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Social And Behavioral Aspects Of Health (PUB-302)

Semester: Fall 2024
Number: 0304-302-002
Instructor: Rosann Costa
Days: Monday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Note: Online, Synchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Course Materials: View Text Books

Students will study aspects of social setting and human behavior that contribute to the occurrence of public health threats and influence the success of population-level disease prevention and health promotion. Social, behavioral, and cultural theories regarding diagnosis, perceptions of threat, and public health problems are also addressed. (Distribution Reqs:Social Sciences)

Learning Goals:   Explain major factors in the historical development of the U.S. health system.Evaluate the relationships between health care coverage, access, cost and quality and their impact on the U.S. health system. Analyze the role of evidence in shaping health policy. Analyze advanced practice roles in the legislative process, at the local, state and/or national levels. Contrast the positions and interests of advanced practice nurses, health professionals, providers, payers and consumers in advocating for and shaping policy change.Explore strategies relevant to policy development, organizational structures, and/or financing at the local, state, national and international levels.Synthesize the student’s prior knowledge of health care delivery with a broader understanding of U.S. and global health policy

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