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Schedule (Fall 2016)


Note: All course documents are available from a shared Dropbox folder.

UNIT 1: Risk Factors and Principles of Behavior Change

Th 8/18 — Introduction; Leading causes of death

Lecture slides: Leading Causes of Death.ppt

T 8/23 — Chronic and communicable disease models; Pathophysiology and medical management of CHD

Roitman & LaFontaine: Chapter 2

Piscatella & Franklin: pp. 325–344

Libby, P. Atherosclerosis: A New View. Scientific American May 2002, pp. 47–55. Libby.pdf | Libby article Qs.pdf

Lecture slides: Disease Models.ppt  |  Pathophysiology of heart disease.ppt  |  Medical management of heart disease.ppt

Th 8/25 — Risk factor identification

Roitman & LaFontaine: Chapter 1

Piscatella & Franklin: pp. 3–7

Rockett, IRH. Population and health: An introduction to epidemiology. Population Bulletin 54(4):3–40, 1999. Rockett.pdf | Rockett article Qs.pdf

Lecture slides: Risk factors.ppt

T 8/30 — Principles of behavior change

Roitman & LaFontaine: Ch. 10, pp. 223–247

Lecture slides: Behavior change models.ppt

Th 9/01 — Importance of behavior change

Ornish D, et al. Can lifestyle changes reverse coronary heart disease? Lancet 1990;336:129–133. Ornish.pdf | Ornish article Qs.pdf

Lecture slides: Can lifestyle changes prevent CHD.ppt 

Your behavior change project topic is due in class today!

T 9/06 — Case study/Review

Case study: Case study 1 F16.pdf

Study guide: Exam 1 study questions.pdf

Th 9/08 — EXAM 1

UNIT 2: Smoking, Physical Inactivity, and Obesity

T 9/13 — Prevalence and health effects of smoking

Roitman & LaFontaine: pp. 6–7

Piscatella & Franklin: pp. 54–57 (optional)

Lecture slides: Smoking-Prevalence and health risks.ppt

More about the health effects of smoking: CDC Smoking and Disease.pdf

Th 9/15 — Behavioral aspects of smoking; Smoking cessation

Your Personal Behavior Change project plan is due in class today!

Jarvis MJ. Why people smoke. British Medical Journal. 2004;328:277-279. Jarvis.pdf

Article questions (you should do these before class): Jarvis article Qs.pdf

LeFoll B, George, TP. Treatment of Tobacco Dependence: integrating recent progress into practice. CMAJ. 2007;177(11):1373-1780. LeFoll.pdf

Article questions: LeFoll article Qs.pdf

Lecture slides: Smoking prevention and cessation.ppt

What you need to know about smoking: Smoking study questions.docx

EXTRA BONUS READING FUN: Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Here’s What We Know | via Lifehacker

EXTRA BONUS LISTENING FUN: Science vs. E-Cigarettes | via Science Vs.

T 9/20 — Prevalence and health effects of physical inactivity

Your Personal Behavior Change project plan is due in class today!

Roitman & LaFontaine: Ch. 3, pp. 46–71

Piscatella & Franklin: pp. 48–54, 147–172 (optional)

Lecture slides: Physical Inactivity.ppt

Th 9/22 — Physical activity recommendations and promotion

Acquaviva J. Strategies for Personal Trainers. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. 2004;8(2):8–10. Strategies for Personal Trainers.pdf

Lecture slides: Physical Activity Promotion.ppt

Case study (to practice what you have learned): Physical activity case study.pdf

What you need to know about physical inactivity: Physical Inactivity study questions.pdf

EXTRA BONUS INFOGRAPHIC FUN: Don’t just sit there.pdf

EXTRA BONUS VIDEO FUN:  23 and a half hours |  Piano stairs | Instant Recess TED talk

T 9/27 — Diagnosis, prevalence, causes, and health effects of obesity

Roitman & LaFontaine:  Ch. 6, 133-141

Piscatella & Franklin:  29-35; 238-240 (optional)

Lecture slides: Obesity 1.ppt

Th 9/29 — Obesity prevention and treatment

Roitman & LaFontaine: Ch. 6, 141-153

Piscatella & Franklin:  86-89; 114-115; 153-157; 219; 240-251 (optional)

EXTRA BONUS FUN readings about the importance of exercise and weight loss:

TIME-Why exercise wont make you thin.pdf  |  The Fat Trap – NYTimes.com.pdf  | Ross ESSR 2000.pdf

Lecture slides: Obesity treatment.ppt

Case study (to practice what you have learned): Weight control case study.pdf

What you need to know about obesity: Obesity study questions.pdf

DON’T FORGET: Your Personal Behavior Change project begins on Monday, Oct. 3!

