Summer 2019 - BPK 140 E100

Contemporary Health Issues (3)

Class Number: 4463

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
    HCC 1800, Vancouver

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 13, 2019
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    HCC 1900, Vancouver

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:

13 weeks lecture, 2 hours per week
12 weeks tutorial, 1 hour per week (tutorials being the second week of class)  

Topics
Defining Health, Promoting Healthy Behaviour Change, Evaluating Health Information
Psychosocial Health
Healthy Relationships, Sexuality, & Managing Your Fertility
Licit & Illicit Drug Use
The Immune System & Infectious Diseases
Nutrition
Fitness & Physical Activity
Cardiovascular Disease
Diabetes
Cancer
Obesity, Energy Balance & Weight Management
Other Chronic Diseases
Health & the Environment
Healthcare Systems, Health Policies, Health Consumerism                             

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Health has deeply personal as well as expansive global effects. Through this course, we will approach health holistically; examining the interactions of multiple factors (such as genetics, environment, lifestyle, social determinants, and others) and how they influence health at different levels, including personal and global.  You will gain practice in evaluating health information, be challenged to take greater responsibility for your own health (and for the health of your family, community, and world), and to make thoughtful and intelligent health decisions.

Grading

  • Lecture iclicker quizzes and participation 5%
  • Tutorial quizzes 5%
  • Assignments (2 at 10% each) 20%
  • Midterm Exam 30%
  • Final Exam 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Custom course notes that will be provided within Canvas. Any additional required readings will be linked within Canvas.

RECOMMENDED READING:

All recommended readings will be linked within 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