Course Content and Outcomes Guide for HE 250 Effective Summer 2021
- Course Number:
- HE 250
- Course Title:
- Personal Health
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
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.