Preparing Professionals for Changing Educational Contexts HED 165 - Personal Health Across the Lifespan AAHE/NCATE Accredited Program University of Nevada - Las Vegas Department of Health Promotion School of Public Health I. Course Information A. Credits: 3 credits B. Prerequisites: None C. Meeting times: Tuesday/Thursday 8:30-9:15 D. Fall, Spring, Summer II. Instructor Information A. Dr. Warren McNab B. Office: BHS 353 C. Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 2:30 -4:30, Wednesday 1:30-3:30, or by appointment D. Telephone: 895-3837 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org III. Catalogue Description Study of health principles as they apply to college and adult life, including mental health, sexuality, substance abuse, nutrition, health care, and environmental health. The course increases understanding of underlying causes of and cultural, social, and personal influences on these principles, to move students toward optimal physical, emotional, social and mental health. IV. Course Objectives The health education program faculty is dedicated to the creation and preservation of learning environments that lead to academic excellence. To achieve this end, the activities within the Personal Health Problems course are listed as behavioral objectives in the areas of knowledge, dispositions, and performances and are listed below. Knowledge: As a result of completing the Personal Health Problems course, students will be able to: Define the importance of health, health education, and wellness to the overall health care costs of society. Define risk factors and explain the important role individual health appraisal has in health promotion. Identify and interpret the three components of an emotional experience, and relate these to professional stress and burnout. Identify and explain through examples the total concept of health - (physical, mental-emotional, social, and spiritual aspects). Describe community psychiatry and its role in the mental health services/rehabilitation program. Explain behaviors by which individuals can cope with mental health problems and function better in society. Evaluate one’s ideal individual weight and compare calorie intake and output needed to maintain that weight Identify the etiology of specific communicable diseases and describe community health services available which can help reduce the incidence or treat these diseases. Describe the role of government in promotion or hindering health care delivery. Identify categories and effects of drugs and evaluate your role in effecting responsible behavior in society. Explain the physical mental and social changes which are related to the aging and death process. Explain the total concept (physical, mental-emotional, social and cultural aspects) of “sexuality.” Identify specific sexual dysfunction’s common in the male and female and personnel/services that treat these dysfunctions. Identify the role and function of contraceptive selection and use in relation to preventing personal/social health problems. Identify the components of fitness and describe the role of motivation in an exercise program to reduce the obesity epidemic. Describe the chain of infection and interpret how each disease progresses through this chain. Define medical specialties and explain their role in preventing health problems and reducing health care costs. Dispositions: As a result of completing the Personal Health Problems course, students will be able to: Identify priority problems involved in health care delivery and suggest solutions to these health problems. Compare the pros and cons of health advertising and explain how to evaluate health information. Describe a plan of action for ensuring successful behavior change to enhance individual health. Reflect on how personal health decisions affect one’s ability to function as a professional. Describe ways individuals can motivate themselves and others to practice health enhancing behaviors. Reflect through a position statement how individual health practices facilitate the reduction of health care costs to society. Performances: As a result of completing the Personal Health Problems course, students will be able to: Identify, investigate, and describe specific health services and sources of information available on campus and in the city of Las Vegas that may be used to help resolve problems related to one’s physical, mental-emotional, social and cultural health. In a weekly journal describe ways to enhance lifestyle behaviors that may reduce the incidence of health problems and allow one to enhance one’s health in a personal and professional way. List major health problems of today’s society and write how these health problems and resultant health care costs may be reduced through personal health choices. Successfully pass evaluations and complete assignments pertaining to the physical, mental-emotional, social and cultural aspects of the personal health across the lifespan course V. Suggested Resources Required: Insel, P.M. Roth, W.T., 2004 edition, Core Concepts in Health. Mountain View, CA, Mayfield Publishing Company Suggested: Sobel, D.S., and R. Ornstein, 1996. The Health Mind, Healthy Body Handbook, Los Altos, Calif: DR. Swatzberg, J.E., and S. Margen. 