Health Education

Health Education (HEED)

HEED 300 Health Science

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
  • C-ID:C-ID PHS 100

This course is designed to help students achieve a high level of health and prevent disease by assisting them to maximize both their personal lifestyles and their environments. This course will help students identify various factors influencing current and future levels of health. Additional information includes mental health, stress management, nutrition, weight control, fitness, sexuality, addictive substances, and disease.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • communicate their understanding of the holistic model of health and wellness.
  • demonstrate their understanding of the basic principles of nutrition, dietary recommendations, and the basic principles of physical fitness.
  • develop a plan based on current behavior theories that will allow them to change a personal maladapted behavior.
  • compare and contrast the various methods of disease prevention as well as the determinants of selected major diseases.
  • explain the impact of aging and the environment on personal health.
  • demonstrate their understanding of the prevention of unintentional injuries and the stimulus and prevention of violence.
  • compare and contrast the definitions of substance abuse and addiction.
  • define stress and explain stress management strategies.
  • explain the current state of healthcare in society and demonstrate the ability to interpret and evaluate credible health and medical research.
  • communicate orally and in writing the scientific language of the discipline.
  • define and explain the various concepts in human sexuality including; reproductive anatomy, contraception, reproductive options, sexually transmitted infections, sexual orientation, and relationships.

HEED 302 Introduction to Public Health

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • C-ID:C-ID PHS 101

This course provides an introduction to the discipline of Public Health. Students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts and terminologies of public health as well as the history of public health officials and agencies. The course will provide an overview of the functions of various health professions and institutions as well as an in-depth examination of the core disciplines within public health including the epidemiology of infectious and chronic disease; prevention and control of diseases in the community; an analysis of the social determinants of health; strategies for eliminating disease, illness, and health disparities among various populations; community organizing and health promotion programming; environmental health and safety; global health; and healthcare policy and management.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • identify different public health disciplines, professions, and organization and explain how each contributes to the field of public health.
  • distinguish the difference between personal and public health, how western medicine differs from other global regions in the approach to disease prevention, and describe the organization, financing, and delivery of various medical based services in the United States.
  • demonstrate the use of basic epidemiological methods including analyzing rates and defining terms such as cases, population at risk, risk factors, incidence, prevalence, morbidity, and mortality.
  • outline strategies for prevention, detection, and control of chronic and infectious diseases and the process of community organizing, building, and health promotion programming.
  • describe the interplay between health determinants such as environmental conditions, social, behavioral, and cultural factors, and biological considerations and explain the role each plays in determining local, national, and global health policy.
  • analyze current public health issues and describe how they affect societal well-being among specific populations of sex, ethnicity, education, and socioeconomic status.
  • identify, assess, and utilize credible information resources on community health current issues such as the internet, social media, media outlets, and libraries.
  • explain the historical development of public health.

HEED 351 Personal Health and Wellness

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area III(b); AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E1

This course focuses on a personalized approach to creating healthy habits for life. Students will assess their current level of health in the areas of physical, occupational, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental health and use appropriate behavior modification tools to enhance health levels in these areas. Particular emphasis will be placed on the positive synergistic relationship between physical activity and overall health and wellness levels. This course has a lab component that will require students to participate in physical activity.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • define the basic concepts of the holistic model of health and wellness.
  • evaluate their current personal health status in relation to the holistic model of health and wellness and devise programs designed to improve and/or maintain that status.
  • articulate the synergistic relevance of physical activity to elevated states of health and wellness.

HEED 495 Independent Studies in Health Education

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:54 - 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU