2111 - Current Health Topics: Discussion of the Latest Health Information and Controversies
The media regularly report the results of new research outcomes on health and wellbeing. However, those reports often seem to contradict what was previously believed, leading to public skepticism about the value of science to guide personal and societal action. This course will provide a forum for discussion of the wealth of new information and controversies on topics such as physical activity, diet, obesity, stress, positive psychology, medical screening, complementary/alternative treatments, and the role of legislative actions on health concerns. Experts will be brought in for some specific sessions. Students will be encouraged to suggest topics, readings, videos, and other material. The overall course goal is to improve our understanding of how research contributes to personal and public health. Lecture (plus questions). Facilitated Discussions. Viewing Videos.
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