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410.620.20 Program Planning for Health Behavior Change

Discontinued

Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Term:
1st term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Judith Holzer
Course Instructor s:
Resources:
Description:

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 Objectives:

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
  4. Demonstrate skills in planning a health behavior change program by successfully completing a written needs assessment
Methods of Assessment:

class participation (10%); written needs assessment (30%); written program plan (30%); final paper (30%)

Enrollment Restriction:

Part-time DrPH students in the Tsinghua cohort only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Restricted to students in the part-time Tsinghua DrPH cohort only.

For consent, contact:

judith.holzer@jhu.edu

Special Comments:

This course will be offered over a 3-day period in Baltimore. Students may be required to complete assignments prior to the start of class.