Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
HE 213
Course Title:
Men's Health
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Course 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.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Recognize current significant men€™s health issues in the United States Evaluate societal and behavioral factors that contribute or inhibit men€™s health.
  • Use self appraisal and reflection to determine well-defined goals in order to achieve behavior change.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Written examination
  • Critical analysis of material
  • Journaling and self assessment
  • Group problem solving
  • Classroom activities and discussion
  • Online discussion and presentation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)



Critical thinking

  • compare
  • predict
  • hypothesize
  • problem solving
  • decision making

Communication skills

  • oral and written communication
  • computer literacy
  • cooperative group work

Intrapersonal skills

  • values clarification
  • reflective writing

Information Access Skills

  • collect qualitative and quantitative data
  • access current information
  • evaluate validity


  • Analyze societal and cultural context for masculinity.
  • Understand cultural ,social and environmental influences and their effect on masculinity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of men€™s physical and emotional health conditions from a treatment and prevention perspective.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of men€™s cardiovascular health and men€™s cancers. Understand gender differences in life expectancy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current issues in men€™s sexual health.
  • Analyze the influence of social class and race on masculinity and men€™s health.
  • Explore current research in Men€™s Health.
  • Apply Transtheoretical Model of behavior change.
  • Understand behavior factors that contribute or inhibit personal health.