Summer 2019 - BPK 140 D300

Contemporary Health Issues (3)

Class Number: 4506

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SUR 2740, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 10, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SUR 3310, Surrey

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Explores health from a holistic perspective, in which health is viewed as physical, psychological, and social well-being. Considers genetics, environment, personal health behaviors (such as diet, exercise, stress management, and drug use), socioeconomic status, health care delivery systems, and aging with the intent to improve students' abilities to evaluate health information. Breadth-Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

2 hour Lecture, 1 hour Tutorial (13 weeks)  

INTRODUCTION

Explores health from a holistic perspective, in which health is viewed as physical, psychological, and social well-being. Considers genetics, environment, personal health behaviors (such as diet, exercise, stress management, and drug use), socioeconomic status, health care delivery systems, and aging with the intent to improve students' abilities to evaluate health information. Students with credit for BPK 140 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Science.  

EVALUATION
There will be lecture quizzes done randomly during the semester. The material is based on the previous lecture. You must be present in class to get credit for the quiz. It cannot be made up outside of the class. The midterms will be multistage with a collaborative component. The midterms and final will be based on lecture material (including Word files, PowerPoint files, and oral communication in lecture). The format will include fill in the blanks, short answer, and essay. 

Midterms are short answer questions, fill in the blanks, and essay
Midterm 1: Internet lectures  1 - 4    Tuesday    week     5  15  %
Midterm 2: Internet lectures  5 - 8    Tuesday    week   10  20  %  

Final exam (comprehensive)  25 %,  Aug 10 (Saturday), 12-3 pm, room TBA  

Assignment is worth 10 %
Tutorial grade is worth 15 %.  

MAKE-UP EXAMS
All make-up exams will be worth the same percentage and cover the same material. The format may be different and will not be given prior to the exam.  

MISSED EXAMINATION
A missed exam can only be rewritten if medical evidence of inability to write the exam is presented within 4 days of the scheduled exam. Please contact the instructor if you have missed or are unable to attend a scheduled midterm or final exam. You must also download and complete a Health Care Provider Statement from the SFU web site and hand it in to the course instructor.  

The grading profile is standard for BPK

A+ >92
A 87-91
A- 82-86
B+ 78-81
B 74-77
B- 70-73
C+ 65-69
C 60-64
C- 55-59
D 50-54
F <50
     
Your final exam is covers the entire semester with questions in similar format to the midterm PLUS the last question (answered in a separate exam booklet).
The last question will be worth about 30 % of the final exam total. You will be asked to health and wellness manage a person. I will determine the age, gender, and health of the person. Remember that if the subject is young and female, or old and male, the majority of health and wellness recommendations will very similar: diet, exercise etc. When you make a health and wellness recommendation, you should also state why it is good for the subject.  

Please remember that often factors such as ethnicity, sex, gender, body composition, religion and perhaps other politically sensitive issues are relevant to exercise, health, and/or physiology. I do not wish to offend anyone in class and please lets discuss it if I do. Also remember, what is true for the population may not be true for the individual. This holds even from a genetic deterministic perspective.  

There are no extra assignments one can do to increase their mark so please do not ask me for any.  

LECTURE SCHEDULE
Week Date Topic (with some overlap)
1 May 7 Medical History
Components of Wellness
2 May 14 Infectious Disease: pathogens, lifecycles, transmission, treatment
3 May21 Immunity: lines of defense, allergies, immune responses, immunization
4 May 28 Sexually Transmitted Infections:
HIV lifecycle, transmission, treatment, costs
5 June 4 Midterm 1
6 June 11 Chronic Diseases: CV, Cancer, Diabetes: causes, treatments
7 June 18 Nutrition: Energy, Macronutrients, Micronutrients, Deficiencies, Canada Guidelines, GMO, Vegetarianism
8 June 25 Physical Fitness: Components, Benefits, Prescription
9 July 2 Weight Management: Classification, adipose tissue, Energy Balance, Hunger/Satiety, Causes, Risks, Treatments, Eating Disorders
10 July 9 Midterm 2  
11 July 16 Alcohol: types, metabolism, Effects, Dependence Tobacco: effects, causes of addiction, stop smoking methods
12 July 23 Sexuality: bases, psychosocial, anatomy, physiology, behaviour, contraception
13 July 30 Review

TUTORIAL SCHEDULE
   
Week Tutorials Starting Tutorial description Notes
1 May 7 Introduction tutorial How to learn
2 May 14 Wellness material Wellness balance wheel
3 May 21 Infectious Disease Case study
4 May 28 Immunity Vaccination records
5 June 4 Midterm – no tutorial  
6 June 11 Midterm reflection  
7 June 18 Chronic disease Cancer risks
8 June 25 Nutrition Intake quality/quantity
9 July 2 Physical Activity FITT
10 July 9 Midterm – no tutorial  
11 July 16 Weight management  
12 July 23 Assignment presentation Health article/body composition
13 July 30 Practice final question  

Assignment  
Comment on a health/wellness-related article published in a newspaper/internet In length, the article is less than ½ newspaper page  
Assignment Rules  
  • Word processed.
  • Include your name, BPK 140, and a title at top.
  • Times New Roman font, 12 point font, and 1.5 line spacing.
  • Length is no greater than one page, >24 and < 31 lines, and < 400 words.
  • Article is stapled to top left corner.
  • Put your name on the article and on your comment page.
  • Your health and wellness article will come from a printed newspaper or online article.
  • Include which health/wellness area(s) the article is addressing Your assignment article must have been printed between the first day of class and the day prior to the hand in time. I
  • f you use an internet site, print the web page and do not copy and paste into a Word file.
  • You will hand your assignment to the TA and then give a 2.5-3 min presentation in tutorial.    
ASSIGNMENT OPTION: You can replace the assignment with a personal body change/fitness project.          

Academic honesty and student conduct
Academic honesty is a condition of continued membership in the University community. Academic dishonesty, including plagiarism or any other form of cheating is subject to serious academic penalty, i.e., failure on an assignment, failure in a course, suspension or expulsion from the University.  

The University codes of student conduct and academic honesty are contained in policies T10.01 and T10.02 which are available in the Course Timetable and on the Web via http://www.reg.sfu.ca.    

It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.  

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  • Understanding the health consequences of humans and their interaction with other life forms.
  • Understand how to protect or improve health with respect to chronic diseases and the effects of diet, exercise.
  • Understand the health consequences of smoking and alcohol.
  • Understand sexuality and contraception.

Grading

  • Midterm 1 15%
  • Midterm 2 20%
  • Lecture Quizzes 15%
  • Assignment 1 10%
  • Tutorial grade 15%
  • Final Lab Exam (Exam Period) 25%

NOTES:

Students MUST attend the tutorial for which they have registered. Tutorials will begin in the first week of classes.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

There is no single text that fully encompasses the topics in this course. All lecture Word and PowerPoint files will be put on canvas.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS