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Introduction To Health And Disease

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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 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Respiratory Diseases

    • Discuss the effects of cultural beliefs and practices on disease manifestation and management.
    • Identify the impact of respiratory diseases on health care resources.
    • Identify community health promotion and wellness strategies.
    • Examine common respiratory diseases and their treatment modalities.

    Mental and Behavioral Health

    • Examine common mental and behavioral health diseases and their treatment modalities.
    • Discuss the effects of cultural beliefs and practices on disease manifestation and management.
    • Identify community health promotion and wellness strategies.
    • Identify the impact of mental and behavioral health diseases on health care resources.

    Endocrine Diseases

    • Examine common endocrine diseases and their treatment modalities.
    • Discuss the effects of cultural beliefs and practices on disease manifestation and management.
    • Identify community health promotion and wellness strategies.
    • Identify the impact of endocrine diseases on health care resources.

    Cardiovascular Diseases

    • Identify community health promotion and wellness strategies.
    • Examine common cardiovascular diseases and their treatment modalities.
    • Discuss the effects of cultural beliefs and practices on disease manifestation and management.
    • Identify the impact of cardiovascular diseases on health care resources.

    Trends in Disease

    • Identify disease trends that affect the population.
    • Describe the impact of diseases on delivery services.
    • Differentiate between primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.
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