The development of medical management is uncovered to show how psychological, social, economic and cultural factors influence outcomes. The role of individual beliefs and behaviors is also examined. The course pays specific attention to the leading causes of death in contemporary America, Including the roles of tobacco, obesity and excessive stress. Conversely, the value of lifestyle management social support and exercise are shown for their collective ability to counteract disease and preserve length and quality of life. Upon completion, the health professional will earn not only a broad appreciation for the context and biology of disease, but gain a set of resources for enhancing the health of clients and patients.
This course examines the multiple facets of the origin, onset and progression of unhealthy conditions throughout human life. The class begins by establishing the foundational concept of health in all of its interpretations. Having discussed what it means to be healthy, the course moves through a series of theories regarding the origin of disease.
|Contact Hours: 4||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Life sciences
- Key parts of the cell
- Stages of disease
- Disease vs. Illness
- Various models of the health continuum.
- Major theories of disease origination.
- Discuss social, psychological and genetic factors contributing to disease.
- Compare population, age, gender and cultural responses to disease.
- Reduction of risk behaviors such as smoking, obesity, excess alcohol and other drug use.
- Stress management.
- Physiology of chronic pain and emotional stress.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on the origin, onset and progression of unhealthy conditions throughout human life.
- Compare several major definitions of health and disease
- Distinguish between illness, disease and disability
- Differentiate physical from psychological disability
- Describe Germ Theory, Psychosocial, Homeostasis and Neuroimmune theories
- Discuss the role of genetic mutation and inflammation in the disease continuum
- Compare leading causes of death in modern America to 100 years ago
- List cultural and life style factors which affect probability of disease
- Discuss the pathology implications of tobacco, substance abuse and obesity
- Describe the health consequences of long term stress
- List popular medical management strategies
- Discuss the value of stress reduction and exercise in health maintenance
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Nurses and Nursing Home Administrator
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Financial – James Menz is the owner of JGM Consultatns, LLC and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service