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PEH 101 Personal Health
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

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.

Prerequisites: RDG094


Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and describe the most recent scientifically-based personal health information.
2. Demonstrate scientific research gathering of health-related topics using books, journals, and the Internet.
3. Describe health as the foundation of life.
4. Demonstrate and discuss psychological health including stress, stress management, violence and abuse.
5. Analyze how biological and psychological factors influence relationships and sexuality.
6. Discuss reproductive health including functions and structures of male and female reproductive systems, sexual dysfunction, the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, infertility, and contraceptives.
7. Describe consequences of drug use, drug abuse, alcohol, and tobacco.
8. Identify and explain the basic principles of nutrition, including nutrients, diet planning and malnutrition.
9. Demonstrate and discuss concepts related to physical fitness, cardiovascular health, body weight and weight management.
10. Describe illness and disease, including cancer, infections, immunity, and non-infectious disease.
11. Describe the effects of aging, dying, and death.
12. Identify 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