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Public Health: Social&Behavioral Public Hlth

PH 306 OL1 (CRN: 61960)

3 Credit Hours

About PH 306 OL1

This course addresses the behavioral, social and cultural factors related to individual and population health, and health disparities over the life course.

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Related Programs

Aiken Lecture Series and Public Health Graduate Study Certificate

Notes

Dates: May 22 - June 30, 2017; Open to graduate-level Public Health students; All other students require instructor permission; Must submit the request at http://go.uvm.edu/ph Students will be notified if permission is granted; contact student Advisor, Vika Pleshakova at vpleshak@uvm.edu for any questions.

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Section Description

This graduate-level course addresses the behavioral, social, and cultural factors related to individual and population health, and health disparities over the life course.The course seeks to provide the groundwork for understanding, assessing, and effectively applying theories of human behavior within the practice of public health.

Section Expectation

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. Identify basic theories, concepts, and models from a range of social and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health research and practice. 2. Identify the causes of social and behavioral factors that affect health of individuals and populations. 3. Identify individual, organizational and community concerns, assets, resources and deficits for social and behavioral science interventions. 4. Identify critical stakeholders for the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, policies and interventions. 5. Describe steps and procedures for the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, policies and interventions. 6. Describe the role of social and community factors in both the onset and solution of public health problems. 7. Describe the merits of social and behavioral science interventions and policies. 8. Apply evidence-based approaches in the development and evaluation of social and behavioral science interventions. 9. Apply ethical principles to public health program planning, implementation and evaluation. 10. Specify multiple targets and levels of intervention for social and behavioral science programs and/or policies. These learning objectives are also intimately related to certain core competencies identified by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) for the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in graduate schools and programs of public health.

Evaluation

This is a relatively short (40 days), intensive course. During that time, students will be expected to participate daily in the discussion forums and to write four short papers. Grades will be based on students' discussion posts and papers.

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