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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6715
Tracking Number - 2044
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Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
- Date & Time Submitted: 2003-07-20
- Department: Community and Family Health
- College: PH
- Budget Account Number: 6405-000-20
- Contact Person: Melinda Forthofer
- Phone: 9746681
- Email: email@example.com
- Prefix: PHC
- Number: 6715
- Full Title: Social Determinants of Health
- Credit Hours: 3
- Section Type: D -
- Is the course title variable?: N
- Is a permit required for registration?: Y
- Are the credit hours variable?: N
- Is this course repeatable?:
- If repeatable, how many times?: 0
- Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Social Determinants of Health
- Course Online?: -
- Percentage Online:
- Grading Option:
R - Regular
- Prerequisites: PHC 6410
- Course Description: The course provides students with a basic understanding of our society's most pervasive social disparities in health status and prepares students to evaluate underlying theories and promising interventions related to social determinants of health.
- Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: The course is part of the Department's curriculum in socio-health sciences and is also a support course for several other programs in the College.
- What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? The course is part of the Department's curriculum in socio-health sciences and is also a support course for several other programs in the College.
- Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? yes, 2
- What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D in social and behavioral sciences or public health
- Objectives: The course provides students with a basic understanding of our societyís most pervasive social disparities in public health status and prepares students to evaluate theoretical explanations and interventions related to the mechanisms through which social factors influence health outcomes.
- Learning Outcomes: (1) Students will develop an understanding of patterns underlying social disparities in public health.
(2) Students will develop the ability to apply major theoretical perspectives to the explanation of social determinants of health.
(3) Students will develop an understanding of evidence-based interventions for reducing social disparities in public health.
- Major Topics: Introduction to Social Determinants of Health
Current Theoretical Frameworks
Theories Related to Inequality and Social Stratification
Inequality, Disparities, adn Inequities
Social Location: Gender
Social Location: Life Course
Social Location: Race/Ethnicity
Social Location: Social Class and Socioeconomic Status
Social Integration: Family Structure
Social Integration: Social Networks
Social Integration: Social Participation
Social Integration: Volunteerism
Macro-Level Factors: Schools
Macro-Level Factors: Employment Status and Work Environments
Macro-Level Factors: Local Communities
Macro-Level Factors: Policy Contexts
Putting It All Together: Theories, Patterns and Interventions
- Textbooks: Berkman, Lisa F. & Kawachi, Ichiro. (2000). Social Epidemiology. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.
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