Topic1 - HLTH 101 F a ll, 2 0 1 1 HLTH 101: INTRODUCTION TO...

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HLTH 101 Fall, 2011 HLTH 101: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCES I TOPIC 1. INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND DISEASE 1. RATIONALE AND BASIC GOALS OF THE COURSE The health sciences include all scientific enterprises that help us to understand any aspects of health and to successfully intervene to alter health outcomes. By scientific, we mean that there will be certain approaches, practices and rules that must be adhered to. This course itself will not be one of these scientific enterprises: rather, it will be a process of organized, systematic exposure to these scientific enterprises in such a way that the student will achieve three goals. First, the successful student will acquire knowledge appropriate to the future role of being an active contributor in the health sciences, either as a practitioner or in a leadership role. Second, the successful student will acquire experience in thinking the way a health scientist should think. Third, the successful student will acquire an attitude appropriate for a health scientist. As you work your way through the content of this course, think about which of the three goals a particular aspect of the course is helping you to achieve. 2. THEMATIC APPROACH: HEALTH AT THE FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE If this course is designed to produce health scientists, then it must stimulate
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course HLTH 101 taught by Professor Ward during the Spring '08 term at Waterloo.

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Topic1 - HLTH 101 F a ll, 2 0 1 1 HLTH 101: INTRODUCTION TO...

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