PEDC 9175 Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention
3 Graduate Level or Inservice Credits/ 45 hours Instructor: Michelle Rosenoff, April 1-29, May 1-30, June, 1-30, July 1-30, August 1-30, October 1-30, November 1-30, December 1-30, October 1- December 30, January 3-30, January 3- May 30
University of the Pacific
Although we have made great strides combating various cancers we continue to claim more than 585,000 lives annually. This course will discuss the effects of health and disease on the human body with an emphasis on the biological cause and prevention of certain cancers. We will examine different types of cancer, causes of cancer and treatments of cancer as well as look at how lifelong health behaviors can either prevent to accelerate cancers in the body, including but not limited to diet, exercise, drinking, smoking and stress. Several different diseases will be discussed including, but not limited to skin cancer and sun safety, breast and testicular cancer (most testicular cancers affect men aged 15-34). Discussion will also center around how to teach your students to protect themselves. This course focuses on the prevention of illness by providing K-12 educators practical tools your students can use prevent health problems faced during throughout life.
April 1-29, May 1-30, June, 1-30, July 1-30, August 1-30, October 1-30, December 1-30, November 1-30, December 1-30, October 1- December 30, January 3- May 30, January 3-30