CHS 232 Health Science

CHS 232

CHS 232 Health Science

(2 Credit Hours), 2nd Semester 1432 H

Date/Time: Tuesday  8:00- 10:00 am

Location: (3/1) Classroom

Instructor: Ms. Mazna A. AlMarzooqi

Office: 30A1

Phone: 4355010 Ext: 851, Email:

Office Hours: Sun. & Wed. from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course overview and Objectives

Course overview:  Short Description as in Bulletin or Handbook

This course discusses the meaning, types, divisions and categories of health sciences

The course aims at introducing students to health education and promotion concepts, , preventive and Curative, International and local health organizations, health system International and National Health Systems Health policies, implications of diseases and management of healthcare system,  Health education in the health care services

The value of health and prevention of diseases, Healthy societies, Healthy Individuals, normal body mechanisms will be discussed to highlight for the student the health promotion concepts on societal, institutional and individual basis 

Course objectives (Intended Learning Outcomes of Course)

1- Cognitive objectives:(Knowledge, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation)

List all health sciences categories and divisions

Identify and explain the social, behavioral, and biological determinants of health, wellness, and disease in human communities and populations Know the basic elements of the health policy processes and be able to identify and describe the major institutional players in health policy, both domestically and internationally Understand the basic structure, organization, and  contemporary health care systems Differentiate between  curative and preventive Health

Define the meaning of healthy societies, healthy individuals and key players that will help promote wellness and health in a society

2- Affective objectives (feelings, confidence, responsibility, attitudes, values)

Understand that health is an outcome of factors that occur on many levels, ranging from the social and cultural context to cellular and intracellular processes  Understand and the core principles of health promotion and disease prevention to specific health problems in the community

3-Psychomotor, Interpersonal, Communication Skill

List all body systems and identify normal organ functions and show how to maintain their health Define and list factors that affect and  promote health of women, men,  children, teenagers, elderlies, people with special needs, the underprivileged; mental, psychological and sexual health Explain how to maintain health and body systems health

Write a dissertation on how a health sciences concept an discuss issues related to public health

Course Description

     Topics to be covered

Week no.



Definition of health, science of health, continuum of illness of wellness health sciences, categories and divisions, holistic approach to health.


Determinants of health


Independent Research


Health professionals, health care divisions, health policies and policy making, organizational health care systems, ethics and health care


Health of individual and societies, maintenance of health, health problems, body-mind relation to health, body systems : functions and how to maintain proper mechanism


Circulatory, hypertension and BP


Respiratory system,  digestive system, musculoskeletal health


Exam 1



     10 Holiday


Skin, visual and hearing health


Oral Health


Women’s health


Exam 2


Aging health




Prerequisites: Non

Requirements:   Attend class and submitting assignments  

Recommended Texts Davis and George, 1993. States of Health 2nd Edition, Australia

Henkel, Means,  Sawrey, Smolensky, (1977). Foundation of Health Science.  Third edition, USA

Various published articles on health science, health education and Promotion Donald J. Breckon, John R. Harvey, R, 1998

Community Health Education: Settings, Roles, and Skills for the 21st Century.  Fourth Edition  Jones and Barlett publishers

Keith Tones, Jackie Green, 2004. Health promotion: Planning and Strategies .  Fourth Edition, Sage Publications, London

Lawrence W. Green, Marshall W. Kreuter, 2005.Health Program Planning: An Educational and Ecological Approach, McGraw Hill, NewYork

References Material (Journals, Reports, etc)

WHO Definition of Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, Islamic Halth Promotion

Electronic Materials, Web Sites etc:

Other learning material such as computer-based programs/CD, professional standards/regulations

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health

American Join Commission  

American Association of Health Education

Grades will be determined on the following

Assignments:  25 %

Independent Research: 10 %

Presentation: 10%

Group Discussion: 2%

Student Reflection: 3%

Exam1: 20% 

Exam 2: 10%

Final Exam: 40%

Attitude and Attendance:  5%

Total: 100%

Grading  A* = 100- 95% A= 94- 90% B* = 89- 85% B= 84- 80% C* = 79- 75% C= 74- 70% D* = 69- 65% D= 64- 60% F = < 60%

Date(s) of exams  Exam1: 1/5/ 1432H,  Exam2: 7/6/ 1432H

Attendance Students will be expected to attend all scheduled classes. Unexcused absences and being late for a class will result in penalty points. 1 point for every unexcused absence and 0.5 point for every time a student arrives to class late

Assignments Students have to prepare an essay of 3000-5000 words about a topic assigned by the lecturer to the students considering certain issues like proper grammar, proper use of citing also assignment must be typed (Times New Roman- 12 pt font size). Late submission will automatically receive a 2 point deduction

Presentation Each student must pick a topic from the list below. Students are expected to construct a PowerPoint presentation of topic you have chosen. Presentations are expected to be 15 – 20 minutes Students will be graded on presentation content, and appearance, and overall presentation (eye contact, vocal rate, etc.)

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