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410.616.11 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/02/2014 - Fri 06/13/2014
Class Times:
June 2-6 and 9-13, 2014; 1:30-5:00 PM
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Michelle Kaufman
Course Instructor:

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Description:

Lectures, readings and small group discussions examine the impact of social and behavioral factors on health and what can be done to influence them. The first half covers major social factors influencing health and behavior; the second outlines modes of interventions used in the prevention of disease and injury at a variety of levels.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize the role of social and behavioral factors in shaping global mortality and morbidity
  2. Apply an socio-ecological perspective to health problems
  3. Display basic literacy with key concepts of social and behavioral aspects of public health: culture, race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, poverty/disparities, factors related to individual behavior change, community empowerment and structural policy change
  4. Demonstrate empathy for and a collaborative stance toward populations with whom one will work in the field of public health
  5. Make a case for the importance of focusing on social and behavioral factors as part of a comprehensive public health strategy
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on a take-home midterm and a final paper.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required