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BI 214 Personal and Community Health
Hargrove, Erin R.


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BI 214 Personal and Community Health
Hargrove, Erin R.


Personal and Communjity Healh
Instructor: Erin Hargrove
Jan 7-Feb 25,2005 Meeting time: Friday 5:00-10:10
Phone number: 564-5803 ext 35

I Course Description
This course is an examination of different factors in the physical, biological, and social environment that
Influences the type and magnitude of health problems. The identification, approach and solutions to those problems are analyzed as well.

I Goals of the course
This course will introduce students to the concepts of wellness and health. It is aimed to teach the
Students how to evaluate one’s own health risks as well as to provide students wit the tools to evaluate health issues covered by the media.

I Learning objectives
II Define wellness and understand its relationship to health.
III Understand the influence of genetics on health and wellness.
IV Understand the influence of personal choices and lifestyles on health and wellness.
V Discuss strategies to promote mental well being and manage stress.
VI Identify the components of a well balanced diet.
VII Understand the components of a well balanced diet.
VIII Describe strategies of birth control for both men and women.
IX Describe strategies aimed to minimize risk and illness caused by communicable diseases.
X Understand the components of environmental and ecological health. Discuss the effects of smoking, drug abuse, and alcohol abuse in terms of wellness.

I COURSE ARRANGEMENTS
Lecture, film, and presentation teach the course. Discussion as well as participation is
Encouraged.

V. COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Successful completion of this course requires the minimum of 60% of total points. (Total points explained under grading policy).

VI. COURSE TEXT
Core Concepts in Health by Paul Insel and Walton Roth (9th edition) 2004. WCB McGraw-Hill Publishers.

VII. SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES
There are no supplemental resources for this course.

VIII CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

Session Date Topic and Reading
1 1/7/05 Introduction,Organization of presentationsWellness and Health,Chap 1
2 1/14/05 Mental Well BeingAnd Stress Management Chap 2Presentations onMental health,Wellness and Poverty,Managing StressNutrition, Chapter 3Presentations on Nutrition relatedmatter
3 1/21/05 Weight Management,Chap 4, presentationsFitness, chap 5Presentations on fitness
4 1/28/05 Exam I
5 2/4/05 Pregnancy, Chap 7Presentations onPregnancy Birth control, chap 8Presentations on birthcontrol
6 2/11/05 Cardiovascular Disorders, Chap 10Cancer, lecture on immunity
7 2/18/05Communicable diseases, Immunity Chap 12 and presentation Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Chap12 and presentation , 19presentations on tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse
8 2/25/05 final exam

IX. CLASS POLICIES
All reading assignments are mandatory and must be completed prior to class time. Students are cautioned that Park College policies regarding attendance, academic honesty, and conduct will be strictly enforced. It is your responsibility to be aware of these policies which are described in the Park College Bulletin. Students need to contact the instructor within a day if absent. Absences that will be excused are sickness of individual or family, death of family member, or car trouble of any sort. I will only excuse one work absence this semester. Family outings, holidays, graduations, or any other absences that are not related to emergencies will not be excused. Contact the instructor (564-5803, ext #35) of this absence. Please do not call the faculty office. If absent, students are responsible for all announcements and material covered in class. If absent, get a copy from another classmate or read the book. Students are expected to attend all classes and to be on time. Please be aware that if you leave early or arrive late, you will be penalized on attendance regardless of reason.

If you are late and role has been taken, it is your responsibility to inform me of this incident so a mistake will not be made on attendance. Please aware that classes which are taught on Saturdays only count as 2 class sessions. 3 unexcused absences with result in automatic withdrawal. 5 absences, which amount to 2and a half Saturday sessions are considered to be excessive and will also result in class withdrawal, before the drop date. If the total number of absences exceed 4 after the drop date, than a person will receive an F. All unexcused absences as well as excessive absences (above 3) will result in the loss of 2 attendance points per day missed. Absences that are in excess of 3 will result in a loss of points once the drop date has passed regardless of the situation.

I expect to conduct all exams on time. Students who arrive late for exams will take a different form of test, preferably essay.

X. ACADEMIC HONESTY
Academic honesty is required of all students. Park College does not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course assignments. A student who commits grade dishonesty will be given the grade of F and dropped from the course. If previous exams have been obtained and copied, the instructor has the right to administer an essay exam on the exam night. Students caught with stolen exams will be given a zero as a grade and failed for the course. The incident will be reported to the dean.

If previous exams have been stolen or distributed, the instructor has the right to change the format of the exam that date. Students found with copies of former exams will be dropped from the course and assigned an F as a grade. The incident will be reported to the commander of the Sergeant’s Major Academy, current commanding officers , or the dean of Park College (which ever applies to the student’s status).
In addition, any one leaving the classroom taking exams will be given a zero for cheating, regardless of circumstance.
XI. GRADING POLICY
There will be one student presentation, and 2 exams. The exams will be based on the notes given in class. The midterm and final exams will be any format the instructor chooses. The final course grade will be determined as follows:

Attendance (this includes beingOn time) 10%
Midterm 30%
Presentations 30%
Final 30%
Total Percentage Points 100%

The Final Grade will be determined as follows:
90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
50 and below F

Please note that I don’t drop or curve any exam. Exams will not be open note or book.

STUDENT PRESENTATIONS:
There will be many individual presentations. A student is allowed to pick any one of the described topics in the course schedule that involves one of the health problems discussed in class. (The order of scheduled dates and presentations is first come first serve). Do not get discouraged if you do not get the system you first selected. There is plenty of interesting material on different chapters to choose from.
How you present your "presentation " is at your discretion. I ask that you present the basic information presented in the chapter(or my notes) as an introduction to the subject in mind. You may then link the topic to local findings to include physical, psychological/sociological effects on environment / people or any type of business/economical perspectives. One may also choose to organize a presentation based on personal experience on this hazard (costs, emotional aspects, etc.). How you organize this is your decision, howeve, I will meet with students on the first night of class to discuss basic content to be covered. Students are encouraged to utilize material from other courses for the purpose of diversifying this subject.

Each presentation is expected to last 10-15 minutesr and is to be given on the date assigned. Students may use as many resources as possible to encourage class participation. Tools for presentation include transparencies, charts, handouts, demonstrations, extra articles and videos. Such tools are graded as resources and are primarily used to encourage class participation. (If you use videos, please make sure the film does not cover more than 15 minutes of your presentation time). If LCD equipment is needed, you must bring your own.

The entire project will be evaluated as an individual effort. Students should be prepared to give a presentation. I do not count reading from notecards or directly from a paper as a presentation. If an individual reads 100% of their presentation, I will not grade the presentation any higher than a 60%.

Preparation for presentaton (knowledge) 30%
Resources 20 %
Organization 10 %
Creativity 10 %
Interaction with audience 30%

The student is required to read enough material (magazine articles, textbooks, internet access, and organization correspondence) to become knowledgeable on subject matter. A grade will be assigned based on the above criteria. The most important criteria in the determination of your grade depend on the response of your audience. Any presentation that encourages classroom participation and discussion will most likely receive higher points.

All student projects must be presented on the assigned date. Presentations that are late will be penalized.

If you used LCD equipment, you are responsible for obtaining this equipment your self.

MAKEUP EXAMS

All makeup exams consist of essay type questions and must be taken within a week of a missed exam or a grade of 0 will be assigned. Makeupes will be given on Tuesday and
Thursday 1:00 pm at room 10, bldg 616. Please note, in addition to meeting established attendance protocol , a student is also required to for fill minimal academic requirements. The minimum of adequate preparation time that is necessary to facilitate the learning process is 2.5 hours of outside work for every hour in class. If you are unable to commit the amount of work and effort necessary to meet these demands, please be aware that the last day to withdraw with a W is listed in the catalouge.
The minimum of adequate preparation time that is necessary to facilitate the learning process is 2.5 hours of outside work for every hour in class.

