Consumer Health

General

Prefix

HLTH

Course Number

250

Course Level

Undergraduate

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Health and Wellness Professions

Description

Exploration of consumer health issues: types, cost, and availability of health care, products, and services; health quackery, fads, and consumer protection.

Credits

Min

3

Max

3

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course

Yes

MN Goal Designation(s)

02

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Identify the applications of the field of consumer health to everyday life situations.

Outcome

Review the major sources of misleading information, quackery and health fraud encountered by consumers of health products and services.

Outcome

Critically appraise health information provided by radio, T.V., print sources, the Internet and similar sources of information.

Outcome

Distinguish facts from fiction and apply the scientific method to interpretation of facts.

Outcome

Distinguish the different techniques and tools used by the advertisement industry to sell their products and increase profit.

Outcome

Examine the importance of what is known as science-based health care when choosing a physician, seeking basic medical, or surgical care.

Outcome

Examine how specific programs and services work in the field of mental health, dental care, and alternative healing.

Outcome

Review the major elements of self-care and when to use the health care facilities.

Dependencies

Programs

HLTH250 is a completion requirement for: