Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HLTH 160 - The Science and Theory of Health

(BSSD, GEIR, GEEL) (R only)

Introduces students to approaches for improving the health of individuals and communities locally and around the world through health education, health promotion, and public health practice. Students examine risk factors for disease and disability in various populations, the impact society, culture, and behavior have on a population’s health status, and strategies to reduce the risk for disease and hence improve the health of individuals and communities. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

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

  • Define and explain the concepts of health, dimensions of wellness and prevention.
  • Identify reliable sources of health information.
  • Identify and utilize the theories, models and methodologies of health to analyze relevant data.
  • Identify and explore health-related issues of concern to both the individuals and various groups within our society.
  • Analyze the impact of accurate and current health information on the wellbeing of individuals and society.

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