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Credit- Degree applicable
Effective Quarter: Fall 2016

I. Catalog Information

HLTH 21
Contemporary Health Concerns
4 Unit(s)

 

(See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.)

Requisites: Advisory: EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or ESL 5.

Hours: Lec Hrs: 48.00
Out of Class Hrs: 96.00
Total Student Learning Hrs: 144.00

Description: Development of understanding and attitudes relative to personal, family, community, and global health needs. Attention given to mental health, drug abuse, infectious and degenerative diseases, family health, nutrition, exercise, the life cycle, and ecological conditions of health significance. Study of common lifestyle behaviors will emphasize self-help and preventable aspects of medical care.


Student Learning Outcome Statements (SLO)

 

• Student Learning Outcome: Appraise the interrelationship between individual lifestyle choices, societal influence and personal health.


II. Course Objectives

A.Analyze major global public health issues and the impact of culture on health behavior.
B.Identify and evaluate personal and societal health risk factors and alternatives.
C.Investigate and analyze issues influencing health care access and delivery.
D.Explain the disease process for the leading causes of death and disease.
E.Summarize important environmental and cultural concerns related to health that lead to disease locally and globally.
F.Develop a sense of consumer awareness as it relates to and influences health decisions.
G.Analyze the historical, medical, and sociological aspects of addiction.
H.Distinguish the stages of life and identify the relevant health issues/concerns related to each.

III. Essential Student Materials

 None

IV. Essential College Facilities

 None

V. Expanded Description: Content and Form

A.Analyze major global public health issues and the impact of culture on health behavior.
1.Examine infectious diseases such as dengue, HIV, pneumonia, malaria, influenza, hepatitis
2.Compare non-infectious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer
3.Question the political/environmental issues such as global warming, pollution, overpopulation, resource use
4.Compare cultural impacts on health behavior
5.Examine mental health issues such as mood/anxiety disorders, depression, suicide
6.Discuss consequences of violence/war
B.Identify and evaluate personal and societal health risk factors and alternatives.
1.Identify risk factors such as smoking, nutrition, stress, inactivity, obesity, legal and illegal drug use
2.Explore mass marketing of prescriptions and medical/surgical procedures
3.Compare skills and techniques for managing risk factors
C.Investigate and analyze issues influencing health care access and delivery.
1.Analyze insured versus non-insured health care populations and resource access
2.Critique health/medical technology and cost
3.Compare private, group, HMO, and government health care delivery systems
4.Critique health care/insurance reform legislation
D.Explain the disease process for the leading causes of death and disease.
1.Examine infectious diseases such as colds, flu, meningitis, hepatitis, mono, pneumonia, TB, strep, MRSA, C-diff
2.Examine insect and animal borne infectious diseases: Lyme, West Nile, E. coli
3.Compare immune response to infectious disease
4.Examine non-infectious diseases such as cardiovascular, cancer, respiratory, blood, and metabolic disorders, autoimmune
E.Summarize important environmental and cultural concerns related to health that lead to disease locally and globally.
1.Compare air, water, land use to environmental issues such as global warming
2.Differentiate chemical/pesticide, noise, radiation, and electromagnetic field exposure
3.Evaluate waste disposal
F.Develop a sense of consumer awareness as it relates to and influences health decisions.
1.Demonstrate critical thinking skills for consumer advocacy
2.Inventory agencies that protect consumers
G.Analyze the historical, medical, and sociological aspects of addiction.
1.Examine alcohol, nicotine, caffeine as legal drugs
2.Examine the illegal use such as hallucinogens, stimulants, narcotics, depressants
3.Examine prescription drug use
4.Examine over-the-counter drug use
5.Examine fad products/drugs for muscle building, weight loss, beauty enhancement
H.Distinguish the stages of life and identify the relevant health issues/concerns related to each.
1.Compare life cycle and developmental stages
2.Examine health concerns: pregnancy, relationships, birth control, child development, aging, end of life
3.Compare theories of development/transition

VI. Assignments

A.Required reading from the textbook.
B.Written analysis of student's lifestyle, nutrition, weight, exercise, fitness
C.Active participation/written responses to the discussion/study/case study questions posed by the instructor
D.Self directed use of study tools and completion of chapter quizzes and vocabulary reviews

VII. Methods of Instruction

 Lecture and visual aids
Discussion and assigned reading
Homework and extended projects
Collaborative projects
Course management study tools
Course management instructional tools

VIII. Methods of Evaluating Objectives

A.At least three examinations that require students to accurately summarize, integrate, and critically analyze and apply concepts examined throughout the course
B.Evaluation of discussions and related course work for content inclusion and mastery
C.Evaluation of personal assessment of lifestyle, nutrition, weight, exercise, and fitness for accurate application of scientific theories and data

IX. Texts and Supporting References

A.Examples of Primary Texts and References
1.*Donatelle, Rebecca J.; Ketcham, Patricia. "Access to Health", 14th ed. Pearson Education, 2016.
2.Edlin, Gordon; Golanty, Eric. "Health and Wellness", 12th Edition. Jones and Bartlett, 2016.
3.Hales, Dianne. "An Invitation to Health", 16th Ed., Cengage Learning, 2015.
B.Examples of Supporting Texts and References
1.Gladwell, Malcolm. “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants”. Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
2.Goetz, Thomas. "The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in The New Era of Personalized Medicine". Rodale. 2010.
3.Mayo Clinic Physicians. “Mayo Clinic Book of Aternative Medicine & Home Remedies. Oxmoor House, 2013.
4.Pollan, Michael. “Cooked”. The Penguin Press, 2013.
5.Farmer, Paul; Kleinman, Arthur. “Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction.” University of California Press, 2013
6.Banwell, Cathy, editor. “When Culture Impacts Health”. Academic Press, 2013.
7.Gerwig, Kathy. “Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet”. Oxford University Press, 2014.
8.Brill, Steven. “America’s Bitter Pill”. Brill Journalism Enterprises, LLC, 2015.
9.American College Health Association: http://www.acha.org
10.American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org/
11.Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: http://www.eatright.org
12.American Institute of Stress: http://www.stress.org
13.American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org
14.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov
15.Healthy People 2020: http://healthypeople.gov
16.U.S. Food and Drug Administration: http://www.fda.gov
17.National Institute of Health: http://www.nih.gov
18.webMD: http://webmd.com
19.USDA Choose My Plate: http://choosemyplate.gov