CHS 383 Social Concept of Health Edu.

CHS 383

CHS 383 Social Concept of Health Education

(3 credit Hours), 1st Semester 1432-33H

Date/ Time: Wednesday 8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

Location: CHS 3 Classroom

Course Instructor: Ms. Mazna AlMarzooqi, MPH


Office: 30A1  office: 4355010 Ext:851      

Office Hours: Sat. from 10:00 a.m., Mon. from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & Tue. from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

Course prerequisites

   CHS 282 Princble of Health Education and CHS 232 Health Sciences

Course description

The course discusses the contribution of behavioral sciences in health education and promotion. It explores the social determinants of health and investigates the notions of health & illness, group-structure, culture, leadership, social support and socialization. The course also discusses the approaches to social change. Furthermore, it introduces a number of theories such as the theory of general susceptibility of disease

Course objectives

By the end of the course, students will be able to

1. Explain the significance of behavioral sciences in the health education field

2. Assess and understand the social determinants of health behavior

3. Discuss the theory of general susceptibility and other theories of health and illness

4. Define society and relevant constructs such as socialization, social capital, social support, cultural norms and values, leadership, gender, equity and equality

5. Analyze health behavior within a social context taking into consideration the social determinants of health behavior and the social characteristics of target groups

6. Recommend effective approaches to social change within specific social settings

7. Define the "Quality of Life".

8. Demonstrate the ability of critical thinking and analysis of research articles and findings

Course requirements and student evaluations

Attendance and class participation are very essential. Students are, therefore, expected to attend all lectures and to actively participate in ongoing discussions. They are encouraged to ask any question relevant to the subject

Students will be assigned specific documents to be presented and discussed in class. Each student will also present a 2-pages critique of a research document. More details will be provided later

All assignments should be submitted on the specific due-date. English is the only spoken and written language allowed throughout the course. Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated; convenient penalty will be applied

Students will be evaluated on the following

Midterm I 12%      Date: 28/4/1432H

Midterm II 12%     Date: 11/6/ 1432 H

Critique 6%     Due Date: 4/6/1432 H

Student Reflection  3%   Due Date: 25/6/1432 H

Final Exam 40%

Practicum 25%

Attendance and participation  2%

Course Content



 Introduction, subject rational

   1st week

 Overview on behavioral sciences, community vs. society.

 Notions of health and illness.


    2nd week

 Theories of disease and health, (germ, environmental,  

  lifestyle), Theory of general susceptibility.


   3rd week

 Social capital theory. Perspectives on health (case of dr-patient, provider-participant)


   4th week

 Midterm I      Date: 28/4/1432H

   5th week


   6th week

Inequity, inequality, minority, examples and discussions

   7th week

Fundamental Social Concepts

   8th week

Critical thinking (Approaches to social change)

Critique due following week    Date: 4/6/1432 H

   9th week

Quality of life

  10th week  

Midterm II  Date: 11/6/ 1432 H

   11th week

Approachesto Social Change_ Part (1)

Student Reflection due following week  Date: 25/6/1432 H

   12th week

ApproachesSocial Change_ Part (2)

 13th week   

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