

Jacqueline.Maxwell@park.edu

jacque.maxwell@mcckc.edu

Semester Dates

June 7-July 30

Class Days

----M--

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Core Concepts in Health, 11th edition Update, Paul M. Insel and Walton T. Roth, McGraw Hill (required)
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:

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/.

http://www.cdc.gov
http://www.epa.gov
http://www.americanheart.org
http://www.cancer.org
http://www.nih.gov
http://www.nimh.nih.gov

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 one of actively being involved in learning through a variety of activities including lectures, readings, quizes, examinations, guest speakers, class discussions, presentations, and writings.  My philosophy is to develop critical thinking and problem solving dealing with key health issues covered in this course.

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 80 objective items and 8 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.The wellness project has the student plan, prepare, implement and asses/refine for re-implementation, a positive lifestyle behavioral change. The nutrition project will include a diet analysis.
 
Grading
Final Exam 200 points
Wellness Project 100 points.
diet analysis project 100 points.
Participation 200 points (8 times 25 for each class period)
Homework , quizes, unit tests - 200 points
 
Grade is based on total points.
90-100% is an A
80-89% is a B
70-79% is a C
60-69% is a D
Below 60% is failing

Late Submission of Course Materials:
It is the students responsibility tosubmit assignments to the instructor on the due date.Oral reports must also be presented on the due date.  Students missing a class are expected to submit written assignments upon returning to class, and to have completed assignments fore the current class session as well.No points will be given for assignments past due, or for oral reports not given on the due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All pagers and cell phones must be turned off during all class sessions(vibrating mode is acceptable.) Attendance is mandatory for all classes  Excused absences pertain only to personal illness, death in a family, or work/occupation related requirements. However if a class is missed, makeup work is required on the following class date.If make up work is not completed, the final grade will be reduced by 10 points for each assignment not turned in.

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

Introductions ,Course overview, syllabus,

Chapter 1:"Taking Charge of Your Health."
Chapter 2    "Stress : The constant Challenge."      
2
Chapter 10: "The Responsible Use of Alcohol."
Chapter 9: "The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs"
Chapter 11:"Toward a Tobacco Free Society." 
3
Chapter18: "Sexually transmitted diseases,
Chapter5: "Sex and your Body"
Chapter 8: "Pregnancy and childbirth"
Chapter 6: "Contraception."
4
Ch 12:  Nutrition Basics
Ch 13: Exercise for Health and Fitness
5
Immunity & Infection, Personal Safety, and Cancer
Chapters 17,21,& 16
6

Death & Dying, Aging a vital process.  Chapters 23 & 22

7
Chapter 20: "Conventional and Complimentary Medicine"
Chapter 15: "Cardiovascular Health"
Written projects due,
Core Assesment Final Exam.
8
Ch 19 Environmental  Health
Continue oral reports as assigned.
Diet Annalysis Written Project due.

 

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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.

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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