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410.610.01 HEALTH AND HOMELESSNESS

Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Lee Bone
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

Introduces the issues of homelessness and its relationship to health. Lectures, seminars, and community experience present factors leading to homelessness, myths about homelessness, barriers to accessing services, health problems that arise from homelessness, multidisciplinary approaches to health care from homeless persons, and advocacy strategies.

Learning Objective(s):

1) Describe why homelessness is a public health problem that results from complex economic, social, health, and psychosocial factors.

2) Articulate the causes and consequences of homelessness from multiple perspectives, including the perspective of homeless individuals.

3) Describe the how health, mental health, and substance abuse needs and service options differ among heterogeneous homeless populations

4) Analyze the impact of local, state, and federal policies on homeless populations.

5) Propose solutions to address the inadequacy of resources and service systems that target homeless and poor populations.

6) Apply knowledge and skills by actively participating in the work of a community-based health organization with the explicit purpose of serving the homeless.


Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on participation in workshops, community site observational sessions, and a project/written report.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • March 30, 2013 and April 13, 2013 - 9:30 AM-5:00 PM; April 27, 2013 and May 11, 2013 - 9:30 AM-1:00 PM

  • Saturday 9:30 - 5:00
  • March 30, 2013 and April 13, 2013 - 9:30 AM-5:00 PM; April 27, 2013 and May 11, 2013 - 9:30 AM-1:00 PM

  • Saturday 9:30 - 12:50
Enrollment Minimum: 15
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail