Advances in Measuring Behavior

PHTH 5228
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Northeastern University

Credit Hours:

  3 SH


  Stephen Intille, Ph.D.



Syllabus for current offering:

Spring 2017

Prior offerings:

Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Fall 2011

Catalog Description:

Offers a survey and project-oriented course examining current and emerging methods of measuring human behavior known to impact human health. Discusses some of the most common instruments used to measure everyday behaviors and considers how emerging technologies may change how these behaviors are measured in the future. Explores the measurement of behaviors such as the following: activities of daily living, dietary decision making, patterns-of-eating behavior, physical activity, sedentary behavior/posture, screen time, activity in the community, social-connectedness, stress and stressful events, affective state, medication adherence, use of alcohol and addictive substances, risky behaviors, and physiological states that can be measured using wearable devices in the field (e.g., heart rate and blood pressure). Prereq. Senior or graduate standing.
Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Type: Seminar