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Health 1

Course Description

Covers such topics as stress, nutrition, exercise, drugs, sex, safety, first aid, environment, and death. Promotes decision making and analytical skills for healthier life-style choices. (Notes: This course includes explicit information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases.)

Required Course Materials

There are no required materials for this course.

Course Lesson Organization

Objectives. The objectives for each lesson will help you focus your efforts. They indicate the concepts and skills you must understand or master when you complete the lesson.
Reading Assignments. Each lesson specifies the selections that must be read.
Introduction. The Introduction section of each lesson provides key terms and concepts that give you background for the lesson.
Self-Assessment Activities. These activities help to build your knowledge and skills and to identify your specific strengths and weaknesses. Some activities direct you to Internet sites with supplemental material for the lesson. All activities prepare you for the graded assignments and for mastering course materials.
Graded Assignments. Each assignment provides information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. Most assignments will be submitted online and graded by your instructor. Some assignments may be computer-graded. The average of your assignments counts as 75 percent of your course grade. The Final Examination counts as the other 25 percent. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.

Final Examination

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the lessons. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better on your Final Exam.
Format: Multiple-choice, short-answer.
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: #2 pencil, computer-graded answer sheet provided.

Course Outline

Total Number of Lessons: 8
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 16
Instructor Graded: 16
Computer Graded: 0

Unit 1: Healthy Bodies
Graded Assignments 1-5

Unit 2: Healthy Minds
Graded Assignments 6 and 7

Unit 3: Healthy Lifestyles
Graded Assignments 8 and 9

Unit 4: Healthy Societies
Graded Assignment 10

Unit 5: Health Risks
Graded Assignments 11 and 12

Unit 6: Healthy Adults
Graded Assignments 13 and 14

Unit 7: Healthy Parenting, part I
Graded Assignment 15

Unit 8: Healthy Parenting, part II
Graded Assignment 16

Updated on 5/26/09

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