Community Health

Community Health


Summer 2011
06/30/2011 - 08/08/2011

Course Information

Section 002
Distance Learning
Jamee Stewart

Section 001
Distance Learning
Jamee Stewart

Section 003
Distance Learning
Jamee Stewart

Office Hours

  • M W
    1pm - 5pm
    NRG oom 2105
    Also by appointment. Email for an appointment

Course Requirements

Instructional Methodology: This class is a print based course that will include a typed book report on The Hot Zone and the completion of 6 exams as well as required contacts with your instructor. All exams will be taken at a monitored ACC or VCT testing site.You are required to make a minimum of two (2) contacts with your instructor or assistants during the course of the semester either by telephone, email, mail, or in person.  You are required to attend orientation per information available in your course syllabus and the ACC website.

  1. Mandatory orientation and turning in information sheet. Attend one of the MANDATORYorientation meetings. The On-Campus Orientation meeting at Rio Grande Campus is as follows

You will receive a folder at orientation and MUST return the information sheet which provides us with contact information. Please return the orientation folder at the end of the semester along with the following items: a COPY of your test results.  All other contents of the folder are yours to keep.


2.  Required Writing Assignment


Book Report:  Read The Hot Zone by Richard Preston and write a 10-page minimum type written book report. It is to be divided into two parts:


PART 1: Your reaction to and opinion on the subject material covered/book. This is a minimum of one page and a maximum of two pages. I want your opinion not that of someone else.

PART 2: A summary of EACH CHAPTER, not just each of the four parts. The summary section total is a minimum length of 9 pages and no maximum length. See below for an example of the acceptable format.


**You must attach a cover pagethat includes your name, the title of your book report, course section, date, EMAIL addressand phone number. We will email your grade using this information so make sure it is correct and up to date. This page is not counted in your report length.


3. Required Assignment Conferences – You will be required to have at least two (2) e-mail conferences with your instructor and/or assistant during the semester. In each contact, we request that you provide the following information: name, course name, phone number, address, email address and ACC ID number.


4. Required Assignment Tests:  All tests are to be taken in the testing center. Please review handouts from orientation packet on testing center procedures.


Exam 1 - Covers Ch. 1, 2, 3               

Exam 2 - Covers Ch. 4, 5, 6               

Exam 3 -Covers Ch. 7, 8, 9                            

Exam 4 –Covers Ch. 10,11,12                       

Exam 5 –Covers Ch. 13,14,15             

Exam 6 - Covers Ch. 16,17,18


Required Textbooks/Materials: You will need both books.

  1. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, Anchor Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1994. ISBN 0385479565
  2. An Introduction to Community Health by McKenzie, James, Robert R. Pinger, and Jerome Kotecki. 6thedition. Jones & Bartlett Publishing. 2008. ISBN 9780763746346
  3.  In addition to the books, Study Questions that accompany your textbook, An Introduction to Community Health, are available on Blackboard under “Study Guide.” You are strongly encouraged to review these prior to taking the exams.

Course Subjects

Course Description: Community health is a fundamental course in the principles of personal health: nutrition, mental health, drugs, exercise, sleep and rest. Community health also explores the principles of community health sanitation, community services and public health agencies.

Key topics covered include:

  • Organizations that contribute to community health
  • How communities measure disease, injury and death
  • Control of communicable and non-communicable diseases
  • How communities organize and solve health problems
  • Community health in schools
  • Health needs of mothers, infants and children
  • Health needs of special populations
  • Community mental health
  • Abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Health care delivery system
  • Environmental health problems
  • Intentional and unintentional injuries
  • Occupational health and safety

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Departmental Objectives:

  1. To learn the fundamentals of community health
  2. To understand how community health practices affect one personally as well as those around them.
  3. To understand how Kinesiology relates to a healthy individual lifestyle.