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Educational Research and Administration


This study investigated infusing health promotion topics into an engineering course via problem-based case studies and lecture to assess student learning and self-reported behavior. Junior-level systems engineering students in two sections participated: one section with 52 students and one with 36. One section received a celebratory drinking case; one received distracted driving case and a lecture about hazardous drinking. Student ability ratings related to the course subject matter generally improved with both cases. The lecture appeared to enhance health promotion knowledge. Students self-reported behavior change with both cases. Case studies as a form of curriculum infusion for health promotion topics show promise. The use of case studies overall was well-received by students and coupled with lecture material can increase student health promotion knowledge and behavior change.


This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: "Curriculum Infusion Through Case Studies: Engaging Undergraduate Students in Course Subject Material and Influencing Behavior Change," which has been published in final form at 10.1007/978-3-030-20135-7_20.

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Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing



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