THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE
Senate Document Number 8510S
Date of Senate Approval 05/06/10
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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:
APC Document 70: Change course number and description for HWP 325
Effective Date: Fall 2010
1. Delete: On page 156, the entry for HWP 325:
325 Pathophysiology of Chronic Conditions and Illnesses (3)
The study of chronic conditions and illnesses that could be improved or prevented through lifestyle choices. Topics include heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, COPD, overweight and obesity, hypertension, HIV/STDs, arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis, tobacco addiction, alcoholism and other drug addiction, eating disorders, depression, stress and anxiety, suppressed immune function. Emphasis is placed on etiology, current assessment and treatment protocols and efficacy, the use of health risk appraisals, and overlap with health promotion initiatives. Also emphasized are the effects of prolonged stress on immune function and health behavior. Includes research and practice of stress, anxiety, and depression management strategies. The course is designed to prepare students to operate screening programs and make appropriate health care referrals and/or develop individual lifestyle plans. HIPAA requirements are emphasized. Prerequisite: BIOL 223 or 338. Spring.
Add: On page 159 in place of deleted entry:
455 Pathophysiology of Chronic Conditions and Illnesses (3)
The study of chronic conditions and illnesses that could be improved or prevented through appropriate lifestyle choices. Topics include heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, respiratory illnesses, obesity, hypertension, arthritis, osteoporosis, depression, stress and anxiety, and suppressed immune function. Emphasis is placed on etiology, course of disease, current assessment, evidence-based treatment protocols, and health promotion initiatives. This course includes evaluation of research and efficacy of treatment strategies. Prerequisites: BIOL 223 or HWP 284; BIOL 338 or HWP 294; STAT 185. Spring.
This class was offered at the 300-level and one to three sections have been taught for the last 3˝ years. It will now be offered at the 400-level. Two current faculty members have taught the course and will continue to do so. Therefore, staffing and resources are not expected to be impacted significantly. The addition of two more prerequisites, human or mammalian physiology a new core course in the HWP major and STAT 185 (already a major requirement) will encourage students to take HWP 455 in one of their final two semesters. These changes are not expected to change students’ time to graduation as the courses predecessor HWP 325 is a requirement in the current major.
With the change in prerequisites, this course can better focus on pathophysiology of chronic diseases, rather than first teaching normal physiology (as proposed in HWP 294) and then moving on to the abnormal processes of diseases. STAT 185 will help students evaluate the current scientific and medical research related to chronic diseases. In addition, due to the complex content of the course, the department determined that this course would be more appropriately listed as a 400-level course.