Chronic Diseases: Prevention and Control

Chronic Diseases: Prevention and Control
Pathogenesis, epidemiology of major chronic diseases, health costs to society, at-risk populations, population-based prevention, and related best-practice interventions.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining HLTH 310
Course Outcomes

Chronic Disease Pathophysiology

Describe chronic disease processes and basic changes to the body's normal structure and function that occur in major chronic diseases that are among the leading causes of death and disability.

Chronic Disease Population Patterns

Discuss the distribution of major chronic diseases in the population.

Chronic Disease Causes & Risk Factors

Identify causes and risk factors for major chronic diseases, including biological, behavioral, social, and environmental determinants of individual and population health.

Chronic Disease Consequences

Discuss the physical, emotional, social, and economic effects of major chronic diseases on individuals, families, and society.

Chronic Disease Prevention & Control

Discuss primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of major chronic diseases, based on an integrated understanding of chronic disease pathophysiology, population patterns, causes & risk factors, and consequences.

Research Analysis

Analyze peer-reviewed scientific articles about major chronic diseases and communicate the public health implications of chronic disease research findings.

Personal Accountability for Chronic Disease Prevention

Analyze one's own personal health behavior and family health history and apply chronic disease prevention measures in one's own life.