2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CBIOL 2502 Essentials of Health

This course emphasizes concepts basic to the maintenance of lifelong optimal health. Topics include: awareness of preventable causes and recognition of the signs and symptoms of disease; communicable and non-communicable diseases; nutrition; weight control; therapeutic drugs and their side effects; toxic agents and environmental factors; narcotics, alcohol, and tobacco; and emotional and mental well-being as integral aspects of health. Social and economic factors and health services that have bearing on these topics are examined.




Some background in health or human biology preferred but not required


Fall and Spring semesters