Spring 2022 - BPK 140 D100

Contemporary Health Issues (3)

Class Number: 3329

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 3181, 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:

12 topic modules and pre-recorded topic videos can be accessed at any time during the term (Asynchronous), however, the midterm is based on the lecture topics listed before the midterm. Presentations of the module material and current events linked to that week’s module will be given by the instructor at the scheduled lecture time.

Tutorials: Tutorial topics are based on lecture material listed for the week and they start in the first week of classes. There will be 12 weekly 50-minute tutorial sessions that review the week’s material. There will be related in-tutorial activities. There are also10-minute online quizzes, as well as 4 online activities and 3 online discussions. These are due the Monday following the lecture/tutorials.

Midterm: (Synchronous, closed book). There will be one midterm. It will be conducted during the scheduled lecture time on the date posted on the course schedule. The total test time will be 60 minutes. The test will consist of approximately 35 (30-40) multiple-choice questions (1 mark each), and approximately 25 (30-20) marks in short-answer questions.  

Course Schedule:

Date

Week

Topics

Chapter Readings

Assignments

(Due on Monday after lecture date)

 

0

Academic integrity and plagiarism

 

  • Academic integrity & plagiarism

Jan 13

1

Module 1: Health and Wellness; Assessing Credibility; Healthcare Delivery.

1, 19

  • Online Introduction
  • Module 1 Quiz

20

2

Module 2: Environmental Health

21

  • Module 2 Quiz
  • Activity 1

27

3

Module 3: Mental Health

2, 3

  • Module 3 Quiz
  • Activity 2

Feb 3

4

Module 4: Drugs and Alcohol

14, 15

  • Module 4 Quiz

10

5

Module 5: Cancer

8

  • Module 5 Quiz
  • Discussion-1

17

6

Module 6: Weight Management

4

  • Module 6 Quiz

19-27

 

 Reading break

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Mar 3

7

Midterm (Modules 1-6)

Module 7: Nutrition (following midterm)

5

  • Module 7 Quiz
  • Activity 3

10

8

Module 8: Physical Activity

6

  • Module 8 Quiz

17

9

Module 9: Cardiovascular disease and Diabetes

7

  • Module 9 Quiz
  • Discussion-2

24

10

Module 10: Infectious Disease and Sexually Transmitted Infections

9, 13

  • Module 10 Quiz

31

11

Module 11: Relationships & Human Sexuality

10, 11

  • Module 11 Quiz
  • Discussion-3

Apr 7

12

Module 12: Fertility & Fertility Control

11, 12

  • Module 12 Quiz
  • Activity 4

12-26

TBA

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 behaviours (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

  • Academic integrity and Plagiarism 2%
  • Online course discussions 12%
  • Online module Quizzes 12%
  • Online activities 8%
  • Tutorial activities 6%
  • Midterm Examinations: Oct 21 24%
  • Final exam 36%

NOTES:

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 because of exceptional circumstances (such as serious illness or compassionate reasons) must contact the instructor immediately.

They must bring a health care provider statement to their physician for completion, whereby the physician states that in their medical opinion the student was unable to write their 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.   

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.    

Grading scale* Grading Scale for BPK 140 D100

Grades*

 

 

≥92

A+

4.33

87-91.99

A

4.00

82-86.99

A-

3.67

78-81.99

B+

3.33

74-77.99

B

3.00

70-73.99

B-

2.67

65-69.99

C+

2.33

60-64.99

C

2.00

55-59.99

C-

1.67

50-54.99

D

1.00

< 50

F

0.00


*Typical grade boundaries and distributions for lower and upper division courses are shown above. It is expected that grades will approximately fit a normal distribution, with discrimination between learners of differing ability, and that letter grades will correspond approximately to the percentage scores provided.

However, 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.

 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

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

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


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 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.