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PUBH.5010 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health (Formerly PUBH 501)

Id: 038621 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


This course provides a foundation for the analysis of social and behavioral influences on public health. Planning, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives designed to improve public health are discussed. The course reviews prominent concepts in the social and behavioral sciences and provides examples of their impact on public health. Psychosocial theories of health promotion and how they inform public health practice are analyzed. Public health competencies in social and behavioral sciences provide a foundation for the course content.

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