Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2020  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog
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HLTH 225 - Introduction to Health Behaviors

(BSSD, GEIR, GEEL) (R only)

An intersection of psychology, biology and health.  It is the study of the mind-body connection. This course explores health risk behaviors, health protective behaviors and the underlying processes and mechanisms by which health related decisions are made. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011  Three hours each week. Formerly HE 200.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:


  • Identify and apply research methods used to study health related behaviors.
  • List and explain cogent theories/models of health risk and health protective behaviors.
  • Describe and give examples of health risk and health enhancing behaviors.
  • Describe evidence based patterns of morbidity and mortality in the US today and historically.
  • Analyze the biopsychosocial factors that influence health care utilization and adherence behaviors.
  • Identify risk factors for chronic illness and accidents; examine the impact of chronic illness and accidents on the individual, the family and society; evaluate the rights of the individual versus social responsibility in terms of accidents and chronic disease risk.

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