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BI 214 Personal & Community Health
Sampson, Andrea Dawn


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

F2J 2012 INH

Faculty

Sampson, Andrea Dawn

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

M.Ed. Park University (Adult Education), in progress
M.S. University of Nebraska (Biology)
B.S. Park University (Biology)

Office Hours

30 mins prior to and after class

Daytime Phone

816-368-1316 (call or text)

E-Mail

andrea.sampson@park.edu

Web Page

http://captain.park.edu/sampson/

Semester Dates

10/22-12/16

Class Days

Wednesdays

Class Time

5:30 - 8:45 p.m., with online work as a blended format class

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness, 10th ed
Author:Edlin & Golanty

Required:  FitDay
http://www.fitday.com - 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:
This class is a blended format class.  Class will meet every Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:45, with approximately 40% of your coursework handled in an online format through eCompanion.  We will discuss how to log in and use eCompanion at the first class session.  As your online component, you will be completing homework assignments and submitting them online to dropbox, taking weekly online quizzes in eCompanion, and participating in discussion threads online.  During the wellness project, you will also be utilizing the journaling feature of eCompanion to document your progress.
Discussion threads: Post an initial response to the question by Wednesday at midnight, and discuss/comment on two other classmates' initial postings by Saturday at midnight.  You must actively post at least two different days during the week to earn all points.

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 @

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, online quizzes, two projects, homework assignments, online discussion threads, and class participation. The core assessment for this course is the comprehensive final exam (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, online discussion threads, and class participation.

Homework: 8 @ 10 points each                                          80 pts

Wellness Project:                                                               100 pts

Nutrition Project:                                                               100 pts

Online Quizzes: 7 @ 20 points each                                 140 pts

Weekly online discussions: 8 @ 10 points each                 80 pts

Class participation: 7 @ 10 points each                             70 pts

Comprehensive final:                                                        190 pts (25% of grade)

TOTAL:                                                                           760 pts

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted.  All assignments must be turned in on time, and no make up quizzes will be given. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
You are expected to be present at the time class is scheduled to  begin.  Please turn your phone to silent while in the classroom.  Be courteous to your classmates and respect a quiet learning environment.  Texting during class is not allowed and will result in the loss of participation points for that class session.
If you must eat during class, please make sure that it is done quietly so that it does not disturb others.  Drinks are always welcome.

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 Fitday 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,
FINAL EXAM

 

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 95-96

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 95

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 98

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 .


Attachments:
Course Points and Schedule

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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