1998. The UC Berkeley Wellness Self-Care Handbook. New York: Rebus. National Health Information Center (NHIC). http://nhic-nt.health.org Go Ask Alice, This resource provides answers to a variety of health questions: http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu www.mayoclinic.com Good resource for health information, Mayo Clinic web site www.md.com Good overall resource for health issues Additional resources (hard copy as well as electronic) for the course’s topic areas can be found within the resources identified above. If you need additional recommendations, please contact the instructor of the course directly. VI. Evaluation Methods The course requirements and grading policies for Personal Health Problems include: 1. Written Examinations a. Three tests. The final will not be comprehensive. b. Exams will cover lecture/discussion material and text assignments. c. ABSOLUTELY NO MAKE-UP EXAMS - unless I am notified prior to the exam with a valid excuse. d. See the following web site for the syllabi and course rubrics (evaluation criteria) http://education.nevada.edu/hp/course_docs/ 2. Attendance – Daily attendance and promptness are directly related to success in the classroom and are essential in developing life long habits necessary for a “job”. It is your job and responsibility to be in class and on time each day. See instructor’s allowance. 3. Keep a weekly journal of behavioral lifestyle changes you can make related to topics covered each week in the class that may improve your health. The journal is to be handed in during the 14th week of the semester. Format: a) List the week and the health topic; b) List the behavioral change you can make related to the health topic covered, c) Indicate whether your were successful in making the behavioral change, and d) a campus, community, or national resource on the topic. (See the chart at the back of the syllabus) 4. Excess absences may result in being administratively dropped from the class. Consistent tardiness to class or leaving class before it has ended is disruptive and will not be tolerated. Please be prepared to start class on time. 5. *Participation - react and interact in a variety of activities involving the ten content areas of health education. This is a must in a McNab class. Examples: Role Playing, Problem Solving, Brainstorming, Pre-tests, Critical thinking and decision making, and game techniques. 5. Read chapter assignments BEFORE CLASS. Keep at least one chapter ahead of the instructor (See course calendar). 6. In-class reflections may be required periodically during and at the conclusion of class . 7. UNLV policy regarding cheating, plagiarism, academic dishonesty, and administrative drops will be followed in this class. 8. Please turn off beepers and cellular phones while in class. 9. Please refrain from eating or drinking or excessive talking in class. Be considerate of other students in the class. 10. Ignorance of your responsibilities for his class will not be an excuse for failing to fulfill them. 11. Stay healthy and happy. Student Evaluation Grades - Based on total points 1. Exams 300-350 points 2. Instructor’s Allowance 5 points 3. Behavioral Journal 30 points 3. Estimate Total 382 points Grade Distribution 90% = A- 80% = B- 70% = C- 60% = D- VII. Instructional Methods The course methodology includes but is not limited to: lecture, discussion, role playing, large and small group work, demonstrations, the use of overheads and videotape, debates, student presentations, and guided discovery activities. The instructor encourages participation of all students in the learning process. Student assignments may be copied for inclusion in the example booklet or for example work needed the for national accreditation process. VIII. Course Activities / Content The following table is designed to provide the student with an overview of the content to be covered in the class as well as the sequence of presentation of the materials. The table is a tentative outline for the semester: Session Activities / Content* Readings / Assignments Chapter 1, Begin Behavioral 1 Introduction, course objectives and assignments, Definitions Contract 2 Total Concept of Health - Physical, Mental, Social, Consumer Health Chapter 1, 21,22, Appendix B, C 3 Mental Health - Emotions, Psychological Development Chapter 3 4 Frustration, Conflict, Anxiety, Violence – Reduce the anger Chapter 3, 656-669 5 Stress Management - Surviving Burnout, Chapter 2 Mental Illness and Community Mental Health Services – Help is on the 6 way 7 Developmental Disabilities – Healthy regardless of disabilities Pp 195-197, 209-213 8 Aging and Ageism – Good Health at any age Chapter 19 9 Death and Dying – Coping and survival Chapter 20 10 EXAM 1 11 The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs – You make the choice Chapter 9 12 Alcohol, Smoking, Legal Drugs: Legal and Medical Consequences Chapter 10, 11 13 Definition of Sexuality – The wonderful world of sexuality Chapter 4, 5 14 Family Planning - Visit UNLV Health Center – Responsibility is yours Chapter 6, 7 15 Relationships and Parenting – Communication and decisions Chapter 8 16 Rape, Sex Box: Answering Questions About Sexuality Pp 661-671 17 EXAM II 18 Nutrition - Valid Sources of Information - Are you what you eat? Chap. 12, 15, Appendix A 19 Weight Control and Eating Disorders – Problems and solutions Chapter 14 20 Components of Fitness – Are you fit? Chapter 13 21 HIV/AIDS – Prevention of, and living with AIDS Chapter 18 22 Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Choices, Prevention and Treatment Chapter 18 23 Cancer - Prevention and Detection of the Big “C” Chapter 16 24 Heart Disease and Risk Factors – Lifestyle choices Chapter 15 25 Immunity and Infection – What can be prevented? Chapter 17 26 Personal Safety – Prevent the damage, enhance health Chapter 23 27 Environmental Health – Many health concerns Chapter 24 28 Community Services for Health Problems – Do you know who can help? Chapter 23 29 Review - Last day of instruction FINAL EXAMINATION - REFER TO CLASS SCHEDULE FOR DATE AND TIME *The above schedule and procedures in this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances. IX. Special Notices Academic Integrity: UNLV demands a high level of scholarly behavior and academic honesty on the part of students. Violations by students in exhibiting dishonesty while carrying out academic assignments; and procedural steps for dealing with