Course: Integrating Social and Behavioral Theory into Public Health Part II: Mezzo/Micro-Level Theories

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Integrating Social and Behavioral Theory into Public Health Part II: Mezzo/Micro-Level Theories

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Course

Instructor:

Larry Wissow

Originally Offered :

Fall 2010

Offered By:

Health, Behavior, and Society

Course Number:

410.619.01



Description:

Builds upon knowledge of basic public health concepts and theory, showing how they are incorporated into intervention design and evaluation on an individual, group, community, and national scale. Using an ecologic framework and employing a variety of structural, health communication, and health education tools, applies theoretical perspectives from anthropology, geography, sociology, and psychology to health behavior interventions in paradigmatic settings (health services, communities, large populations). Uses a combination of lectures, reading, and small group exercises to demonstrate the dynamic relationship of theory and intervention. This second course of the two-course sequence concentrates on mezzo and micro-level theories of health behavior, provider-patient communication, and health literary.