HLTH 215 - Women’s Health
(GEIR, GEEL, GCP)
An introduction to the study of the diverse yet interconnected factors which affect the health of women. Women’s health includes the study of female biology and reproductive health but it also incorporates the psychological and social issues which impact the quality of life for women around the world. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours each week. Formerly HE 204.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Discuss the origin and status of the women’s health movement both in the US and abroad.
- Describe and analyze the impact of social issues such as violence, sexual harassment and body image on the health of women both in the US and abroad.
- Describe and analyze the impact of psychological issues such as anxiety and depression on the well- being of women.
- Identify and analyze utilization and barriers to utilization of health care on the local and global level.
- Analyze the role race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status as factors, which impact the health of women on a global scale.
- Describe the basic female reproductive biology including menstruation, pregnancy/childbirth, STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) and contraception.
- Explain the leading causes of morbidity and mortality for women in the US and abroad.
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