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301.614.11 HEALTH DISPARITIES AND CULTURAL COMPETENCY

Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Pamela Davis
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Introduces students to the issue of health disparities. Addresses the prevalence of disparities in health status, theories that explain disparities, and efforts to address them. Covers health disparities by race/ethnicity as well as socioeconomic status.

Learning Objective(s):
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Discuss changing U.S. demographics related to race and ethnicity
Define health disparities and cultural competence
Describe the various federal mandates and regulatory standards related to health disparities and cultural competency
Identify the prevalence of disparities in health status
Explain theories that explain disparities and efforts to address them
Understand health disparities by race/ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and the social determinants of health

Methods of Assessment: 33% attendance, 34% class participation, and 33% annotated bibliography
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/10/2013 - Wed 06/12/2013
  • Monday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 9:00 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015