Western Kentucky University

Independent Learning

Independent Learning Courses

Public Health

PH 100 (F) Personal Health (3 Hours) Web
Personal health problems of students are emphasized and factors influencing behavior related to health in our complex society are explored. The major purpose is for the student to assess their behavior in the light of current scientific knowledge concerning mental health; drugs, alcohol and tobacco; health care; selection of health products; prevention of disease; nutrition; exercise; rest and relaxation.
  21 lessons and final exam

PH 165 (F) Drug Abuse (3 Hours)  Web
An opportunity for the student to explore the drug culture & both healthful and harmful effects of drugs. The scope will include marijuana, hallucinogens, narcotics, depressants, stimulants, and volatile chemicals. Pharmacological, psychological, and sociological aspects of drug abuse will be studied through individual research and field trips when practical.
18 lessons, 1 exam

PH 261 Foundations of Health Education (3 Hours)  Web
Prerequisite: PH 100
An introduction to the discipline of health education, including history, theoretical basis, comparison and contrast of work settings, ethics, professional organizations, and perspectives of the future.
10 lessons, 1 exam

PH 365 Human Sexuality (3 Hours) Mail, Web
Prerequisites: PH 100 and junior standing.
Includes sociological aspects of human sexuality in relation to family life, courtship, marriage, reproduction, child health, morbidity, and aging. Includes information on sex education in the home, school, and community.
18 lessons and final exam

PH 381 Community Health (3 Hours) Mail, Web
Prerequisites: PH 261 or appropriate background.
Study of international, national, state and local health problems, and the governmental, voluntary and private sectors of the health care system. Emphasis is placed upon preventative strategies appropriate for contemporary public health concerns.
18 assignments, 1 exam

 Last Modified 7/22/13