2021-2022 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. Prerequisite: Some background in health or human biology preferred but not required.