BI 214 Personal & Community Health
S2B 2011 BLA
DrPH candidateMPHBS General Biology/ International Studies
Fort Bliss Park University
As needed, by appointment, usually 30 minutes prior or after class
March 21 to May 15, 2011
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The textbook for this course is required.
Health and Wellness
Author: Edlin, Gordon
ISBN: 978-0-7637-6593-4 Edition: 10TH
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov - Free registration
You will use this website to track your dietary activity for your nutrition and exercise 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
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is based on a well-rounded combination of lecture-based learning, readings, quizzes, class discussions, videos, examinations, web sites, and writings. The instructor will encourage each learner to consider the topics explored on multiple ecological levels including the following: individual self-reflection, interpersonal elements of family and friends, the individual learner's community, and finally at the national level.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core assessment is the final exam consisting of 80 objective questions (2 pts each) and 8 discussion question (point value indicated on each).
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Assessment items include the final examination, quizzes, projects, and individual learning summaries. The core assessment for this course is the comprehensive final exam (Meets 25% of overall course grade)
Grades for this course will be determined using the following items: final examination, three quizzes, three individual learning summaries, as well as nutrition and physical activity projects. Quizzes and learning activities must be submitted via eCompanionon the due dates listed below by 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time (MST). Any items submitted after the deadline will incur late submission points deductions (see Late Submission section of syllabus).
Quizzes (every 2 weeks)
100 (2 x 50 points each)
Learning Activities (every 2 weeks)
150 (3 x 50 points each)
Due by 5/7
Due by 5/7
A = 900 - 1000 points
B = 800 - 899 points
C = 700 - 799 points
D = 600 - 699 points
F = below 600 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Any quiz or learning activities submitted after 11:59 PM (MST) on the due date will incur a 5 point deduction per day that it is late.
Nutrition Projects submitted after after the due date will receive a maximum of 75% credit.
Wellness Projects submitted after the due date will receive a maximum of 75% credit.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Both written and verbal participation in this course shall be done respectfully and courteously. Any disruptive behavior (as deemed by the instructor) will not be tolerated. Cell phones are prohibited unless otherwise approved by the instructor in anticipation of an emergency call.
Understanding and Preventing Disease
Each student, in his or her own words, shall complete summaries about what he/she learned approximately one page or 250 words in length. Each summary should answer the following questions:
A.) What is a concept or lesson you have learned in the past two weeks of class, related to the assigned chapters and lectures? Choose one that resonates most prominently with you. Elaborate. (Worth 25 points)
Example: "Before last week's lecture I was unaware of the different types of Cardiovascular Disease. I now know that there are several, including..." [...]" I found this fascinating, as Cardiovascular Disease is the number one killer in the nation." ...
B.) Provide an example of how this concept or lesson you learned relates to a real-life situation that you have experienced or heard about in the media. You can use a personal experience, an experience of a family member or friend, a community-wide situation/event, or a nation-wide situation/event to elaborate. (Worth 25 points)
Nutrition and Wellness Projects
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 involve a 24 hour recording of foods and beverages. The Wellness project extends over a longer period of time. 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.
Instructions for Wellness Project:
Part 1: Developing a Plan for Behavior Change and Completing a Contract
Part 2: Overcoming Obstacles to Behavior Change
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.
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 .
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