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Spring 2020 Catalog 
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CW 110 - Behavioral & Social Influences on Health

Credit Hours: 3

The discipline of public health helps to form decisions that shape the behavior of individuals, communities, and societies.  The course will provide students with a foundation for understanding social and behavioral principles related to disease prevention. This course examines social, behavioral, and cultural factors that have an impact on public health including individual, community, national and global perspectives on disease prevention, vaccinations, obesity, cancer, addictions, and sexual risks.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify the definitions and concepts that influence personal and population health;
  • describe the contribution of the social and behavioral sciences to public health;
  • apply social and behavioral science principles and theories to explain health-related behavior;
  • explain the significance of individual, social, community, and policy factors as key determinants of health and health behavior;
  • analyze specific public health problems by applying social and behavioral patterns to identify the problem, cause, and suggest possible interventions; and
  • explain how public health can utilize social and behavioral interventions to improve the health of populations;
  • requires completion of required service learning project.

Prerequisites: CW 100
F/S (N) and online