- Course Number:
- HE 250
- Course Title:
- Personal Health
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Course DescriptionInspires close examination and evaluation of factors that influence ones personal health and wellness. Involves critical analysis of health information related to the biological, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental impacts on personal health from a wellness perspective. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
- Explain how biological, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental factors influence personal and community health.
- Apply the Socioecological model to assess personal health status and use a variety of wellness enhancement strategies.
- Use health literacy skills to critically evaluate and inform health-related decisions.
- Apply critical thinking skills to analyze strategies for self-assessment, behavior change and modifying health risks.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will demonstrate learning outcomes using a combination of the following tasks as determined by the instructor:
- Written Journals, portfolios, self-assessments, and self-reflection papers
- Multiple choice, true/false, short answer and essay quizzes and exams that require integration, application, and critical examination of material covered in the class
- Participation in individual and group exercises, activities, case studies and presentations in or outside the classroom
- Active participation in class discussions
- Written and/or verbal assignments designed to promote integration of class material with personal reflection and experience
- Participation in online learning platforms.
- Term or research papers, using a variety of research strategies.
- Community-based learning
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, Concepts, Issues
Socioecological model of health
Health prevention and promotion
Social and personal responsibility
Emergent health issues
- Develop health promoting behavior change strategies
- Discriminate between evidence-based and non-evidence-based research related to health
- Critically evaluate various influences on health/wellness
- Self-reflect on current personal health status
- Write and communicate orally in a clear, organized, and effective manner
- Develop and refine group process skills, which may include listening, brainstorming, communicating, negotiating, or cooperating on shared tasks
- Practice ability to listen to and empathize with diverse perspectives and experiences.