Fall 2022 - BPK 140 D200

Contemporary Health Issues (3)

Class Number: 7460

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
    SRYC 2740, 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: Lectures  1 - 4    Thursday    week     5  15  %
Midterm 2: Lectures  5 - 8    Thursday    week   10  20  %
Final exam (comprehensive)  25 %,  Date TBA, 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

C+

65-69

A

87-91

C

60-64

A-

82-86

C-

55-59

B+

78-81

D

50-54

B

74-77

F

<50

B-

70-73

 

 


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.

The grading profile is standard for BPK and may be scaled. Scaling of grades may be necessary, particularly to enable instructors to incorporate novel pedagogical approaches in their teaching and assessments that may produce unusual distributions of percentage scores when first implemented, or to ensure equivalency between courses or instructors, without unfair advantage or disadvantage to students. Accordingly, BPK instructors have the right to scale grades.  Additionally, grades are subject to approval by the Chair of BPK, who may require that grades be scaled, particularly in cases where the distribution of grades is not normal, or where effective discrimination between learners has not been achieved.  For this reason, students should not assume that a specific percentage score will be always associated with a specific letter grade. In the case of scaling of grades, student ranking within a class will not be affected. See http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/teaching/t20-01.html for more details.

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 for any.

LECTURE SCHEDULE

Week

Date

Day

Topic

1

Sept 8

Thursday

Medical History

Components of Wellness

2

Sept 15

Thursday

Infectious Disease: pathogens, lifecycles, transmission, treatment

3

Sept 22

Thursday

Immunity: lines of defense, allergies, immune responses, immunization

4

Sept 29

Thursday

Sexually Transmitted Infections:

HIV lifecycle, transmission, treatment, costs

5

Oct 3

Thursday

Midterm 1

6

Oct 13

Thursday

Chronic Diseases: CV, Cancer, Diabetes: causes, treatments

7

Oct 20

Thursday

Nutrition: Energy, Macronutrients, Micronutrients, Deficiencies, Canada Guidelines, GMO, Vegetarianism

8

Oct 27

Thursday

Physical Fitness: Components, Benefits, Prescription

9

Nov 3

Thursday

Weight Management: Classification, adipose tissue, Energy Balance, Hunger/Satiety, Causes, Risks, Treatments, Eating Disorders

10

Nov 10

Thursday

Midterm 2

11

Nov 17

Thursday

Alcohol: types, metabolism, Effects, Dependence

Tobacco: effects, causes of addiction, stop smoking methods

12

Nov 24

Thursday

Sexuality: bases, psychosocial, anatomy, physiology, behaviour, contraception

13

Dec 1

Thursday

Review

TUTORIAL SCHEDULE

Week

Tutorials

Starting

Tutorial description

Notes

1

Sept 8

No tutorial

 

2

Sept 15

Wellness material

Wellness balance wheel

3

Sept 22

Infectious Disease

Case study

4

Sept 29

Immunity

Vaccination records

5

Oct 3

Midterm – no tutorial

 

6

Oct 13

Midterm reflection

 

7

Oct 20

Chronic disease

Cancer risks

8

Oct 27

Nutrition

Intake quality/quantity

9

Nov 3

Physical Activity

FITT

10

Nov 10

Midterm – no tutorial

 

11

Nov 17

Weight management

 

12

Nov 24

Assignment presentation

Health article/body change

13

Dec 1

Assignment presentation

Health article/body change


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.
If 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.
You still require talk about your project in tutorial and hand in a word-processed copy. Assignment formatting rules apply.


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.

 

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 Exam (Exam period) 25%

NOTES:

Students MUST attend the tutorial for which they have registered.

Tutorials will begin in the second 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:

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