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Health and Human Development

Health and Human Development

Overview

Health and Human Development is equivalent to a 1 semester, college-level course that provides a comprehensive overview of core concepts in health and human development.
This course is available live and on-demand through the online Nursing , Other Degree , and Individual Course Credits programs.

  • All Other Degrees

    Course Type: Credit-By-Course
    Credits: 3 Semester Credits
    Category: Social Sciences and History
    Course Equivalence: College-Level Social Sciences or General Elective
    Length: 4 Lectures + 1 Final Exam
    Assessments: Weekly Quizzes and Final Exam (120 mins | 100 Questions)

    About This Course

    This course prepares individuals for a credit-by-exam. This exam covers a comprehensive overview of core concepts in health and human development. Emphasis is placed on health, wellness, and the mind/body connection; human development and relationships; substance use and abuse; fitness and nutrition; disease and disease prevention; safety, consumer awareness, and environmental concerns. Basic understanding of anabolic steroids, over the counter medications, dependency/addiction and societal effects are examined.

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Explain the connection between the mind and body in relation to health and wellness in general, and mental health and illness specifically.
    • Evaluate how reproduction, sexuality, intimate relationships, aging, death and bereavement effect human development.
    • Apply knowledge of addiction and addictive behavior to human behavior and health.
    • List the components of physical fitness and nutrition, and their effects on the body and mind.
    • Identify diseases, disease prevention tactics, and risk factors for disease.
    • Discuss human safety concerns including intentional injuries, violence, and environmental concerns.

  • Nursing

    Course Type: Credit-By-Exam
    Credits: 3 Semester Credits
    Category: Social Sciences or History
    Course Equivalence: College-Level Social Sciences or General Elective
    Length: 4 Lectures + 1 Final Exam
    Assessments: 1 Exam at a CLEP® Testing Facility (90 mins | 115 Questions)

    About This Course

    This course prepares individuals for a credit-by-exam. This exam covers a comprehensive overview of core concepts in health and human development. Emphasis is placed on health, wellness, and the mind/body connection; human development and relationships; substance use and abuse; fitness and nutrition; disease and disease prevention; safety, consumer awareness, and environmental concerns. Basic understanding of anabolic steroids, over the counter medications, dependency/addiction and societal effects are examined.

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Explain the connection between the mind and body in relation to health and wellness in general, and mental health and illness specifically.
    • Evaluate how reproduction, sexuality, intimate relationships, aging, death and bereavement effect human development.
    • Apply knowledge of addiction and addictive behavior to human behavior and health.
    • List the components of physical fitness and nutrition, and their effects on the body and mind.
    • Identify diseases, disease prevention tactics, and risk factors for disease.
    • Discuss human safety concerns including intentional injuries, violence, and environmental concerns.
  • About Instructor

    Loreen Ruiz
    Loreen Ruiz has been a registered nurse for over thirteen years. She attended Miami Dade Community College where she obtained her ASN and AA to later obtain her BSN at St. Petersburg College, and her MSN at Florida Atlantic University. She has worked in a multitude of specialties within the acute care settings, med-surge, telemetry, post-cardiac care, intermediate care, medical surgical ICU, surgical trauma ICU, transplant services with a focus on liver and kidney transplant, home health care, and outpatient GI specialty. During her career she climbed the ladder of success and became a clinical educator for two 42-bed telemetry units overseeing the educational needs of all staff members, a clinical manager and an interim Nurse Manager thereafter. Loreen has mentored many new nurses throughout her career, she was involved in a research study to assess patients in the ICU with delirium treated with Haldol vs Risperidal, she was also involved in the data collection for 24-hour dialysis, CVVHD, in the Trauma Unit to prove that this was a specialty and needed its own budget and special training, and she was the coordinator for new nurses orientation to the IMCU to assure additional training for safe and quality care to be provided to the acutely ill. Today, Loreen has become certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with the ANCC and AANP and is practicing as a primary care nurse practitioner for a private internal medicine physician. Throughout her journey, Loreen touched and changed the lives of many patients and families. She has embraced Martha Roger’s theory of “pan-dimensionality”, a concept that the energy between patient and nurse is constant, she believed that a nurse is not just a nurse but a professional healer that on the entrance of a room carries an energy field around him/her which can make the experiences of patient care a true one.