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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Health of Native Americans

East Baltimore
Winter Inst. term
International Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Mon 01/08/2018 - Fri 01/12/2018
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor s:
Kristen Speakman

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiological, socio-economic, political, environmental and other factors that influence the health of American Indian and Alaska Native populations
  2. Apply interdisciplinary approaches to address these health issues
Methods of Assessment:

One group project, four short daily quizzes, and a final paper for students taking the course for credit

Instructor Consent:

No consent required