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Course Descriptions

HED 208 - Chronic and Communicable Disease

3 Credits

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.

Prerequisite: HED 108 or HED 110 or HED 130.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify diseases associated with each of the body's systems.
2. Define key terminology relevant to human disease and disorders.
3. Identify signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests for common human diseases and disorders.
4. Describe the progression of several disease conditions.
5. Explain the role of lifestyle and its impact on the dimensions of health and wellness and chronic conditions.
6. State the effect of aging on specific body systems.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Spring Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023