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Bachelor 2021/2022

Research Seminar "Health, Well-Being and Human Behavior"

Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Category 'Best Course for New Knowledge and Skills'
Type: Elective course (Sociology and Social Informatics)
Area of studies: Sociology
When: 3 year, 1-4 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of all HSE University campuses
Language: English
ECTS credits: 4
Contact hours: 42

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Students will be immersed in the world of social research on health behavior and well-being during the course. We will discuss risks and protective factors, prevention programs, and much other stuff related to children, teenagers, and adults’ health behavior and well-being. Students will become familiar with theories of social behavior and would be able to view research ideas through their lens. Format: online synchronous seminars (platform https://zoom.us/meetings).
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to detect and describe the social mechanisms of health behavior and well-being.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • be able to conduct studies and present its results in the form of oral presentation with visual material.
  • be able to conduct studies and present its results in the form of oral presentation with visual material. –be able to juxtaposition theoretical concepts to the analysis of health and well-being behavior. –be able to read and critically discuss academic articles with different empirical study design. –know the main sociological, psychological, and interdisciplinary public health concepts and theories related to health, well-being, and human behavior. 
  • be able to juxtaposition theoretical concepts to the analysis of health and well-being behavior.
  • be able to read and critically discuss academic articles with different empirical study design.
  • know the main sociological, psychological, and interdisciplinary public health concepts and theories related to health, well-being, and human behavior.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction. Health behavior theories.
  • Health communication and promotion: sources and providers
  • Confidence crisis to medicine.
  • Methods and techniques in health communication
  • Apps for health and well-being control.
  • Health is our resource.
  • Childhood in poverty: development, well-being, and health.
  • The downside of preventive measures.
  • Teenagers: health vs. risks
  • Presentation and discussion of students individual research projects
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Final exam
    The final exam consists of a set of questions related to the student's thesis. The grade for the final exam is calculated as an average score from grades by several instructors. The grade for the final exam is rounded according to algebra rules.
  • non-blocking In-class assignments.
    The grade will be calculated as an average score for all types of written activities during the seminars.
  • non-blocking Participation in class discussions
    Комментарий 1. Правила поведения во время элемента контроля: дискуссия проводится в MS Teams, поэтому рекомендуется выключать микрофоны, если говорит другой студент. Приветствуется, если вы будете задавать вопросы другим студентам/командам. 2. В случае кратковременного/долговременного нарушения связи, руководствуйтесь разделом "Что делать, если что-то пошло не так" https://www.hse.ru/studyspravka/distcontrol. Необходимо также: (1) предупредить участников вашей команды (если идет групповая работа), чтобы кто-то из них взял ваше слово; (2) сразу написать преподавателям.
  • non-blocking Presentation of student's thesis
    It includes an oral presentation with visual materials of the parts of the student's research - research framework, literature review, data description, and preliminary analysis.1. Правила поведения во время элемента контроля: дискуссия проводится в Zoom, поэтому рекомендуется выключать микрофоны, если говорит другой студент. Приветствуется, если вы будете задавать вопросы другим студентам/командам. 2. В случае кратковременного/долговременного нарушения связи, руководствуйтесь разделом "Что делать, если что-то пошло не так" https://www.hse.ru/studyspravka/distcontrol. Необходимо также: (1) предупредить участников вашей команды (если идет групповая работа), чтобы кто-то из них взял ваше слово; (2) сразу написать преподавателям.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2020/2021 4th module
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  • 2021/2022 4th module
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  • 2022/2023 3rd module
    0.3 * Participation in class discussions + 0.2 * In-class assignments. + 0.25 * Final exam + 0.25 * Presentation of student's thesis
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Claudia Parvanta, & Sarah Bass. (2020). Health Communication: Strategies and Skills for a New Era. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • L. Kay Bartholomew Eldredge, Christine M. Markham, Robert A. C. Ruiter, Maria E. Fernández, Gerjo Kok, & Guy S. Parcel. (2016). Planning Health Promotion Programs : An Intervention Mapping Approach: Vol. Fourth edition. Jossey-Bass.
  • Marisa E. Hilliard, P., Kristin A. Riekert, P., Judith K. Ockene, P. Me. M., & Lori Pbert, P. . (2018). The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, Fifth Edition: Vol. Fifth edition. Springer Publishing Company.
  • Nancy Grant Harrington. (2014). Health Communication : Theory, Method, and Application. Routledge.
  • Renata Schiavo. (2014). Health Communication : From Theory to Practice: Vol. Second edition. Jossey-Bass.
  • Viswanath, K., Rimer, B. K., & Glanz, K. (2015). Health Behavior : Theory, Research, and Practice (Vol. Fifth edition). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1021677

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Dadaczynski, K., & Tolks, D. (2021). Digital health communication and health literacy in times of COVID-19. Planning and implementation of a special course of study in health promotion and prevention. GMS Journal for Medical Education, 38(1), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.3205/zma001427
  • K. Y.S. Putri, Deddy Mulyana, S Bekti Istiyanto, Linda Zakiah, & Rayni Delya Hafni. (2021). Transformation of health communication literacy in the pandemic era. Informasi, 51(1), 93–110. https://doi.org/10.21831/informasi.v51i1.38290
  • Leslie R. Martin, & M. Robin DiMatteo. (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence. Oxford University Press.