2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    Aug 13, 2020  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HLTH 6030 - Socioecological Perspectives on Health♦


(5 cr.) In this course, students will identify and discuss social and ecological perspectives of public health including individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, societal, and public policy factors. Students will explore the socioecological model (SEM) and other theoretical frameworks to prevent morbidity and reduce mortality from major causes of disease. The range of topics are primarily centered on the U.S.; however, recognizing the growing need to understand how disease impacts the global community, international settings will also be explored to deepen the understanding of public health perspectives. Students will apply these frameworks and other theories presented in the course to address current public health problems and reduce health disparities. Students will demonstrate their understanding of SEM through researching and describing a specific health issue in their/a community, discussing contributing factors, and proposing an appropriate intervention. They will also share ideas and perspectives and provide feedback to peers through discussion forums.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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