COMMUNITY HEALTH  Education
(CHE)

CHE 240 Cr. 3
Community Health Education Foundations
Community health education is explored as a career option. Students learn about the theoretical foundations of health education as applied to program development for individuals, temporary groups, organizations and communities. Students participate in one hour of lecture, one hour of small group lab, and five to eight hours of field experience for approximately ten weeks. Prerequisite: HED 205.

CHE 340 Cr. 3
Epidemiology and Community Health Problems
A survey and analysis of current public health problems incorporating an epidemiologic framework. A basic introduction to community health history and organization is followed by specific health issues analyzed through the agent, host, and environmental interrelationships. Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, and health promotion strategies are detailed. Prerequisite: BIO 103 or 105 and CHM 100 or 103.

CHE 350 Cr. 3
Biometry and Research Design
This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of research procedures and protocol. Through this course, one will develop a better understanding of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting valid, reliable data. The proper and improper uses of statistics, designing research experiments, and data handling will be examined. In addition, the basic procedures involved in the design and implementation of evaluation research will be examined. Prerequisite: MTH 145 or 250 and CHE 340. Offered Sem. I.

CHE 440 Cr. 3
Program Development in Community Health Education
Community health analysis specific to community health education program development. Individual students develop knowledge of the following program development components: (1) needs, (2) objectives, (3) learning activities, (4) settings, (5) evaluation. Skills are developed in program planning and program implementing. Two hours for in-class activities are complemented by out-of-class program development experience. Prerequisite: HED 205, CHE 240, 340, 350.
 

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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: ESS 205 and 206 or BIO 312 and 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 491 Cr. 1
Senior Seminar in Community Health Education
This course is designed to review selected community health topics and introduce current issues in the profession. Through dialogue, interaction activities, and some on-site experience, students will be prepared to face the realism of the preceptorship and eventual employment. To be taken during final semester prior to CHE 498.

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 prerequisite: 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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