HED 208 - Chronic and Communicable Disease
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop a basic understanding of the biology of human diseases, disabilities and death, and to construct interventions to prevent or control them. Using the descriptive and analytic epidemiologic approaches the student will study selected diseases/conditions. Common infectious and chronic/lifestyle diseases will be explored.
Using collected scientific data and scientific reasoning’s, students will create a healthy lifestyle plan that can be applied to current situations. The contemporary strategic plan for improving the nation’s health will be reviewed and discussed in conjunction with the diseases/disorders presented.
New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Natural Sciences (and Scientific Reasoning)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Utilize scientific reasoning to gather data to assess risk or causes related to the development of select conditions or diseases.
2. Apply medical terminology relevant to the observation of signs or symptoms of human disease and disorders.
3. Utilize scientific data, concepts or models to examine the progression of several disease conditions including their different signs, symptoms, target populations and the transmission of the disease.
4. Explain the role of lifestyle choices/health behaviors and their impact on health, wellness or chronic conditions.
5. Evaluate how clinical trials are beneficial relative to chronic or communicable disease prevention or treatment strategies.
6. Examine scientific reasoning as it relates to chronic and communicable diseases in lifestyle behavior applications.
Course Offered Fall; Spring
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Fall Semester 2023