HLTH 299 - Capstone in Public Health Sciences
This capstone course provides students with an opportunity to further explore the dimensions of health and wellness and how they relate to the individual and society. This course will examine current national and local health issues, and strategies for tackling these problems at the community and national level. As part of the course, students will complete a capstone project that will allow them to assess the risk factors for a disease, its impact on the quality of life of a person with the disease, as well as construct intervention strategies to enhance the person’s quality of life. This course must be taken in the last semester prior to completion of the degree program. PREREQUISITE(S): HLTH 160 , and HLTH 225 , and consent of department. One hour each week.
1 semester hour
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:
- Identify and analyze credible sources of health information.
- Describe the biopsychosocial factors which impact human health.
- List and describe controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for disease.
- List and describe the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the US.
- Analyze the contribution of both controllable and uncontrollable risk factors to the health status of individuals and populations.
- Evaluate the impact of personal/individual choice in achieving and maintaining good health.
- Evaluate the impact of individual choice on the health of the population.
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