T 10/04 — Catch-up and review for exam 2

Th 10/06 — EXAM 2 Hurricane day–no classes!

UNIT 3: Dyslipidemia, Hypertension, and Diabetes

T 10/11 — EXAM 2

Th 10/13 — FALL BREAK!

T 10/18 — Diagnosis, prevalence, and health effects of dyslipidemia

Roitman & LaFontaine: Ch. 9 pp. 203–210

Piscatella & Franklin: pp. 8–21

Lecture slides: Dyslipidemia.ppt

Additional resources: ATP III at a glance.pdf

What you need to know about dyslipidemia: Dyslipidemia study questions.pdf

Th 10/20 — Diagnosis, prevalence, and health effects of hypertension

Roitman & LaFontaine: Ch. 8 pp. 181–190

Piscatella & Franklin: pp. 36–40; 97–115

Lecture slides: Hypertension.ppt

Additional resources: JNC-7 express.pdf

What you need to know about hypertension: Hypertension study questions.pdf

T 10/25 —  Diagnosis, prevalence, and health effects of diabetes

Roitman & LaFontaine: Ch. 7 pp. 156–178

Piscatella & Franklin: pp. 41–48; 90–92; 198–199; 211–215; 223–224; 279–281

Lecture slides: Diabetes.ppt

What you need to know about diabetes: Diabetes study questions.pdf

Th 10/27 — Eat smart: Nutrition for the prevention and treatment of dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes

Outline of what you need to know about nutrition for dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes: Nutrition for chronic disease.pdf

Lecture slides: Eat Smart.ppt

T 11/01 — Move more: Physical activity for the prevention and treatment of dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes

Outline of what you need to know about physical activity and exercise for dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes: Physical activity for chronic disease.pdf

Th 11/03 — Chill out: The role of stress in chronic disease and stress management

Reading: Anger Kills.pdf

Outline of what you need to know about stress and stress management: Stress and chronic disease.pdf

T 11/08 — Election Day (No classes)  

Th 11/10 — EXAM 3

DON’T FORGET: Your Personal Behavior Change project is due TODAY!

UNIT 4: Behavior and the environment

T 11/15  Behavior and the environment—Introduction

Lambert, Craig. The way we eat now. Harvard Magazine May-June, 2004. Lambert.pdf

Article questions: Lambert article Qs.pdf

DON’T FORGET: Your Personal Behavior Change project is due TODAY!

Th 11/17  Gene-environment interaction; The environment and physical activity

Ribisl, Paul. Darwin was wrong: The thrifty genotype and the demise of the fittest. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal 8(2):19–21, 2004. Ribisl.pdf

Chakravarthy, M.V. & Booth, F.W. Eating, exercise and “thrifty” genotypes: connecting the dots toward an evolutionary understanding of modern chronic diseases. Journal of Applied Physiology 96:3–10, 2004. You can read the whole article: Chakravarthy.pdf or download the handout: Chakravarthy handout.pdf   (I recommend the handout)

Bassett, Jr., D.R., P.L. Schneider, and G.E. Huntington. Physical activity in an Old Order Amish community. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 36:79–85, 2004. Bassett.pdf

Article questions: Bassett article Qs.pdf

T 11/22 — Community design and the built environment

Active Living by Design. Active living by design primer. 2007. ALBD Primer 2007.pdf

Article questions: ALBD article Qs.pdf


 T 11/29 — Public policy

Nestle, M. & Jacobson, M.F. Halting the Obesity Epidemic: A public policy approach. Public Health Reports 115:12–24, 2000. Nestle.pdf

 Th 12/01 — Wrap up and review

T 12/06 — FINAL EXAM (Sect. 1 at 8:00 am; Sect. 2 at 11:00 am)


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