- Course Number:
- HE 212
- Course Title:
- Women's Health
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Course DescriptionExamines 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.
Addendum to Course Description
Womens Health is an emergent issue in our society. Traditionally, health research and issues focused on men with results being generalized to women. Increased recognition exists that womens health has unique aspects that require distinct exploration, discussion and understanding.
Specifically, Womens Health will meet the needs of PCC students who:
a) have asked for a course to continue their exploration of personal health and well-being begun in HE 250Personal Health and/or HPE 295 Health and Fitness for Life;
b) desire to explore womens health and well-being issues using in-depth focus groups and;
c) want to increase their diversity knowledge.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1. Identify significant womens health issues in the United States and abroad and analyze how these issues impact womens health status.
2. Articulate the impact of medical research bias, androcentricity, overgeneralization and double standards on womens health,
3. Demonstrate knowledge of gender specific health care needs for chronic, infectious and societal conditions which influence womens health, and
4. Evaluate the relative efficacies of public health and medical model approaches in disease treatment and health promotion.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Critical analysis of material
Journaling and self assessment
Group problem solving
Class room activities and discussion
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- oral and written communication
- computer literacy
- calibration skills
- cooperative group work
reflective journal writing
Information Access Skills
collect qualitative and quantitative data
access current information
THEMES, CONCEPTS, IDEAS
Analyze how social, cultural and historical perspectives influence a womans self perception of her personal health.
Increase health knowledge of current womens health issues
Analyze how behaviors, beliefs, values and attitudes influence a womans current health status.