Social & Behavioral Foundations of Health Care (GSGH521)


Course Memo

Required MScGH- Counts elective ND This course provides students with an introduction to social and behavioral science issues that influence patterns of health and healthcare delivery. Students will explore biomedical, social, psychological and behavioral factors that must be taken into consideration when global health initiatives are developed, implemented and evaluated. Course materials highlight the integration of research from the social and behavioral sciences with epidemiology and biomedical sciences. A communitybased participatory approach to understanding community needs is emphasized, and upon completion of this course, students will be able to propose viable public health research questions and conduct a needs assessment informed by determinants of health relevant to a particular geographical region.

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