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Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HT 220 - Introduction to Disease Prevention

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the general principles of disease and how it affects the human body. Knowledge of various diseases and the individual effect on the organs of the body systems along with risk factors, symptoms and prevention will be detailed. This course will benefit those who plan to continue their study in health-related professions.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify health and disease status and key words in defining disease and disease prevention;
  • analyze health risks related to various diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, neurological and musculoskeletal disease;
  • recognize symptoms of various diseases and assess appropriate interventions in the traditional medical sense, as well as alternative methods. The student will prepare a case study on specific diseases and include symptoms, diagnostic means, treatment and outcomes; and
  • interpret and appraise a variety of quality resources regarding health services involved in disease prevention. Students will research what sources are available through local, regional and national services.

F/S (C, N, S)