PLA Course Subjects

Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

health

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Foundations of Health Behavior   (HEA-204)   3.00 s.h.  
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An examination of the application of the social & behavioral sciences to health behavior. Psychological, social psychological, and sociological approaches to health behavior will be analyzed. Topics that will be covered include the development of health attitudes & behaviors, perceptions of health & illness, methods of changing health behavior & patent-provider interaction. 
Personal Health   (HEA-106)   3.00 s.h.  
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This survey course provides a theoretical and practical treatment of the concepts of disease prevention and health promotion. Course content includes such topics as emotional health; aging and death; alcohol; tobacco, and drug abuse; physical fitness; nutrition and dieting; consumer health; chronic and communicable diseases; safety; and environmental health. 
Sociology of Health and Health Care   (SOC-377)   3.00 s.h.  
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A historical and contemporary study of the socio-politics of health, illness and the health care industry in the United States. Attention is given to providers, consumers, owners, workers, and professionals in terms of their power, class, race, sex, and age. Reforms and alternatives are considered.  
Public Health   (HEA-351)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course considers the scientific basis upon which the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease rest. The multidisciplinary aspects of public health are emphasized with special attention to the present day health problems of the community. 
Health Economics   (ECO-380)   3.00 s.h.  
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Medical costs; production of health; demand for health care and insurance; health services personnel; physician and hospital behavior; cost containment; review and evaluation of public programs. 
Women's Health   (HEA-305)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course explores what women and men need to know about women's bodies and women's health. Personal, family, cultural, community, and societal influences are analyzed for their impact on the physical and emotional health of women. Emphasis on human sexuality is addressed in discussion related to body image and intimacy. Health risk identification, health promotion, health maintenance, and treatment alternatives are examined. Men are encouraged to participate in the course to add perspective and gain a more in-depth understanding of women.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the physiological bases of health in women from adolescence through senior years.
  • Articulate informed health care decisions that attain and maintain healthy lifestyles in women.
  • Discuss the impact of personal, family, cultural, workplace, and societal influences on women's health behavior and practices.
  • Promote health behaviors and practices that assist women to achieve physical and emotional health.
  • Illustrate how the media and advertising affects women's health behaviors and practices.

 
Health Promotion in Workplace Settings   (HEA-151)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course examines the forces and key role players behind the health-promotion boom & the designing of comprehensive health-promotion programs (e.g., health assessment, intervention programs, evaluation) for corporations, hospitals, public & private community settings. 
Contemporary Health Issues   (HEA-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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An action oriented course designed to identify and examine major health issues of our time. Advances in medical science and changes in life-style over the past fifty years have altered the health concerns that confront this country's population. Today, large numbers of health problems are self-inflicted, the result of personal and social decisions, ignorance and apathy. This course is designed to counteract apathy, to dispel myths, and provide accurate information upon which to make decisions affecting individual and social health. 
Men's Health   (HEA-306)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course explores the societal, economic, cultural, and gender influences that shape men's health beliefs and practices. Common health problems and strategies effective in promoting men's health and wellbeing are explored. Reflection on the positive outcomes of healthy men at home, work, and in society is threaded throughout this course.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss health problems and issues as they relate to the male population.
  • Explore social, economic, cultural, gender, environmental, and work place factors influencing men's health practices.
  • Examine the impact of men's health beliefs on wellness and illness behavior.
  • Identify strategies that promote healthy lifestyles in the male population.

 
Intro Occupational Safety and Health   (MFT-271)   3.00 s.h.  
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Covers theory and history of industrial hazard control, effects of hazards and failures on organizational control and productivity, safety and health legislation, accident causation, organization and administration of safety and health programs aspect of recognizing, evaluating, and understanding control of safety and health hazards, acquiring hazard data, hazard analytical tools, communication techniques in safety and health management and the role of interfacing management systems in hazard control. 
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