Spring 2022 - BPK 140 OL01

Contemporary Health Issues (3)

Class Number: 3512

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Mar 3, 2022
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: TBA

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:

This course will be administered in an on-line format on Canvas.  Pre-recorded lectures with audio and pdf slides are available for access at the student’s own pace.  The Midterm Exam will be IN PERSON on Burnaby Campus; date: THURSDAY March 3RD, 7:00-9:00pm and the Final exam will also be IN PERSON; date: TBA.

The course 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.

Over 13 weeks on-line, a variety of factors that influence health will be considered, including Personal Health Behaviours: Nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sexual behaviours and drug use as well as The Environment: Physical, social, economic, political and current health care delivery systems.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  1. To be able to identify and compare different health models
  2. To be able to identify modifiable risk factors of major health conditions such as CVD, Cancer, Diabetes and Hypertension
  3. To be able to critically evaluate health claims
  4. To be able to provide rationale for trends in infectious disease
  5. To understand guidelines and components of Physical Activity as it pertains to health
  6. To be able to outline factors to determine a healthy diet and global dietary issues
  7. To understand the role of mental health in overall health and learn coping strategies in times of stress
  8. To identify the role of human sexual behaviour in overall health
  9. To identify the impact of drug use in society on health and disease.
  10. To be able to discuss the Canadian Health Care System and its model of operation.
  11. To better understand how Environmental issues play a role on the health and well-being of the human population.

Grading

  • Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Tutorial Completion 2%
  • Canvas Discussions 15%
  • Term Paper 25%
  • Midterm Exam 22%
  • Final Exam 36%

NOTES:

GRADES*:

>92

A+

4.33

87-91

A

4.00

82-86

A-

3.67

78-81

B+

3.33

74-77

B

3.00

70-73

B-

2.67

65-69

C+

2.33

60-64

C

2.00

55-59

C-

1.67

50-54

D

1.00

<50

F

0.00

 

*This is the grade scale that will normally be used. However, the instructor reserves the right to modify particular score-to-grade conversions. For more information about grading criteria see http://www.sfu.ca/bpk/undergraduate/faqs.html

REQUIREMENTS:

This course uses TURNITIN. Turnitin is an online service used to check the originality of papers submitted by students. SFU licenses use of Turnitin from a third party called iParadigms. Because data submitted to Turnitin is stored and accessed on U.S. servers, SFU updated its protocols for using the product effective January 2012, to ensure all practices continue to comply with B.C.’s Protection of Privacy legislation. To comply with SFU policy, informed by protection of privacy rules, instructors who use Turnitin are required to:

  1. State the intent to use Turnitin in their course outline, thereby making it a course requirement, and explain that the consequence of declining to use Turnitin could result in being unable to complete the course.

Inform students of SFU policies with respect to academic integrity, in general, and Turnitin, in particular. See www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2014/spring/fees-and-regulations/student-contract/pop

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Access to high speed internet is required.  A microphone is recommended (built in to laptop or phone is fine).

REQUIRED READING:

Core Concepts in Health, Irwin, Burke, Insel & Roth 3rd Ed. ISBN: 9781259654701

The electronic version of the text is recommended. Access to CONNECT is not required

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.