Communication Strategies for Sexual Risk Reduction
- East Baltimore
- 4th term
- Health Behavior and Society
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
- Class Times:
- M W, 10:30 - 11:50am
None but familiarity with a data analysis software and/or ability to conduct literature review will be useful.
Strengthens students’ understanding of adolescent sexual risk-taking. Provides a solid foundation in behavior change strategies for sexual risk-reduction from an international perspective. The literature and examples emphasize HIV, STI and teen pregnancy risk reduction. Students work in groups to analyze data analysis and/or review literature. Each group develops a behavior change strategy based on evidence and with a focus on communication. Students select a country and a health topic by the second week of class.
- Learning Objectives:
- Describe the antecedents of sexual risk-taking among adolescents especially in developing countries
- Define the characteristics of effective sexual risk-reduction communication strategies
- Apply leading theories and models of sexual risk reduction from a communication perspective
- Identify programmatic implications of empirical data on sexual risk-taking
- Develop an evidence-based and theory-informed communication strategy for adolescent sexual risk-reduction
- Methods of Assessment:
Written assignments and class participation.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required