CLTR-505 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
Fall for 2017-2018
Jason Umans, MD and Carla Williams, PhD
This course focuses on aspects of the social and behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, and anthropology) that are applicable to public health will be reviewed and their applications defined through case studies and presentations by public health leaders.

The objective of this course is to develop public health professionals who can address the health needs of individuals, groups, and health systems within an interdisciplinary framework. Attendance and active participation in classroom discussions are required of all students. The classroom format will center around discussion of the following issues:

A.What are the theories that underlie health behaviors?
B.What are the social, economic, and cultural issues related to health behavior?
C.What are effective and ineffective interventions to address health behavior?
D.What policies and systems are needed to optimally implement the interventions?
E.How are interventions, policies, and systems best evaluated?
F.How can intervention strategies be improved?
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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CLTR-505-01 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
Fall for 2017-2018
Jason Umans, MD and Carla Williams, PhD
This course focuses on aspects of the social and behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, and anthropology) that are applicable to public health will be reviewed and their applications defined through case studies and presentations by public health leaders.

The objective of this course is to develop public health professionals who can address the health needs of individuals, groups, and health systems within an interdisciplinary framework. Attendance and active participation in classroom discussions are required of all students. The classroom format will center around discussion of the following issues:

A.What are the theories that underlie health behaviors?
B.What are the social, economic, and cultural issues related to health behavior?
C.What are effective and ineffective interventions to address health behavior?
D.What policies and systems are needed to optimally implement the interventions?
E.How are interventions, policies, and systems best evaluated?
F.How can intervention strategies be improved?
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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