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HEA 110: College Health

The resources in this guide will help you complete the global health presentation for Coutouzis's HEA 110 class.

College Students and Health

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This research guide provides resources that will help you complete the health presentation project for Coutouzis. If you need help, or have any questions about using the resources presented in this guide, ask a librarian.

Person pointing to a chart in front of studentsEach presentation must include . . .

  • health information regarding the topic
  • contributing high-risk behaviors and lifestyle choices; prevalence of these behaviors in the college population
  • strategies for prevention, tests/diagnoses, symptoms, treatment
  • optimal lifestyle choices that can be started now

In addition . . .

Within your group’s assigned topic you can focus on one main point, or generally cover the topic as a whole. Each topic page, which is listed in the side navigation menu, lists resources to help you get started on your research.

Any research or web links provided for you are meant to guide your research, and you must expand upon it by at least two additional credible resources.

How to get started . . .

  • Read all of the information provided on your topic page and pay special attention to the Research Starters.
  • Keep track of the sources you find as you do your research. Save links, citations, and notes in a Word, Google, or other type of document.
  • You may want to review the Research Process if you have not had to do research in a while.
  • Ask a librarian if you need help finding information for your project. You can make an appointment to meet with a librarian in person. 

Important definitions . . .

In order to successfully complete this project, you will need to understand what the following words and phrases mean.

Search for more definitions . . .

Off-Campus Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases from off campus is the same as what you use to access the PCC portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. DO NOT include the last part of your email address ( in the username. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Have questions? Ask us!