Sexual Health Promotion 1 (SEXH5410)

UNIT OF STUDY

This course will engage students in learning about evidence-based prevention and health promotion as a fundamental component of efforts to address sexual health. The unit is divided into three sections: (a) theories underlying disease prevention and health promotion, (b) evidence-based planning of campaigns and programs, and (c) health communications and designing messages. Theories covered will include those that address individual-level change, and group and social level change. Students will learn how to conduct needs assessments, plan programs, and address priority areas.

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Classes

On-line plus block/intensive mode 3 days 9am-5pm

Assessment

3 Group work tasks (15%, 15%, 15%); 3 X 1500 word Assignments (15%, 15%, 15%); Participation in online discussion boards (10%)

Textbooks

Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer, 5th Edition, authors: James F. McKenzie, Brad L. Neiger, Rosemary Thackeray.

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

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Corequisites

SEXH5401

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