General Health Science
Welcome to the Spring 2013 semester! This is an introductory course in the science of health, designed to give students a basic introduction to your body, how it functions, and how your choices impact your health. Hopefully you will learn something about how science "works," what science has learned, and some exciting topics waiting to be discovered. I enjoy teaching this course, and I hope that you enjoy enrolling in my class. This class can be very interesting and fun, but be prepared - there is a lot of material to learn. Let me know if you have any questions!
Here is this semester's course syllabus and a student study pack which may help you.
Power Point Presentations
These presentations are for your review. and they supplement your text. They are not meant to replace lecture, or replace your text readings. If you have trouble viewing them online, would suggest downloading them onto your hard drive. If you do not have the program called power point on your computer, you can download a free viewer program offered by Microsoft. If all else fails, please come see me, and I can get these to you.
Stress and the Stress Response
Muscular and Skeletal Systems
Substance Abuse and Psychoactive Drugs
Tobacco Use and Consequences
Alcohol Use and Consequences
Being a Health Care Consumer
The Role of Aging
The Genetic Component to Health
Immunity and Infection
Male and Female Reproduction
Fetal Growth and Development
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Drug Assignment (required - Due March 25)
Wheatgrass Assignment (extra-credit - Due May 6)
Book Review Assignment (required - details to follow)
Personal Profile Survey (required - Due May 13 - details to follow)
You now have everything you need. Above I have listed three required assignments, and one extra-credit opportunity (this is not to be taken lightly). I will not put my STD lecture online, due to the sensitive nature of the subject material. On the book review, and on the personal profile survey, I will follow up in class with details about the assignments. I hope this helps.