Introduction To Health And Disease – hcs330 (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the basic principles of illness and disease as well as the impact of disease trends on the delivery of services. The clinical manifestations of disease is commonly seen in the healthcare environment will be reviewed. The impact of health promotion and wellness program perspectives will be presented.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Impact of Common Diseases

  • Interpret current events and their implication on disease manifestations and health care.
  • Evaluate the global implications of infectious disease and the resulting public health burden.

Disease Management

  • Explain the benefits of Alternative therapies.
  • Consider the relationship of Health Promotion and Wellness Programs to prevention strategies.
  • Identify the impact of technology in genetic engineering and disease management.

Introduction to Disease

  • Examine the theories of disease causation throughout history.
  • Describe the basic mechanisms of disease causation.

Common Diseases

  • Contrast the clinical manifestations and treatment of infectious diseases in adults as opposed to children.
  • Provide examples of acute diseases and their treatment.
  • Describe the effects of aging on common chronic diseases.

Culture and Health Beliefs

  • Discuss the effects of culture and health beliefs and values on disease manifestation, disease management, and health promotion.
  • Examine emerging diseases identified by Public Health authorities.

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