ERIC Number: ED154856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-8
Reference Count: 0
Course Plan for Women's Health.
Whitaker, Linda A.
In view of women's misconceptions about their bodies, their sexuality, their mental health, and the health care system, this three-credit evening community college course on women's health needs and concerns was designed. Course objectives include recording and analyzing the effects of nutrition, sleep, exercise, and stress on various body functions; identifying illness risk factors; developing a personal health maintenance plan; discussing the changes relative to both the reproductive and later years of life; presenting an informed consumer rights position according to health care system responsibilities; and identifying, evaluating, and selecting local health resources and alternatives to traditional care. Course activities include class lectures, discussions, and hand-outs, films, panels and guest speakers, practical health maintenance exercises, role playing, reading assignments, and a term paper. Also included is a course calendar, with the topic for each meeting and the corresponding reading assignment, divided into four units: getting to know yourself, basic health maintenance, celebrating the life cycle, and you and the health care system. Development of unit topics is discussed in terms of objectives, teaching aids and strategies, student activities, and class assignments. A sample final exam is appended. (TR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Graduate paper, University of Arizona