Courses Description of BSc in Health Education

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 212)           Course title:  Community health

Credit hours:                2 (2+0)                  Level:                  3

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      None

Course description:                                                             

Concept of society and community, public health concept: factors affecting community health status- biological and genetic factors, environmental factors, and organizational factors. Community health model. Public health principles and programs. Study the relationship of man to various environmental factors which affect health status. Normal and abnormal phenomena (Health and illness) are explored, natural history of health, personal history of health, social history of health. Includes social structures, the family, community and social instructions as applied to family health. Differences and similarities in rural and urban societies will be explored and its health.

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 223)           Course title:  Computer programming in health care

Credit hours:                2 (2+0)                  Level:                  3

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      CT 140

Course description:                                                             

Provides a basic understanding of the use of a computer; basic techniques of programming. Use of the computer language being utilized in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia ; preparation of an elementary program.

 

 

Course No. and abbrev: CLS 224        Course title: Basic Physiology/ Anatomy

Credit hours:   3 (2+1)                            Level: 3

Contact hours: 4                                    Course prerequisites: ZOOL 145

Course Description:

Introduction to human anatomy and physiology, cell structures and functions and all bodily functions and systems that will enable students to understand the deviations from the normal in the different specialties that he/she will be directed to later on.

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 224)           Course title:  Demography

Credit hours:                3 (3+0)                  Level:                  3

Contact hours:             3                            Prerequisite:      None

Course description:                                                             

Introduction to  demographic models  and related biostatistics, census & biostatistics resources, and population studies, study and analyze the positive female behaviors attitudes, with examples from different countries, study  and analyze the mortality rates , differences, and causes with examples from Gulf countries and other countries, in and out migration , modernization and the effect on the population. 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 232)           Course title: Health sciences

Credit hours:                2 (2+0)                  Level:                  4

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      None

Course description:                                                              

Holistic approach to health. Illness-wellness continuum, optimal health. The contribution of behavioral sciences &health education in health sciences, Health promotion- protection-   maintenance: Physical fitness, Maintenance of hearing,  Maintenance of visual health, Breast  cancer, Nutrition and health & nutritional problems, Genetic diseases, Renal failure, Inflammatory bowel diseases.

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 261)           Course title: Principles of nutrition

Credit hours:                 2 (2+0)                 Level:                  3

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      None

Course description:                                                              

Principles of nutrition, food groups , food pyramids (proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals, milk and milk products ) process of digestion and absorption of  nutrients, the human nutrients needs, common malnutrition problems

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CLS 212)           Course title:  Medical microbiology

Credit hours:                 4 (3+1)                 Level:                  3

Contact hours:             5                            Prerequisite:      None

Course description:                                                             

Study principles of microbiology, taxonomy of microbes, description of morphology, structure, pathogenicity, prevention and control measures for microbial infection, food and air microbiology.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 231)           Course title: Infectious diseases

Credit hours:                 2 (2+0)                 Level:                  5

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      CLS 212

Course description:                                                              

Common and important infectious diseases nation and world-wide will be presented and discussed focusing on the whole spectrum of the disease concerned such as causative  agent , reservoir hosts, transmission , incubation period, major clinical features, principles of management with emphasis on prevention and control measures.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 282)           Course title: Principles of health education

Credit hours:                 2 (2+0)                 Level:                  4

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      CHS 212

Course description:                                                              

Definition, philosophy, need of health education. Principles of teaching and learning process, domains of learning, scope of teaching: teaching knowledge, attitudes, different types of skills. Application of education principles for improving health education, task analysis, curriculum& lesson plan development, improving learning environment.

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 311)           Course title: Personal health

Credit hours:                3 (3+0)                  Level:                  4

Contact hours:             3                            Prerequisite:      CHS 212

Course description:                                                              

The impact of personal health on infectious diseases and community health. The relationship of individual health to environmental and ecological factors. The health problems associated with rapid cultural development and the impact of personal health on health maintenance practices and procedures. Some diseases and health problems related to personal health, natural and acquired immunity, aging, as well as the use of health-care services.

 

 

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 371)           Course title:  Environmental sciences (1)

Credit hours:                3 (3+0)                  Level:                  5

Contact hours:             3                            Prerequisite:      None

Course description:                                                             

Recognition of environment, basic requirement for healthy environment, nature of environmental hazards, pollution causes, types, and effect of pollutants on the environment and health in different situations.  Pollution control and preventive measures.

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 382)           Course title:  Fundamentals of health education

Credit hours:                 2 (2+0)                 Level:                  5

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      CHS 212

Course description:                                                             

Evolution and development of health education, health education models: preventive approach, educational approach, health promotion, empowerment, self-concepts and life skills, advocacy. The study of health communication: models, components, assumptions, types and barriers. Effective verbal and non verbal communication skills. ’P’ process of communication.

