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									Illinois Valley Community College                                 Instructor: Julie Sherbeyn
HPE-1003-02 Personal and Community Health                         Office Phone: 224-0475 e-mail:
Mon. & Wed.: 1:00 - 1:50am                                        Office: G206 (across from the Fitness Center)
2 credit hours                                                    Office Hours: M 11a-12p; T&R 1-2:30p; F 12-1:30p
Spring 2013 – Jan. 14 – May 18
Course Description:
This course is designed to help the students define their lifestyle and make choices that will result in a state of optimum personal
health. The course includes a study of health issues and trends, emphasizing the relationship and balance of various aspects of health.
Current developments in health science are covered to develop a capacity to make informed, responsible decisions affecting individual
and community health.

Expected Learning Outcomes:
   Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
   1. Identify and explain the dimensions of health and how they relate to overall well-being.
   2. Understand and describe the factors that influence the development of healthy behavior.
   3. Understand the interdependence between an individual’s physical, emotional, and social health.
   4. Understand the importance of personal responsibility and prevention in the development and maintenance of health.

Required Course Resources:
  Textbook: Teague, Mackenzie & Rosenthal. Your Health Today, Brief 3rd Ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 2012.
  Internet Access: You will use Blackboard to check grades and access announcements and other course materials. Please see the
  Computer Resource Center Staff if you are unfamiliar with Blackboard usage.

Course Policies:
    Regular attendance and participation in class activities is essential to successful course completion.
    Students are expected to constructively participate in all class sessions and activities.
       o Read and be familiar with textbook and handouts before they are covered/discussed in class.
       o Be respectful of others and their opinions.
       o Direct all in-class discussion to the subject of that day in the appropriate way.
    Each class period is counted as two (2) points for attendance.

   Absences and Make-Up Policy:
      Points missed due to not attending class cannot be made-up.
      All assignments, quizzes, and tests must be submitted prior to absence.
      If prior arrangements are not possible: One make-up lab assignment will be offered at the end of the course.
                                               One quiz grade will be dropped, but there will be no make-up quizzes offered.
                                               One make-up exam will be offered at the end of the course.

   Withdrawal Policy:
      Students will be expected to initiate all withdrawals.
        If you find that you are unable to continue this class, YOU must contact the instructor to complete the necessary paper
        work or complete the withdrawal yourself.
      If you stop attending class, and don't officially withdraw, you may receive an "F" at the end of the semester.
      Last Date for Withdrawal: 4/11/13
      The instructor reserves the right to withdraw students who are not making progress in the course. This will include students
        missing five or more class meetings and/or those who are not making progress in the course.

   Academic Concerns:
     If you are a student with a documented cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder,
      AD/HD, post-traumatic stress, and others) you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts
      on disc, note taking services, etc... If you are interested in learning if you can receive these academic support services, please
      contact either Tina Hardy (, or 224-0284) or Judy Mika or 224-0350), or stop by
      the Disability Services Office in B-204.

   Academic Dishonesty/Student Conduct:
     Any student caught cheating will receive a zero for the test in question and may be subject to the student code of conduct for
      further disciplinary action.
Grading Scale:
       Grading/Potential Points:                                                Total Points/(Percent) = Grade
               Class Attendance/Participation     60 pts                        370 - 331/(100% - 90%) = A
               Quizzes (5 @ 10 pts.)              50 pts                        330 - 294/(89% - 80%) = B
               Class labs/activities              30 pts                        293 - 257/(79% - 70%) = C
               Unit Exams (3 @ 40 pts; 1 @ 35 pts)155 pts                       256 - 220/(69% - 60%) = D
               Community Research Projects        75 pts                        219 - 0/(59% - 0%) = F
                                     Total pts.  370 pts           * The instructor reserves the right to make subjective
                                                                   evaluations of the student to determine borderline final grades.

Weekly Outline

              Week of:      Topic                                                               Chapters Covered
              Jan. 14       Introduction to Class
                            Map of the Human Spirit Mandala
              Jan. 21       Martin Luther King Jr. Day – College Closed Monday
                            Health in a Changing Society                                        1
              Jan. 28       Your Family Health                                                  2
                            Mental Health and Stress                                            3
              Feb. 4        Mental Health and Stress                                            3
                            Spirituality                                                        4
              Feb.11        Sleep                                                               5
                            Unit Exam 1                                                         Ch. 1-5
                            Nutrition                                                           6
              Feb. 18       Presidents’ Day – College Closed Monday
                            Nutrition                                                           6
              Feb. 25       Nutrition                                                           6
                            Fitness                                                             7
              March 4       Body Weight and Body Composition                                    8
                            Development Day – No Classes Friday
              March 11      Spring Break - No Classes!
              March 18      Body Image                                                          9
                            Unit Exam 2                                                         Ch. 6-9
              March 25      Relationships and Sexual Health                                     12
              April 1       “Life’s Greatest Miracle”
              April 8       Reproductive Choices                                                13
                            Thursday, April 11 - Last Day for Withdrawal
              April 15      Infectious Disease                                                  14
                            Unit Exam 3                                                         Ch. 12-14
              April 22      Cardiovascular Disease                                              15
              April 29      Cardiovascular Disease                                              15
                            Cancer                                                              16
              May 6         Cancer                                                              16
                            Unit Exam 4                                                         Ch. 15-16
              Friday        Community Research Presentations
              May 10        Present during scheduled final on May 10, 1-3p

NOTE: The instructor may alter/adjust the syllabus as needed with sufficient notification to students.

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