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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
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    The Impact of Disease and Disease Trends on Health Care Delivery

    • Define disease and disease trends.
    • Identify predisposing factors that lead to disease.
    • Describe disease trends that affect the delivery of health care services.

    Common Diseases and Disorders of Body Systems

    • Describe major diseases, disorders, and treatments within the nervous system.
    • Describe major diseases, disorders, and treatments that impact mental and behavioral health.
    • Describe major diseases, disorders, and treatments within the digestive system.

    Common Diseases and Disorders of Body Systems Continued

    • Describe major diseases, disorders, and treatments within the endocrine systems.
    • Describe major diseases, disorders, and treatments within the musculoskeletal system.

    Impact on Community, Health Resources, and Cultural Beliefs

    • Discuss the effects of cultural beliefs and practices on disease manifestation and management.
    • Discuss community health promotion and wellness strategies.
    • Describe the impact of common diseases and disorders on health care resources.
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