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301.614.11 Health Disparities and Cultural Competency

Health Policy and Management
Summer Inst. term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Mon 06/10/2013 - Wed 06/12/2013
Class Times:
  • M Tu W,  9:00am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Pamela Davis
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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 Objectives:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss changing U.S. demographics related to race and ethnicity
  2. Define health disparities and cultural competence
  3. Describe the various federal mandates and regulatory standards related to health disparities and cultural competency
  4. Identify the prevalence of disparities in health status
  5. Explain theories that explain disparities and efforts to address them
  6. 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

Instructor Consent:

No consent required