In bringing about behavior change in public health, we often focus on the individual mother, student, or farmer. We should not forget the community structure and norms constrain for encouraging individual health behaviors. This course examines the community context of the changes needed to promote the public’s health. We begin by examining the various definitions of ‘community’ and the processes by which we ‘diagnose’ or seek to understand the structure and characteristics of different types of communities.
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It was a very insightful course as it showed us how community change is effected in developing countries. The case studies were practical and showed the change that occurs in reality, not just theory
It was a very informative course that helped me understand the principles behind community work. The use of case studies to explain concepts was what helped me the most.
It is a very useful insight into community change in public health and a must for every one who want to ensure sustainability is integrated into his intervention
This course is ideal for anyone interested in community-oriented public health. It's worth the time and effort.
Good course, but apparently not enough students to complete the peer review in a timely manner.
This is MUST take course for any public health professional no matter your leadership position
The course is very relevant to my responsibilities. Highly educative and interesting course
Very nice course. Many thanks to the team who put the course together and the lecturers too
A very good course if one is interested to practise public health in the future ;-)
An excellent learning program..a great opportunity to gain knowledge..
Very insightful. Lessons can be integrated beyond public health