Considers the significant influence that individual and collective behavior exerts on health status. Relationships of behavior and social variables are examined, including natural and built environments, economics, and public policy.
- Identify historical and contemporary constructs of health and disease.
- Describe behaviors which promote, maintain and protect health in the absence of risk.
- Determine the behavioral dimensions of major acute and chronic diseases and conditions.
- Differentiate among health education and promotion theories and models form an individual, family, and community perspective.
- Compare and contrast essential elements of healthy risk, illness, and sickness behaviors.
- Explain how environment and policy affect health behavior.
- Describe the health behavior influences of social processes at home and in the school and community.
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