Course: Health Behavior Change at the Individual, Household and Community Levels

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Health Behavior Change at the Individual, Household and Community Levels

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Instructor:

Peter Winch

Offered :

Fall 2011

Offered By:

Department of International Health

Course Number:

221.612.81



Description:

Provides students with conceptual tools to analyze health-related behaviors and the social, cultural and environmental context in which they occur. Applies concepts and theories drawn from medical anthropology, psychology and sociology to programmatic examples from Latin America, Africa and Asia concerning care-seeking, treatment of sick children, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, voluntary counseling and testing, sexual risk behaviors, intimate partner violence and other behavior change challenges in public health.