Heal 216 Personal and Community Health- Spring 2003
Instructor: Ms. Wilson
E-Mail: Address: Wilsonn@cofc.edu
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday from , Tuesday from
Grading Scale: A, B+, B, C+, C, D, F
An overview of the factors that affect one’s ability to achieve and obtain optimal health. Emphasis will be on decision making and personal responsibility. ( 3 credit hours )
R.(2001). Access to Health, Seventh Edition,
from Sas-E-Ink (
Log and Analysis Criteria
Course syllabus and tentative outline
Variety of Assignment and Fact Sheets as well as Extra Credit Opportunities
Family Tree Report and Oral Presentation Requirements
1.Define health and wellness, and explain the interconnected roles of the
physical, social, mental, emotional, spiritual, and environmental
dimensions of health.
2. Define stress and examine how stress and anxiety may have direct and
indirect effects on physical performance and personal wellness.
3. Discuss positive communication skills as they relate to social and
psychological dynamics as well as the impact these skills have on
your health and interpersonal relationships.
4. Discuss the factors of nutrition and exercise as they relate to the
assessment and the development of weight control and personal fitness.
5. Define addictions and describe signs of addiction versus habit.
6. Discuss the negative impact from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and
caffeine on health and wellness.
7. Discuss the risk factors of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
8. Discuss the characteristics and risk factors of the most common
sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS.
Course Requirements: 14% Assignments, Pop Tests, Assigned
29% Outside Assignments ( Logs &Analysis,
Family Tree Presentation)
Description of Projects:
1. Assignments, Pop tests, and assigned quizzes( 100 points=14%) .You are
responsible for all reading assignments and are expected to be prepared
to take pop tests on the reading for that day. Some quizzes will be
assigned beforehand. The bulk of this 100 points will come from 5-20
point homework assignments.
2. Outside Assignments-(200 points=29%)
a. Logs and Analysis-(150 points) Students will compile logs for stress,
food consumption and physical activity. Each log is designed to provide the students with their own personal information in each of these areas. Students will then analyze the information in regard to healthy guidelines provided by the text and set a goal to improve their health in each of these three areas. They will choose one area to report on as an assignment.
b. Family Tree Project and Oral Presentation(50 points)- Students will complete a Family Tree documenting family members health history. The project is three parts including a poster, written report and oral presentation to the class. Additional report information is located in the required Sas-E-Ink packet.
The lowest grade will be dropped.
Exam #1(100 points=12.5%) Chapters 1,2,3, 5
Exam #2(100 points=12.5) Chapters 1,8,9,10,15,16
Exam #3(100 points=12.5) Chapters 6,7,17,5
Exam #4(100 points=12.5) Chapters 4, 11, 12, 13, 14
Exam #5(100 points=12.5) Chapters 19, 20
Evaluation Criteria and Scale:
Exam 1 100 points 90-100% A 630-700 points
Exam 2 100 points 85-89% B+ 595-629 points
Exam 3 100 points 80-84% B 560-594 points
Exam 4 100 points 75-79% C+ 525-559 points
(Best 4 exams) 70-74% C 490-524 points
Logs 40 pts. each 65-69% D 455-489 points
Analysis 10 pts. each 150 points 0-64% F 0-454 points
Report/Presentation 50 points
Assignments, quizzes 100 points
Total Points 700 points
Bonus point opportunities will be announced during the semester. ( Also see attendance). Class participation can add two points to the 700 points total.
Make-up test may be given with an excused absence but it is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor immediately upon missing a test to arrange for make-up tests.
Attendance is required. You may miss two classes(TTr) and three(MWF) without being penalized. For each additional unexcused absence your final grade will be reduced by fourteen points. Excused absences must be pre-approved by Ms. Wilson or by the undergraduate Dean's office. No other excuses will be acceptable.
Those students not using the accepted amount of absences will have fourteen points per absence not used added to their final grade. Entering class after roll is considered tardy. Three tardies will equal one absence on point deductions and over ten minutes late equals two tardies.
