221.688.81 Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care
- International Health
- Summer term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2014 - 2015
Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand individual, community, and organizational behaviors and change processes in cross-cultural and developing countries settings as a foundation for planning appropriate Primary Health Care (PHC) programs. Students learn to outline the contributions of social and behavioral science theory in the planning and implementation of culturally relevant PHC programs; will utilize social and behavioral theories to understand individual, social network, organizational, community, and policy maker health related behaviors; and identify the factors that promote and inhibit community involvement in PHC program development and implementation.
- Learning Objectives:
- Outline the contributions of social and behavioral science theory in the planning and implementation of PHC programs
- Apply relevant social and behavioral theories to diagnose and discuss individual, social network, organizational, community, and policy-maker behaviors associated with the planning, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance of community-based programs
- Identify the factors that promote and inhibit community involvement in PHC program development and implementation, and outline indigenous management strategies to sustain PHC at the community level
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on homework and a term paper.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required