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