This course addresses the behavioral, social and cultural factors related to individual and population health, and health disparities over the life course.
Dates: May 20 - June 28, 2019-TBD; Open to graduate-level Public Health students; All other students require instructor permission; Must submit the request at http://go.uvm.edu/ph Students will be notified if permission is granted; contact student Advisor, Vika Pleshakova at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
PH306 explores the WHY-WHAT-HOW of behavior change through the lens of both theory and practice. We learn models, frameworks and theories that help us think about behavior, as well as the social, environmental and political influences that shape and reinforce behavior choices. Equity and access are always important elements in this work. Major project assignments apply your learning, culminating in a grant proposal that mimics those that agencies and organizations frequently use to seek funding.
This summer course is highly condensed and fast paced. It is not recommended that students take another summer course concurrently.
Weekly writing reflections and discussion groups apply what you are learning, and are graded with multi-point scales in several composition categories. Three major assignments showcase your learning.
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