Service Learning Courses in Health Education


HED 115 - Death and Dying | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College

HED 115 - Death and Dying

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.

3 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

Service Project (HED 115-007, 115-008, 115-009, 115-010, 115-013):

Students will have the option to participate in a hospice care environment, where residents of The Serenity House, Isaiah House, and St. John’s Home have been deemed by a medical professional as having less than three months to live. While offering support as companions to terminal individuals, their family, and their friends; MCC students will learn hands-on the  traditional philosophical and theological attitudes toward death, how persons and their families handle the dying process, the stages or phases of the dying process likely to be experienced by the terminally ill, cultural interpretations of death, religious perspectives on death, grief and coping, as well as become familiar with the needs of the terminally ill and how hospice is organized to meet those needs. (10 hours- Option) F-07


HED 116 - Issues in Child Development and Health | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College

HED 116 - Issues in Child Development and Health

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.

3 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

Service Project (HED 116-CC1, 116-CC2):

Students in this course will partner with 292-BABY (www.292baby.org), a Rochester support network for parents and others who have the responsibility of caring for young children. Students will collaborate with 292-BABY in developing presentations on child abuse, including physical abuse and emotional neglect, which will be presented in a talk-show format on the 292-BABY television program “Parent Talk.”  “Parent Talk” is seen in thousands of Rochester homes on Rochester cable channel 4, Monday-Friday at 9:00 PM.  (10 hours) F-07



HED 118 - Introduction to Safety and Emergency Care | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College

HED 118 - Introduction to Safety and Emergency Care

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.

3 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

Service Project (HED 118-CC1):

Students in this course will partner with the American Red Cross and have two options:  Students may choose to learn and present an American Red Cross Safety Program to community groups, or students may opt to assist in the development of safety posters, tri-folds and display boards for use by the American Red Cross.  (20 hours)



HED 209 - Drugs and Behavior | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College

HED 209 - Drugs and Behavior

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.

3 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

Service Project (HED 209-002, -006):


Student taking this course will team with the MCC Health Services to research topics related to drug and alcohol abuse. Students will share information with members of the MCC community at an on-campus event to be coordinated by the MCC Campus Center.  Students participating in this project will plan, coordinate, and implement the educational displays as well as distribute information that will educate the student body. By participating in this project students will meet several learning objectives of the course through hands on experience. Students will also build upon organizational skills, leadership skills, and networking skills through interaction with fellow students, MCC faculty, and community organizations.

 (10 hours)



HED 212 - Women's Health and Wellness | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College

HED 212 - Women's Health and Wellness

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.

3 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

Service Project (HED 212-CC1):
Students will be partnering with the Damon City Campus Wellness Center. Students will develop educational stations addressing health and safety issues, including substance abuse, breast cancer, diabetes, depression and mental health issues for the DCC Health and Wellness Fair in the Fall of 2007.  (20 hours)

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