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Contemporary Health Concerns
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This course addresses contemporary health concerns and will inform students to: 1) ...

This course addresses contemporary health concerns and will inform students to: 1) Assess health behavior choices, apply that information to everyday life for the improvement of individual, family, and community well-being; 2) Identify preconceived ideas about knowledge, values, and behavior that affect health and compare with established research and accepted scientific evidence.

Learning Objectives: The student will be able to: appraise and assess public attitudes and behavior regarding health and disease; recognize, examine and formulate the importance of immunizations; recognize and assess public bias towards aging, diabetes, epilepsy, STDs, etc.; differentiate the major classifications of communicable and non-communicable diseases; examine and discuss the role of epidemiology in Public Health; assess and analyze nutritional behavior; identify the major means of transmission for communicable diseases; identify and examine immunizations in relationship to immunity; examine the three levels of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention; identify, compare, and discuss normal versus abnormal patterns of behavior; identify and compare the major classifications of drugs; examine and appraise patterns of drug abuse; compare cultural health behaviors and suggest associated consequences.

Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Foothill College
Provider Set:
Foothill Global Access Online Learning
Judy Baker, Ph.D.