Courses Taught by Barbara Israel

HBEHED640: Community Organization for Health Education

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Israel, Barbara (Residential);
  • Offered every year
  • Not offered 2022-2023
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr. and Grad Status
  • Description: Examines social and structural factors associated with health and illness; concepts and theories regarding planned change and community; and models and principles of community organization practice for health education. Several models of community organization are analyzed along the dimensions of: community diagnosis needs assessment, selection and implementation of action strategies, evaluation research, role of the professional and ethical considerations.

HBEHED652: Group Process in Health Education

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Israel, Barbara (Residential);
  • Offered every other year
  • Not offered 2022-2023
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Examines concepts, theories, and research in the field of group dynamics with particular application to health education. Emphasis on developing skills for observing, assessing, participating in, facilitating and evaluating small groups.

HBEHED733: Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Israel, Barbara (Residential);
  • Offered every other year
  • Prerequisites: Doctoral Student or Advanced Masters Students with permission
  • Description: The involvement of community members in research and scholarship has emerged as a critical component for public health research. This doctoral student seminar focuses on the ways in which researchers and community members collaborate to conduct research that leads to community change, and improvement in health and quality of life. Such efforts often call for clarifications and/or redefinitions of: scientists' roles and methods, the knowledge development roles of participating community members, and the varying meanings of "community." Attention will be paid to scholarly debates, practical, and methodological issues in the conduct of community-based participatory research. This seminar will address the major issues and methods involved in conducting community-based participatory research across different disciplines. It provides the opportunity for graduate students from different schools and departments to come together to share perspectives, develop new skills and explore how they can apply this learning to community-based participatory research projects.

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

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Israel, Barbara (Residential);
  • 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.
  • 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, preliminary exam
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, preliminary exam