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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6715
Tracking Number - 2044

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-07-20
  2. Department: Community and Family Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 6405-000-20
  5. Contact Person: Melinda Forthofer
  6. Phone: 9746681
  7. Email: mforthof@hsc.usf.edu
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6715
  10. Full Title: Social Determinants of Health
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Social Determinants of Health
  19. Course Online?: -
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  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: PHC 6410
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  24. 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.

  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? yes, 2
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. 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.

  31. 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

    Biological-Social Linkages

    Putting It All Together: Theories, Patterns and Interventions

  32. Textbooks: Berkman, Lisa F. & Kawachi, Ichiro. (2000). Social Epidemiology. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.

    Supplemental Packet of Reading Assignments

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