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COURSE NUMBER: HLTH101
COURSE TITLE:Contemporary Health
DIVISION:Sciences
IAI CODE(S): ECE 901
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Emphasis in this course is on a proactive wellness approach to decision-making and healthy behavior. Course requirements include several writing projects involving library/internet research, and include two 3-page papers. Short assignments with each unit of study allow students to apply course content to their personal situation.

PREREQUISITES:
Placement into ENGL101

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Discuss the benefits of fitness and a healthy, informed lifestyle.
  • Investigate the consequences of tobacco, drug, and alcohol use
  • Relate the consequences of unprotected sexual activity to sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Construct a personal nutritional plan
  • Evaluate nutritional habits and propose a personal plan based on their personal Food Pyramid.
  • Discuss the relationship between family history and future personal health issues to lifestyle choices.
  • Investigate family health characteristics and evaluate the influence of heredity, environment and lifestyle.
  • Relate regular fitness routines and healthy eating patterns to the prevention of long-term health problems.
  • Evaluate their level of personal wellness and propose a strategy to change one behavior, with ongoing journaling as a means of monitoring progress.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Shaping Your Health
  • Maintaining A Healthy Weight
  • Understanding Nutrition and Your Diet
  • Becoming Physically Fit
  • Rejecting Tobacco Use
  • Taking Control of Alcohol Use
  • Making Decisions About Drug Use
  • Managing Stress
  • Becoming an Informed Health Care Consumer
  • Living With Cancer

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

Payne, Hahn. 2009. Understanding Your Health, 12th Edition. McGraw-Hill.

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:

Assignments, Unit Projects, Research Papers, Examinations, Final Exam.
The percentage of Total Points (available in the course) earned by a student, determines the course grade for that student.

Letter grades will be assigned as follows:
A- 90-100%
B- 80-89%
C- 70-79%
D- 60-69%
F- Below 60%

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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