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221.688.81
Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care

Location:
Internet
Term:
Summer term
Department:
International Health
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Contact:
William Brieger
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning.

Description:

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:

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

  1. Outline the contributions of social and behavioral science theory in the planning and implementation of PHC programs
  2. 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
  3. 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:

10% - Quizzes
32% - Discussion forum and blog posts
58% - Lab assignments

Instructor Consent:

No consent required