Health and Public Services

Health Science Department

Overview

A thorough understanding of human health and well-being is crucial to all individuals, It is fundamental to student performance.

It is essential for a functional society. Student health education has been a priority of Cabrillo College since it was founded. It is the mission of the Health Science Department at Cabrillo College to provide students with the necessary educational tools to lead productive and healthful lives in an ever-changing world. In the field of Community & Individual health there is an increasing need for public health awareness regarding the crucial health issues of our time. Topics in our classes address subjects such as substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, mental health, nutrition and others which all contribute to the healthy individual.

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Health Science Department Faculty and Staff
Alyssa Steiner
Health Science/Community Health Faculty and Department Chair
Adrienne Saxton
Adjunct Faculty
Margaret Fahl
Adjunct Faculty
Julieanne Jones, MPH
Health Science Faculty, Master of Public Health, MPH Degree
Anne Freiwald
Adjunct Faculty
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Health Science Department Directory
Community Health Worker (CHW) Program
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Health Science Courses

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  • HS 10-Personal Health
  • HS12-Stess Management
  • HS 15- Human Sexuality
  • HS 21-Health and Physical Fitness
  • HS 22-The Wellness Challenge
  • HS 24-Environmental Health
  • HS 130-Introduction to Community Health Work
  • HS 430-Introduction to Community Health Work (Non-Credit)
  • HS 131-Community Health Worker Skills
  • HS 431-Community Health Worker Skills (Non Credit)

Health Science A.A. Degree

Health Science A.A. Degree: Health Science and Community Health are the academic disciplines concerned with the promotion of individual and community health as well as the prevention of disease and disability. The focus is on improving the quality of life. Career opportunities include: health education, health counseling, nutrition counseling, corporate health promotion, drug abuse coordination, health sociology, hospital administration, public health, epidemiology, bio-statistics, and program planning. This major prepares health practitioners who are technically skilled and effective in a variety of clinical, agency, and community settings. Employers include hospitals, government and voluntary agencies, school districts, and private industries.

Learning Outcomes

1. Research current health issues and distinguish between health myths and scientifically accurate information to evaluate recommendations for health and wellness.

2. Communicate personal and community health related information in written and verbal forms.

3. Evaluate how culture, diversity, systems of power, and health dis-parities influence personal and community health and wellness.4.Analyze the relationship between physical, emotional, psychological, social and sexual development across the lifespan.

Community Health Worker Certificate of Achievement: Learning Outcomes

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1. Identify basic health needs and evaluate health and human service resources within the community.

2.Demonstrate Community Health Worker Professional skills and job readiness in the core competencies identified by the Community Health Care Worker Core Consensus Project (C3) and the needs of the local community.

Core Courses

HS 10 Personal Health.................................................................3 units

HS 130 Introduction to Community Health Work..............3 units

HS 131 Community Health Worker Skills...............................2 units

HSERV 50 Introduction to the Human Services.......................3 units

HSERV 52 Introduction to Counseling and Case Management...........................................................3 units

CWEE 99GGeneral Work Experience Education........................2 units

Approved Electives(Any Health Science or Human Service Course or NUTR 20..................1-3 units

Total Units17-19

Career Opportunity Information

Public Health Careers