Description
SOCIAL DYNAMICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
This course is an introduction to historic and current concepts about complex, dynamic systems in public health research and practice. We will discuss the rationale for adopting systems thinking - an approach to analyzing the impact of systems within their social, spatial, and temporal context - in behavioral and community health research and practice and illustrate how this approach is critical for the development of public health policy. The course will include didactic sessions, guest lectures, hands-on engagement with tools that allow us to represent dynamic social systems, as well as seminar-style discussions of studies that examine dynamic social systems in public health. (Note: BCHS 2520 is recommended.)
Details
Grading Basis
Grad Letter Grade
Units
1
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
BCHS 2990
Academic Group
Grad School of Public Health
Academic Organization
Behavioral & Communty Hlth Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PROG: Graduate Sch of Public Health
Typically Offered
Spring