HLT3800 Community Health Advocacy & Outreach

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Debra Newell

Course Description:

Promotion of healthly lifestyles is essential to ensuring the medical care of communities. The course will consider how to conduct advocacy research, provide education and encouragement, conduct action campaigns and how to use the church to effect change. This will be explored by considering local cultural and societal influences and determining how best to conduct outreach.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will need to have training in research methods and critical appraisal of peer-reviewed scientific literature. An interest in determining how to promote health in community settings and local policies would be beneficial.

Why This Course Is Important:

The course will facilitate students in leveraging positive relationships with their community to engage in and benefit from health opportunities.