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This final course in the Health & Wellness Consulting section further delves into the topics of Preventative Medicine. Topics to be reviewed include drug and alcohol usage,
smoking cessation, balancing conventional and alternative medicines, avoiding accidents and violence, healthful aging, and environmental health. Course Code: LC 540. Contact hours of education = 40.

The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595. Access Info

Pre-requisite: You must be a Certified Health Care Life Coach with the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. to take this course.

This course is particularly designed for professionals seeking to meet education requirements for certification in the Sub-Specialty program in Health and Wellness Consulting in the Health Care Life Coach Certification Program by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc,.

Instructor/Course Author: Matthew Sobel

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E-mail: masobel@yahoo.com

TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete all of the courses in the Health and Wellness Consulting sub-specialty program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the courses within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an "incomplete" will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the courses after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.


Reading/Study Assignment: This course covers chapters 16-24 in the required textbook.


Health & Wellness Eleventh Edition. Gordon Edlin, Eric Golanty. Jones & Bartlett Learning. Copyright 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4496-8710-6

AIHCP Online Bookstore: AIHCP provides an online bookstore stocked with all of the required textbooks, and/or materials required for its CE courses. To purchase this book online, click the access store link, go to the table of categories, right upper hand corner, and click on "Life Coach." Access AIHCP Store: click here

GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 40 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented.

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* Message Boards: each specialty program has an area to "post" on the message board. Students may post messages at anytime. Posting allows students to converse with those in the same specialty practice and to discuss issues/course content etc. Instructions for posting are provided in the online classrooms.

* Chat Rooms: each specialty has it's own unique "chat room." Inside of the classroom there is a schedule for "chat time" with students in your specific specialty practice. Participating in "chats" is voluntary. The chat sessions are used as means for students to come together and discuss course content or anything related to the courses and/or certification specialty.

* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as "open book" tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.

* Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page "Student Resource Center." The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.

* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.

* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor's online resume/biography, as well as your instructor's specific contact information.

* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional "readings" and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.

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COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

*  Learn the difference between a drug and a medicine.

*  Identify lifestyle drugs.

*  Identify examples of the overuse of legal drugs in American society and the influences of drug advertising on drug use.

*  Describe the different effects of the major classes of psychoactive drugs.

*  Identify the hazards of cigarette smoking.

*  Discuss the effects of smoke on nonsmokers, including children.

*  Identify ways to quit smoking.

*  Describe the various ways to limit tobacco’s damage to society.

*  Explain the effects of alcohol on the body.

* Discuss the effects of alcohol on behavior.

*  Explain the phases of alcoholism.

*  Discuss the roles of several kinds of healthcare providers.

*  Identify what you need to know to be an intelligent healthcare consumer.

*  Compare the four main kinds of private health insurance available in the United States.

*  Discuss some of the problems with the quality of U.S. health care and frequency of medical errors.

*  Describe the main differences between modern medical care and alternative medicines.

*  Define the four categories of alternative medicines.

*  Identify why herbal remedies may be dangerous.

*  Describe various strategies to prevent unintentional injuries.

*  Identify the major threats from unintentional injuries.

*  Describe the three grades of a concussion.

*  Describe some of the biological changes that occur with aging.

*  Explain how preventative strategies can help avoid the common symptoms of aging.

*  Identify the issues surrounding physician-assisted suicide, hospice and palliative care.

*  Describe the different kinds of interpersonal violence

*  Identify the kinds of violence and abuse that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder.

*  Discuss some of the ways that firearms increase the risk of homicide and suicide.

*  Discuss the various types of hate crimes and abuse in our society.

*  Discuss the relationship between environment and health.

*  Describe the health effects of air pollution.

*  Describe the effects of lead and other toxins on children’s health.

*  Discuss how human population growth will affect global health and environmental issues.


Chapter 16  Using Drugs Responsibly

Chapter 17  Eliminating Tobacco Use

Chapter 18  Using Alcohol Responsibly

Chapter 19  Making Decisions About Health Care

Chapter 20  Exploring Alternative Medicine

Chapter 21  Accidents and Injuries

Chapter 22  Understanding Aging and Dying

Chapter 23  Violence in Our Society

Chapter 24  Working Toward a Healthy Environment

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