This course emphasizes how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants, heart disease and injury prevention, two rescuer CPR, use of resuscitation mask and valve, and identifying and caring for life-threatening bleeding. The student will receive American Red Cross certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer. American Red Cross Administrative Fee. Eight week course.
The focus of the course is to understand the societal influences and apply the concepts of wellness and holistic health within our families. Specific issues will include multiple dimensions of health, prevention of lifestyle diseases, and exploring choices that promote family and individual health and wellness. Two class hours.
This course is designed to identify factors that contribute to the most common lifestyle diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, chronic lung diseases, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression), and common infectious diseases (influenza, STI and HIV). Health promotion and disease prevention measures will be discussed with focus on nutrition, physical activity, emotional wellness, stress management, personal choices and behavior. Two class hours.
This course is designed to help facilitate a high level of well being for the worker and aid the individual to achieve desirable safety practices in their daily profession (managing stress, preventing musculoskeletal disorders and back injury, understanding and preventing sexual harassment, reducing risk of workplace violence). The student will learn how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and how to identify and care for life threatening bleeding, sudden illness, and injuries. The student will receive American Red Cross Certification in Standard First Aid with AED for the Workplace, as well as certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Two class hours.
A study of the dying process, death, ceremonies and rituals in many cultures. Deals with issues of loss experiences, the fear of death, understanding reactions to death, near-death experiences, euthanasia, suicide, and current practices and trends in the care and treatment of the terminally ill. Three class hours.
Explores health content areas, defined by the New York State Health Education Department, that affect the physical and emotional health of children. Issues that follow are addressed from an educator's or caregiver's perspective: communication skills, family life, keeping kids active, safety education, death, substance use and abuse, school violence, childhood stress, nutrition, mental health and environmental factors. This course will include the opportunity for certification in identifying and reporting suspected child abuse/maltreatment, and Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Legislation. Three class hours.
This course emphasizes the key areas of safety, accident prevention and mitigation. Safety topics explored include home, fire, motor vehicle, occupational, recreational, school, natural and man-made disasters. Emergency care procedures are presented and students will demonstrate competency in recognition and care for breathing emergencies for adults, children, infants, one and two rescuer CPR, use of resuscitation mask, bag, valve, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), identifying and caring for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness, and injuries. The student will receive American Red Cross Certification in CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Community First Aid and Safety. Three class hours.
This course focuses on your personal responsibility for your health, including lifestyle factors and their relationships to well-being, behaviors, and disease. Health content areas defined by New York State Education Department are explored. Topics include nutrition, personal and community health, communication skills for productive relationships, identifying and reporting suspected child abuse/maltreatment, and Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Legislation Certification. Three class hours.
This course is an examination of emotional, spiritual, social and mental wellness. The course will emphasize primary and secondary prevention strategies as they relate to the dimension(s) of health previously mentioned. Topics include Self-Esteem, Self- Efficacy, Empowerment, Happiness, Anger and Anger Management, Relationships, Life Goals, and Self-Actualization.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop a basic understanding of the nature and cause of human diseases, disabilities and death, and the educational interventions to prevent or control them. An epidemiologic approach will be used to study selected diseases/conditions. Common infectious diseases (influenza, pneumonia, HIV, STD's, hepatitis, meningitis, salmonella, childhood diseases), and chronic or lifestyle diseases (heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, arthritis, osteoporosis) will be explored. The current United States strategic plan for improving the nation's health will be reviewed and discussed in conjunction with the diseases/disorders presented. Three class hours.
This course is designed to inform the student about the issue of chemical dependencies. Basic pharmacology in addition to the biological, psychological and sociological reasons for drug-seeking behavior will be discussed. Topics pertaining to both legal and illegal drug use, abuse and dependency will be covered. This will be accomplished through the use of lectures, videos, class discussions and reaction papers. Three class hours.
This course provides an exploration and in depth study into the field of integrative health care and the most commonly used techniques and therapies within the domain of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) as categorized by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Learners will gain a sound knowledge base in the therapies/techniques and the ability to identify and use resources that provide accurate and reliable research-based information in order to make informed decisions regarding use of CAM therapies/techniques in addition to traditional western health care measures in their pursuit of health and wellness. Three class hours.
This course will focus on health and wellness issues pertinent to women in their young adult years through middle to late adulthood. The conceptual framework based on elements of body, mind and spirit will be used to explore common health and wellness issues (i.e., exercise, nutrition, stress, emotions, relationships, acute and chronic disease). Consumer issues related to women and health will be included. Self-empowerment in relation to health promotion and disease prevention will be stressed.