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Biobehavioral Health (BB H)

BB H 402 (IL) African Health & Development (3) Course will address African health and development strategies in the context of health promotion programs.

BB H 402 African Health & Development (3)

This course is designed to address African health and development strategies in the context of health promotion programs. Students will analyze the cultural, educational, social, economic, political and environmental impact of health and development in Africa. Emphasis will be on development of health promotion strategies that locate program implementation and evaluation within their cultural contexts.

The objectives are to prepare students to:
1. discuss and debate the roles of culture, social contexts, gender, and political economic impact on health behaviors in Africa;
2. critique some of the theory and models used to inform public health programs in Africa;
3. examine the role of historical, spiritual, linguistic, and political impacts on health projects in different countries in Africa; and
4. analyze health priorities in Africa and their impacts on such global initiatives as the Millennium Development Goals;
5. discuss issues related to human rights, population identities in the world and examine their impact on health in Africa.

Attendance is required. Students will be expected to participate actively by critically reviewing assigned readings, engaging in class discussions, and preparing and delivering in-class presentations. Grading is based on attendance, participation, presentations, exams and a final research paper.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: BB H 305

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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