Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Women's Health
H305 | 6448 | Ellis

HPER H305 Women's Health

Applied Health Science


CLASS MEETS:  TR   1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Nancy Ellis, HPER 134, (812) 855-9441



Health concerns unique to women are emphasized, including the most
contemnporary health issues.  Special attention is devoted to each
woman comfortably understanding her own body, as well as to
prevention, early recognition, and amelioration of health problems.
Course topics, which address the multidimensional and gender specific
nature of health, include:  gynecological and menstrual health
throughout the life cycle, menstrual cycle and other irregularities,
sexually transmissible and non-transmissible infections and
infestations, birth control, sexuality, infertility, sexual assault,
nutritional needs, cardiovascular disease, exercise, gynecological
and other cancers, smoking and related consequences, autoimmune
disorders, and health consumerism.


Approximately three exams will be given.  Regular and punctual
attendance at classes is required and is essential to receive a
satisfactory grade and credit for the course.  Students may be
required to conduct a woman's health related interview (an assignment
sheet is provided with interview details).  Students may also be
required to complete self-assessment health inventories or attend a
campus health fair or women's health related seminar.  Dates are
noted on the course syllabus for tests and assignments, and should
serve as a guide to pace studying.


All examinations and assignments will have a point value and will be
announced and printed on respective handouts.  In addition to
attendance, the following formula will be used to determine your
grade at alny given point in the course as well as the final grade:
total points earned to date divided by total points possible to date
equals a percentage.  90%=A-, 80%=B-, etc.