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HLTH 103 HEALTH: CURRENT PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

Fall, 3 credit hours

This general elective course is designed as an introductory health education course. The course will provide an opportunity for students to explore healthy life styles as well as learn about major health problems in the United States. Members of the teaching team will collaborate to help students become more informed about their rights and responsibilities related to remaining healthy or for accessing health services. Three hours lecture per week.

HLTH 104 INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY

Fall, 3 credit hours GER 3

This interdisciplinary course is designed to introduce the student to the field of gerontology (the study of aging). The aging person is viewed in a holistic manner. Topics to be included are demography of aging, social and economic characteristics of aging, biological, psychological and social theories of aging, biomedical aspects of aging and selected issues in health and aging. Three hours lecture per week.

HLTH 105 PATHOLOGY

Fall, 3 credit hours

This course considers the natural response of the human body to disease, the process and progress of disease, and the implications for community health. Particular emphasis is placed on causes of deaths of interest to the embalmer. Three hours lecture per week. Open to all students.

HLTH 110 SURVEY OF COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE

Fall, 3 credit hours

This is a introductory course, which will survey eight major areas of complementary medicine. The eight major areas include Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, Naturopathic medicine, Homeopathy, Mind/Body medicine, Osteopathic medicine, Chiropractic medicine, and Massage Therapy/Body works. Three hours lecture per week.

HLTH 115 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

The course is designed for students interested in health. The major emphasis is reportable communicable diseases. Students learn how to identify the disease agent, the reservoir, the mode of transmission, and the control of the spread. Diseases will be grouped as gastrointestinal, respiratory, blood-borne, and sexually transmitted.

HLTH 175 BASIC NUTRITION

Spring, 3 credit hours

This basic nutrition course is designed to create an awareness of everyday healthy eating and physical activity necessary for a healthy lifestyle. The course will discuss personal profiles, Body Mass Index, calorie needs, dietary guidelines, and chronic disease risk factors. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Expository Writing (ENGL 101) or Oral and Written Expression (ENGL 102), or permission of instructor.

HLTH 200 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY OF DISEASE

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

Medical terminology will be presented from a disease viewpoint. Diseases will include a cross-section of several different areas such as skin, respiratory, blood, and neonatal. Three hours lecture per week.

HLTH 212 HAPPINESS, HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

Our world has become increasingly technological, complex and fast paced. As we work to achieve a life of happiness and contentment, many ignore the quality of our lives and the health of our body and mind. This course is a contemporary exploration of happiness in everyday life and its relationship to the well being and the health of our body and mind.

HLTH 291-295, 391-395, OR 491-495 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH

Fall/Spring, 1-4 credit hours

Special Topics in Health will include topics of current interest or topics not covered in courses currently offered by the department or in combinations not currently available.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.