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PEH 101 Personal Health
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: The significance of physical, mental, emotional and social health to the individual and society, community health programs, and national health indicators. Special emphasis on health problems of the individual. Prerequisite or corequisite: RDG100.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: RDG100

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the most recent scientifically-based personal health information.
2. (Application Level) Examine and demonstrate scientific research gathering of health-related topics using books, journals, and the Internet.
3. (Comprehension Level) Discuss health as the foundation of life.
4. (Comprehension Level) Discuss psychological health including stress, stress management, violence and abuse.
5. (Analysis Level) Research and outline biological and psychological factors which influence relationships and sexuality.
6. (Comprehension Level) Discuss reproductive health including functions and structures of male and female reproductive systems, sexual dysfunction, the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, infertility, and contraceptives.
7.(Comprehension Level) Identify and describe consequences of drug use, drug abuse, alcohol, and tobacco.
8. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the basic principles of nutrition, including nutrients, diet planning and malnutrition.
9. (Application Level) Provide examples to show concepts related to physical fitness, cardiovascular health, body weight and weight management.
10. (Comprehension Level) Describe and classify illness and disease, including cancer, infections, immunity, and non-infectious disease.
11. (Comprehension Level) Describe and give examples of the effects of aging, dying, and death.
12. (Comprehension Level) Identify and give examples of environmental health concerns including poisoning and pollution in the home, work place, and outdoors.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Demonstrate and discuss issues related to the ten leading health indicators including: physical activity, overweight and obesity, tobacco use, substance abuse, mental health, injury and violence, environmental quality, immunization, responsible sexual behavior, and access to health care at the level indicated by the standards outlined in Healthy People 2010: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. http://www.healthypeople.gov/Implementation/slides/HP_Steps_03262004_files/frame.htm