Summer 2023 - BPK 140 OL01
Contemporary Health Issues (3)
Class Number: 3682
Delivery Method: Online
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.
This breadth science course aims to:
- examine health from a holistic perspective, in which health is viewed as the product of physical, psychological, and social well-being;
- raise awareness of the role of personal behaviours (e.g. diet, exercise, stress management, and drug use) in one's health status;
- improve students' abilities to evaluate health
A variety of factors that influence health will be considered, including nutrition, physical activity, hygiene, drugs, intimate relationships and sexuality, socioeconomic status, health care, and aging.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Through lecture videos, reading, discussion and writing assignments, students will gain an appreciation for topics related to the following areas of heath:
- Health and Heath Care Delivery Systems
- Infectious Disease
- Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes
- Physical Activity
- Body Weight and Weight Management
- Mental Health
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Human Sexuality
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Fertility Management
- Environment and Climate
- Weekly Canvas Quizzes 10%
- Canvas Discussions 10%
- Midterm Exam (in person) 30%
- Final exam (in person) 50%
** Dlivery Method: Online; The Midterm and Final Exam for this course are In Person. No alternate arrangements regarding timing or format will be made. **
Midterm Exam (in person):
Thursday Jun 22, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: SSCC 9001, Burnaby
Final Exam (in person):
Irwin, J., Burke, S., Insel, C., Insel, M., Roth, W.T. (2019). Core Concepts in Health (3rd ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 1259654702 · 9781259654701
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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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
Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.