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Analysis of the various health problems that affect humans throughout the world; emphasis will be placed on personal health issues.
HLHED 516: Evaluation of Health Education and Promotion Programs
Evaluation of Health Education and Promotion Programs
Criteria and strategies to assess the impact of health education and health promotion programs in school, community, and corporate settings.
HLHED 530: Research Techniques in Health Education
Research Techniques in Health Education
Research techniques, including methods, research design, techniques for data collection, as applied to relevant problems in the health education field.
HLHED 552: Current Health Education Issues
Current Health Education Issues
Analysis of scientific and political foundations of current issues within health education tasks, with emphasis on research and action implications.
HLHED 553: Multicultural Health Issues
Multicultural Health Issues
This course is designed to explore cultural factors influencing the health status among racial/ethnic groups in the United States. HLHED 553 Multicultural Health Issues (3) This course is designed to explore ethnic and cultural factors influencing the health status among racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. Through lecture, discussion, simulations, and case studies, the students will be able to develop an appreciation for the cultural traditions and practices of different groups. The importance and implications of these traditions on health outcomes and health status will be examined. The students will also learn skills of cultural competence that are essential for public health practitioners.
HLHED 582: Spirituality and Culture in Health and Education Professions
Spirituality and Culture in Health and Education Professions
This course focuses on the cultural aspects of spirituality and its place in the health and education professions. EDUC (HLHED) 582 Spirituality and Culture in Health and Education Professions (3)This course will focus on the examination of the place of the cultural aspects of spirituality and its place in the education and health professions and its implications for culturally responsive education and/or health care in a multicultural society. In particular the goals of the course are as follows: 1) To clarify the difference between spirituality and religion and to understand how spirituality is currently being examined in the fields of adult education, medical education and the health professions. 2) To examine how culture informs spirituality generally, and more specifically, to examine how culture relates to one's own spiritual development and overall health in the world. 3) To develop a sense of how people construct knowledge through image and symbol, which for many people, maps to their spirituality and culture, as they make new and deeper meaning of their own lives. 4) To begin to consider WHEN and HOW one might appropriately draw on one's own spirituality and that of participants in adult and higher educational practices and health care settings to increase cultural understanding and/or responsiveness to patient needs and when such discussion might seem to impose a spiritual or religious agenda. 5) To examine the connections among spirituality, culture, some complementary and alternative medicine modalities and overall holistic health and education.