Health Science (HES-1)
Norco College of RCCD
: Diane Olin
@ West Quad
Health science (HES-1) is a basic study of the anatomy and physiology of the body,
emphasizing modern concepts of prevention, treatment , and cure of degenerative and
communicable diseases. More specifically, lecture topics will include, scientific aspects
of health ranging from the introduction to wellness and health, weight management and
nutrition, alcohol, tobacco and drug addiction, cardiovascular health, the reproductive
system and STDs, immunity and disease, Cancer and special topics. This course
satisfies the California requirement in drug, alcohol, tobacco and nutrition education for
54 lecture hours
Custom Edition for Riverside City College.
Dianne Hales, editor.
Cengage Learning Publishing Company, Mason, Ohio.
Student Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
Define wellness in terms of basic health strategies, including the identity and
analysis of behaviors that relate to a healthy lifestyle, and discuss methods
available to assess behavioral change strategies related to health and wellness.
Describe basic anatomical and physiological functions and pathological
conditions of the human body and their relation to health and the human
Recall and interpret components of physical, mental, emotional, environmental,
social and interpersonal aspects of health and wellness.
Comprehend and discuss current health issues, with emphasis on preventative
Evaluate the impact of psychoactive drugs, alcohol, and tobacco on physiological