Unit 1- Finding the Right Balance for Psychosocial Health
Required readings: Course Text: Chapter 1- Health and Wellness; Chapter 2-Psychological Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Well; Chapter 3-Managing Stress: Coping With Life's Challenges; Chapter 5-Communicating Effectively: A Key to Interpersonal
Unit II - Building Healthy Lifestyles through Nutrition, Fitness and Prevention.
Unit III: Relationships and Sexuality
Unit IV Responsible Use Versus Addictions
Chapter 14-Illicit Drugs: Use, Misuse, and Abuse; Chapter 4-Intentional and Unintentional Injuries: Staying Safe In A Violent World.
Unit V The Final Transition
Chapter 20- Death and Dying
TUESDAY-THURSDAY HESCHALTH- Spring 2003 TENTATIVE
14T Unit 1- Chap.1 Health vs.Wellness.
Stress Logs Assigned.
16Tr Unit 1- Chap.2 Psychosocial Health
21T Unit 1-Chap.3 Managing Stress. Stress Logs Due
23Tr Unit 1-Chap.5 Communicating Effectively
28T Test # 1, covers Unit 1 Nutrition Logs Assigned.
30Tr Unit 2- Chap.15 Cardiovascular Disease
4T Unit 2-Chap.16 Cancer , Nutrition Log Due. Activity Log
11T Unit 2- Chap. 8 Nutrition
13Tr Unit 2-Chap.10 Fitness/Walk/Fitness Log Due. Behavior Change Assn.
18T Test #2
20Tr Unit 3-Chap.5 Healthy Relationships
25T Unit 3-Chap. 6 Sexuality Behavior Change Due
27Tr Unit 3-Chap.17 STD's
11T Unit 3-Chap.7 Reproductive Choices
13Tr Test #3
18T Unit 4-Chap.11 Addictions
20Tr Unit 4, Chapter 13 Tobacco
25T Unit 4- Chap.12 Drinking Responsibly
27Tr Unit 4- Chap. 14 Illicit Drugs.
1T Unit 4-Chap.4 Oprah Date Rape Video, Violence
3Tr Test #4, covers Unit 4
8T Family Tree
10Tr Family Tree
15T Family Tree
17Tr Chap.19-20 Healthy Aging/Death and Dying
22T Unit 5 Quiz Last day of class.
10F Unit 1-Chap.1 Health and Wellness. Stress log assigned
13M Unit 1-Chap. 2 Psychosocial Health
15W Psychosocial Health cont.
17F Unit 1-Chap. 3 Managing Stress
20M MLK Day
22W Unit 1-Chap.5 Communicating Effectively. Stress Log due
24F Unit 1 Wrap Up
27M Test # 1 Nutrition Log assigned
29W Unit 2- Chap.15 Cardiovascular Disease
31F Unit 2- Chap. 16 Cancer
3M Unit 2- Chap. 9 Weight Control Nutrition Log due
5W Unit 2-Chap. 9 Eating Disorders Fitness Log assigned
7F No Class
10M Unit 2-Chap.8 Nutrition
12W Unit 2-Chap. 10 Fitness. Fitness Log Due
14F Unit 2-Chap10 Fitness/Walk/Behavior Change Assignment
17M Test #2
19W Unit 3-Chap.5 Healthy Relationships
21F Unit 3-Chap 5 cont.
24M Unit 3- Chap.6 Sexuality Behavior Change Due
26W Unit 3- Chap.17 STD's
28F Spring Break Begins
10M Unit 3- Chap.7 Reproductive Choices
12W Test # 3
14F Unit 4- Chap.11 Addictions
17M Unit 4- Chap. 11 cont.
19W Health Fair
21F Unit 4- Chap. 12 Drinking Responsibly
24M Unit 4- Chap. 13 Tobacco
26W Unit 4- Chap Illicit Drugs
28F Unit 4- Chap.4 Oprah video
31M Unit 4- Chap.4 Violence and Abuse
2 W Test # 4
4F Family Tree
7M Family Tree
9W Family Tree
11F Unit 5- Chap.19 Healthy Aging
14M Unit 5- Chap. 20 Death and Dying
16W Funeral Home
18F No Class
23W Last Day of Class
Test # 5 TBA