Summer 2020 - BPK 140 D100

Contemporary Health Issues (3)

Class Number: 4869

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 15, 2020
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    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.  Lectures will be recorded live during lecture times and posted afterwards for review. “Lectures” will be shorter and the remaining time will be available for student questions. 

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.  Two hours of lecture and one hour of tutorial per week.

TOPICS                                                                  
• 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 Health
• Heath Care Delivery Systems
• Environment and Climate

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

NOTES:

  GRADING:    %  

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

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.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

   

REQUIRED READING:

Core Concepts in Health, Irwin, Burke, Insel & Roth 3rd Ed. ISBN: 9781259654701 The electronic version of the text is required. Access to CONNECT is free this term.     

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 SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course 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.

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) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.