Courses Details

HBEHED593: Theoretical Foundations for Understanding Psychosocial Determinants of Health

  • Graduate level
  • Online MPH only
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Fall term(s) for online MPH students;
  • 2 credit hour(s) for online MPH students;
  • Instructor(s):
  • Prerequisites: None, but is only available to online MPH students
  • Advisory Prerequisites: None
  • Description: HBEHED 593 is a 2-credit course designed to provide an overview of the psychosocial determinants that affect the health of individuals, communities, and populations. This course addresses these determinants within theories, models, and frameworks of health behavior and explores the practical application of theory to public health practice.
  • Learning Objectives: Course Competencies This course substantially covers material related to the following HBHE Concentration Competencies:  Describe how to use social-ecological and life course frameworks to address key determinants of health and health disparities through programs and policies  Apply relevant social and behavioral science theories, concepts and models that are designed to understand and modify health behavior Course Learning Objectives By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:  Distinguish between a theory, model, and framework  Explain behavioral and psychological factors that affect a population’s health through the use of relevant social and behavioral science theories, models, and frameworks  Describe the role of social and behavioral science theories, models, and frameworks in identifying appropriate points of intervention  Evaluate the strengths and limitations of different social and behavioral science theories, models, and frameworks  Apply social and behavioral science theories, models, and frameworks to understand a public health issue and to identify appropriate intervention approaches.