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301.615.01 Seminar in Health Disparities

Health Policy and Management
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  3:30 - 5:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Darrell Gaskin
Course Instructor s:

Students learn the nature of racial and ethnic disparities in health status, and become familiar with the research literature on race disparities. Students responsible to do all readings, contribute an annotated bibliography of research on a minority health topic selected by the students (with consent of the instructor) and produce a literature review on that topic.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify demographic and epidemiological patterns in health status by race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status
  2. Identify racial/ethnic disparities in access and quality of health care
  3. Identify theories explaining racial/ethnic disparities in health status and healthcare access and quality
  4. Identify conceptual models and frameworks for reducing and/or eliminating health status and healthcare disparities
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation, one class presentation, one annotated bibliography and an 8-12 page literature review.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required