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221.656.11 Conceptual and Evidential Foundations of Health Equity and Social Justice

Department:
International Health
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2018 - 2019
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/11/2018 - Thu 06/14/2018
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th,  8:30am - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Olakunle Alonge
Course Instructors:
Resources:
Description:

Growing inequalities are now regarded as one of the biggest threats to modern societies, and to human existence globally. In this course, you will learn about the root causes and consequences of health inequalities, and solutions for mitigating these problems in different contexts.

Explores the conceptual bases of health equity and the underlying social justice, human rights, and disparity models for defining health equity. Examines strategies for promoting health equity and the strength of evidence supporting these strategies. Translates various causal models for defining health equity into research and practice frameworks. Presents integrative examples applying relevant concepts to identify causes, consequences, and solutions of health inequities in various contexts.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define health equity
  2. Describe evidence-informed strategies for promoting health equity in different contexts
  3. Use various causal models of health equity to address public health research and practice questions
  4. Analyze relevant social justice, human rights and disparity concepts and causal models for defining health equity
  5. Evaluate the mechanisms of action, and strength of evidence of various evidence-informed strategies for promoting health equity
Methods of Assessment:

Quizzes (15%);
Case study development (15%);
Participation (10%);
Final paper - proposal development (60%)

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

All students (except those in the DrPH Health Equity and Social Justice concentration) must obtain instructor's consent

For consent, contact:

oalonge1@jhu.edu

Special Comments:

Students are required to complete readings and assignments prior to the start of the course. The final project will be due July 14, 2018.