Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care
2023 - 2024
Introduction to Online Learning.
Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand individual, community, and organizational behaviors and change processes in cross-cultural and developing countries settings as a foundation for planning appropriate Primary Health Care (PHC) programs. Students learn to outline the contributions of social and behavioral science theory in the planning and implementation of culturally relevant PHC programs; will utilize social and behavioral theories to understand individual, social network, organizational, community, and policy maker health related behaviors; and identify the factors that promote and inhibit community involvement in PHC program development and implementation.
Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Outline the contributions of social and behavioral science theory in the planning and implementation of PHC programs
- Apply relevant social and behavioral theories to diagnose and discuss individual, social network, organizational, community, and policy-maker behaviors associated with the planning, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance of community-based programs
- Identify the factors that promote and inhibit community involvement in PHC program development and implementation, and outline indigenous management strategies to sustain PHC at the community level
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 10% Quizzes
- 32% Discussion
- 58% Lab Assignments