Center for Public Health Sciences

PUB 6935: Social & Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3 credits)

This course exposes students to aspects of the behavioral and social sciences relevant to public health.  It is designed to makes students more sophisticated analysts of health problems by increasing their understanding of how individual and social behaviors interact with health in the larger community and influence public health.  Major scientific theories and models of health behavior are presented early in the course.  The remainder of the course focuses on important social factors and specific behaviors, with an emphasis on the science of primary and secondary prevention.  

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