Women's Health

HLTH 25 class - students with Professor Robin Roth standing in front of a Women's Health Timeline

HLTH 25. Women's Health Issues (3)
Lec-3, field trips .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. CR/NC avail.
Advise: ESL 72 or ENGL 90 or placement in ESL 82 or ENGL 92

HLTH25 Women's Health Issues is an exploration of issues related to the physical, mental, spiritual, social and political aspects of women's health. The practical orientation of this course emphasizes information and resources to help each woman optimize her own health and well-being, while expanding understanding of the broader issues that shape the lives and health of all women and how we can influence these issues.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the special health concerns of women in general, of diverse groups of women, and the intersectionality of identities.
  2. Compare the medical treatment of women throughout history, and discuss the implications for current health care practices.
  3. Examine the influence of culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class and socioeconomic status on health, and apply to the phenomenon of health disparities.
  4. Identify habits that influence health and analyze factors that affect ability to make desired lifestyle changes for optimal health.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the female body, particularly reproductive and sexual anatomy and physiology.
  6. Identify common health conditions and situations affecting women throughout the life cycle, and the application of prevention and treatment methods.
  7. Evaluate skills and knowledge needed to become a wise health care consumer.                                                  
  8. Analyze underlying factors in controversial issues in women's health.
  9. Employ research and evaluation skills and behavior change techniques in addressing a personal health concern.

Women’s Health Issues is a 3 unit course which transfers to UCs and CSUs, and meets CCSF Graduation Requirements Area G1 and H, and is co-sponsored by the Health Education and Women’s Studies Departments.  Hlth25 is offered every Fall and Spring semester and Summer Session, usually 10-12 sections per semester, 2-3 sections in the summer.  Most sections are offered on the Ocean campus, day and evening, and usually on the SouthEast and Mission campuses and sometimes additional campuses.  Sign up early as this course fills up fast.


Sample syllabus




Current Faculty Teaching HLTH 25

Carmen Castro Rojas

Carmen Castro-Rojas
ccastro@ccsf.edu

Dayo Diggs

Dayo Diggs

ddiggs@ccsf.edu

 

Amanda Rittenhouse

Amanda Rittenhouse

arittenh@ccsf.edu

Annie Tse

Annie Tse

atse@ccsf.edu

Darlene Weide

Darlene Weide

(415) 748-8976

Women's Health Links and Resources