Catalog Description: Offers concepts to use today and tomorrow as guidelines for self-directed responsible living. Emphasis is placed on relating health concepts for the individual's well-being in personal, community, vocational and leadership roles.
Student Learning Outcomes
1.Identify the six dimensions of health and explain the impact of lifestyle on health.
2. Identify the physiological and psychological effects of stress, and compare the most common stress management techniques.
3. Explain the relationship of needs, values, and goals to psychological health, and name different therapeutic approaches to treatment.
4. Select and illustrate the five components of fitness..
5. Design a nutrition plan for a healthy diet.
6. Explain conception and contraception.
7. Compare and differentiate major chronic illnesses like, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, metabolic diseases, and outline the risk factors associated with these diseases.
8. Analyze the various factors influencing drug use, misuse, and abuse, substance use disorders, and discuss treatment of drug dependency.
9. Evaluate and design strategies to improve personal behavior in achieving optimum personal wellness through self-assessment, self-treatment and medical diagnosis and services
10. Identify different types of contraceptive methods and compare their effectiveness in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
11. Evaluate the importance of prenatal and preconception care12. Describe the six categories of drugs and identify actions that will maximize the benefits received from a drug free environment; describe how hazardous drug interactions occur.
Attendance Policy, Student Conduct, and Accommodation.
Attendance for the entire session is required. Grades will be affected according to the number of times the quizzes are missed and for incomplete work unless prior arrangement have been made with the Instructor. Students will be dropped after three absences.
Conduct in the College must conform to District and College rules and regulations. Violations of such rules and regulations may result in disciplinary action as provided for in Title 5, California Code of Regulations. Students shall respect and obey civil and criminal law, and shall be subject to legal penalties for violation of laws of the city, county, state and nation.
The Los Angeles Community College District supports the American with Disability Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation will be provided to any students with disabilities that needs and requires accommodation. The intent of the ADA is not to give a particular student an unfair advantage over other students, but simply to allow student with a disability to have an equal opportunity to be successful.
If you need help paying for books and other college expenses,
call the Financial Aid Office at (310) 233-4320 or see them in the Student Services/Administration Building, Room 114
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