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BI 214 Personal & Community Health
Pagano, Biagio


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

F1J 2010 PV

Faculty

Pagano, Biagio

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. (Parks, Rec. and Wildlife Management)
M.S.P.H. (Masters of Science in Public Health)

Office Location

Park University Accelerated Learning (Parkville Campus)

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

913-944-0398

Other Phone

same as above

E-Mail

Biagio.Pagano@park.edu

Semester Dates

August 21 to October 9, 2010

Class Days

Saturdays

Class Time

9:00am to 12:20pm

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

"Core Concepts in Health," Eleventh Edition, Paul M. Insel and Walton T. Roth, McGraw Hill;  BRIEF EDITION (Required)
 
Required: MyPyramidTracker
http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov  - Free registration
 
The student will use this website to track and analyze his/her diet for the nutrition project. It is recommended that the student become familiar with this website as soon as possible.

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:
The educational philosophy of the instructor is one of group interaction based on a facilitative approach in which open class discussion plays an intregal part of the learning process. The course incorporates lectures, oral presentations, readings, quizzes, dialogue, final examination, internet, written assignments, websites and broad-based research. The instructor will engage each student in disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions. Blooms Taxonomy will be utilized in assisting students to think critically (e.g., knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.)

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 will be determined through: - A wellness project in which the student will plan for, prepare, implement and assess/refine for re-implementation, a positive lifestyle behavioral change. - Diet analysis written project.  Quizzes/Exams. - Completed self assessments and assignments. - Constructive participation in discussions, oral reports on chapters of the book and other assignments, and classroom activities.

Grading:

900-810 points = A;  809-720 points = B;  719-630 points = C;  629-540 = D;  539-0 = F 
 
Core Assessment Final Exam is 224 points (Combination of multiple choice, true/false, brief essay questions, etc.).

Diet Analysis Written Project is 170 points. Guidelines for using MyPyramidtracker.gov and the steps requires to complete the diet analysis will be provided on the first evening of class.
 
 Wellness Project is 156 points. A detailed information guide will be provided the first class session to guide the student through the project. Wellness Project Written Report is 78 points.Wellness Project Oral Report is 78 points.
 
 Participation is 140 points.(first 7 classes x 20 points each) These points can be earned in each class session for constructive and cooperative in-class discussion, attention, presentation of assigned oral reports, and cooperative and constructive participation on classroom activities. This also includes oral presentations by small groups on keys chapters assigned.
 
Self Assessments and Assignments is 210 points ( 6 assignments @ 35 points each).
 
A student who is absent cannot make up points for in-class participation for the session missed. It is vital that the student complete the assignments for each particular class session in order to productively participate in that session's activities. Students who are tardy or leave early are subject to receiving only partial or no points for participation in that session. Late submission of assignments will only be accepted as explained below in "Late Submission of Course Materials."

Late Submission of Course Materials:
It is the student's responsibility to submit assignments to the instructor on the due date. Oral reports must be presented also on the due date. Students missing a class session are expected to submit written assignments upon returning to class, and to also have completed assignments for the current class session as well. No points will be given for assignments past due, or for oral reports not given on the assigned date. The projects, as well as, written and oral presentations, are due as assigned and on the scheduled date. There may be no opportunity to present an oral report if the student is absent on the scheduled presentation date, thus no points will be given.

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 the family or occupation/work related requirements. However, if a class is missed, regardless of the reason, make up work is required on the following class date. If make up work is not completed, the final grade will be reduced by 15 points points for each assignment (chapter, lecture, discussion question or student project paper, etc.) not turned in.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

CLASS 1 (August 21)  Introductions; Course Overview; Syllabus. Chapter 1: "Taking Charge of Your Health." Chapter 2: "Stress: The Constant Challenge."

CLASS 2 (August 28) Chapter 10: "Exercise for Health and Fitness." Chapter 9: "Nutrition Basics." Chapter 12: Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer." 

CLASS 3 (September 4) Chapter 13: "Immunity and Infection." Chapter 5: "Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbirth." Chapter 6 "Contraception and Abortion." 

CLASS 4 (September 11) Chapter 12: "Nutrition Basics." Chapter 13: "Exercise for Health and Fitness."

CLASS 5 (September 18) Chapter 11: "Weight Management." Chapter 16: "Personal Safety."

CLASS 6: (September 25) Chapter 7: "The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs." Chapter 17: "The Challenge of Aging." (Assignments Issues: as assigned.)

CLASS 7: (October 2) Chapter 14: "Environmental Health." Chapter 15: "Conventional and Complimentary Medicine." Diet Analysis Projects Due (discussion of results). Wellness Project Papers and Presentaions. 

CLASS 8: (October 9) Wellness Project Papers and Presentations Continued. Core Assessment Final Exam.

(NOTE: WHEN DISCUSSING CHAPTERS FROM THE TEXTBOOK, STUDENTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO SMALL GROUPS AND WILL PRESENT SPECIFIC CHAPTERS ASSIGNED BY THE INSTRUCTOR. EACH GROUP WILL PRESENT ONE COMPLETE CHAPTER. THE INSTUCTOR WILL LECTURE ON THE MAJORITY OF THE CHAPTERS THAT WILL INCORPORATE INFORMATION FROM OUTSIDE REPUTABLE HEALTH INSTITUTIONS AND VIABLE WEBSITES. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED UP BY OPEN CLASS CRITICAL THINKING DISCUSSIONS. SELF ASSESSMENT ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE GIVEN THROUGHTOUT THE SEMESTER).

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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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