Models for Health and Wellness

Kaplan University School of Health Sciences

HW315 Unit 1 Assignment

Unit 1 Assignment: History and Sociology of Medicine Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

 Recognize the role historical events contribute to today’s understanding of health.

 Describe the evolution of scientific medicine and impact on modern health practices.

 Identify the major theories related to disease, healing, and health from early times to modern day.

Course outcome assessed/addressed in this Assignment: HW315-1: Define the terms “health,” “healing,” and “wellness” from historical, multicultural, and cross-disciplinary perspectives. Instructions:

Describe the evolution of historical perspectives on health. How do older theories, such as the Humoral Concept, Anatomical Concept and Germ Theory, relate to today’s practice of medicine? Looking ahead, what new concepts in health and wellness are trending?

This Assignment needs to be 2–3 pages in length, written in APA format, and must include appropriate references.

Submitting your work:

Submit each Assignment to the appropriate Dropbox for Unit 1. For instructions on submitting your work, view the Dropbox Guide located under Academic Tools at the top of your unit page.

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Kaplan University School of Health Sciences

HW315 Unit 1 Assignment

Unit 1 Assignment Grading Rubric = 95 points

Assignment Requirements Points possible Points earned by student

Student describes the evolution of historical perspectives on health.

0–30

Student explains the historical significance of each perspective on today’s practice of medicine.

0–35

Student identifies new concepts in health and wellness that are trending.

0–30

Total (Sum of points earned): 95

Points deducted for spelling, grammar, and/or APA errors:

Adjusted total points earned:

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