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  School of Public Health 2018-2020 Courses Social and Behavioral Health Sciences Courses  

Social and Behavioral Health Sciences Courses

SBHS 0590 Research Topics in Health Education (1-3) This course provides students with the opportunity to explore in depth a specific topic of interest. Prerequisite: PHCO 0505.
SBHS 0592 Seminar in Health Education Topics (1-3) This seminar is used to address timely public health problems and issues that are not ordinarily dealt within department courses. Prerequisite: PHCO 0505.
SBHS 0595 Guns, Drugs, and Violence: Impacts on Public Health (3) This seminar examines the ways in which guns, drugs, and violence negatively impact the health of communities in the United States and how certain crime policies (e.g., War on Drugs) have exacerbated already growing health disparities in urban areas.
SBHS 0600 Applied Research Methods in Behavioral Science (3) Basic course in research methods, designed to acquaint SBHS students with methods to conduct health behavior research. Major research methods and techniques will be explored. While the emphasis will be on quantitative methods, qualitative methods will be introduced. A basic understanding of statistics will be useful in this course as statistical concepts, problems, and analyses are frequently considered. Prerequisites: PHCO 0502, PHCO 0504, PHCO 0505.
SBHS 0612 Management Techniques in Health Administration (3) Equips students for the technical side of the managerial role by making them informed consumers of tools and approaches used by managers in health care. This course may be taught in an online format. Prerequisite: PHCO 0505.
SBHS 0615 Public Health Aspects of HIV Prevention and Care (3) This course will consider the evolution of the HIV epidemic using a public health lens and examine the historical, biomedical, treatment, epidemiology, and socio-bio-behavioral aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic with a focus on both the United States and the global context.
Prerequisite: PHCO 0505.
SBHS 0620 LGBTQ Health and Health Disparities (3) Examines the core theories, knowledge, research, and methods evidenced in understanding LGBTQ health and disparities. The course introduces students to the conceptual frameworks for the study of LGBTQ individuals, communities, and populations across the life span in the United States and globally.
Prerequisite: PHCO 0505.
SBHS 0651 Health Education Planning and Evaluation (3) Provides students with the hands-on skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate health education and health promotion programs in various community settings. Students integrate theory into practice by developing a proposal for a health education/health promotion program in a community of interest. Prerequisite: PHCO 0505.
SBHS 0654 Modifying Health Behaviors: Theory and Practice (3) Public health aims to prevent diseases and promote health through various strategies, including behavior change. Health behaviors often are complex, and successful behavior change can be challenging. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the more commonly used, and scientifically supported, health behavior change theories and models that facilitate successful health promotion efforts. Prerequisite: PHCO 0505.
SBHS 0656 Social Marketing (3) Covers the application of social marketing principles and health behavior theory to health education/promotion materials and programs. Prerequisite: PHCO 0505.
SBHS 0657 Seminar in Tobacco Control and Public Health (3) This seminar-style course provides an overview of the history, health effects, politics, prevention, and treatment of tobacco use, providing a framework for understanding the tobacco epidemic and its public health impact.
SBHS 0658 Seminar in Health Behavior Science Topics (1-3) Addresses timely public health problems and issues that are not ordinarily dealt with in department courses.
SBHS 0659 Violence in America: Programs and Policy (3) Examines the public health approaches to the study and prevention of violence in its various forms. The course will begin with an interdisciplinary review of theories of violence and victimization and basic concepts of research methodology. Following these introductory sessions, the study and prevention of violence will be examined using the steps of the public health model as the organizing framework.
SBHS 0670 Health Promotion Interventions for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations (3) This course enables students to apply health education and behavioral science theories and strategies to the assessment of health promotion interventions designed to reduce health disparities in racially and ethnically diverse populations. It also enables students to identify patterns of health disparities, to understand contributing factors and causes, and to develop skills in the application of health education and behavioral strategies to reducing health disparities in racially and ethnically diverse populations. Prerequisite: PHCO 0505.
SBHS 0678 Public Health Communication/Risk Communication (3) The purpose of this class is to familiarize public health students with concepts of health communication as well as public health risk communication and perception. Prerequisite: PHCO 0505.
SBHS 0685 Doctoral Seminar in Health Education and Behavioral Science (3) Enhances students' ability to identify, understand, and critique research issues focused on behavioral health. Through a structured seminar format, students will prepare seminars and lead guided discussions on research topics. Prerequisite: Doctoral student standing.
SBHS 0705 Intermediate Survey Methods (3) Major methods and techniques in the use of surveys for research and evaluation are explored. Theory is integrated into practice by conducting a survey research project on a selected topic of interest. An understanding of statistics and computers is essential in this course. Computers are used throughout the semester for various tasks, including electronic communication, formatting of instruments, data entry, and analysis. M.P.H. students who have completed a research methods course may register for this doctoral course with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: Doctoral student standing.
SBHS 0715 Evaluation and Research Design for Public Health Interventions (3) This doctoral-level course provides the student with the necessary knowledge base (e.g., terminology, concepts, and procedures) for understanding and conducting behavioral health research. The research designs and procedures, as well as the data analytic techniques presented, are commonly employed in the social and behavioral sciences and in other fields of inquiry. An in-depth understanding of the material presented is requisite for both accurately interpreting the abundance of health-related literature and engaging in the conduct of behavioral health research. Class lectures and the development and oral presentation of a workable research framework are the major vehicles for achieving these objectives. A working knowledge of the material presented is essential for effective communication of research procedures, findings, and conclusions. Prerequisites: Doctoral student standing, PHCO 0504, PHCO 0505.
SBHS 9557 Health Psychology (3) Survey of psychological aspects of physical health/disease; stress-and-coping theory, stress physiology, and stress moderators; health-related behaviors; illness cognition, health care utilization, and interactions with the health care system. Cross-listed with 16:830:577. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Graduate Studies.
SBHS 9652 Sociology of Health (3) Social correlates of health and illness in the United States; major social roles and organizational structures concerned with health and medical care. Cross-listed with 16:920:523. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Graduate Studies.
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