XII. Final Grades
I ask that you do not phone me at my residence to obtain final grades. I will not return grade by email either. You can obtain your final grade for this class by obtaining a PIN number viewing your grade via the park website. You can obtain specific instructions from the administration on these correct procedures.

If you would like to obtain the test grade for your final, leave a self addressed, self stamped envelope with me
With a note requesting this information.

I will return the test for the midterm within a week after it has been taken. If you need to obtain you midterm
grade, I usually respond to a student within a week in class if that student has been gone. Under no cirucumstances do I give out test grades or final grades while I am at home. Please have the consideration to view your grade via the internet or bring an envelope to class!!!!

Extra Credit
Your group will be given a handout for you midterm test and the group is expected to make copies of these
Notes for each of the individuals. If you turn in this specific handout, you will get 1 extra credit point added to your grade. (Credit will only be given if the handout is complete and stapled together). Please do not give me the wrong document).

Final Grades
I ask that you do not phone me at my residence to obtain final grades. I will not return grade by email either. You can obtain your final grade for this class by obtaining a PIN number viewing your grade via the park
website. You can obtain specific instructions from the administration on these correct procedures.

If you would like to obtain the test grade for your final, leave a self addressed, self stamped envelope with me
With a note requesting this information.

I will return the test for the midterm within a week after it has been taken. If you need to obtain you midterm
grade, I usually respond to a student within a week in class if that student has been gone. Under no cirucumstances
do I give out test grades or final grades while I am at home. Please have the consideration to view your
grade via the internet or bring an envelope to class!!!!

XII XIII.Extra Credit
Your group will be given a handout for you midterm test and the group is expected to make copies of these
Notes for each of the individuals. If you turn in this specific handout, you will get 1 extra credit point added
to your grade. (Credit will only be given if the handout is complete and stapled together). Please do not give me the wrong document).


Study Guide for Midterm
1) What is the difference between health and wellness? Discuss both the functioning and adaptation aspects of wellness. Be able to list and discuss the 5 aspects of wellness.
2 What is a risk factor? How does a risk factor contribute to the onset of a disease?
3 Discuss all aspects of mental wellness. Is there a relationship between health and stress? Describe strategies which enable an individual to manage stress.
4 Identify the components of a well balanced diet. (Understand the food table discussed in class).
5 What is the relationship between diet and the onset of heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and
cancer?
2 What are the benefits of exercise and physical fitness? What are the 4 aspects of physical fitness? Be able to calculate maximum and target heart rate. What are the 3 stages of aerobic conditioning? How does one select an exercise plan?
3 What are different methods of determining amount or percentage of body fat? Be able to determine BMI and understand its significance. Discuss current theories for obesity.
4 What type of weight loss plans do nutritionists prefer?
9) Understand the food pyramid. What type of diet do nutritionists prefer?

Study Guide for Final
1 What is the difference between a communicable and noncommunicable disease? Discuss the infectious disease cycle. List and describe types of communicable diseases.
2 How does one prevent the spread of communicable disease? Be able to describe the immunization schedule for adults, infants, and children.
3 Be able to describe how the body protects itself from disease? Discuss the specific and nonspecific response and what cells are involved in each. What is the difference between natural/artificial passive active immunity. Describe the table of immunizations and be able to apply it to diifferent age groups.
4 Which diseases have a cure and which one of these can be vaccinated against>
5 Describe heart disease. What type of lifestyle contributes to this disease. Research the same material in regards to cancer.
6 Why is smoking seen as a hazard? Describe the link between smoking and disease such as cancers, emphysema, and other smoking related diseases.
7 Why is the environment important in regards to health? What is indoor air pollution? And what is it caused by? Be able to list the air pollutants and water pollutants (tables) and their affects.
8 What is a hazardous waste? What type of materials are hazardous wastes found in the home?
9 Why is prenatal care important? Describe adequate prenatal care to include factors such as diet, exercise, and medical visits.
8) Describe methods of birth control that can be used by men and women. What are advantages of barrier method types of birth control? Describe some STD’s.






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