Courses Details

HBEHED629: Families and Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Chatters, Linda (Residential);
  • every year
  • Offered every year
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Description: This course will examine families as a primary context for understanding health and health-related behaviors. Major topics include: 1) models and theories of the family, 2) history and current status of family-based practice, 3) the impact of demographic trends and their impact on family structure and functioning, 4) family diversity with respect to social status groups, ethnicity, and culture and their implications for understanding health phenomena, 5) families as the context for socialization to health beliefs and practices, 6) the provision of family-based care, and 7) health profiles of family members and their family roles.
  • This course is cross-listed with HB727 (School of Social Work) in the School of Social Work department.