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HE 110   CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers
Credits: 1.00
Description: Provides education and training in infant, child, adult CPR, AED, and Bag-Valve masks for people who are responsible for delivering emergency care and/or ensuring the public safety. Provides training in bloodborne pathogens. Upon successful completion of this course, students may earn an American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider certificate or equivalent American Health Association. Recommend: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HE 112   Standard First Aid and Emergency Care
Credits: 1.00
Description: Describes emergency procedures and techniques of basic life support for adult, child, or infant victims of airway obstruction, respiratory arrest and/or cardiac arrest. Provides education and training in Automated External Defibrillator. Upon successful completion of this course, students may earn an American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Adult/Child and Infant CPR certificate or American Health Association equivalent. Recommend: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HE 113   First Aid&CPR/AED Professional Rescuers/HealthCare Providers
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces basic first aid knowledge in the home, work, and community environment. Gain knowledge and skills to perform Professional CPR and AED for adults/children/infants. Upon successful completion of this course, students may apply for an American Red Cross First Aid card and American Red Cross Professional CPR/AED card. Recommend: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores.
HE 125   First Aid & Industrial Safety
Credits: 3.00
Description: Presents an overview of industrial safety procedures, accident prevention, material safety data sheets (MSDS), hazardous materials, first aid, and CPR/AED. Upon successful completion of this course, students may earn an American Red Cross Responding to Emergency First Aid and Adult CPR/AED certificate and Blood Borne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission Certificate or American Heart Association equivalent. Recommend: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HE 207   Seminar in Biomedical, Behavioral and Health Sciences
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces an interdisciplinary, science-based overview of key issues and current research in scientific fields of study related to biomedical, behavioral, and health sciences through class meetings and off-campus professional seminars sponsored by academic and research institutions throughout the Portland metropolitan area. Recommended: WR 121. Audit available.
HE 212   Women's Health
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines women's health issues from a local, national and international perspective exploring the impact of bio-psycho-socio-cultural factors on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and promotion of women's health. Audit available.
HE 213   Men's Health
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines general and specific men's health issues such as heart disease, prostate disorders, impotence and sexual dysfunction, HIV disease, human relationships and accidents/violence from a holistic wellness perspective. Audit available.
HE 242   Stress and Human Health
Credits: 4.00
Description: Surveys and critically analyzes the stress concept and its impact on individual health. Using a multi-dimensional model, students will explore their personal stressors and the interaction between stress, human health and disease. Recommended: WR 121 Audit available.
HE 250   Personal Health
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores current general health issues in emotional health and stress, physical fitness, nutrition, human sexuality, communicable and degenerative diseases and drugs from a wellness perspective. Audit available.
HE 251   Community and Public Health Issues
Credits: 4.00
Description: Inquires into the causes and potential solutions for current community health issues, overviews the organization of community and health care agencies, and explores career opportunities in community health. Includes Service Learning. Audit available.
HE 252   First Aid - Basics and Beyond
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces first aid and emergency knowledge and skills in the work, community, and home environment. Examines first aid care in remote and/or wilderness settings. Upon successful completion of this course, students may earn an ARC Responding to Emergencies First Aid Certificate, and CPR/AED Adult/Child, Infant CPR Certificate. Recommend: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores.
HE 254   Weight Management and Personal Health
Credits: 3.00
Description: Course examines the causes of obesity, its impact on human health and explores weight loss and diet options for the individual from a holistic perspective, including social, emotional, and physical dimensions of human health. Recommended: Students have a WR 121 skill level. Audit available.
HE 255   Film and Public Health
Credits: 4.00
Description: Critically explores public health issues as they are portrayed in popular films and discusses the scientific and social underpinnings of the public health issues. Recommended: WR 121 Audit available.
HE 262   Children's Health, Nutrition & Safety
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores current health and safety issues for infants and young children. Issues examined include childhood illnesses and ailments, nutrition, obesity, stress, safe environment, self-esteem and general first aid. Audit available.
HE 264   Health, Food Systems, and the Environment
Credits: 3.00
Description: This course will examine how food systems influence human and environmental health. Students will explore the connections between sustainable agriculture concepts/practices, food systems, and personal and environmental health. Audit available.
HE 278   Human Health and the Environment
Credits: 3.00
Description: Examines the relationship between the environment and human health. Focuses on issues such as persistent environmental contaminants, environmental toxins, chemical exposures, climate change and accompanying disease outbreaks. Includes a strong emphasis on personal decision making. Recommend: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HE 295   Health and Fitness for Life
Credits: 2.00
Description: Explores the interrelationship of the five components of physical fitness, nutrition and stress management concepts and activities to increase individual health and wellness. Corequisite: PE 295. Audit available.