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BCHS 2509 - SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AND PUBLIC HEALTH

The core course provides an overview of the social and behavioral sciences and their importance in the inter-disciplinary field of public health. A primary emphasis is on the social-ecological model, its application to public health issues, and its use in the development of policies, strategies, interventions and programs. The course content will introduce students to several relevant social and behavioral theories as well as a range of community health assessment and planning models used by public health professionals in both domestic and international venues. Through a series of assigned readings, discussion exercises, group projects, quizzes and written assignments, students will enhance their knowledge and awareness of the role of social and behavioral sciences in public health and its relevance to their specific discipline. At the conclusion of the course students will be able to: identify the important social and behavioral determinants of health; describe the inter-relationships between the social, behavioral, bio-medical, physiological, and environmental factors related to individual and community health; identify the major health disparities related to social, behavioral and economic factors; describe the role of culture and socio-economic status in health behavior, access to services, and decision-making; and understand the importance of community partnerships and participatory approaches in the development, implementation, management and evaluation of community policies and programs.

Credit(s): 3.00

Prerequisite(s)

None

Schedule

Term Class Number Session Day/Time Location Instructor(s)
Summer Term 2017 12543
Lecture
Twelve Week
06/12/2017 - 08/05/2017
Mo / 2:00PM-4:55PM
Mo / 2:00PM-4:55PM
A719 CRAB
A522 CRAB
Terry, Martha Ann
Terry, Martha Ann
The cross listed course (18134) is for undergrad students in the Summer Edge program.
Fall Term 2017 25413
Lecture
Academic Term
08/28/2017 - 12/16/2017
We / 1:00PM-3:55PM A115 CRAB Elias, Thistle Inga
Spring Term 2018 14004
Lecture
Academic Term
01/08/2018 - 04/28/2018
Mo / 6:00PM-8:50PM A115 CRAB Terry, Martha Ann

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