VTPMD 6102

VTPMD 6102

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This course is rooted in a systems perspective. It connects behavioral theory to practice, so that students understand the complex array of factors that influence health. It provides a foundation in drivers of human behavior, which will ultimately help students better understand why a particular situation exists. The course also builds necessary background knowledge and skill that will aid in designing tailored, effective, culturally informed interventions. This course will reinforce and expand upon learning from Public Health Foundations I by addressing drivers of health and behavior, including individual, family, environmental, legal, institutional, cultural, and climate change. Conceptually, the course is guided by the Health Impact Pyramid, social determinants of health - with a particular emphasis on racism, discrimination and inequality - and an expanded socio-ecologic model. We draw on a lifecourse perspective, with particular attention to generational and cumulative impacts on populations. The course has 3 units: 1) Foundations of Health and Behavior, 2) Environmental Health and 3) Climate Change and Emergency Preparedness. Through lectures, guided in-class activities, readings, discussion, guest speakers and case studies, students will further develop their public health competence and apply key concepts and systems thinking to assess domestic and global public health issues. 

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: MPH students, graduate and professional students and seniors by permission of instructor.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: VTPMD 6101.

Course Attribute (CU-ITL, CU-SBY)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12467 VTPMD 6102   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person