Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-546-102 059554 Chronic Diseases & Health Issues
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-546-102 CHRONIC DISEASES & HEALTH ISSUES ...addresses the incidence and cost of chronic diseases and other modern health issues. Study the four major causes of chronic disease (lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption). Emphasis is placed on the signs, symptoms, prevention and management of these disorders and health issues through behavior change and lifestyle wellness. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the Wellness & Health Promotion program)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Identify core concepts related to public health and physical activity.
  2. Describe the prevalence, risk factors and health recommendations for cardiovascular and metabolic disease.
  3. Describe the prevalence, risk factors and health recommendations related to overweight and obese individuals.
  4. Describe the prevalence, risk factors and health recommendations related to musculoskeletal and functional health issues.
  5. Describe the prevalence, risk factors and health recommendations for cancer.
  6. Describe the prevalence, risk factors and health recommendations for exercise and physical activity.
  7. Describe the prevalence, risk factors and health recommendations associated with tobacco use, alcohol consumption and other drug use.
  8. Describe the prevalence, risk factors and health recommendations related to mental health disorders.
  9. Identify ways to measure physical activity levels.
  10. Summarize methods for promoting physical activity.
  11. Evaluate physical activity and public health programs and policies.
  12. Develop stategies to build partnerships and advocacy for physical activity.
  13. Assess signs and symptoms of disease
  14. Examine the basics of human pathology