academic integrity are delineated within the Handbook of Regulations Governing Probation and Suspension. In addition to successful academic performance in prescribed coursework, you are enrolled in a professional course of studies which is governed by a standard code of ethics and programmatic expectations. If you have a documented disability that may require assistance, you will need to contact the Learning Enhancement Services (LES) coordinator for your academic accommodations. The LES is located in the Reynolds Student Services Complex in room 137. The LES phone number is 895-0866. (TDD 895-0652) www.unlv.edu/studentlife/les Misdemeanor or felonious conviction(s) may bar teacher licensure in Nevada and other states. If you have any questions, direct them to the Director of Teacher Education, CEB 301, 895-4851. Students are encouraged to secure an e-mail account with UNLV and to use this to communicate with the professor and other students in the class during the semester. The University requires all members of the University Community to familiarize themselves and to follow copyright and fair use requirements. You are individually and solely responsible for violations of copyright and fair use laws. The University will neither protect nor defend you nor assume any responsibility for employee or student violations and fair use laws. Violations of copyright laws could subject you to federal and state civil penalties and criminal liability as well as disciplinary action under University policies. To help familiarize yourself with copyright and fair use policies, the University encourages you to visit its copyright web page at: http://www.unlv.edu/committees/copyright. As a general rule, a student missing a class or laboratory assignment because of observance of a religious holiday shall have the opportunity to make up missed work. Students must notify the instructor of this course by the end of the second week of class. Students who represent UNLV at any official extracurricular activity shall have the opportunity to make up assignments, but the student must provide official written notification to the professor no less than one week prior to the missed class(es). Collection of Student Assignments for Accreditation Purposes: Assignments completed for this course may be used as evidence of candidate learning in national, regional, and state accreditation reports and example booklets. Students who do not wish their work to be used for these purposes must inform the instructor in writing by the end of late registration. Your participation and cooperation is appreciated. Reference list of campus organizations/offices that provide support for students' academic success. The link is http://tlc.unlv.edu/resources/resources_student.html UNLV Writing Center: http://writingcenter.unlv.edu/ Extra Credit Assignment Options for HED 165 Personal Health Problems Course You may select three of the extra credit assignments. Each assignment is worth 5 points for a maximum of 15 points. 1. Investigate the UNLV Student Health Center OR the UNLV Student Psychological Services (www.unlv.edu/studentlive/caps/). Write a short paper (2 pages) indicting the location, hours of operation an services provided at the center. Include education as well as health care services that are provided, and how the center can be of value to UNLV students. 2. Attend “The Body Talk” program provided by the Student Health Center. Indicate in a short paper (2 pages) on when the program is offered, what the program consists of, and the benefits of the program to UNLV students. 3. Attend one of the many health related seminars/presentations that are offered on the UNLV campus durin the semester you are enrolled in this class. Describe in a short paper (2 pages) what the title of the health related program was, the name and title of the speaker, what the objective of the presentation was, and wha the educational program consisted of. Indicate what the major benefit of the presentation was to you from a personal health perspective. Verification of attendance is needed. (Brochure, signature of presenter etc.) 4. Go through the Free HIV testing on campus explaining the process and educational material provided and personal health benefits of such testing. (Thursdays 1-4pm) (2 pages). 5. Investigate a local or national organization (educational, governmental, or voluntary) and indicate the educational materials available which can help in making decisions about personal health. Examples: Cente for Disease Control or the Clark County Health District (government), American Heart Association (voluntary), and the American School Health Association or Sex information Council of the U. S. (organizational). 6. Write a 2 page Health Information sheet: a synthesis of up-to-date information and visuals of a selected topic in the domain of personal health. 7. Hand in an annotation (description) of 3 valid health information web sites that are useful to enhancing one’s knowledge or behavior pertaining to personal health across the lifespan. If one chooses to do any of these extra assignments they must be completed and handed in by November 16th. Fourteen Week Behavioral Contract Week Health Topic Behavioral Successful or Campus, Covered this Change Unsuccessful Community or week Attempted: Behavior and National Methods Used Why: Be Resource: Be specific specific Example Example Example Example Example 1. Euthanasia Talked to parents Successful; my www.partnershipfor and friends about parents caring.org for a not wanting to be indicated their living will form, attached to life preference and and donor card support (living I told them my will) decision; and we all filled out appropriate forms (living wills, and donor cards) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
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