Introduction To Health And Disease –

hcs245

(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 diseases commonly seen in the health care 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 to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Trends in Disease

  • Identify disease trends that affect the population
  • Describe the global impact of diseases today

Respiratory Diseases

  • Examine common respiratory diseases and their treatments
  • Discuss the effects of cultural and health beliefs on disease manifestation and management
  • Identify community health promotion and wellness strategies

Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Examine common cardiovascular diseases and their treatments
  • Discuss the effects of cultural and health beliefs on disease manifestation and management
  • Identify community health promotion and wellness strategies

Gastrointestinal Diseases

  • Examine common gastrointestinal diseases and their treatments
  • Discuss the effects of cultural and health beliefs on disease manifestation and management
  • Identify community health promotion and wellness strategies

Behavioral Health

  • Examine common behavioral health diseases and their treatments
  • Discuss the effects of cultural and health beliefs on disease manifestation and management
  • Identify community health promotion and wellness strategies

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