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P E 101 - Global Health Issues

5 Credits
Introduction to current world health issues.  Students will explore the relationships between socioeconomic, political, cultural and demographic conditions of world regions as they relate to health and nutrition. There will be an emphasis on human rights, epidemiology, gender health issues, conflict/refugee issues, sustainability and nutrition/food security concerns.  Students will investigate and implement  strategies for improving global health.

Course Note Fulfills the three-credit Physical Education and Diversity and Globalism requirements.
Fees

Quarters Typically Offered

Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve All students
Active Date 2011-07-25

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 36
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Field Studies 0 Clinical 0 Independent Studies 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
AA
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Physical Education

PE Theory Course Yes

Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
  • INTRO TO WORLD ISSUES, POLITICS AND GEOGRAPHY
  • DYNAMICS OF SOCIO-CULTURAL CHANGE AND POPULATION
  • COMPARISON OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
  • HUMAN RIGHTS
    • INTRODUCTION TO UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
    • THE RIGHTS OF THE WOMAN; THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
    • MODERN DAY SLAVERY
  • WOMENS’ HEALTH ISSUES
    • REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
    • MATERNAL AND CHILD-REARING HEALTH
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY
    • HIV/AIDS
    • CURRENT STUDIES IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • NUTRITION/HUNGER/FAMINE ISSUES
    • INTRODUCTION TO BASIC NUTRITION
    • TYPES OF FARMING (FACTORY FARMING VS ORGANIC FARMING)
    • FOOD SECURITY
  • GENOCIDE
  • REFUGEE HEALTH
  • SUSTAINABILITY/ ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
    • OVERPOPULATION AND CONSUMPTION ISSUES
  • LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION
    • INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR EFFECT ON LOCAL CULTURES AND TRADITIONS
    • COMPARISON OF EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES ON THE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVELS
  • OTHER FACTORS AFFECTING WORLD HEALTH AND NUTRITION
    • NATURAL DISASTERS
    • POLITICAL INSTABILITY AND WAR
  • SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS


Student Learning Outcomes
Describe basic political, geographic, demographic, socioeconomic and cultural issues throughout the world and how they relate to health outcomes.

Explain basic human rights, women's health issues and family planning issues.

Explain epidemiologic (ie - HIV/AIDS,) conflict and refugee issues throughout the world.

Investigate improvement strategies for global food concerns, food security, and malnutrition.

Evaluate local and international initiatives and action alternatives as they relate to health and nutrition.

Develop, implement, and participate in service learning activites related to global health.



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