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HLTH 250. Consumer Health

Credits: 3
Department: Health and Physical Education
Description: Exploration of consumer health issues: types, cost, and availability of health care, products, and services; health quackery, fads, and consumer protection.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the applications of the field of consumer health to everyday life situations.
2. Review the major sources of misleading information, quackery and health fraud encountered by consumers of health products and services.
3. Critically appraise health information provided by radio, T.V., print sources, the Internet and similar sources of information.
4. Distinguish facts from fiction and apply the scientific method to interpretation of facts.
5. Distinguish the different techniques and tools used by the advertisement industry to sell their products and increase profit.
6. Examine the importance of what is known as science-based health care when choosing a physician, seeking basic medical, or surgical care.
7. Examine how specific programs and services work in the field of mental health, dental care, and alternative healing.
8. Review the major elements of self-care and when to use the health care facilities.

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