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Life Style Modification in Chronic Illness

Course Code: ELEC 311

Credit: (2)

A healthy life style is the cornerstone of preventing disease and attaining well being. This course focuses on the lifestyle modifications in living with a chronic illness/condition. The chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and renal failure are major health-related problems in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and worldwide. Concepts, theories, and models related to chronic illness and health promotion will be discussed. The educational strategies aimed at lifestyle modification will be explored. Students will have opportunities in the practice setting to implement educational strategies with patients and their families directed at lifestyle changes, which are congruent with their value system.