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BHS 401 Foundations of Health Promotion (3 Credits)

This course is for students pursuing careers in the health sciences. The foundations of health promotion and health planning begin with an understanding the dynamics of health in modern life in a rapidly changing world; modern concepts of health, disease, and longevity; current medical findings relative to emotional health, human sexuality, family planning, disease control, environmental health, and quackery are included. Attention is given to reduction of mortality and morbidity and the actions needed to plan for health promotion at the population-level.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the elements of a comprehensive health promotion framework and how it aligns with the six elements of health promotion planning.
  • Describe how modern health issues presented in course contribute to an understanding of what is meant by health promotion, provide examples.
  • Outline common health promotion strategies and how these might be applied in a workplace, community, and national setting.
  • Describe one example format for creating a logic model and describe the key components of the example.
  • Critically review professional journal article in health sciences for illustration of course concepts.