Courses Taught by Amy Schulz

HBEHED690: Environmental Health Promotion

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Schulz, Amy
  • Offered every year
  • Prerequisites: HBHE 600 or Permission of Instructor
  • Description: This class applies health education principles towards understanding and intervening on different environmental hazards. The course will review various kinds of environmental issues, including biochemical toxins, physical hazards, and psychosocial stressors. Students will learn about select datasources from which they may obtain environmental health information. The course will examine the literature on risk and environmental health education and explore how health educators can use resources and conceptual tools to address environmental concerns. This course will also examine case studies from individual communities as focal points for discussion. Based on these case studies, students will explore whether extant theories and approaches can help protect vulnerable populations, insure environmental justice, and reduce health disparities. The format of this class is a combination of lecture and discussion.
Concentration Competencies that HBEHED690 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EHS Environmental Health Promotion and Policy MPH Evaluate strategies to promote environmental health HBEHED690

HBEHED885: Health Education Models of Practice and Interventions at the Community Level

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Schulz, Amy
  • Prerequisites: HBHE doctoral students
  • Description: The course is designed as a doctoral seminar for HBHE doctoral students. The course will examine and critique current models of health education and behavior change which intervene at the community level to bring about behavior change which intervene at the community level to bring about behavior change. The focus will be on recognized health education interventions/strategies. Major topics will include: 1) methods for behavior change (i.e., community organizing; mass media, etc.); 2) policy activities; 3) organizational change activities; 4) advocacy activities; 5) community planning models. This course will also be available to second year HBHE masters students on a permission of instructor basis.
  • Course Goals: The goal of this course is to prepare doctoral level students in HBHE to design, implement and assess health promotion interventions at the organizational, community, and policy level.
  • Competencies: See Objectives
  • Learning Objectives: By the end of this course students will be able to: 1. Identify and discuss various strategies and models of health education/health promotion interventions at other than the individual level. 2. Discuss and critique the theory, conceptual frameworks and constructs that serve as the basis of these models. 3. Articulate and critique assumptions underlying these models. 4. Apply these models and constructs to current public health problems. 5. Identify and discuss current evaluation strategies and challenges pertinent to these models. me as 685.
Concentration Competencies that HBEHED885 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HBHE PhD Develop an innovative and efficient design for an empirical analysis of an intervention or observational study to address a research question with clear public health relevance HBEHED885, HBEHED886
HBHE PhD Integrate theoretical frameworks (e.g., health belief model, social ecological model) with critical analysis of empirical data to identify gaps in current approaches to health promotion HBEHED885, HBEHED886