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Behavioral, Psychosocial and Ecological Aspects of Health, Mental Health and Disease

SW600, Section 001

This course will survey the distribution, determinants, and biomedical, psychological and behavioral aspects of health inclusive of physical, mental and behavioral health and disease across the life span from pre-birth to death. Social, economic, environmental, structural and cultural variations in and determinants of health, disease, and quality of life will be addressed, including the influence of factors such as race, gender, sexual orientation, geography, ability, biological, genetic and epigenetic factors. Barriers to access and utilization, geopolitical influences, environmental justice, social injustice, oppression and racism, historical trends, and future directions will be reviewed. Health beliefs and models of health behavior (e.g. Health Belief Model,Theory of Planned Behavior,) and structural determinants of health (e.g. Minority Stress Theory) will be presented, including help-seeking and utilization of health services. Stress, allostatic load, coping and social support, adaptation to chronic illness, the influences of privilege, stigma and discrimination, quality of life, and death and dying will also be covered.

Topic Description / Additional Information

Online Program students only.
SW 600-001 Your first synchronous class meeting time will occur on May 26.

Semester: Spring / Summer 2021
Instructor: Ashley Lacombe-Duncan
U-M Class #: 64729
Time: Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Program Type: Part-time Online
Format: Online
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Other SW600 Offerings

* The course listings below are provided for reference only. These offerings may be subject to change or cancellation.


Term Section Days Time  
Spring / Summer 2021 002 Thu 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 002 Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 003 Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 005 Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 006 Thu 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM View Course

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