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

SW600, Section 002

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

This class section will be delivered entirely on-line.

Semester: Fall 2020
Instructor: Bradley J. Zebrack
U-M Class #: 34478
Prerequisites: Foundation Essentials Required
Time: Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Format: ONLINE
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Course Codes

O:On-line - course is delivered entirely on-line

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  
Fall 2020 001 Thu 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 003 Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 004 Thu 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Winter 2021 001 Mon 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course
Winter 2021 003 Mon 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course
Winter 2021 004 Mon 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course
Winter 2021 005 Mon 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course
Winter 2021 006 Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course
Winter 2021 007 Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Winter 2021 008 Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Winter 2021 009 Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Winter 2021 010 Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Winter 2021 011 Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Winter 2021 012 Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course

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