Instructor’s Name: Dr. Linda J. Muysson               Fall 2015


Office Number: SCC A219

Office Hours:  M/W: 10-12pm, T/R: 11:15-12:15pm, Summer II, MTWR By Appointment

Phone Number: 972-881-5777 Email:




Class Information: PHED 1304 Personal and Community Health


Section Number: S01 / S02 / 2S1

Meeting Times: 9:00am-9:50am, M.W.F; 10:00am-11:15pm, T.TR., Summer II, 10:10-12:10 MTWR

Meeting Location: SCC A216


Minimum Technology Requirement: N/A

Minimum Student Skills: N/A

Netiquette Expectations: N/A


Course Resources: Textbook: Insel and Roth: Core Concepts in Health, 13th Edition


Supplies:  None


Attendance Policy:


3 (MWF), 2(T/TR) 1 (MTWR) FREE Absences…..After 1, 2, or 3 absences have been exhausted 10 points will be deducted  from the attendance grade for each successive absence. This will impact the final grade for this class. If you are late 10 minutes or more to class you will be counted absent.


Method of Evaluation




Final Exam


Project #1

Summarize an article that discusses a current health issue. Use proper APA style.  Article must come from a peer reviewed journal. Identify what community health organization might help with the health issue identified. Text must be typed, proofread, contain no typographical errors, have a cover page, double space text, contain appropriate page numbers and be at least 2 pages in length. Assignments must be received on time or will not be accepted.


Project #2

Put together a scrapbook of  5 articles on a social problem, disease or a community health issue. Articles must be cited. Include cited page, and final summary.


Project #3

Nutrition- Using the computer software (Diet Analysis) in the Computer Lab room # J110 Complete a Nutritional Analysis. Keep track of all foods eaten and amounts (ounces, lbs., grams, etc.) for 3 days. Type a summary of findings according to results from the analysis. Hand in analysis and summary together. 


Project #4

Use type of cancer assigned to you and your group to develop an informative skit about the cancer, which you will present to the class. Include definition, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of the type of cancer, and any other pertinent information that your group feels the class should have. Include Community organization. Costumes and props are required. Hand in computer generated script for a grade.


Project # 5

Behavior Modification: Identify one behavior to be changed. Contact and identify a professional in the community use this info and other resources to write about behavior. Set realistic goals. Why do you want to change? What are the positive outcomes? Develop a plan. Write down feelings and outcomes. Were you successful? Why or why not? What would you do differently?



3 (MWF), 2(T/TR) 1 (MTWR) FREE Absences…..After 1, 2, or 3 absences have been exhausted 10 points will be deducted  from the attendance grade for each successive absence. This will impact the final grade for this class. If you are late 10 minutes or more to class you will be counted absent.









F=59 and below




                                                                        M,W.F. / T.TR.               /Summer M-TR


Oct 12th /Oct 13th


Dec 12th / Dec 9th


Sept 11th /Sept 10th


Sept 28th /Sept 29th


Oct 12th /Oct 13th


Nov 2nd, 4th /Nov 3rd, Nov 5th


Nov 20th /Nov 19th




Course Outline

Week 1                                                                    Week 9                                                                                         

I. Into to Wellness                                                        I. Nutrition

    A. Dimensions                                                              A. Components

    B. Objectives 2020                                                       B. Labels

Week 2                                                                             C. My Pyramid

I. Stress                                                                             D. Eating plan

    A. Physiological Changes                                         Week 10

    B. Diseases related                                                   I. Fitness

    C. Techniques for managing stress                              A. Components

Week 3                                                                             B. Benefits

I. Psychological Health                                                     C. Exercise programs/Fitness testing

    A. Definition                                                             Week 11

    B. Disorders                                                              I. Weight Management

    C. Getting help                                                               A. Eating disorders

Week 4                                                                               B. Concepts

I. Intimate Relationships                                                 Week 12

    A. Development of                                                      I. Cardiovascular Disease

    B. Communication                                              A. Physiology of the heart muscle                                                       

    C. Class interaction                                                          B. Disease

II. Families                                                                      II. Risk Factors of Heart Attack and Stroke

Week 5                                                                           Week 13

I. Sexuality                                                                        I. STD's

    A. Anatomy                                                                       A. Transmission

    B. functioning                                                                     B. Symptoms

    C. Behavior                                                                   II. HIV/AIDS

II. Pregnancy                                                                     Week 14

    A. Childbirth                                                                 I. Aging                                             

    B. Infertility                                                                       A. Health Age vs Chronological Age

Week 6                                                                            II. Death and Dying

I. Contraception                                                                    A. Kubler-Ross                                                               

    A. Types                                                                        Week 15

   B.Effectiveness                                                              I.Environmental Health                                                              

    C. Sterilization                                                                   A. Pollution

II. Abortion                                                                            B. Population


Week 7                                                                               Week 16

I. Psychoactive Drugs                                                            I. Final

    A. Addictive Behavior

    B. Identification of drugs

II. Physiological changes in body

Week 8- Midterm

I. Alcohol and Tobacco

    A. Nature of Alcohol

        1. Chemistry

        2. History

        3. BAC

    B. Abuse and Dependence

        1. Laws

II. Tobacco

    A. Effects

    B. Health Hazards

    C. Quitting