HPM 405 Health Behavior-Understanding & Effecting Change • 3 Cr.
Explores the various models and theories of health behavior. Factors that influence health behavior at individual, family, community and national/societal levels are investigated. Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Promotion and Management program, or permission of the Program Chair.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Identify basic theories and models of health and illness behavior as they related to the debate in health promotion.
- Explain the merits of social and behavioral science interventions and policies for health promotion efforts •
- Plan procedures for assessing and evaluating health behavior.
- Apply behavioral change principles and procedures to case studies and real-life health situations.
- Discuss factors that contribute to successful health counseling for a positive lifestyle change.
- Apply evidence-based approaches in the development and evaluation of interventions.
- Using research and course concepts to discuss the role of the health care delivery system in affecting health behavior.