Spring 2021 - BPK 140 D100

Contemporary Health Issues (3)

Class Number: 7438

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2021
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

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:

The electronic version of the text is an acceptable alternative. Access to CONNECT is not required.

 

13 topic Modules: can be accessed at any time during the term (Asynchronous), however, midterms are based on the lecture topics listed before that midterm.

Tutorials: (Aynchronous). Tutorial topics are based on lecture material listed for the week and will consist of weekly quizzes, as well as Activities and Discussions.

Midterms: (Synchronous, closed book). There are two midterms. They will be conducted during the synchronously scheduled lecture time on the dates posted in the course schedule. The total test time will be 50 minutes. The test will consist of approximately 30 (25-35) multiple choice questions(1 mark each), and approximately 20 (25-15) marks in short answer questions.  


 

Course Schedule:

Week

Topics

Chapter Readings

Assignments

0

Academic integrity and plagiarism

 

·         Academic integrity & plagiarism

1

Module 1: Health and Wellness; Assessing Credibility

1

  • Online Intoduction
  • Module 1 Quiz
  • Wellness Quiz

2

Module 2: Healthcare Delivery

19

  • Module 2 Quiz
  • Activity 1

3

Module 3: Infectious Disease and Sexually Transmitted Infections

9, 13

  • Module 3 Quiz
  • Online Discussion: week 3

4

Module 4: Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

7

  • Module 4 Quiz
  • Activity 2

5

Module 5: Cancer

8

  • Midterm 1 (Feb. 11, Modules 1-4)
  • Module 5 Quiz
  • Activity 3

6

Module 6: Physical Activity

6

  • Module 6 Quiz
  • Online discussion: week 6

7

Module 7: Nutrition

5

  • Module 7 Quiz

8

Module 8: Weight Management

4

  • Module 8 Quiz
  • Activity 4

9

Module 9: Mental Health

2, 3

  • Module 9 Quiz
  • Online Discussion: week 9

10

Module 10: Drugs and Alcohol

14, 15

  • Midterm 2 (Mar. 25, Modules 5-9)
  • Module 10 Quiz
  • Activity 5

11

Module 11: Relationships & Human Sexuality*

10, 11

  • Module 11 Quiz
  • Online Discussion: week 11

12

Module 12: Fertility & Fertility Control

11, 12

  • Module 12 Quiz
  • Activity 6

13

Module 13: Environment & Climate

21

  • Module 13 Quiz;  
  • Final discussion Paper Due

14/15

Final Exam

inclusive

  • TBA

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  • To examine health from a holistic perspective, in which health is viewed as the product of physical, psychological, and social well-being.
  • To make students aware of the role of personal behaviors (such as diet, exercise, stress management, and drug use) in one’s health status
  • To gain an understanding of the basic physiology of major diseases and their primary and secondary prevention measures
  • To improve students’ abilities to read and evaluate health information  

Grading

NOTES:

  • Academic integrity and Plagiarism (1%)
  • Course discussions (12%)
  • Quizzes/Activities (15%)
  • Final discussion paper 7%
  • Midterm Examinations: February 11 (20%), March 25 (20%)
  • Final exam 25%      

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING MISSED EXAMS, QUIZZES AND PROJECTS: 
In fairness to all students, there will be no extensions for missed exams, presentations, and quizzes except for extenuating medical circumstances and unjustifiable missed quizzes, presentations and exams will receive a zero. Please note that presenting a doctor’s note will not automatically excuse students from missed exams, assignments, and presentations. 

Students who miss exams and presentations due to exceptional circumstances (such as serious illness or compassionate reasons) are required to contact the instructor immediately.

They must bring a health care provider statement to their physician for completion, whereby the physician states that in her/his medical opinion the student was unable to write her/his exam or attend the class on the set date due to a medical condition beyond their control, or other supporting documents to obtain consideration in the course. The completed note should state the limitations caused by your sickness (eg. requires bed rest, will not be able to sit for extended periods, cannot concentrate, etc). Only the first doctor’s note may be considered. SFU provides health care provider statement at http://www.sfu.ca/students/health/resources/faq/sick-notes.html 

Students are also responsible for the follow-up with the instructor regarding their absence from the exam, missed assignment, or presentations. If the instructor approves the student’s documents, then the instructor will decide how the student may be accommodated for the missed component of the course. Missed group presentations can not be rescheduled. For students who miss attending their presentations for extenuating medical circumstances, upon submitting appropriate documentation, which is approved by the instructor, their final exam mark will be used instead

REQUIREMENTS:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Students are advised that acts of intellectual dishonesty and student misconduct are subject to disciplinary action by the University. Serious infractions are dealt with in accordance with SFU’s Academic Integrity:  http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html 

Students are responsible for knowing the policy and informing themselves of the definitions and consequences. Any student found cheating in this course will automatically receive zero for this course.    

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Irwin, J, Burke, S, Insel, P. M, Roth, W.T. (2019). Core Concepts in Health (3rd ed.). ISBN: 9781259654701

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:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).