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NU 234 Promoting Health Across the Life-Span

The content of this course focuses on health promotion and health education across the life-span. Utilizing health information literacy, students explore developmental changes and health and illness phenomena. Students examine models and theories that interpret health behaviors, health status, and disparities. Social, cultural, and political factors that contribute to or hinder achieving optimal health are addressed. Concepts of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention are presented, and major morbidities and mortalities are discussed. Interventions that promote healthy behaviors and prevent morbidity and mortality supported by evidence-based practice are described. The goals of Healthy People 2020 are discussed and analyzed. Prerequisites: BIO 161, BIO 161L, BIO 162, and BIO 162L. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: WI. (3)