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This course addresses the social determinants of health and the major health issues facing western society. The focus is on epidemiology, prevention, and interventional strategies. Students examine the behavioral issues related to reducing the incidence of these conditions, and managing them when they are present, including learning, motivation, and behavior change strategies. Students use the literature to select strategies to address prevalent health problems at the individual, school/workplace, and community levels. As part of this course, students participate in a service-learning project organized through the Scott-Ross Center at Simmons, or have participated in the international service learning in Nicaragua or Bolivia. Only students who have completed PT 755 or SHS 526 may enroll in Section 2. (variable credits: 3 or 2-see PT 755 or SHS 526)