Course Content and Outcome Guide for HE 212
- 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.
Intended Outcomes for the course
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
- Written examination
- Critical analysis of material
- Journaling and self assessment
- Group problem solving
- Class room activities and discussion
- Oral presentation
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- problem solving
- decision making
- oral and written communication
- computer literacy
- calibration skills
- cooperative group work
- values clarification
- reflective journal writing
- collect qualitative and quantitative data
- access current information
- evaluate validity
- 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.