Health Behavior and Health Education Courses Taught by Minal Patel

HBEHED600: Psychosocial Factors in Health-Related Behavior

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Patel, Minal
  • Offered every year
  • Description: HBHE 600 provides an overview of the psychosocial determinants of behavioral risk factors that affect health. We address these determinants within theories, models, and frameworks of health-related behavior.

HBEHED613: Confronting and Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Patel, Minal; Patel, Minal;
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: Reducing racial/ethnic health disparities is core to the mission of public health. HBHE 710 provides an in-depth examination of racial/ethnic disparities specific to healthcare and healthcare delivery in the United States. This course will critically appraise 1) the causes of these disparities including mistrust, and differential access, communication and treatment, 2) frameworks, theory, and measurement to examine disparities in care and 3) interventions to address healthcare-specific disparities, and change behavior at multiple levels of influence (policy/regulatory, health system/delivery, healthcare provider, and patient/individual). We will examine trends and critical issues in racial/ethnic healthcare disparities before and after the seminal Institute of Medicine Report- Unequal Treatment, and the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Course Goals: This course will critically appraise 1) the causes of these disparities including mistrust, and differential access, communication and treatment, 2) frameworks, theory, and measurement to examine disparities in care and 3) interventions to address healthcare-specific disparities, and change behavior at multiple levels of influence (policy/regulatory, health system/delivery, healthcare provider, and patient/individual). We will examine trends and critical issues in racial/ethnic healthcare disparities before and after the seminal Institute of Medicine Report- Unequal Treatment, and the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Competencies: 6. Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels 7. Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs 20. Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content
  • Learning Objectives: 10. Explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities
  • Syllabus for HBEHED613

HBEHED641: Materials and Methods in Health Education Programs

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Patel, Minal
  • Offered every year
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr.
  • Description: The goal of this course is to enable participants to select and use learning materials and methods in health education programs. The course consists of in-class sessions where various materials and media are demonstrated and their utility as enhancements to learning discussed. Technical and production aspects of materials and media are considered in several lab sessions. Students are required to produce health education materials or develop learning activities through fieldwork in addition to in-class and lab sessions.