 

 

Course (code and NO):           (CHS 334)            Course title:       Epidemiology I

Credit hours:                            3 (3+0)                  Level:                  5

Contact hours:                         3                            Prerequisite:      CLS 212

Course description:                                                                          

Principles and methods in the study of communicable and other diseases in space, overtime, and in populations. Factors related to their occurrence, case studies. Basic concepts of epidemiology, applied mortality and morbidity in Saudi Arabia. Approaches to intervention in disease cycles (host, man and environment).

 

 

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 225)           Course title:  Computer application in health care

Credit hours:                3 (2+1)                  Level:                  4

Contact hours:             4                            Prerequisite:      CHS 223

Course description:                                                             

An overview of medical record activities for computer applications and other organizations. Procedural and coordinative requirements required in computerizing medical record activities. The impact of the use of the computers in medical record activity e.g. the patient registration systems, lectures supplemented with field trips.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 383)           Course title: Social concept of health education

Credit hours:                3 (2+1)                  Level:                  5

Contact hours:             4                            Prerequisite:      None

Course description:                                                              

The contribution of behavioral sciences in health education & promotion, social determinants of diseases. Theory of general susceptibility to disease, health& illness. Culture, group-structure & process, leadership. Socialization, approaches to social changes, social support.

 

 

Course (code and NO):        (CHS 384)       Course title:   Psychological basis of health education

 

Credit hours:                3 (3+0)                  Level:                  5

Contact hours:             3                            Prerequisite:      CHS 282

Course description:                                                             

The course focuses on the role of human behavior in health and illness and determinants of human behavior (predisposing, enabling & reinforcing factors). Bio-psycho-social needs. Attitude formation, change, and measurement. Theories of learning and motivation. Health behavior models and theories (social cognitive theory, health belief model, theory of reasoned action, theory of planned behavior, stage of change theory, transtheoretical model, self efficacy, attribution theory, locus of control, unrealistic optimism) as well as diffusion of innovation.  

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (NUR 353)          Course title:  Growth and development

Credit hours:                3 (3+0)                  Level:                  4

Contact hours:             3                            Prerequisite:      CLS 224

Course description:                                                             

This course entails definitions and stages of growth and development, milestones of growth and development in prenatal- infancy- early childhood- school age, preadolescence, and adolescence periods. Theories of development; psychoanalytical theory, ego development, cultural and social influences. Study of stage characteristics of youth, adulthood and senior adults with health care services available to those groups.  

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 335)           Course title:  Epidemiology II

Credit hours:                3 (3+0)                  Level:                  6

Contact hours:             3                            Prerequisite:      CHS 334

Course description:                                                             

An overview of disease control programs being conducted by governmental and private agencies. Topics include; communicable diseases a, chronic disease and other illness, population planning, accident prevention, and rehabilitation programs.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 385)           Course title:  Methodology of health education

Credit hours:                4 (3+1)                  Level:                  6

Contact hours:             5                            Prerequisite:      CHS 282, CHS 382

Course description:                                                             

The course provide an overview of various techniques designed to enable students to develop and practice the skills necessary for effective delivery of health promotion and education programs to various groups in a variety of settings such as school, community, work-sites and medical care settings. It includes: designing and delivering health education messages, counseling, group work, lecture, presentation, meetings , demonstration and participatory& experiential learning, problem solving/ decision making, community based health education, social marketing, health campaign, peer education/ working with volunteers, behavioral modification, life skills, role play , games and puppets.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 412)           Course title: Preventing diseases of civilization

Credit hours:                 2 (2+0)                 Level:                  6

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      CHS 334, CHS 371

Course description:                                                              

Study of diseases and problems of industrialized countries: causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, prevention and control strategies and the role of educational programs. Heart attack, cancer, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, peptic ulcer, mental health, accidents, bronchial asthma and effect of radiation on health.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 436)           Course title: Family planning

Credit hours:                 2 (2+0)                 Level:                  7

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      None

Course description:                                                              

The course includes; definition, rationale and impact of family planning. Fertility motives and the role of health educator. Family planning services, population problems & maternal and infant mortality. Need of family planning in KSA. Contraceptive methods: types, description, mechanism of action, effectiveness, advantages, side effects and uses. GATHER approach for counseling in family planning.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 484)           Course title: Systems approach to health education

Credit hours:                3 (2+1)                  Level:                  7

Contact hours:             4                            Prerequisite:      CHS 383, CHS 384

Course description:                                                              

This course focuses on the standards of JCIA, JCAHO recommendations for quality health education, different models of planning health education programs- PRECEDE-PROCEED, PATCH, intervention mapping, ABC models, planning skills- community analysis &educational needs assessment, setting priorities, mission, vision, SMART objectives, selecting program strategies and methods, allocating resources, plan for evaluation and setting action plan. Identifying and applying phases of PRECEDE-PROCEED Model on health education program.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 413)           Course title: Substance abuse

Credit hours:                 2 (2+0)                 Level:                  6

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      None

Course description:                                                              

Nature, use and abuse of substances and drugs, depressants, narcotics, sedatives, hallucinogens, stimulants, inhalants, smoking, alcohol abuse, their effect on individual and community health, different methods for  prevention of substance and abuse and their treatment, relation between personal behavior and lifestyle with substances abuse.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 472)           Course title:  Occupational health and safety

