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410.600.01 FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTH, BEHAVIOR AND SOCIETY

Term: 1st term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
Description:

Introduces students to socio-ecologic perspectives of population health outcomes, including the multiple levels of influence on health and health behaviors. Critically discusses socio-economic status, structural factors, culture, race and ethnicity at the macro ecologic level, social factors such as norms, networks, and social capital at the mezzo level, and intrapersonal influences on individual decision-making and behavior at the micro level. Applies these factors to conceptualize health problems and effective public health interventions for individuals, families, communities, and populations. Provides students with skills to apply social and behavioral science principles and methods in their future public health research and practice. Incorporates lectures, readings, discussions, and small group exercises.

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Methods of Assessment: Evaluation based on mid-term class exam - 25%, two lab assignments - 20% each (40% total), final short paper - 35%
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 3:30 - 5:20
  • Wednesday 3:30 - 5:20
Enrollment Minimum: 20
Enrollment Maximum: 100
Enrollment Restriction: Graduate students
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail