HLTH103 Life and Health

Department of Health, Physical Education & Nursing: Health

I. Course Number and Title
HLTH103 Life and Health
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
An introduction to perplexing personal and social health problems IN contemporary society. This course provides opinions, data, and facts that help the student investigate these problems. A synthesis of knowledge is presented from a variety of disciplines, such as, medicine, psychology, physiology, sociology, sexology, and child development.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To provide the student with opportunities to learn personal health guidelines, based on scientifically valid data so that the student may learn to live a healthy life.


    2. To learn that his or her health is affected by interactions among physical, mental, social, and spiritual variables.


    3. To learn the etiology of major health problems (such as sexually transmitted diseases) confronting society.


    4. To learn the physiological, psychological and epidemiological variables related to selected chronic diseases, such as, cardiovascular disease, obesity, emotional distress, alcoholism, tobacco use, and substance abuse.


    5. To acquire knowledge that will help him or her to better understand how his or her behavior is connected to personal disease susceptibility.


    6. To learn how important it is to protect the environment so that all people may live in a healthier world.


    7. To acquire knowledge that will enable him or her to better cope with stress.


    8. The course material will be presented in a meaningful context so that it is interesting, thought provoking, enjoyable, and stimulating enough to motivate the student to continue his or her study of variables related to developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


    9. To introduce the student to current health literature and practices and to have the student learn how to analyze health literature for validity, reliability, and objectivity.

    This course satisfies the requirements for the BCCC Core Curriculum.

    Core Learning Goals:
    Category I:
      Personal Health: The students will:

      1. develop attitudes, values, and skills which promote physical and emotional well-being to extend over the course of their lives.

    Core Learning Objectives:
    Category I:
      Personal Health: The students will be able to:

      1. recognize the components of wellness, exercise, and diet that contribute to life long physical and mental wellness. (1)
      2. practice wise choices regarding exercise and diet. (1)
      3. apply appropriate skills to manage stress and anxiety in order to maintain holistic health. (1)
      4. describe the links between behavior and health over the course of a life time. (1)

    Category III:
      Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: The student will be able to:

      1. integrate and /or combine knowledge from multiple sources to create new knowledge.
      2. reason from what they know to form new knowledge, draw conclusions, solve problems, explain, decide, and /or predict. Inductive and/or Deductive Reasoning Skills)

      Responsible Citizenship: The student will be able to:

      1. demonstrate an understanding of major ethnical concerns.
      2. demonstrate familiarity with contemporary environmental issues.
      3. identify the effects of a personís actions on the community.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Taking Charge of Your Health
    2. Stress: The constant Challenge
    3. Mental Health
    4. Substance Use and Abuse: Making Responsible Decisions
      1. Tobacco
      2. Alcohol
      3. Psychoactive Drugs
    5. Nutrition Facts and Fallacies
    6. Weight Control
    7. Exercise for Health, Fitness, and Performance
    8. Cardiovascular Health
    9. Cancer
    10. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    11. Sexual Behavior and Intimate Relationships
    12. Immunity and Infection
    13. Aging
    14. Dying and Death
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Department selected textbook or handouts provided. Details provided in the course format created and distributed by the instructor of the course section to each student on enrollment and class attendance.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
  1. Lecture and seminar discussions
  2. Instructional videos
  3. Selected assessment inventories related to specific health topics

Review/Approval Date - 12/03; Core Goals/Objectives added 6/04