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BI 214 Personal & Community Health
Senger, April


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

BI 214 Personal & Community Health

Semester

S2Z 2012 ML

Faculty

Senger, April

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

2 B.S. Biology & Chemistry- math minor
B.S. Secondary Education Broadfield Science
M.S. Developmental Education

Office Location

Great Falls High School

Office Hours

available upon request

Daytime Phone

406-268-6271

Other Phone

406-788-3207 Personal Cell Phone

E-Mail

april.senger@park.edu

april_senger@gfps.k12.mt.us

Semester Dates

March 19-May 13

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:45 - 10:15 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Health & Wellness
Author:Edlin & Golanty

Additional Resources:
http://www.choosemyplate.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.

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/.


Course Description:
BI214 Personal and Community Health LE (MGE): 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:
Students need to read materials prior to class. During classroom lectures, students should be objective and participate in discussion questions. Quizzes will be leveled objective questions. Discussion, concept building, and application questions will be assessed in a notebook/binder. Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.

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:

Core assessment is the final exam consisting of 89 objective questions and 6 discussion question (point value indicated on each).

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Assessment items include the final examination, quizzes, projects, in class activities and participation.  The core assessment for this course is the comprehensive final exam  which consists of 89 objective items and 6 essay type written discussion items  (Meets 25% of overall course grade). Each week students will take a short quiz. Students are recommended to use these quizzes to prepare for the final exam. They will also submit a binder/notebook at the end of the class. The binder/notebook should include all class activities and notes from class. If a student misses a class, they will need to complete 2 pages (one page front and back) of notes from each of the chapters they missed. Students will be assigned 12 short answer discussion topics. The topics need to have a section in the binder/notebook. The binder/notebook will be used to determine class activity and participation grades. On the second week of class, students should begin to collect data for their nutrition and wellness projects. It is required that students track their eating habits and physical exercise for 2 weeks. Students should refer to class hand outs on the requirements for these projects.

Grading:

Grades for this course will be determined using the following items: final examination, quizzes, nutrition and wellness projects, class activities and participation.
Weekly Quizzes 80 points (10 points each) completed weekly with one week to make up missed quizzes
Wellness Project 100 points due last day of term
Nutrition Project 100 points due last day of term
Discussion Topics 60 points (5 points each) due last day of term in notebook/binder
Participation/Class Activities/Absent Notes 150 points (10 points each class meeting) due last day of term in notebook/binder
Final Exam will be 25% of final grade in class
 
A 90-100%
B 80-89%
C 70-79%
D 60-69%
F less than 60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late materials are never accepted unless there is a special circumstance as evaluated by the instructor. All projects and notebooks are due the last day of class but can be submitted early.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to be prompt, prepared, and participate in scholarly classroom discussions. Spelling and grammar will need to be revised when submitting discussion topics. Due to the nature of our discussions, students will be respectful of each other and the topics addressed. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.

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 http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ diet analysis program. This project will involve daily recording of foods. The Wellness or physical fitness 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.

 

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 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 questions Identified and discussed 4-5 items called for in the nutrition-based questions. Identified and discussed 1-3 items called for in the nutrition-based questions.  
Application/Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Defined “lifestyle disease” and gave 6 or more examples.     Discuss how lifestyle, family history, occupation and geography influence your nutritional choices.

 
Defined “lifestyle disease” and discussed 5 examples.    Discuss three facets: lifestyle, family history, occupation and geography;  influence your nutritional choices. Defined “lifestyle disease” but gave less than 5 examples.    Discuss two or less facets: lifestyle, family history, occupation and geography;  influence your nutritional choices.

 
 
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.   Accurately answered 80% of the objective test items Listed the 6 dimensions of wellness then gave basic explanation for each and used health-specific terminology in answering discussion questions.   Accurately answered 60-79% of the objective test items 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.   Accurately answered less than 59% of the objective test items  
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. Demonstrated mastery of 4-6 negative aspects of substance abuse including examples towards oneself and one's community. Demonstrated mastery of 3-5 negative aspects of substance abuse including examples towards oneself and one's community.  
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. Demonstrated mastery of but no implementation of positive lifestyle changes in areas of nutrition, physical wellness, and personal behavior. Demonstrated a cursory understanding but no implementation of positive lifestyle changes in areas of nutrition, physical wellness, and personal behavior.  

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