Credit hours:                3 (2+1)                  Level:                  7

Contact hours:             4                            Prerequisite:      CHS 372, CHS 471 

Course description:                                                             

Occupational hazards and health problems, biological, chemical, physical, mechanical hazards, its effect on health, risk management, accident prevention, protection and safety measure for employees.  Standards and techniques of hospital environment, and safety measures for health professionals. Motor car accidents in KSA. Ethics and environmental health education.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 483)           Course title: Dental health education

Credit hours:                 2 (2+0)                 Level:                  8

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      CHS 282

Course description:                                                              

Epidemiology of dental diseases causes of common dental   problems, nutrition and dental health, dental hygiene, beliefs, decisions making, behaviors concerning dental health care, role of health education in dental care, special dental problems as emergency cleft palate and lip. Dental care for special groups e.g. pregnant women, children, diabetics and elderly.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 485)           Course title: Health education in schools

Credit hours:                 2 (2+0)                 Level:                  8

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      CHS 282, CHS 385 

Course description:                                                              

KSA school health system. Priority areas in school health, rationale, components of comprehensive school health program, school health services, sequential developmentally appropriate health education, curriculum development, promoting healthy school environment.  Nutrition and exercise program, mental health program, integration between family- community and school, presenting some health problems of school age and school policies and measure for control: intentional &unintentional injuries, smoking , drug abuse, sexually transmitted disease

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 486)           Course title:  Management of health education

Credit hours:                 2 (2+0)                 Level:                  8

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      CHS 484

Course description:                                                             

Core competencies of health educator. Job description for different settings, community health educator, school health educator, patient educator, and occupational health educator. Principles of management and administration and its application in health education, the need for organized health education program, quality of successful manager, organizational structure, strategic- tactical- operational planning, team management, managing time and money, staffing, power and authority, quality assurance and evidence-based heath education, in health education. Ethics of health education and patients' rights.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 487)           Course title: Health education in health services

Credit hours:                3 (2+1)                  Level:                  7

Contact hours:             4                            Prerequisite:      CLS 212, CLS 224, CHS 282

Course description:                                                              

This includes an overview of principles and challenges in patient education and the health settings where patient education can be delivered- hospitals: inpatients- outpatients- emergency, rehabilitation centers, primary health care centers, and how to overcome obstacles in patient education. Patient education process, planning, implementing, evaluating and documentation. Designing patient education guide. Patient counseling. Psychological impact of chronic diseases. Patient compliance, self regulatory mechanism, care seeking behavior, and coping behavior, Consumer movement, patients’ Pill rights, JCAHO standards for patient education.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 433)           Course title: Maternity and child care

Credit hours:                3 (3+0)                  Level:                  6

Contact hours:             3                            Prerequisite:      CLS 212, CLS 224

Course description:                                                              

Providing essential information on maternity and child care in general with emphasis on the Saudi family and traditional practices and beliefs in these aspects. The course includes physiology of reproductive system, mother care during normal pregnancy, labor, post partum period- breast feeding- weaning, baby care- hygiene, high risk pregnancy, health education programs for MCH care. The most common nutrition related diseases in children and their nutrition care.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 438)           Course title:  Media and its tools in health education

Credit hours:                4 (3+1)                  Level:                  8

Contact hours:             5                            Prerequisite:      CHS 383, CHS 384, CHS 385

Course description:                                                             

This course helps students to effectively plan, design and pre-testing written–printed materials posters, leaflets, fact sheet, newspapers, booklets, radio and television health education messages, video, computer learning materials, health faire with emphasis on effects – advantages- disadvantages of audiovisual aids and mass media in health education.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 465)           Course title: Nutrition and health education

Credit hours:                3 (2+1)                  Level:                  7

Contact hours:             4                            Prerequisite:      CHS 261

Course description:                                                              

Study the effect of nutrition education on promoting health, educational methods targeted to change individual, group and community unhealthy nutritional behaviors and habits, the effect of mass media on eating habits and nutrition education. Nutrition education during pregnancy and lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and most common diseases in KSA: diabetes, hypertension, obesity, renal failure, heart disease, peptic ulcer, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 488)           Course title: Consumer health education

Credit hours:                 2 (2+0)                 Level:                  7

Contact hours:             2                            Prerequisite:      CHS 282

Course description:                                                              

Classification of consumer health education programs, national health and health related agency   programs, the purpose of consumer health education, consumer education movement, industry and consumer, health  consumerism, self-help/self-health movement, the health  consumer and lifestyle, behavior change and disease prevention, cost effectiveness of lifestyle modification, patient's rights and consumer protection.

 

 

Course (code and NO):                             (CHS 496)           Course title: Research in health education

Credit hours:                3 (2+1)                  Level:                  8

Contact hours:             4                            Prerequisite:      None

Course description:                                                              

This course provides a chance to students to apply all research process starting from research problem statement, literature review, setting aim and hypothesis, construction of data collection tools, data collection, use of SPSS for data analysis, writing research report, set applicable recommendations for health education.