Fall 2020 - BPK 140 OL01

Contemporary Health Issues (3)

Class Number: 8201

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    TBA
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Sep 9, 2020
    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Dec 14, 2020
    8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Anne-Kristina Arnold
    aarnolda@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-5213
    Office: L8003

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 will be synchronous; date: Thursday October 22nd, 7:00PM – 8:30PM PDT and the Final exam will be synchronous; date: TBA (remote invigilation using ZOOM will be used for exams).

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. 
                      
Week                                                                                                          Chapters to Read                  Assignments/Activity

1 Sept 7 Unit 1: Health and Wellness; Assessing Credibility                                                   1                 Wellness Quiz ·  Quiz 1
2 Sept 14 Unit 2: Healthcare Delivery                                                                                  19               Quiz 2
3 Sept 21 Unit 3: Infectious Disease and Sexually Transmitted Infections                             9, 13             Quiz 3 · Online discussion
4 Sept 28 Unit 4: Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes                                                          7                Quiz 4
5 Oct 5 Unit 5: Cancer                                                                                                        8                Quiz 5, Online discussion
6 Oct 12 Unit 6: Physical Activity                                                                                         6                 Quiz 6 
7 Oct 19 Unit 7: Nutrition                                                                                                    5                 Quiz 7

Midterm Exam
Thurs Oct  22 7:00-8:30 pm                                                                  (Units 1-6)         

8 Oct 26 Unit 8: Weight Management                                                                                   4                  Quiz 8
9 Nov 9 Unit 9: Mental Health                                                                                          2, 3                  Quiz 9, Online discussion
10 Nov 16 Unit 10: Drugs and Alcohol                                                                              14, 15              Quiz 10
11 Nov 23 Unit 11: Relationships and Human Sexuality*                                                    10, 11              Quiz 11, Online discussion
12 Nov 30 Unit 12: Fertility and Fertility Control                                                                      12              Quiz 12
13 Dec 7 Unit 13: Environment and Climate                                                                            21              Quiz 13          

Final Term Paper Due 14/15 Dec 9-20th    
Final Exam TBD

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

1.  To understand the role of mental health in overall health and learn coping strategies in times of stress
2.  To identify the role of human sexual behaviour in overall health
3.  To identify the impact of drug use in society on health and disease.
4.  To be able to discuss the Canadian Health Care System and its model of operation.
5.  To better understand how Environmental issues play a role on the health and well-being of the human population.

Grading

NOTES:

GRADING:                         Assignment %

Weekly Canvas quizzes         10%
Canvas discussions               15%
Term, Paper                         20%
Midterm Exam                      20%
Final Exam                            35%  

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 https://www.sfu.ca/bpk/undergrad_program/faqs/grading_policy.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 highspeed internet, and a webcam (for exam purposes) are 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 FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).