- Course Number:
- HE 242
- Course Title:
- Stress and Human Health
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Course DescriptionSurveys 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.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Analyze how social, psychological and cultural perspectives influence an individuals level of stress and well-being.
- Summarize how the human body systems are interrelated and how stress impacts these systems.
- Demonstrate knowledge of current stress issues and their influence on human health and disease.
- Evaluate for validity medical journals, health articles, and other forms of data related to stress and human health.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Written examination
- Critical analysis of course material
- Journaling, self assessment, and self-reflection
- Group problem solving
- Course activities and discussion
- Student presentation
- Utilize scholarly academic databases and articles
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- compare ·
- predict ·
- problem solving
- decision making
- oral and written communication
- computer literacy
- calibration skills
- cooperative group work
- values clarification
- reflective journal writing Information
- collect qualitative and quantitative data
- access current information
- evaluate validity
THEMES, CONCEPTS, IDEAS
- Increase health knowledge of the concepts of stress.
- Explore current research in stress psychophysiology.
- Understand the relationship of stress and illness/disease.
- Compare and contrast the effects of chronic low-level stress and chronic high-level stress on the human body and the disease process.
- Apply perception and behavior change stress intervention models.
- Analyze the unique stressors for minorities, ages and genders.
- Increase knowledge and general application of relaxation techniques.
- Compare current and historical research in stress and health