Health Behavior: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
Course Number: Nursing 862
Prerequisite(s): N801 (prior or concurrent); or Permission of Instructor. PhD Program enrollment.
This course is designed to provide an opportunity for a nursing synthesis and integration of knowledge regarding the phenomenon of health behavior. The focus is on critical examination of theoretical and empirical work in the area of health behavior from a nursing perspective. Health behavior, as a concept, is examined relative to the promotion and maintenance of health in clients, including individuals, groups, families, and populations at domestic and global/international levels.
An emphasis will be placed on evaluation of the impact and use of technology in the development, maintenance and measurement, and development of health behaviors and the design of nursing interventions. Students will propose health behavior research using either an existing model or one that they develop.
Doctoral Program: Health Promotion/Risk Reduction Concentration