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COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION (CHE)

  
CHE 441/541         Cr. 3
Human Disease Prevention and Control
Presentations by medical experts in the recent progress in disease prevention and control. Knowledge of many disease processes and treatments will be discussed. Primarily designed for prospective health educators, to explore in depth, selected topic areas of communicable and chronic diseases. Prerequisites: ESS 205, 206 or
BIO 312, 313.
 
CHE 453/553         Cr. 1-3
Cultural issues in Health Education: Ethnic, Racial, Religious, and Familial Groups
A study of cultural influences on health and illness. Values and attitudes held by different groups in America's pluralistic society need to be considered in health program planning. Various racial, ethnic, and religious groups' health beliefs and practices will be examined. Cultural influences and patterns of communication within cultures and how these affect health care and utilization of services will be identified. The U.S. health care system will be analyzed in terms of servicing its culturally diverse population. Designed for health professionals, this course will increase their sensitivity in working with people of various cultural origins. Repeatable for credit -- maximum 3. Offered Sem. II.
 
CHE 460/560         Cr. 1
Medical Terminology for Health Education
Skill development for working with the special language used in clinics, hospitals, and other health agencies. Students in various health fields will learn to use medically related terms in their professional communication. Prerequisites: ESS 205, 206 or BIO 312, 313.
 
CHE 465/565         Cr. 1
Health Education Marketing
Designed for health educators, this course provides a survey of marketing concepts as applied to health education programs. Marketing as part of the health planning and evaluation process will be discussed. Marketing strategies for both public agencies and private businesses will be presented. Prerequisite: CHE 240. Offered occasionally.
 
CHE 466/566         Cr. 1-3
Worksite Health Promotion
This course will focus on building an understanding of the components necessary for successful worksite health promotion. Included will be the development, implementation, and evaluation of worksite health promotion programs. There will be a direct emphasis on actual worksite conditions and situations, including constraints and advantages. The course will examine the relationship of a worksite health promotion program to the organization as a whole and the potential benefits for both the employee and the employer. Non-repeatable for additional credit. Offered occasionally.
 
CHE/SHE 475/575         Cr. 1-3
Workshop in Health Education
Group study of varying health education topics, community agencies, and educational institutions. Prerequisite: permission of adviser and instructor. Repeatable for credit under different subtitles -- maximum 6 credits combined CHE/SHE. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading.
 
CHE 498/598         Cr. 1-12 UG        Cr. 1-5 G
Community Health Education Preceptorship
Professional experience in a community health education setting for a full semester. The student works under faculty supervision with a professional in health education/health promotion who serves as a mentor. Undergraduate prerequisites: successful completion of all program course requirements, recommendation of the department, cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75, and major grade point average of 2.75. Undergraduate program requirement: 12 credits; graduate program requirement: five credits. Repeatable for credit -- maximum 5 for graduate credit only.

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