Applied Health Science
PREREQUISITES: None
CLASS MEETS: Tuesday 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Sherwood-Puzzello, H.S.D., C.H.E.S., Rm 103, 801 E. 7th St. Annex, (812) 855-2673
E-MAIL: csherwoo@indiana.edu
REQUIRED TEXTS:
What You Need to Know About Cancer, 1997, Scientific American.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course was developed and implemented in 1979 by Dr. John Seffrin. The format has always included the use of professional guest speakers who have been dealing with all aspects of cancer.

OBJECTIVES:
To increase the student s knowledge and awareness of the:
a) prevention of cancer,
b) causes of cancer,
c) types of cancer,
d) methods of detecting cancer,
e) methods of treating cancer, and
f) problems facing cancer patients.
To provide students with an opportunity to converse with professionals in an effort to de-mystify cancer.
To create an awareness of the numerous professionals involved with all facets of cancer.
To teach the student how to perform self-examination techniques for early detection of cancer.
To encourage students to make choices in their lifestyle which will decrease their risks of developing cancer.
To create an awareness regarding the financial implications of cancer.
To encourage development of communication skills that would facilitate conversation with the cancer patient.
To familiarize the student with the organizations that provide services for cancer patients and their families.
To explore alternative programs of long-term care available to cancer patients and their families.
To provide information regarding cancer quackery.
To expose the student to the implications of current cancer research.
To inform students about contemporary public attitudes toward cancer.
To examine the potential impact of prevention techniques in reducing cancer deaths.

FINAL GRADE:
3 Objective Exams (60 points each) 180 points
Abstract 50 points
Short Essays (10 points each) 50 points
Cancer Wellness Assessment 30 points
Total Points Possible = 310 points