NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
HLT 110 - CONCEPTS OF PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH (3 CRS.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Focuses on wellness and a philosophy of holistic health. Concepts recognize the interrelatedness of the physical, psychological, emotional, social, and environmental factors which contribute to the overall quality of life. Examines practices which maintain or prevent good health. Lecture 3 hours per week.

COURSE PURPOSE

To provide students with current views on wellness and prevention of illness, and to recognize and evaluate health resources provided by the community.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

English language proficiency.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

    1. understand the implications of the holistic approach to wellness
    2. compare concepts of wellness with his/her own lifestyle, and identify areas for improvement
    3. demonstrate familiarity with current major health problems facing the nation and community
    4. understand theoretical concepts related to stress reduction
    5. identify health resources provided by the community
    6. demonstrate a knowledge base which will allow analytical thinking about health and health problems
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED
    1. Wellness
    2. Major illness in the nation
    3. Mental health
    4. Healthy and unhealthy personal habits
    5. Health during the life cycles
    6. Community health resources in Northern Virginia
    7. National health policies
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