Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health

Fall 2024 > Health Sciences > PUBH.5010 > 031

Course No: PUBH.5010-031; SIS Class Nbr: 8043; SIS Term: 3410
Course Status: Course Full - Wait List Available

Course Description

This course introduces core concepts of social and behavioral determinants of health and provides a foundation for the analysis of social, political and economic influences on health and their role in contributing to health inequities. The core functions of public health and essential services are discussed as well as the history of public health, its philosophy and values. Upstream and downstream reforms to addressing fundamental determinants are evaluated. The influence of behavioral and psychological factors on health and disease are analyzed.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Students with a CSCE career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.
  • Core Codes: NO COST
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Leland Ackerson
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2024 Fall: Sep 04 to Dec 20
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1800 | Pay as little as $367/mo for this course.
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  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management, M.P.A. in Public Administration, M.P.H. in Epidemiology, M.P.H. in Healthcare Management, M.P.H. in Social and Behavioral Sciences, M.S. in Health Information Management: Health Service Management Option, Graduate Certificate in Public Health Studies

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