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Term: 1st term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

Provides an overview of the breadth of programs and diversity of settings in the field of health education in health promotion, and an opportunity to develop skills in program planning. Explains the importance of health behavior as a contributor to current public health problems and the role of health education and health promotion programs in addressing them, drawing examples from the literature on community-based health education, patient education, school health, and work-site health promotion. Also discusses issues of ethical standards and quality assurance in health education and health promotion.

Learning Objective(s):

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to (1) explain the importance of health behavior as a contributor to current public health problems, (2) describe the elements of at least two behavior change theories and their applicability to developing health education/health promotion programs, (3) describe at least three intervention methods and their applicability to successful health education/health promotion programs, and (4) demonstrate skills in planning a health behavior change program by successfully completing a written needs assessment.

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation and a needs assessment and program plan.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Thursday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail