- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 130
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryHealth 101: Principles of Health has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. You'll learn from expert instructors, and the course is available to study at any time. Finishing this course allows you to apply for transfer credit, which can save you money on your degree.
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The course objective is to study factors affecting human health and wellness, including psychosocial health, physical health and chronic disease and disorders.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Examine the definition of wellness and sources of health information, factors affecting psychosocial health, the impacts of stress on health, and assessment methods for health
- Compare and contrast symptoms, causes, and treatment options for psychosocial disorders, improving psychosocial health, and the role of psychiatrists & psychologists
- Analyze qualities of successful relationships, the nature of sexual identity and expression, human reproduction, and family planning
- Describe the methods for determining an individual's nutritional needs, benefits of regular physical activity, risk factors and health problems associated with obesity and being overweight, and methods for determining optimal weight
- Discuss theories of aging alongside the physical and psychosocial changes that occur among older adults, causes of morbidity and mortality, stages of dying and patterns of bereavement, and end-of-life issues
- Break down how the circulatory system changes with age, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, types of heart, respiratory and endocrine diseases, risk factors for different types of cancer, autoimmune and immune deficiency disorders, and diabetes
- Synthesize how risk management strategies can mitigate the effects of environmental toxicants like disease-causing agents and chemicals, legislation and human concerns associated with environmental health issues
- Generate an overview of violence in American society including intentional and unintentional injuries, homicide, and incorporate measures for maintaining workplace, recreational, residential and automotive safety
- Appraise the structure of the U.S. health care system, factors to consider when making health care decisions and survey types of health care and insurance
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Health 101 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Health 101 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Health 101 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Health and Wellness Fundamentals||Examine the definition of wellness and sources of health information. Identify the relationship between demographics, lifestyle choices and personal health. Learn how to create a behavior management plan designed to reduce health risks.|
|Psychosocial Disorders & Mental Health||Explore the factors affecting psychosocial health. Survey the assessment and treatment roles of professionals working in this field. Take a look at mood and anxiety disorders.|
|Stress Risks & Disorders||Explore the impacts of stress on health. Identify phases of general adaptation syndrome, chronic stress health risks, and techniques for reducing exposure to stress.|
|Drugs & Addictive Behavior||Recognize the warning signs of addictive behavior. Learn about types of drugs and the physical consequences of drug abuse.|
|Impact of Alcohol & Tobacco on Health||Survey trends in alcohol and tobacco use in the U.S. Explore the immediate and long-term effects of their use alongside the symptoms of addiction.|
|Substance Use Risks & Disorders||Understand causes of substance-related disorders and their treatments. Outline dependence and substance abuse. Examine treatment approaches, including psychodynamic, behavioral, and biological. Evaluate drug interactions and related symptoms.|
|Healthy Platonic & Sexual Relationships||Examine qualities of successful interpersonal relationships and study the nature of sexual identity and expression. Survey characteristics of love relationships. Distinguish key differences between gender and sexuality. Provide an overview of human sexual anatomy. Identify issues associated with miscarriages and abortions, and go over steps for pregnancy planning.|
|Understanding Nutrition in Health||Study the body's dietary and nutritional needs. Summarize methods for making healthy nutritional choices and identify factors influencing these decisions. Assess nutritional myths, food safety concerns and causes of various types of eating disorders.|
|Fitness & Weight in Personal Health||Discover the benefits of regular physical activity and the components of strength training, stretching and aerobics exercise programs. Examine risk factors for obesity and health problems associated with being overweight. Learn methods for determining optimal weight and assessing which weight control methods are the most effective. Explore medical weight loss strategies.|
|Personal Health for Aging Populations||Study theories of aging. Identify health and illness trends in an aging population. Examine the concepts of disease versus aging as well as sexuality, fitness, and health during late adulthood. Review environmental and genetic factors associated with human longevity.|
|Understanding Death & Bereavement||Understand stages of dying and patterns of bereavement. Study the euthanasia debate and major end-of-life issues.|
|Heart, Lung & Endocrine System Health||Point out the functions and parts of the circulatory system and find out how it changes with age. Discuss symptoms of respiratory, cardiovascular and endocrine diseases as well as prevention and treatment techniques associated with each.|
|Understanding Cancer Risks & Treatment||Get examples of the different types of neoplasia. Study genetic risk factors for different types of cancers. Summarize prevention and screening recommendations.|
|Immune Disorders & Infections||Survey disease control and prevention techniques, pathogens and the use of antibiotics and vaccines. Examine autoimmune and immune deficiency disorders, allergies, viruses and sexually transmitted infections.|
|Understanding Diabetes and Genetic Disorders||Examine risk factors and treatment options for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Recognize symptoms of various genetic disorders, such as Down Syndrome and Tay-Sachs.|
|Environmental Health Basics||Discover how risk assessments can mitigate the effects of environmental toxicants and disease-causing agents. Learn how the toxicant susceptibility factor of children is higher compared to adults.|
|Pollution & Environmental Issues||Identify the types of air pollution, water pollution and hazardous waste. Discover the effects of a thinning ozone layer and increasing greenhouse gases alongside future environmental concerns.|
|Violence, Injury & Personal Safety||Get an overview of violence in American society. Differentiate between intentional and unintentional injuries. Pinpoint strategies designed to reduce intentional injuries. Research measures for maintaining workplace, residential and automotive safety. Find out how to safely participate in recreational activities and provide basic emergency care.|
|Making Smart Health Care Choices||Understand the structure of the U.S. health care system. Explore physical exam components, over-the-counter medications and factors for consideration when making health care decisions. Survey types of health care and insurance.|
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|Completed the entire Health 101: Principles of Health course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
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