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BI 214 Personal & Community Health
Zappala, Marian N.


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

S1B 2013 BL

Faculty

Zappala, Marian N.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering
M.S. in Cell and Organismal Biology
B.S. in Biology; B.A. in Anthropology

Office Hours

Before or after class, or by appointment

Daytime Phone

915-203-1098

E-Mail

Marian.Zappala@park.edu

Semester Dates

Jan. 14-Mar. 10, 2013

Class Days

S

Class Time

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
The textbook for this course is required. Please read chapters 1-4 before the first class meeting. 


Health and Wellness
Authors: Gordon Edlin and Eric Golanty
ISBN: 978-0-7637-6593-4  (10th Edition) 2010
Jones & Bartlett Publishers

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) : 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 instructor's educational philosophy is based on  lecture-based learning, readings, class discussions, examinations, and writings.  Students will self-reflect on their personal health, interpersonal relationship with family and friends, and overall community wellness. 


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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Learn and incorporate healthy practices.
  2. Contribute and maintain health in your community.
Core Assessment:
Comprehensive Departmental Exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Assessment items include participation, midterm, 2 projects, and a final exam. 


Participation: You must be present to participate. There are 150 points for participation during class discussion and your presence in class. Each Saturday constitutes 18.75 participation points. An absence for any reason, excused/unexcused will results in a loss of 18.75 points for the week. Please contact me via phone or email prior to class missed for your absence to be excused.

Instructions for Wellness Project:

You will complete 15 behavior change worksheets and a journal. Begin this project before Week 5 of class, and continue tracking your progress and journaling for a minimum of two weeks. The journal must consist of a few sentences each day to document your progress. Your journal entries should be about your selected behavior (i.e. smoking, sedentary lifestyle, etc..) and your steps to change it. Limit your journal entries to a few sentences per day.  Please type your journal in a single word document and express your thoughts and feelings specifically about your progress in making your behavior change. Your journal should resemble a diary, not a calendar, etc.

1.) Go to www.mhhe.com/inselbrief9e or check the doc sharing Wellness Project folder where I have uploaded all 15 worksheet activities. If you choose to download the worksheets from the doc sharing, please save them an upload your work in the Wellness Project dropbox.

2.) Click on "Student Edition".

3.) Select Chapter 1.

4.) Click on "Behavior Change Workbook". 

5.) Complete all 15 worksheets (Part 1 and Part 2). Begin with worksheet 1 by listing five behaviors that are negatively impacting your wellness (worksheet 1). Begin journaling after completing worksheet 1. Your journal should consist of your thoughts about your progress changing your target behavior. Your journal should be typed in a Word document. (Your journal should NOT be a calendar of what you ate and drank - this will not count as a journal.)

6.) Please add your journal entries through the eCompanion system under the Journal Tab. Failure to submit a journal will result in a 100 point deduction from your project grade.


Instructions for Nutrition Project:
 
For this project you will follow the steps below to analyze what you eat and drink over the course of one day only, AND write a 150 word summary of your findings. I recommend you do this at night, before going to bed, so that you include everything you consumed in one day.
1.) Go to https://www.SuperTracker.usda.gov
 
2.) Click on "Super Tracker".
 
3.)  Enter all foods and beverages consumed in the past 24 hours, and their quantities. The super tracker will automatically use a 2000 calorie diet, which is what most people consume. 
 
4. Save Graph and Data (on a word document), showing your total results.
 
5.) Summarize these findings in a minimum of 150 words. Describe which food groups you consumed in excess, and those you did not consume enough of. Failure to submit the summary will result in a 100 point deduction from your project grade.
 
6.) Upload both the graph and data and the summary to the Nutrition Project dropbox in the eCompanion on the due date.

 

Grading:

 Graded Items  Points  Percent of final grade
 Participation  150 points  15%
 Nutrition Project  200 points  20%
 Mid Term  200 points  20%
 Wellness Project  200 points  20%
 Final Exam  250 points  25%
 Total  1000 points  100%

 Calculation of final grade Letter grade 
 900-1000 points
 800-899
 700-799
 600-699
 <599

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work including papers will not be accepted except in the event of an emergency to be determined by the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Respectful and courteous behavior is expected in this class. Any disruptive behavior (as deemed by the instructor) will not be tolerated. Phone calls, texting, emailing, chatting, checking Facebook/Twitter or surfing the net during class is prohibited. I will provide several 15 minute breaks where you are welcomed to check phone calls, emails, etc. Avoid absences, tardiness and leaving early. Late submittal of projects will not be accepted. Children are not allowed in the classroom or on campus, by Park University policy. Concerns or questions may be addressed to the instructor privately, via email, or after class preferably. I am happy to discuss your progress, grades, questions, or concerns.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 Date Material covered during class time 
WEEK 1
 Saturday January 19th, 2013
Class introduction
Syllabus
Lecture and Discussion of Ch 1- 4
WEEK 2
 Saturday January 26th, 2013
Nutrition Project Due
Lecture and Discussion of Ch 5-7
 WEEK 3
 Saturday February 2nd, 2013
Lecture and Discussion of Ch 8-11
 WEEK 4
 Saturday February 9th, 2013
Begin Wellness Project!
Lecture and Discussion of Ch 12-15
Mid term exam (Covering Ch 1-11)
WEEK 5
Saturday February 16th, 2013

Lecture and Discussion of Ch 16-18
WEEK 6
Saturday February 23rd, 2013
Lecture and Discussion of Ch 19-21
WEEK 7
Saturday March 2nd, 2013
Wellness Project Due
Lecture and Discussion of Ch 22-24
WEEK 8
Saturday March 9th, 2013

Comprehensive 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
I will excuse absences if I receive a phone call or email prior to you missing class. Family vacation, anniversary, birthdays, school plays, etc will not be excused.

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 .

Additional Information:





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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