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Social & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

This course is designed as a foundation course in the application of social and behavioral science perspectives to public health. The course recognizes public health as an interdisciplinary field, aimed at promoting health and well-being, and reducing preventable morbidity and premature mortality in populations and groups through multi-ecological interventions. Although the contributions to population health outcomes of biological, physical, and medical factors are recognized in this course, the emphasis is on the impacts of behavioral and cultural factors as well as social and political structures to health outcomes. The course is specifically designed to familiarize public health graduate students with applications of social and behavioral science principles and perspectives in public health. It is deliberately a broad survey of basic concepts, analytic frameworks, and intervention strategies that can be applied to current public health issues from a global context. Basic principles from psychology, sociology, anthropology and other social science disciplines are analyzed in relation to causes, consequences and control measures of public health problems.



Course Staff

Dr. Omuwale Amuleru-Marshall, Ph. D

Ms. Leselle Pierre, M.A.

Required Text

Coreil, J, ed. (2010). Social and behavioral foundations of public health, 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Be sure that you have purchased this book in advance of the course start date

  1. Classes Start

  2. Classes End