HP 300 syllabus

HP 300 syllabus - HP 300: Theoretical Principles of Health...

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HP 300: Theoretical Principles of Health Behavior Spring 2008 Instructors: Nathaniel Riggs, Ph.D. Jae Shin (626) 457-6687 HSA 5202 nriggs@usc.edu jaehshin@usc.edu Fridays 8:00-10:00 Tuesdays 10:00- 11:00 Course Description This course provides an introduction to the theories used in the field of health behavior research. Students will apply these theories to the design and evaluation of health promotion programs. Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Describe theories and predictors used to explain behavior at the individual, interpersonal and community/group levels. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of published research based on these theories and predictors. 3. Apply these concepts to health behavior issues. 4. Select appropriate intervention strategies to change a health behavior problem. Course Requirements Readings Textbook: Glantz, Karen; Frances, Marcus & Rimer, Barbara. Editors. Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research and Practice (3rd edition). Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco. 1997. Please be sure to check the website and your e-mail weekly for messages and readings.
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Textbook chapters and articles will be assigned each week. The readings overlap partially with the lectures, but not completely. If you read the readings before class, you’ll be more prepared for the lectures. Grading:
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