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BI 214 Personal & Community Health
Royals, Brenda


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

U1J 2012 IN

Faculty

Royals, Brenda

Title

Instructor of Biology

Degrees/Certificates

M.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
B.S. in Chemistry (Cum Laude), Southeastern Oklahoma St. Univ., Durant, Oklahoma

Office Location

113A Science Hall

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

816-584-6592

E-Mail

brenda.royals@park.edu

Semester Dates

June 4-July 27

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Health & Wellness, 10th ed
Author:Edlin & Golanty
ISBN: 978-0-7637-6593-4

Required:  Nutrition Project - Fit Day
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.
 
Required: Wellness Project
http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/hhp/worksheets/
 

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/.


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:
I believe it is hard to succeed in a course when you are not engaged and interested in the topic.  My goal is to provide a classroom environment that will engage the student in the course material and thus allow them to succeed in the course rather than rely on rote memorization.  Learning is an active and interactive process. Ideally, it would best be promoted by a combination of questioning and feedback involving each student. I like to teach in ways to try and reach all types of students with their diverse learning styles and do my best to provide a constructive learning environment.  Thus, each student should strive to participate in the classroom.  Although this is an evening class, I do believe in an open door policy, and encourage students to feel free to stay after class or come by my office any time they have questions or feel they need additional help.  I am here to help you in any way that I can.

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, homework assignments and class participaition. The core assessment for this course is the comprehensive final exam (meets 25% of the overal course grade). 

Grading:

Class Assessment:
Participation/Homework (7 @ 20 pts. each)  140 points
Weekly Quizzes  (6 @ 25 pts. each)  150 points
Wellness Project  100 points
Nutrition Project  100 points
Final Exam  160 points
TOTAL POINTS  650 points

There will be 6 weekly quizzes at the end of the class weeks 2-7 worth 25 points each (150 total points). Quizzes will contain short answer, multiple-choice, and discussion questions. Homework will be assigned weekly and will be due at the beginning of each class.  This along with classroom participation will provide an additional 140 points of the final grade. The final exam will be worth 160 points.   And finally, there are two projects required throughout the duration of the course (Nutrition and Wellness) each of which is worth 100 points for a total of 650 total points possible.  

Grading:

Grades for this course will be determined using the following items: final examination, quizzes, nutrition and wellness projects, homework assignments and class participation.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Homework assignments are due at the beginning of the class period on their due date.  Quizzes will be given weekly over the previous week's course material and will be due each class period at the end of class. Late homework and assignments will NOT be accepted past the date in which they were assigned and will receive a grade of zero. An absence from the session at which an assignment is due does not exempt one from the assignment due date; it is the student's responsibility to get assignments to the professor on or before the due date, especially in the case of excused absences.  Remember with today's technology most things can be taken care of electronically.  Emergency situations that can be documented will be handled on a case by case basis with the instructor.  Students missing class due to participation in athletic or other university-sponsored events must turn in all due assignments PRIOR to their expected absence.


Classroom Rules of Conduct:

All students are expected to follow the common rules of acceptable and courteous behavior while in class, illustrating respect for each other and the instructor.  Any disruptive behavior will not be allowed.
 
Cell phones and pagers must be turned off or put on silent mode prior to entering the classroom.  Text messaging during class will result in immediate dismissal.  (We will have a break during each class, you may take this opportunity to check your messages.) Please be courteous to your classmates and respect a quiet learning environment.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Because this course is concerned with your long term health, there are two of long term projects built into the course. A tentative schedule is shown below.

Week Topic Chapters
1 Personal Health (Intro), Physical Activity 1, 7
2 Nutrition, Weight Management 5, 6
3 Stress, Psychological Health 3, 4
4 Sexuality, Reproduction 8. 9
5
Birth Control & STDs
Wellness Assignment Due
10, 11
6 Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco 16, 17, 18
7
Immunity & Infection, Cancer, Cardiovascular, 
Nutrition Assignment Due
12, 13, 14
8
Cardiovascular (cont.), Final Exam 
 
14


 

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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