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HCS/245

Introduction to Health and Disease

Online

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$1194

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Course level: Undergraduate

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.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

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.

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.

Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Examine common cardiovascular 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 cardiovascular 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.

Respiratory Diseases

  • Examine common respiratory 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 respiratory diseases on health care resources.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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