SC 101 Health Science

Course Description:
This course emphasizes the basic human anatomy and physiology, diseases, disease carriers, personal and community hygiene, first aid, treatment of minor accidents, mental health and illness, health care, and sex education.

  • Prerequisite Courses: ESL 089

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOS):
The student will be able to:

  1. Describe the structure, function, and basic pathologies of the human body.
  2. Demonstrate a solid foundation in basic biological sciences.
  3. Describe health career and allied professions and gain experience working effectively in groups with health professionals to address human life sciences and health problems.
  4. Discuss, analyze, and interpret fundamental and current issues relevant to human life sciences and health problems, and communicate information in a critical, scientific, and technologically advanced manner.

B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOS) - GENERAL
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to take appropriate action to promote and protect health and physical safety of others and themselves.
  2. Name the major components of each organ system and briefly describe their structures and function.
  3. Describe the multi-faceted and complex nature of human sexuality.
  4. The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the health benefits of proper nutrition and physical exercise
  5. Describe the mechanisms of diseases and the ways in which these diseases affect the body.
  6. Give examples of the major categories of psychoactive substances and briefly describe their physiological, psychological, and societal effects.

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C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOS) – SPECIFIC
The student will be able to:

General SLO 1: Demonstrate knowledge of how to promote and protect health and physical safety of others and themselves.

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

1.1. The student will be able to explain the importance of adaptation and accommodation in relation to health and disease, relate how the multiple dimensions of health (including heredity and lifestyle choices) determine personal wellness, describe the relationship between environment and health, and discuss the role of different kinds of health care providers.

Students will submit class work, assignments and quizzes with at least 70% accuracy

General SLO 2: Name the major components of each organ system and briefly describe their structure and function.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

2.1. The student will be able to explain the general functions of the different body systems identify the major organs of the body and describe their functions, and explain how understanding the human body leads to making informed decisions regarding health.

Quiz and/or exam

General SLO 3: Describe the multi-faceted and complex nature of human sexuality.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

3.1. The student will be able describe the structure and function of the male and female reproductive system, outline the process of the menstrual cycle, describe the different stages of pregnancy, identify different methods of contraception, and give examples of the more common sexually transmitted diseases.

Quiz and/or exam

General SLO 4: Demonstrate an understanding of the health benefits of proper nutrition and physical exercise.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

4.1. The student will be able to describe the basic guidelines for good nutritional health, list and describe the seven components of food, identify common foods that contain each component, describe the effect of physical activity on fitness, and design and implement a physical fitness training program.

Quiz and/or exam

General SLO 5: Describe the mechanisms of diseases and the ways in which these diseases affect the body.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

5.1 The student will be able to explain the differences between infectious and non-infectious diseases, list and describe examples of pathogenic agents, describe the epidemiology of common diseases, explain how the body defends itself from the daily onslaught of microbes and irritants, and discuss measures for preventing and controlling the spread of disease.

Quiz and /or exam

General SLO 6: Demonstrate knowledge of the major categories of psychoactive drugs (including alcohol and tobacco) and their physiological, psychological, and societal effects.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

6.1 The student will be able identify different kinds of drugs and how to deal with these problems, explain how alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse interfere with career and personal success.

Quiz and /or exam

D. COURSE CONTENT

  1. Health and Wellness
  2. Anatomy and Physiology
  3. Nutrition
  4. Physical Fitness
  5. Sexuality
  6. Communicable and Non-communicable diseases
  7. Drugs and drug addiction
E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

Instructional methods will include lecture. Audio and visual materials, including DVDs, hand-outs appropriate to the health curriculum, will be utilized.

F. REQUIRED TEXT AND MATERIALS

Gordon, Edlin, and Eric Golanty. 2010, Health and Wellness, 19th ed (or current). Sadbury, Massachusetts, Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Separate notebook for reading note, class note taking, and handouts’

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
Marieb, Elaine, Hoehn, Katja, 2007: Human Anatomy and Physiology, 7th ed. San Francisco, Pearson, Benjamin Cummings Publishers (or most recent edition).
Charles, Carroll. Miller Dean,. 1994 HEALTH, The Science of Human Adaptation: Dubuque, Wm. C. Brown., (or most recent edition).
Dewitt, William., Human Biology, Scott, Foresman and Company. 1989 Hamann, Barbara., Diseases: Identification, Prevention, and Control Mosby-Yearbook, Inc., 1994. (or most recent edition).
Benson, Harold., Gunstream, Stanley., Arthur, Talaro, Kathleen., Anatomy and Physiology, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, Dubuque, 1999 (or most recent edition).
Chira, Daniel, 2003 Human Body Systems. Jones and Bartlett Publishers. (or most recent edition)

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COST
None

I. EVALUATION
None

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

 

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