Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: PHED-1304- Section: 2C
Personal-Community Health
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Instructor Information
Instructor Carolyn Brown
Phone(409) 984-6368
Location:Allied Health - Room: 129
Hours:By appointment
Allied Health
Phone:(409) 983-4921

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals, concepts, strategies, applications, and contemporary trends related to understanding personal and/or community health issues. This course also focuses on empowering various populations with the ability to practice healthy living, promote healthy lifestyles, and enhance individual well-being.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Upon him upon successful completion, students will:
1. Evaluate the dimensions of health and how they relate to personal and/or
community wellness.
2. Explain the importance of nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, and staying physically active in preventing premature disease and promoting wellness.
3. Describe the lean problems, trends and needs of diverse populations.
4. Identify major agencies, foundations, and associations supporting health at local, state, national and international levels as well as data tools and resources.
5. Evaluate sources of health information to determine reliability.
6. Develop and implement a plan of healthy behavior to meet personal and community needs to enhance quality of life.
Core Objectives Reading: Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials.
Writing: Produces clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience.
Speaking: Communicates orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.
Listening: Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of spoken language.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information    
PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills – Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions    
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
Program Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the Vocational Nursing Program graduates will, under the supervision of a professional licensed nurse and/or licensed physician, function in non-complex settings and should be able to:

PSLO Alpha: Reading Skills – Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading materials
PSLO 1.    Function within the legal, ethical and regulatory standards of the
Correctional Institution.
PSLO 2.    Use a systematic problem-solving process in the care of multiple patients
who have predictable health care needs to provide safe, individualized,
goal - directed care.
PSLO 3.    Adopt an approach to health practice that promotes safety for self,
significant others, and members of the healthcare team.
PSLO 4.    Cooperate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to
provide optimum, evidence-based, safe, self-care.

Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Insel, C. E., Walton, T. R., & Insel, P. M. (2018) Connect Core Concepts in Health (16 ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education
Lecture Topics
Week 1: 8/24/2010 Campus Closed
Week 2: Labor Day Holiday
Week 3: 9/8/2020 Orientation, Syllabus, Ch. 1 - Taking Charge of Your Health, Ch. 3 - Physiological Health, Ch. 4 - Sleep
Week 4: 9//21/2020 Exam 1, Ch. 10 - Drug Use and Addiction
Week 5: 9/28/2020 Ch. 11 - Alcohol: The Most Popular Drug, Ch. 12 - Tobacco Use
Week 6: 10/05/2020 Exam 2, Ch. 13 - Nutrition Basics
Week 7: 10/19/2020 Ch. 14 - Exercise for Health and Fitness, Ch. 15 - Weight Management
Week 8: 10/26/2020 Columbus Day Holiday
Week 9: 11/02/2020 Exam 3, Ch. 16 - Cardiovascular Health
Week 10: 11/19/2020 Ch. 17 - Cancer, Ch. 18 - Immunity and Infection
Week 11: 11/16/2020 Exam 4, Ch. 20 - Environmental Health
Week 12: 11/11/2020 Veterans Day Holiday
Week 13: 11/23/2020 Ch. 21 - Conventional and Complementary Medicine, Ch. 22 - Personal Safety
Week 14: 11/30/2020 Exam 5
Schedule subject to change at the discretion of the Program Coordinator

Major Assignments

Date: 9-21-2020 Time: 05:30
Date: 10-05-2020 Time: 05:30
Date: 11-02-2020 Time: 05:30
Date: 11-16-2020 Time: 05:30
Date: 11-30-2020 Time: 05:30

Final Exam Date November 30, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  November 30, 2020 - 11:00 AM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
1.    Examinations are based on course objectives.
2. Students are strongly encouraged to take exams as scheduled. If a student
must miss an exam, the student must contact the instructor prior to the
exam or within twenty-four (24) hours of the exam. No make-up unit exams
are given. The numerical grade attained on the Comprehensive Final exam is
substituted for any missed unit exam(s).
3. A specified amount of time will be set for testing. No questions may be
asked during the exams. No hats/caps/hoodies may be worn during exams.
Students who arrive after the exam starts, but before it ends, may take the
exam without penalty, however, they will not be allowed additional time
and should come in quietly taking the first available seat.
4. After each exam, the faculty uses psychometric principles to evaluate the
examination. Items missed by 50% or more of the class are reviewed. If an
item is found to be flawed, the faculty may give credit for more than one
answer or nullify the item. When an item is nullified, the key is changed so
that all answers are credited as correct. That is, if a student answered the item
as originally keyed, the student will retain the credit for the item. If a student’s
answer differs from the one originally keyed, the student is credited for the
nullified item. In other words, everyone gets credit for the item and no one
loses credit.
5. Test grade will be available the following week, with exception of the
final grade, to be given by the Education Specialist.
6. Any challenge to exam questions must be presented in writing, with
documentation, within one (1) week of the review of the exam. Disputed exam
items must be submitted by the student along with proposed answer
supported by documentation from the current textbook, handouts, and/or
lecture reference material.
7. The Comprehensive Final Exam will not be taken.
Exam I Grade 20%
Exam II     Grade 20%
Exam III     Grade 20%
Exam IV Grade 20%
Exam V Grade 20%
Total/5 = grade

Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Policies for this course are described below:
1 Because poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment, attendance at all scheduled classes is expected.
2. A student who is absent from course activities for 3 days without notification to faculty may be withdrawn from the class by the program director.
3. Late arrival to class is disruptive. Students who consistently arrive after the
beginning of class (2 or more times) will be counseled and a plan of corrective action determined. Class will begin promptly at the scheduled time.
4. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor or Education Specialist of any absence.
5. Students, who arrive after an exam starts but before it ends, may take the exam without penalty. They are given no additional time.

Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.