HE-101: Introduction to Health Education

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: HE-101 Introduction to Health Education

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 class hours; (Students who are required to take BE-111, 112 or BE-201, BE-203, BE-205, or BE-121 or BE-225 must take HE-101. Students may not receive credit for both HE-101 and HE-102)

Credits: 1

Course Description in college catalog:

An introductory course in personal and community health designed specifically for students who have been placed in Academic Literacy reading and/ or writing, or The English as a Second Language sequence. Topics include mental health, addictions and dependencies, sex and sexuality, diet, exercise and weight control, the major diseases and their relation to morbidity and longevity. In addition, students are required to attend Health Lecture Series Programs and/or related field experiences as a complement to classroom activities.

1Students in HE-101, HE-102, HE-103, HE-104, HE-105, HE-106, HE-107, HE-108, HE-110, and HE-111 must pay a special supplies and services fee of $5.00

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

A.A.S. Management

A.S. Gallery and Museum Studies

A.S. Dance

A.S. Theatre (Concentration: Acting)

A.S. Theatre (Concentration: Technical Theatre)

A.S. Psychology

Certificate Program in Health Care Office Administration: Managing, Coding, and Billing­

A.S. Art (Concentration: Art History)

A.S. Art (Concentration: Art and Design)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to define and describe disease prevention, health promotion and the use of the scientific method

  2. Students will be able to describe the factors needed to make health behavior changes

  3. Students will be able to list and define the various nutrients

  4. Students will be able to list and define the different types of fats

  5. Students will be able to describe the benefits of exercise

  6. Students will be able to discuss ways in which to incorporate exercise into their daily lifestyle

  7. Students will be able to describe the effects of stress on the body

  8. Students will be able to discuss ways in which to manage and reduce stress

  9. Students will be able to demonstrate stress reduction techniques

  10. Students will be able to define and describe the most common mental disorders

  11. Students will be able to define and describe the various types of depression

  12. Students will be able to identify various types of addictive behaviors

  13. Students will be able to describe the recovery from addiction

  14. Students will be able to discuss the effectiveness of public health efforts to reduce smoking

  15. Students will be able to describe the determinants of health to prevent morbidity and mortality

  16. Students will be able to differentiate between viral and bacterial sexually transmitted infections

  17. Students will be able to define and describe various methods of contraception

  18. Students will be able to describe the symptoms, causes, and treatment and prevention diabetes

  19. Students will be able to describe the current obesity epidemic among children and adults

  20. Students will be able to define global warming and describe why this occurs

  21. Students will be able to list various ways to help improve environmental health

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Examinations

  2. Assignments and Projects

  3. Participation and Oral Presentations

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.