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PHHBP 700 Social & Behavioral Sciences 

This course introduces MPH students to the principles and practices of the social and behavioral sciences in public health. The overall goal of the course is to provide a broad overview of social and behavioral science principles that can be used to guide the process of identifying, characterizing and resolving public health problems to improve the health of individuals and populations. Students will examine the role of behavioral and social factors as determinants of health outcomes and introduce key individual, organizational and community factors to consider when planning social and behavioral science interventions. This course provides a broad introduction to the basic theories, concepts and models from the social and behavioral sciences that are used in public health research and practice. Prerequisites: None. (MPH core course)