HEA 360.

COMMUNICABLE AND CHRONIC DISEASES (3). This course investigates communicable and chronic diseases and conditions that impact physical, social, and environmental health. Diseases and conditions covered are emerging infectious diseases and the chronic diseases identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) as the leading causes of death of adults (by race, gender, age) in the U.S. Emphasis is placed on etiology, disease determinates (predisposing factors, risk factors), diagnosis, treatment/management of the condition, prevention strategies, and health behaviors that reduce risk. Prerequisite: HEA 100.