HE-107: Mental Health: Understanding Your Behavior (2E)

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: HE-107 Mental Health: Understanding Your Behavior (2E)

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

This course provides opportunity for students to develop a better understanding of their behavior and adjustment to life situations. Attention is given to personal approaches to problem-solving and evaluating available outside resources. Participation may be required in at least one course-related field trip to be arranged by the instructor.

1 Students in HE-101, HE-102, HE-103, HE-104, HE-105, HE-106, HE-107, HE-108, HE-110, and HE-111 must pay a special supplies and services fee of $5.00.
2 Course qualifies as Pathways Common Core 2E–Scientific World.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

HE 107 is an elective course for A.A., Associates in ArtsA.A, Associates in Liberal Arts; and A.S., Associates in Science. It is also a suggested course for students planning to continue in health sciences.

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. student will identify and evaluate behavior theories and various theories related to health behavior outcomes.
  2. student will describe and discuss the theoretical models for behavior change.
  3. student will describe the reciprocal nteractions between the individual, social environment and behavior that influence health outcomes.
  4. student will describe various health concepts including, self-regulation, motivation and self-efficacy on health behavior.
  5. student will identify and describe various maladaptive behaviors and mental health disorders.
  6. student will discuss various prevention and treatment methods for maladaptive behaviors and mental health disorders.
  7. student will describe the procedures for diagnosis and treatment of specific maladaptive behaviors and mental health disorders
  8. student will evaluate the effectiveness of methods used to diagnose, treat, and prevent various maladaptive behaviors and mental health disorders.
  9. student will discuss the impact of specific maladaptive behaviors and mental health disorders on the individual and society.
  10. student will describe clinical methods of assessing health behavior
  11. student will describe cognitive behavior therapy as treatment for various behavioral health conditions
  12. student will describe the process of selfregulation to improve health behavior.
  13. student will identify and describe the incidence and prevalence of various mental health disorders.
  14. student will discuss the effectiveness of public health efforts to reduce rates of mental health disorders among various populations.
  15. student will describe various research methods used to conduct research on human health behavior.
  16. student will discuss ethical and unethical practices of conducting health behavior research.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

The following is required in each section:

  1. Class exams
  2. Final Exam
  3. Completion of Assigned Readings
  4. Completion of a Reflective Writing Project in which students state their opinions about various controversial topics within the subject area
  5. Class Participation; "One Minute Papers" completed at the end of class in which students are asked to write down and submit one thing that they learned that day in class and one thing that may have confused them

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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