NHCC | North Hennepin Community College

Course Descriptions

HLTH 1030    Personal and Community Health     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

Personal and Community Health addresses itself to the needs and issues of the individual as related to current health matters in today's society.  Our life style and modern society both contribute and detract from the holistic health concept.  This  class will assist the student in developing a plan for achieving and maintaining his/her personal health.

HLTH 1040    Current Health Issues and Human Behavior     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

Current Health Issues and Human Behavior is a course which will examine how biological, psychological, and social factors work together to explain health and illness. This course will focus on current health models, such as the biopsychosocial model, that help explain why some people become ill and others do not. This class has an integrative health approach in treating the whole person who may have disease and illness caused by genetic factors and/or environmental factors. Another very important aspect of this course will be to interpret and discuss the various theories of change in human behavior and how they relate to health. After participating and completing coursework, students should understand the (positive and negative) contributing roles that psychological and social factors have on biological processes in the body.

HLTH 1050    Stress Management     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

Stress is one of the most commonly referred to, but least understood, of all health problems. This class is designed to examine the differences between stress and personal challenges with an emphasis on the importance of the role of perception in distinguishing between the two. This course will also examine the many common sources of stress for most people and practice strategies for managing these stressors. The students will also discover how to control their stress instead of letting their stress control them.

HLTH 1060    Drugs and Health     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course examines how drugs will relate with and affect holistic health, with a focus on the physiological, sociological and psychological effects these drugs may have on an individual and their relationships. The emphasis of this course is on the basic tools and information needed to understand and interact with individuals who may have problems with chemicals. It is designed to provide current information regarding the various drugs in society today.

HLTH 1070    Nutrition     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental truths of nutrition principles, health promotion and disease prevention throughout life.   Topics include, in part, the study of carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals and their function and role in healthy living.  It will provide introductory nutritional information for career paths in nursing and other similar fields of study.

HLTH 1080    Consumer Health     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course examines current consumer health issues in society. Class content will include the examination of health care products, the food and drug industry, and our ability to create a safe living environment. This course will also include plans of action that we, as a society, can take to become better health consumers.

HLTH 1100    Responding to Emergencies: First Aid     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is designed to provide students with basic First Aid. Students will learn basic knowledge of body functions, skills, and techniques to correctly and appropriately manage emergency care. At the close of the semester, a successful student will receive the current certification for community CPR, AED, and First Aid.

HLTH 1250    Wellness for Life     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is designed to investigate the implications of exercise, diet, nutrition, stress, and physical activity in the total health of the individual. EXSC 1250 and HLTH 1250 are the same: credit may not be earned for both. (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab)

HLTH 1600    Emergency Medical Responder     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

The course provides training in emergency medical care for persons who are apt to be responding to accidents. The course emphasizes the development of skills in patient assessment and emergency medical procedures. The goal is to prepare you for work in the emergency medical arena as a first responder. The course will provide you with the information needed to make competent decisions regarding medical and trauma patients.

HLTH 1900    Healthy Sexuality     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

Healthy Sexuality will examine how the dimensions of wellness--physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental and occupational-- influence our sexual health. It is also the intention of this class to show how healthy expressions of sexuality can improve one's overall wellness.

HLTH 1990    Health Special Topics     Credits  1-4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will provide flexibility in offering an in-depth review of topics of immediate importance and topical interest. These topics will go beyond the introductory courses in examining specific aspects of the subject matter.

HLTH 2030    Global Health     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course examines the historical context of global health and emerging global health priorities, including infectious diseases, poverty, health inequity, health care systems and major global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion.

HLTH 2060    Concepts of Addiction     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course discusses chemical use, misuse, abuse, and dependence. The focus of this class is the role of biopsychosocial factors in the development and progression of addiction. The content of this class will also include information regarding intervention, assessment, and treatment.

HLTH 2070    Socio-Cultural Aspects of Nutriton     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

Students in this course will explore nutrition in the context of culture ¿ looking at common dishes, special occasion foods, and cultural foods with therapeutic uses. Students will examine how cultural values, health beliefs, economic status, and learned food practices shape the development of meal patterns, eating customs, and the nutritional status of ethnic, religious, and regional groups. Students will also be given the opportunity to prepare and taste cultural foods, like amaranth, epozote, plantains, miso, and mung beans from the various regions studied.