PHTH 6204: Society, Behavior, and Health
Lecture - 3 credits
- Explores individual, interpersonal, and social influences on health.
- Offers students in public health an opportunity to learn the application of the social and behavioral sciences.
- Examines foundations of public health, including prevention and the prevention paradox, theories of disease causation, and public health ethics.
- In addition, multilevel influences on health are examined, including behavioral theories and social determinants of health.
- Throughout the semester, attention is paid to disparities in health.
- Finally, we examine strategies to reduce health disparities, such as education, interventions, and policy-level changes, and discuss their relative effectiveness.
- Requires permission of instructor for students outside designated programs.
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