Fall 2018 - BPK 140 E200

Contemporary Health Issues (3)

Class Number: 4931

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
    SUR 2740, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 15, 2018
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    SUR 5280, Surrey

  • Instructor:

    Mike Walsh
    walsha@sfu.ca
    Knock loudly on security door
    Office: SUR 2954

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).   Midterms are short answer questions and fill in the blanks Midterm 1: Internet lectures  1 - 4    Thursday    week     5  13  % Midterm 2: Internet lectures  5 - 8    Thursday    week   10  17  %   Final exam (comprehensive)  25 %,  Dec 15 (Saturday), 7-10 pm, room TBA   Debate is worth 10 %. Assignments (2) are worth 7.5 % each. Tutorial grade is worth 10 %.  

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
A 87-91
A- 82-86
B+ 78-81
B 74-77
B- 70-73
C+ 65-69
C 60-64
C- 55-59
D 50-54
F <50


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.  

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 me for any.  

LECTURE SCHEDULE
Week  Date    Day Topic (with some overlap)
1 Sept 6 Thursday
Medical History

Components of Wellness
2 Sept 13 Thursday
Infectious Disease: pathogens, lifecycles, transmission, treatment
3 Sept 20 Thursday
Immunity: lines of defense, allergies, immune responses, immunization
4 Sept 27 Thursday
Sexually Transmitted Infections:
HIV lifecycle, transmission, treatment, costs
5 Oct 4 Thursday Midterm 1
6 Oct 11 Thursday
Chronic Diseases: CV, Cancer, Diabetes: causes, treatments
7 Oct 18 Thursday
Nutrition: Energy, Macronutrients, Micronutrients, Deficiencies, Canada Guidelines, GMO, Vegetarianism
8 Oct 25 Thursday
Physical Fitness: Components, Benefits, Prescription
9 Nov 1 Thursday
Weight Management: Classification, adipose tissue, Energy Balance, Hunger/Satiety, Causes, Risks, Treatments, Eating Disorders
10 Nov 8 Thursday Midterm 2
11 Nov 15 Thursday
Alcohol: types, metabolism, Effects, Dependence

Tobacco: effects, causes of addiction, stop smoking methods
12 Nov 22 Thursday
Sexuality: bases, psychosocial, anatomy, physiology, behaviour, contraception
  13    Nov 29    Thursday  
 
TUTORIAL SCHEDULE
Week    Tutorials Starting    Tutorial description    Notes
1 Sept 6 Introduction tutorial  
2 Sept 13
Questions from lecture material
 
3 Sept 20
Questions from lecture material
 
4 Sept 27 3 min presentation of each assignment 1st Assignment due – article, critique and presentation (3min)
5 Oct 4 Midterm – no tutorial  
6 Oct 11
View midterm

Assignment returned

Questions from lecture material  (if time)
Debate topics given in class – groups chosen
7 Oct 18
Questions from lecture material
 
8 Oct 25 3 min presentation of each assignment 2nd Assignment due – article, critique and presentation (3min)
9 Nov 1 Questions from lecture material Can ask question about debate and presentations.
10 Nov 8 Midterm – no tutorial  
11 Nov 15 Questions from lecture material Can ask question about debate and presentations.
12 Nov 22 Debates  
13 Nov 29 Debates  

Assignments (two of them)  
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.
Include which health/wellness area(s) the article is addressing Your first 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.
Your second assignment article must be printed (dated) between the first and second hand in times.  

OPTION 1: You can replace the second assignment with either your Terry Fox run experience (fall semester only) OR your vaccination record (any semester; see canvas website for an example and blank form).  

OPTION 2: You can replace the second assignment with a personal weight loss project.

Debate Instructions  

TEAMS  

Determined a few weeks before the debate. It is expected that all members work as a team in a professional manner. Procrastinating until the last few days when other team members want to get started earlier is unprofessional and will result in a very low mark. All team members must supply each other with their names, email, and phone numbers. The instructor/TA must also receive a sheet with all team member names email and phone numbers on it.

CONTENT (10)  

The content is determined a few weeks prior to the debate.  

Debate Summary (5)
Each student will hand in a word processed account of their team's 5 min presentation. Each student will also hand in the other side of the debate that the team did not present. Total is a 5 page maximum.
Although you worked as a team, this hand portion must be your own words.
You only hand in what was (or was going to be) presented. Do not include material that you used in preparation but did not present in the initial 5 min of PRO or CON.
References can be any format and long as it includes enough information to be attained (i.e., journal name, volume, pages, year as well as authors and title).
Put your reference list at the end and order them by the last name of the first author.  

References (2)
A list of references must be included in your summary. APA format and not included as a page limit.  

Balance (3)
Good arguments should be made for both sides.

PRESENTATION (10)
The PRO or CON side that you and your team present will be determined by a coin toss just prior to your presentation. Thus you and your team hand in both sides of the debate but only present one side orally as determined by the coin toss.
Do not read your presentation. The presentation should be informative and interesting/entertaining. You have to win the audience over to your point of view. You can do so be delivering your message in a relaxed yet informative manner. Reading from a script insults the audience. You should be able to handle questions well.  

FORMAT  

Speech
First Affirmative/PRO  5 min max
First Negative/CON     5 min
2 min to prepare rebuttal Rebuttal
Negative/CON            5 min
Affirmative/PRO         5 min
Questions                2 min  

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.    

It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.

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 13%
  • Midterm 2 17%
  • Lecture Quizzes 10%
  • Assignment 1 7.5%
  • Assignment 2 7.5%
  • Debate 10%
  • Tutorial grade 10%
  • Final Exam (Exam period) 25%

NOTES:

Students MUST attend the tutorial for which they have registered.
Tutorials will begin in the first 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:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/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

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS