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221.667.81 AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH OF NATIVE AMERICANS

Description:

Surveys the health status of American Indians and Alaskan Natives, including their special genetic, cultural, social, and biomedical characteristics. Examines Indian culture, relation of the individual to the group, and Indian concepts of health and disease, emphasizing the blending of traditional Indian healing with modern Western methods.

Learning Objective(s):

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: describe the epidemiological, socio-economic, political, environmental and other factors that influence the health of American Indian and Alaska Native populations; apply interdisciplinary approaches to address these health issues.


Methods of Assessment: Paper, quiz and online group participation
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail