HS 320 - Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University – Idaho
HS 320: Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
Greg L. Klingler, MPAS, PA-C
Office: Rom 265
Phone: 496-9914
Course Materials: Disease Identification, Prevention, and Control. Third Edition. Hamann, B.
Course Description:
This course is an introductory course exploring human disease. The course will be taught using the
medical model, the same model used in medical schools and physician assistant training. A heavy
emphasis will be placed on the etiology, signs, symptoms, treatment, management and prevention of
major diseases of each body system. The class will prepare the students to be able to apply appropriate
knowledge in future medical training and a variety of healthcare fields.
Course Outcomes:
1. Appreciate the historical discoveries that have led to our current knowledge of disease identification,
treatment, and prevention.
2. Be capable of developing a differential diagnoses according to patient history and physical exam
3. Have a working knowledge of current treatment options for communicable and noncommunicable
4. Develop affection for, and a respect of the human body and the intricacies of human pathology.
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Learning Model Implementation:
“As learners, you and I are to act and be doers of the word and not simply hearers who are only acted
upon. Are you and I agents who act and seek learning by faith, or are we waiting to be taught and acted
upon? We are all to be anxiously engaged in asking, seeking, and knocking.” -- Elder David A. Bednar,
Seek Learning by Faith, Address to CES Educators, 2007
Student Teaching Project:
50 Points
Students will be divided into groups and given the opportunity to teach an assigned topic to the class.
Evaluation will be based on accuracy, thoroughness, creativity and ability to engage the students. The
students will be given the liberty to choose how to best teach the topic. The intent is not to recite what
you have learned, rather to teach the class what they need to know concerning your topic. Five multiple
choice questions will be submitted by each student at the conclusion of the project.
Quizzes/Assignments/Case Studies:
10 x 10 Points
= 100 Points
Weekly quizzes, assignments or case studies will be assigned prior to arriving to class the first day of
each week. The quiz will evaluate the material discussed in the upcoming week. Preparation prior to
arriving to class is vital to allow the Holy Ghost to assist you in learning and teaching. Each
quiz/Assignment/Case Study will be announced and administered on I-Learn.
50 Points x 4 = 200 Points
An exam will be given at the conclusion of each unit. Each exam with be administered in the testing
center and will be multiple choice. There will be no make-up exams unless previously approved.
Class Attendance/Preparation/Participation:
50 Points
“The challenge before us is to create even more powerful and effective learning experiences in which
students have opportunities to take action… where prepared students, exercising faith, step out beyond
the light they already possess, to speak, to contribute, and to teach one another…. It is in that moment
that the Spirit teaches.” President Kim B. Clark, Inaugural Response, Oct 11. 2005.
Students are required to be present at each class and make meaningful contributions to the learning and
development of the other students. Five points will be subtracted from the 50 points if you are not in
attendance or if you did not make a meaningful contribution to that day’s learning experience.
Research Project:
100 Points
Each student will be required to research a previously-approved disease or disease related topic. A widerange of topics will be accepted for research. The student is given freedom to create a research project
that will add value to their educational or professional goals and personal development. The research
project should also be designed to bring awareness to the disease or disease state and assist other
individuals on campus or in the community as to the importance of prevention, early detection and
potential dangers of your topic. Grades will be given on the effectiveness reaching these goals. This
project can be done individually or in groups of up to four.
Student Teaching Project:
Quizzes/Assignments/Case Studies
Research Project
50 Points
100 Points
200 Points
50 Points
100 Points
500 Points
Total grade
Honor Code:
All students are expected to be in compliance, and follow strict adherence to the dress and grooming
standards outlined in the Honor Code. Any student that is not in compliance will be asked to leave the
class and asked to return when in compliance. Each student will also be required follow the academic
honesty policy of the Honor Code. Any student found to have been violation of this policy will be
penalized on an individual basis. http://www.byui.edu/StudentHonor/
The instructor reserves the right to make changes and correction to the above assignment and grading process at
any time to facilitate the course.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, All qualified students enrolled in this course are
entitled to ‘reasonable accommodation.” It is the student’s responsibility to disclose to the teacher any special
need she/he may have before the end of the first week of class.