Spring 2023 - HSCI 312 D100
Health Promotion: Individuals and Communities (3)
Class Number: 5635
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
Prerequisites:60 units, including either HSCI 130 or BPK 140, with a minimum grade of C-.
Theoretical frameworks and their applications in health promotion and disease prevention. The development, implementation, and evaluation of programs aimed at individuals and communities in Canada and globally. Students with credit for HSCI 401 prior to Fall 2010 may not take this course for further credit.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
OVERALL GOAL AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES:
Health education/promotion interventions and their evaluations are guided by theoretical frameworks. A key aim of this course is to provide the groundwork for understanding, assessing, and effectively applying theory.
The course is designed to:
1) Provide an introduction to the role of social/behavioral theory in health education/promotion efforts.
2) Introduce students to the relationship between behavior and a selection of major health issues.
3) Provide an introductory background to the kinds of social and behavioral theories that guide our understanding of health-related behavior, and that form the background for health promotion and prevention efforts.
4) Explore how these theories and approaches are used in applied health education/promotion efforts across a variety of settings.
- TEST 1 20%
- TEST 2 25%
- Needs Assessment Paper (Individual ) 15%
- Health Promotion Proposal (Group) 30%
- Participation, discussion, reflection activities 10%
Computer and Intenet access are required
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Packback platform will be used to facilitate online enaggament and discussions in this course (small registration fee is required).
The required readings and other learning materials will be available on the course Canvas page on a weekly basis.
The following textbook is highly recommended:
Edberg, M. Essentials of Health Behavior: Social and Behavioral Theory in Public Health. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Third Edition, © 2019.
Weekly Readings will be provided on Canvas
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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